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Hike, Bitches!

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  1. 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.
  2. I did the 1st leg of that Tara Ocean thing, and it was painful. An event that is only a few days might be fun like the RORC 600..
  3. 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-
  4. C'mon @Mid! You can still finish!!! @Shorthanded - I do like the little break we get with the VORG. Unless I forget to keep an eye on the next leg start time!
  5. 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
  6. 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 ru
  7. +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!
  8. +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.
  9. Squeaky, did it feel weird looking up and actually see a mast and sails?
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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?!?!!?!?!?!?
  13. Looks like he woke up just in time to jibe inside the ice limit
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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!!!
  17. In reality, I think Squeaks got off that POS just in time given the condition of the 'vessel'.
  18. Yeah..that happens when someone hijacks your thread with their own stuff.
  19. 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 b
  20. I finished..that is a first so far in any VR Race in 2020...
  21. 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!
  22. sucking but I am in. No money spent. I've gotten run over by the mother ship twice...lol
  23. The quorum will spend all your money since it is not theirs.
  24. 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, thi
  25. 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.
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