Hike, Bitches!

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  1. @Tunnel Rat- I know we all say it, but thanks again for the daily position updates. I check in on this thread and go sail my boat on virtualregatta.com. No routing, no Zezo, etc. But I did that back in the day.. It is obvious when you stop those essentials you will fall down in the results.

    I enjoy the friendly competition in the back. Me and @x2sea have a nice rivalry going back several virtual regattas. Kicking my ass at present after I made a bad move coming south from France. Bedtime here on the East Coast of the US.

     

     

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  2. @Your Mom, earlier today, I saw you in 3rd. Impressive. 

    I am three or four or five days behind, but have finally gotten to the ice wall. I started at 250,xxx, behind the frigate.

    Hotfoot, Sticky, & Divided Sky are the SA friends in the screen shot.

    I think this weather system behind us is going to fizzle out though. We are going to continue to fall farther behind the lead pack that has been running at 20+ knots for two+ days!

    edit - has anyone figured out how to turn off the damn help bubbles? They are helpful, I just want them to be optional!!!!

     

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  3. 3 hours ago, Wattie said:

    Thanks TR

    Missing that first train really is a kick in the teeth as you see your position stay static but the miles between yourself and leaders build. 

    Thank fuck its just a point and shoot every few hours from a couch or chair and not actually on the ice limit alone!:mellow:

     

    +1 TR. Ugh...not shit. I started several days late. I am hoping to pick up the next weather train and get moving east.


  4. Well, since this is my thread...here is my update. Slapped a tarp on the cabin house during the recent deluge of 5" while Eta and its remnants passed by. Boat is totally dry on the inside now, when it was not before...so I need to repair/rebed the seahood. The tarp is easy to remove and putz around the harbor...saw LYNX tied up in Solomons today. My plan is the tarp will keep the boat dry while I have the seahood home for repair. I will also likely put a boom tent over the boom too after I remove the mainsail..I am slow and lazy...it will take me a couple months to do the fiberglass work.

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  5. 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! :lol:), 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. 

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  6. On 8/7/2020 at 10:27 AM, chester said:

    HB, love the way you went with the functional bimini, it looks good too...well done!

    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.

    On 8/7/2020 at 8:07 AM, Ajax said:

    I can attest that out of nearly 6500 Catalina 30's produced, this boat is one of the finest examples and an early hull number to boot. Meticulously restored and maintained.  I keep telling @Hike, Bitches! to send some photos to Catalina Yachts so that Frank Butler can see his legacy still sailing, being enjoyed so many years later.

    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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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. 

     

     

     

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  9. 2 hours ago, Russell Brown said:

    The only problem is that we have had an unexpected run on kits and almost everything we have is spoken for. Not sure how long it will be before some of our suppliers open up again. 

    Glad this thread got back to Off Center Harbor and off of lobsters. Looking at lobster without eating it just isn't right. 

    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.


  10. 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. :rolleyes:  

    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.


  11. 9 minutes ago, Bull City said:

     

    Our marina is not near a population center. Most folks live an hour or more away. It has been pretty quiet lately, and the folks have been pretty careful of the distancing thing. I do worry that it may may be shut down for the reasons you mention. Especially if there are idiots in another marina violating the rules.

    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.


  12. 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! 


  13. 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.