Hike, Bitches!

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  1. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    HB - 6788th - 16d 4h 30m 38s - 5, 527.7nm Thanks to the scorekeepers..truly a thankless job. @GrandbendOnt is gonna be on my ass the next leg after he let me pass him in the last few hours on this one..He came in too far north, and I was as hot as I could get at 90-110 TWA depending on the pressure for the last 12 hours. GBO, see you in the next leg across the Atlantic, I am sure we'll be fighting each other in the back part of the pack again!!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ok, well it is not ten years yet, but we are getting close and I am going to the dark side. The "flying skate/stingray" has been successfully mounted to the bow along with a new anchor roller. Elegua, the biggest difference is interior work, which I've chronicled pretty well, and new cushions for Mrs. Bitches to sleep on & main salon that I sewed as an old sail loft guy. We would not want to re-visit window rebuilds, re-wiring, shaft log/prop, stbd bulkhead replacement, re-bed deck hardware, anchor washdown, standing rigging, Catalina smile, still trying to solve the tiller post water leak, etc., which I am pretty sure is hanging out in this thread too. One thing I THOUGHT I would have done by now is sand down the gelcoat and paint the hull..but those are cosmetics..I've been messing around with a lot of mechanicals so cosmetics take a back seat. On the current agenda is anchor locker lid (that green leftover spray painted thing is plywood to keep the rain out while I re-work the anchor lid needs), and I probably need to pull the main hatch and rebuild it and re-bed the screws. However, If you want to come raft up next to my happy-ass with this anchor and 20' of chain, I expect no issues...
  3. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Stealth mode!!!?!?!?!??!?!?! No wonder I can't find any of you bitches! In about 24 hours, I will be avoiding Bermuda. Couldn't quite get west enough, so I am constantly 1 knot slower than all the westerners. As we pass the Chesapeake Bay, this will be the virtual fly-by of my IRL sailing grounds. We came out in a buddy's powerboat and did run into Paul Cayard and the Pirates of the Caribbean crew as they came to the Annapolis/Baltimore stop many years ago and talked to them just as night set in and they thanked us for coming out to support them in the middle of nowhere at roughly Tangier Island, VA.
  4. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    "Drag Race" in the doldrums does not compute, but I guess it is all relative.
  5. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Sounds like a good recipe to me, SH!!!!!!!
  6. Hike, Bitches!

    Hard vs soft dinghy

    Oh boy..I am way behind..I need to review all the PT-11 posts to this thread! I have wanted to build me one of these bad for years now! I have too many projects. I must prioritize better.
  7. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Shorty, I guess I am just getting frustrated with the VORG. You can't casually participate and be competitive anymore..oh well. The nature of the beast! Full disclosure, I have not de-winterized my own boat yet, but I have been on travel hold for weeks, and was finally in Dallas, TX on travel all week. (too many Cowboys fans down there for this Redskins fan!!) I am in full fiberglass repair (anchor locker lid), bend on sails, fill water tanks, & fire up the engine mode this weekend! The Shorty -bash sounds fun! Gotta do something up north while the sailing weather sucks I guess! edit - wait a minute...if you are always Shorthanded, how do you have crew!?!?!?
  8. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Fair enough there, Guf. Hope you, and Mom, and, rolltak, and fixit, etc., and the other cool kids stay in front!!! We might have hit 8.1 with a ~1 knot favorable current a couple weeks ago on my buddy's C-30.\ edit - sorry SA makes the pic so small so it is hard to read. It was perfect conditions in April on the Chesapeake with 20 knots out of the WSW and we were headed North on a beam reach. Unfortunately, we were delivering the boat to new owners in Flag Harbor...he sold it after his life has turned into a farmette and horses and motocross. He can always go sailing with me.
  9. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I got way more things to worry about than 0.3° fucking degrees, and 0.02kts. Good luck to all you front runners if it has come to that. Let me know when this turns back into a game and not programming your life around some routing software that does all the work for you. I am going to do something productive on my 4KSB this weekend. In the meantime, I'll be hanging out in 13,xxx place while I occasionally check out the game on my phone and keep moving in the generally correct direction, while trying not to smash into things, like land.
  10. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    SH, it does for sure! Real Life should win every time!
  11. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    LET'S GO BITCHES! The 1300 start is interestingly at exactly the same time as the first gun for our Spring Invitational today. I am skipping it, I did a distance race yesterday and have stuff to do around the house..like virtual sailing and stuff!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Holy crap.
  13. Hike, Bitches!

    HB's 'new' boat thread

    I am drilling holes in the boat again..need an excuse to bump the thread. Might be a bigger anchor in the 4KSB's future. Need a roller.
  14. Hike, Bitches!

    Show your boat sailing thread

    Go the 4SKB at 8.1!
  15. Hike, Bitches!

    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Ajax, I am using the Helmsman poly, which is also a Minwax product, and it looks great.
  16. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    The Turtle has the mojo.
  17. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I know that spreadsheet is a lot of work..nicely done, TR.
  18. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Arrrrgh, GBO!!!!! I shall see you on the next leg. At THE HORN and I thought I had you, and I was torn going east or west of the Falklands..and I went west..bad move. Alas, you came back to get me,. I had you in my cross hairs during the final approach and pushed as hard as I dared those last two turns to catch you. You were only 15 minutes ahead of me, but that was 1,500+ boats! Considering I was in the 12,xxx just one day before the finish, I'll take what I can get. Finish 8750 Distance 7075.8NM Time 16d 5h 24m 44s
  19. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Depends...I am 2 hours away...I'd do a sail change where I am and take the chance.
  20. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Stealth at this stage!?!?!....sorry Mom..c'mon, Man!
  21. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    How about 28 miles between 1st & 10,507 (me!!)
  22. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Let's hope the VR servers are up for the onslaught! Funny thing, when I zoom out a bit, there are WAY less boats in front of me.
  23. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    go the Turtle! I was driving and jibed about 25 minutes later than I had planned and lost 1000 boats.
  24. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I got some bitches running me down from behind! didn't someone just say, Holy Fleet Compression?