Hike, Bitches!

Members
  • Content Count

    7,209
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Hike, Bitches!

  1. Hike, Bitches!

    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    Squeaky, did it feel weird looking up and actually see a mast and sails?
  2. Hike, Bitches!

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Yup..thanks TR. Sliding down in the rankings. I lost 75K boats today going more west...but I could not see pounding upwind a better option..It is easy to play armchair quarterback and make a bad guess. I may be on the wrong side of the Low now.
  3. Hike, Bitches!

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Funny..i have never gotten the Dashboard to work...I can't select a race in the drop down. edit - Oh...there are destructions that I never read....carry on.
  4. Hike, Bitches!

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Well chuso - I will warn you..be careful following me thru the gap..I lost 2,500 places stuck in 5 knots of breeze most of the day..I am just coming back up to speed. Maybe it will blow thru for you..You have already closed a lot of miles on me in the last couple hours. p.s.> When the hell is that flag gonna fall off in your avatar?!?!!?!?!?!?
  5. Hike, Bitches!

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Looks like he woke up just in time to jibe inside the ice limit
  6. Hike, Bitches!

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Back in the cheap seats....I got a little sidetracked with American Foosball and beer...almost bought the farm on the west coast of Chile...little late on the jibe! Gonna have to weave my way around these islands...lol!
  7. Hike, Bitches!

    Wot Izit?

    I think crash and slick are right.. Farr windows of that 80's vintage in the cabin for sure, but I am gonna side with crash on the length..I didn't know there was a Farr33, but that looks about right...not big enough to be a Farr 37.
  8. Hike, Bitches!

    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    Well..if the boat had rudders, some sort of proper steering system, and maybe an autopilot, he wouldn't have to hang on to the outboard tiller handle all day. All his own fault. I am really surprised the trip went as long as it did. I am still sure we'll find this POS on a beach somewhere abandoned and full of water. On to bigger and better things for Squeaky!!!
  9. Hike, Bitches!

    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    In reality, I think Squeaks got off that POS just in time given the condition of the 'vessel'.
  10. Hike, Bitches!

    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Yeah..that happens when someone hijacks your thread with their own stuff.
  11. Hike, Bitches!

    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    Ok, so I am just catching up!!!! I am surprised the engine is still running, but I see that the back fell off and is being held to the boat with some 3-strand nylon. Gomer was a bigger asshole off camera than on camera, Squeaky left him, she has been on a real sail boat with rudders, is now an Anarchist, and called him a DoucheCanoe? Holy Fuck. Go the Squeaks!!! Since I've noticed we are educating Squeaky on SA-isms we like to say from time to time, Squeaky, "Go the X", originally came from this boat, The Cone of Silence, and the phrase was "Go the Cone!" - This particular boat went like hell downwind with its big ass spinnakers.
  12. Hike, Bitches!

    Virtual Sydney to hobart 2020

    I finished..that is a first so far in any VR Race in 2020...
  13. Hike, Bitches!

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Thanks, TR. Always appreciate your updates! Of course, while I was in front of the back pack for a brief period, you were on weekend holiday, and no pics, so it must not have happened...LOL. Back to the grind, bitches!
  14. Hike, Bitches!

    Virtual Sydney to hobart 2020

    sucking but I am in. No money spent. I've gotten run over by the mother ship twice...lol
  15. Hike, Bitches!

    Firefly charging

    The quorum will spend all your money since it is not theirs.
  16. Hike, Bitches!

    Firefly charging

    Ajax, this probably doesn't solve your problem, but on my Motorola alternator I put a Transpo M5-197A adjustable voltage regulator on it. I found mine on the fleabay...I don't know if we have the exact same alts, but I think mine is a 35Amp 8RG2010A. I also found a Leece Neville adj. regulator that cross references to the Transpo I installed. I know this is way simpler than the stuff you are talking about...but maybe a cheaper alternative. The amps are so low on that alt, that maybe a dumb regulator will work OK, but would allow you to fine tune the output voltage. Also, this isn't a concern for you diesel guys, but I've heard of some ol' timers with AtomBomb's disconnecting, but leaving the old regulator on the alternator (integral part of the fire suppression of the alternator housing needed with petrol engine), and wiring up an external smart regulator.
  17. Hike, Bitches!

    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    I don't think there is any problem with a pile of crimp connecters..Just have a good ratcheting crimper and use heat shrink style butt connectors. I get a better feeling about sealing those when the glue oozes out of the end of the sleeve.
  18. Hike, Bitches!

    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Ajax, thanks for the heads up to catch up on your musings. Tranny install looks great, and +1 on the wiring re-do - Except for the Blue Seas Terminal blocks (you can buy off brands here, I just ordered some) genuinedealz.com is still about the best place I can find for shrink tube fittings and tinned wire...plus free shipping whether you buy 10 terminals or 10,000 feet of #0 wire. I re-did my entire engine harness several years ago..Catalina liked to use those damn trailer plugs too..I am actually guessing they came from Universal that way.. My Atom Bomb even had them.
  19. Hike, Bitches!

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Agreed. Remember how bad this game was 10 years ago!!\???
  20. Hike, Bitches!

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    LOL...no shit. I have kinda given up on that one.
  21. Hike, Bitches!

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    I use both a PC and the app on my phone. I am not sure how anyone expects a 6" phone screen to be more accurate than a 20" monitor..even they are both at 1080 lines of resuolution or higher. I just don't think you can get enough detail on a phone.
  22. Hike, Bitches!

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    So, what is the penalty for going below the ice blockade wall ?
  23. Hike, Bitches!

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    @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.
  24. Hike, Bitches!

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    @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!!!!