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Hike, Bitches!

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  1. 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.
  2. Agreed. Remember how bad this game was 10 years ago!!\???
  3. LOL...no shit. I have kinda given up on that one.
  4. 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.
  5. So, what is the penalty for going below the ice blockade wall ?
  6. @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.
  7. @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!!!!
  8. +1 TR. Ugh...not shit. I started several days late. I am hoping to pick up the next weather train and get moving east.
  9. I see this a lot on powerboats...even the commercial charter boats with a windless..but those dudes don't ever go up on the bow. I can see the advantages of that arrangement.
  10. 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.
  11. i am late to start so I am WAAAY behind...but I am in the race!
  12. At least the motor is on top of the keel. that is about the best you can do for reducing drag with a prop shaft.
  13. Ugh. My wife and I did a Charleston with Geoff on Rhumb Punch several years ago, but we also know Mary & Geoff from the Chesapeake racing scene too. This news sucks.
  14. 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! ), 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.
  15. 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. 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.
  16. Some days, I am not working on the 4KSB and we do actually go sailing. May be doing about 5.7 in this pic taken this summer.
  17. 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.
  18. thanks, Grr...still have not finished up above the rub rail yet. I learned a lot on the hull so I can improve my technique in the more, ah, intricate areas..
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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 $$ I was going to put into the big boat (since I can't get to it with the marina shut down), and get a little boat instead! Guess I need to get off my ass and order the damn thing first. In reality, I have been lucky enough to be working from home for a while now..this quarantine has jacked up my routine because now Mrs. Bitche
  22. Ours is not either. I have never lived anywhere else, but I consider this area is pretty rural, with pockets of tightly clustered neighborhoods here and there though..But as with 'luxury items' like boats, a majority of the owners are in the city where the $$ 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
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