Hike, Bitches!

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About Hike, Bitches!

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  • Birthday 07/07/1971

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    Solomons, MD
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    I cruise my 4KSB & race on OPBs

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  1. Hike, Bitches!

    Show your boat not sailing

    sometimes you gotta work on the boat too. Mid-summer short haul..the prop was getting dirty making the engine run hotter and work harder, and she was sluggish (even more sluggish than your typical 4KSB! ), so in the land of sea nettles, it is easier to pay the man with the travel lift, and an hour later she is all fresh and clean.
  2. Hike, Bitches!

    Show your boat sailing thread

    Thanks, @chester. I am limited by the mainsheet placement, but the upside is that it hangs over the companionway too a bit and keeps some sun out of the cabin! If I ever move the traveler forward like newer boats (which would clutter the cabin top up), I would slide it aft some. I probably won't do major changes like that. The mainsheet in the back is in almost the best spot with a tiller. LOL - thanks @AjaxMaybe I will email a pic to Frank. I am sure he is always getting pictures of broken shit and needing help fixing them.
  3. Hike, Bitches!

    Show your boat sailing thread

    Some days, I am not working on the 4KSB and we do actually go sailing. May be doing about 5.7 in this pic taken this summer.
  4. Hike, Bitches!

    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Only been on day sails so far...not even really rafting up with people yet. Maybe this fall. Right now, it is on the cabin sole..we did a little race and I didn't want that bitch swinging around on the bow.
  5. Hike, Bitches!

    HB's 'new' boat thread

    thanks, Grr...still have not finished up above the rub rail yet. I learned a lot on the hull so I can improve my technique in the more, ah, intricate areas..
  6. Hike, Bitches!

    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Grr...what is that nasty diesel in your galley area?!?!?!? Sometimes you get lucky and the 4KSB does 6 knots. After painting the hull last year, buffing her up, and re-freshing the bottom, plus 12 knots of wind does wonders. Mainsail hanging in there for being 12 years old while Mrs. HB pretending to sun herself and snapping some pics. Great day on the water.
  7. Hike, Bitches!

    Off Center Harbor offer

    That is good problem to have Russell. I have too many projects to buy a boat kit..Mrs. Bitches would kill me if another 'project on a pallet' showed up. Someday though...some day. In the meantime, I will be brushing up on the epoxy videos..My latest epoxy experiments have been simple overdrill & fill of screw holes in the deck...pretty boring stuff.
  8. Hike, Bitches!

    Off Center Harbor offer

    Since I took advantage of the Off Center Harbor deal and have been checking out some of the stuff on the site, I am getting a strange sensation to do some boat building! This might be a great time to start that PT-11 kit I've been wanting to do. i could take the $$ I was going to put into the big boat (since I can't get to it with the marina shut down), and get a little boat instead! Guess I need to get off my ass and order the damn thing first. In reality, I have been lucky enough to be working from home for a while now..this quarantine has jacked up my routine because now Mrs. Bitches is all up in my ass all day when I am trying to do real work.
  9. Hike, Bitches!

    Off Center Harbor offer

    Ours is not either. I have never lived anywhere else, but I consider this area is pretty rural, with pockets of tightly clustered neighborhoods here and there though..But as with 'luxury items' like boats, a majority of the owners are in the city where the $$ is better, and come down here to get away. I am on the other end of the spectrum, I live close to the marina, at the end of a peninsula, but can't use my boat that no one else has or will be on anytime soon. Just complaining mostly..and more about not being able to continue spring projects. I have plenty around the house though..I'd just rather be configuring my iPad on my NMEA network instead of shoveling construction debris out of my crawlspace.
  10. Hike, Bitches!

    Off Center Harbor offer

    By the way, to make sure we stay on topic, I did use the special $5 deal to join Off Center Harbor, and I am sending an email with @Kris Cringle's lobstah deets to some friends that really enjoy it.
  11. Hike, Bitches!

    Off Center Harbor offer

    Whoa..I do not live over there anymore!! That is across the bridge and closer to Waldorf. I do not claim that area, but it did make the local news. That dude is a piece of work apparently. Registered sex offender, armed robbery charges, etc. I can't believe he has 60 friends that came to a bonfire, but there are a lot of idiots down here..maybe they were burning all their infected personables!
  12. Hike, Bitches!

    Off Center Harbor offer

    I agree with Ajax's assessment..too hard to differentiate, so it is easier to lock it all down. Ajax and me are in the minority of how most people use their boats around here I think. I love a big raft up, but I ain't doing that in March! To me, "recreational boating" to the DNR in MD means a pile of people tied up to the local restaurant/bar pier partying it up, or having a dance party of 15 people on their center console/bay built in the creek cruising along at 5kts. Our marina lock down is the same way. My slip neighbor is in Bethesda..the county they live in has the highest infection rate in the state. The whole family drove down to the boat when they heard the lock down coming on Monday to check on it after they happily let it sit all winter..They are very nice, educated/smart well-to-do, etc, but, I worry more about them coming down to slower MD and infecting the area than the drunk down the street having a 'party of 9' with all the locals in her front yard every afternoon. So, even though I can walk/bike to my boat, the result is I am not allowed to enter the marina property. Furthermore, this 'lock (most of it) all down' theory is no different IMO than the whole stay-at-home mandate. People with common sense are already staying 6 feet away from everyone else and cleaning and disinfecting and shopping for essentials at off-peak hours. It is the one zombie that just drove down here from NYC dragging his knuckles all over Walmart/the gas pump/the liquor store door handle, etc. that will infect 1000 other people. No enforcement unit has the capacity to weed this one asshole out of the haystack, so, we have to sit at home for a month while those guys wander the streets and we wait a month for the COVID-19 to finally die off the hard surfaces they touched.
  13. Hike, Bitches!

    Off Center Harbor offer

    Hmmmm.....lobster, eh ?
  14. Hike, Bitches!

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    dylan, there has been a long discussion over on the main SA forum with these two.
  15. Hike, Bitches!

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    HAHAHAHAHA!! LOL. :thumbsup: