Hike, Bitches!

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  1. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    no kidding...holy shit...
  2. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    HB is on dive, dive, dive! It is the only chance I have to even stay 24h behind the leaders.
  3. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Hahaha..this is hilarious...I drop 500 places or gain 200 every time I check in.
  4. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    sailing along...sailing along...Kinda ran over the low pressure and into the hole...had a couple funky jibes just to keep movin. Now I am slower, and the lead boats to the north are faster. Rich getting richer. Let's hope great circle route helps a little bit...but I don't think I have enough Lat separation.
  5. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    4010, I know the area very well, but your picture is terrible!
  6. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    tr, mkg and shorty, As always, thanks for all the work related to the giant pain in the ass the rankings must be!
  7. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Me too..the solution I've found is to hit F5 and refresh the page. I have a pretty old PC (only 4GB RAM) out here in the garage, so it is limping along. But reloading the tab seems to work OK.
  8. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Ok, let's see how this leg goes..I was an hour late to the start, but I had preset my boat to not be pointing directly into the wind at least, and got her going better before smacking into any of the beautiful NZ coast. Game on, Bitches!
  9. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Ooo...nice pics Stu, thanks! Thanks to all the scorekeepers too!
  10. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    The bouyancy issues were mostly caused by me hyperventilating..I left the snorkle on land. The dive master added some weight early on, and removed it later when I realized I wasn't going to die 6 feet down. - Of course, I was the first to blow thru my air tank after probably wasting half of it in the first 20 minutes.
  11. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    We just got back on Sunday. This 5 day work week has sucked donkey balls! I sucked some bubbles for the first time..it was not pretty..
  12. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Roger that...red bikini, red bikini..you have a very narrow window for finishing unless you jibe a couple times very quickly towards the west into the proper harbor..I've saved some rum for you! TR, et al...thank you for the running standings..I work with spreadsheets all the time...I am glad you have the energy to work with them outside of work!
  13. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    You can always flirt with me honey...I'll be waiting for you!!
  14. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    SailingK8...c'mon stick with it!!! Almost there!!
  15. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Glad y'all found my finish position..this leg sucked...however, I might have been in Cozumel, Mexico for the last week, and might have been snorkeling, or diving, or watching Hobie Wave's sink (sorta), or drinking beer, or drinking tequila, and maybe seeing some hot bitches...I had fallen back in this leg WAY before any of that happened..so it just made it harder to pay attention to get to the finish. I am back now..At least it is 52° F here in Maryland today after a long flight home. Hope to be in for the next leg and be up the rankings a bit...except I have jury duty in March ..need a long layover in New Zealand!
  16. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Ugh. couldn't (still) get far enough east...if we are west of NZ and sailing west of south will we have to tack?
  17. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    It has ocean/sea/island labels now too.
  18. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    K8, come to Mexico with us in two weeks. We'll be diving in Cozumel. Oh, and I am on the wrong side of the slow high spinning around the doldrums. I tried for days to get east and couldn't do it.
  19. Hike, Bitches!

    HB's 'new' boat thread

    +1 what IStream said..if you never drop the stick, it might be OK. On the Farr 30 we had trouble getting it to break when we pulled the stick, but it still leaked after first pour.
  20. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Alright, HB right back in the bottom 1/3rd where I probably belong.
  21. Hike, Bitches!

    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ajax, In my opinion, SparTite is really designed to keep the mast in place in the partners especially for tuning a race boat..but is NOT water tight by any means. Sailing Specialties Inc, right near me in Hollwood, MD, makes a stepped mast boot...You can usually get it at the local Worst Marine. Pete has been using one of these on his Tartan 3000 for years...It seems to last ten years or so..I think we might be on the 3rd one now after 20+ years. I also made a few out of acrylic back in the day in the sail loft..Measure circumference on the mast, and circumference on the base at the deck, and sew the necessary seam to accommodate. Install with the top inside out and upside down with a hose clamp and sealant, and fold the cover over like you do a collar over your neck tie, then external hose clamp for the mast base, or a draw string, if the base supports that. Sloop's solution works too, and is cheap.
  22. Hike, Bitches!

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    All good Marty, i was just hassling you. Let's hope the sails don't "fail" anymore like they did back in the day..Remember the light spinnaker being the fastest and blowing up in the Southern Ocean?
  23. Hike, Bitches!

    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Re-bedded the middle stbd window which was leaking a bit. I'll take one window out of eight leaking after replacing them all a couple years ago. The re-bed was successful with butyl tape. I must have not had quite enough packed in the window frame on the first go 'round..but for now, all windows are water tight. No window leaks are a big deal on a 40 year old boat!