Hike, Bitches!

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  1. 39 minutes ago, Bump-n-Grind said:

    ok.. it says I've finished.. I dont believe it for a minute.. this fucker is gonna drop me back on Barbuda, I just know it!!!

     

    Yeah...+1 on testing the interface, and there are some differences between this one and the Vendee I just completed. Agree on mark/island roundings, you need to zoom all the way into 1NM scale to avoid hard bits and turning marks. The little projected line for your course does change based on zoom level. You may be clear at 2nm zoom, but at 1nm zoom you might be smacking into something.

    I also missed the start, but I pre-set myself on port tack and ended up down at marker #9 & on the hard near Guadaloupe, so that is really where I started..then I was headed toward Africa for a while too. Ah well..something to pass the time while I think about de-winterizing the 4KSB. B)

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  2. Just now, Jean-Baptiste said:

    I do on iPad seem not work even with Chrome.

    I have always thought the VR Dashboard was a little quirky, but you cannot complain about free. Sometimes I have to click on the extension and reload the game more than once to get it to update the Dashboard. Have not tried it on anything except a PC. For middle of the night course corrections, app on my phone. I don't trek across the house to the computer anymore at night. :ph34r:


  3. I guess I didn't pay enough attention to the VR Dashboard in teh Vendee.  I can't figure out how to get it to display data every 10 minutes like Your Mom mentioned. When I first fire it up it gets a status, and then if I make any kind of course correction I get that in the log (bascially whack the big green checkmark in the game), but otherwise, I don't get any additional data in my dashboard..I did figure out how to see Friends on the map, and I saw myself on there too. Baby steps. :D 


  4. 1 hour ago, Your Mom said:

    My final move to try to regain some spots was to tack as early as possible and then pinch like a pervert to try to make the finish line.  I think I can fetch, but of course the boats who tacked later will footing down over me...  Not sure if I can regain the top 10 or not.  I got to 10th at mark 10, and then was something like 18th at mark 11, having lost half a mile or so.

    I have no idea what the polars are on these boats but VR is showing you sailing at 38°. That definitely seems pinched based on the 'green zone'...Good Luck, @Your Mom, you picked up a few spots with that move anyway. i'll see you and everyone else at the virtual bar in a day or two! :D 


  5. @Laser1, I would assume you have to do that with a couple waypoints (also not turning more than necessary for a sailchange/maneuver slow down if you can avoid it) so you aren't stuck in that dumb 10 minute window waiting for the mark to turn green after you pass it then maneuver. Get the WP set as close as you can and let the servers turn you when you hit the waypoint. That is just my dumb guess back here in 37,xxx :D

    I have set up some waypoints to slice around #8. Looks like I'll come into it about 43° on port, tack, and come out at 41° on stbd if the forecast is correct.

     

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  6. I know it is a 4KSB, but I modeled my reinforcements off the Olson BOD designs. I have jock straps on both sides of my Catalina 30. This picture is 10+ years old. I replaced that bulkhead in 2011 and kept the jockstraps.

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  7. Ah, the Beam Of Destiny!

    Don't forget the Olson 29..kinda like a sister ship, but only 25 were built. It had both an elliptical rudder and keel...2 spreader slightly frac (like 15/16th) rig with masthead kite..also had an open transom so you could pull the outboard off easily. The O-29 around here whopped all variations of the O-30. All cool boats. We even had an O-25 racing locally back in the 90's.

    Keep up the good work Scooter.


  8. On 2/12/2021 at 9:21 AM, Slick470 said:

    That is the mixing elbow, it mixes exhaust gasses with water from the cooling system so the exhaust gasses don't melt the exhaust hose and water lift muffler

    What slick said...the anti-siphon should be above this in the water injection line. Follow the water hose back a couple feet from where it injects into that riser.


  9. retro..good luck. Get the headboard under the sail cover, or you will rip the sail in two 12" from the top and have to go retrieve the headboard. Boat looks in reasonably good shape for an '84. 

    I own #511 and keep working on her while I sail her. I have been lucky and not had to do the wood keel sump grind out yet, have a small smile I've filled & faired, but probably will do it the next time the mast is down and replace the mast blocks under the compression post in the bilge which tend to get water logged and rot. Keep the bilge 100% dry if you can. 

    The comment about the anti-siphon is still an issue, even with FWC. The siphon break is in the galley cabinet next to the inboard sink. That raw water gets pumped into the mixer at the back of the manifold and into the muffler..sea water can work its way into the manifold if the siphon break doesn't work properly. Just replace it (i got a forespar marelon) and make sure it is mounted as high as possible.

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  10. Big fun  especially the end, and it even gave me a little interest in paying attention to the real race. After the dig  north and west in the Atlantic approaching to finish, I kept trying to stay north to hook into the double low pressure coming across..I kept manually adjusting course one degree at a time, letting myself sail a little deeper than I planned for a couple hours at a time to avoid a sail change and try to stay north of east, but it still wasn't enough. Instead of screaming in to the finish at 130° with Code Zero as planned, I ended up jibing twice in the middle of the night local time after getting below the layline to make the finish anyway. Couldn't quite run you down @klymen..good racing.

    Back in the real world we are supposed to get clipped by some snow in the US mid-Atlantic states today...longing for spring!!

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  11. I cruised the Chesapeake with 2 adults and 2 kids on a C-30 with a Snark. At 11' long it did not go on deck. I was one of the kids, and at least I had a dinghy that sailed when the adults were having Cocktail Hour. When it was 'go to shore time', Dad paddled and Mom had the tiller.

    Not necessarily the road I'd recommend, and there are certainly more options now than in the 70's, but it worked. I still have the C-30, and I am trying to convince myself to knock down a few walls in my shop to create a large enough space to build a nesting dinghy some day. My Mk I has the traveler over the rudder post, so I have a clean cabin house to store a nested dinghy under the boom.


  12. +1 @PB2207 - When I started the race (late), I was close to @x2sea, and made a dumb jibe and now obviously lost days.  So, here we are. Let's hope this little winter hurricane in the Atlantic shoves us all to the finish. Thanks again to @Tunnel Rat for still doing daily updates for us stragglers. IRL - I can't keep up with the tireless updates from all the Anarchists in the official VG thread, but I am really amazed how close the top 5 or 6 boats are heading toward the finish. Crossing jibes a day or two from the finish????!?!?!?!!? Great stuff!

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  13. 1 hour ago, Foghorn77 said:

    Sorry to hear that.
    Glad you're OK.

    +1 on that!

    Wow..just found this thread. I know lots of good folks at HYC. They will take care of you..We are all ears on more details after you get some rest.

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