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Hike, Bitches!

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  1. Thanks for the accurate report Huggy. Nice area...need to get back there. We chartered a one week loop from True Blue up to Bequia back to True Blue many years ago. Don't recall making it all the way to St. Vincent proper.
  2. Nevermind, it was pretty depressing. I couldn't find any good angles that weren't.
  3. I'll try to leave out the depressing parts. When Pax River Sailing was sailing Alert and Vigilant regularly, they looked great!
  4. Zonks, How do you like the Boss? Ajax made me buy one of those huge f-ers and now I have a 25 lbs. stingray hanging off my roller. I have only splashed it at the dock so far to test deployment and retrieval, but I hope to be on the hook this summer a lot more.
  5. NO, I am pretty sure this one is the plastic Vigilant.
  6. Lane Finley, Looks great. I think the boat looks better sloop rigged personally, and I am amazed at the miles you've put under the keel. The yawls (we have the derelict Vigilant still 'rotting' away, & as Jimmy mentioned in his post a couple of the white USCG yawls here) often drop the mizzen unless reaching, although they can fly the mizzen staysail in Non-spin racing. The USCG yawls are active, Pax River Sail club uses them primarily as training boats the crews seem to rotate a lot, and it is great to see them out quite frequently. They are using large old sails still with the USCG
  7. I had a little bit of trouble sourcing it as well..a "commercial" address helps a lot (I had it shipped to my office, with a commercial loading dock with permission, and no problems)...since it is generally considered hazardous. I bought at two different times. My most recent purchase was from Hamilton Marine and they had all the stuff I needed. I also got some of the non-skid additive, not used yet, at BOATiD.com I don't know about the other paints either, but for rolling/tipping...thin thin and thin, especially the topcoats, not so much the primers..you want build there to allow sa
  8. boomer...thanks for the updates. GO THE HOBOT! Keep improving, buddy.
  9. Thanks. Hull #511. It started out like this. It had some blue but no grey, so until I painted it, did not meet thread criteria! The nice thing about Alexseal is you can buff it and repair it. That was a roll & tip job in a dusty boat yard that I did in 2019.
  10. My 4SKB repainted using Alexseal Pearl Grey with Flag Blue stripes. Next update is navy blue sunbrella to match.
  11. Some of the same data seems to be getting out at tides&currents. Not all the normal NDBC stations I use on the Chesapeake are available, but some are. I use this mostly for local water level data at SLIM2 since the Island's drainage system backfills when the tide is too high and my driveway floods at 4.2FT above MLLW...but all the other station data is available too. On other thing I have noticed is this data doesn't seem to be delayed the way I normally see the NDBC data coming in, and as mentioned, some stations do not report complete data at T&C. It would be nice if they w
  12. @Your Mom - I noticed that refresh button...is that new? I don't remember that from races before this one.? ? ? And thanks..20 minutes from the finish I whack refresh and it does in fact refresh the dashboard...lol
  13. 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 t
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. Wow. I had never noticed the Zezo map before. Do I have to follow myself to see myself on the map?
  18. @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 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.
  19. well it just ran me aground on an island I passed successfully an hour ago.
  20. Well,, I was headed to Africa for a while. - would have been less trouble if I'd run aground - the recovery distance would have been a lot shorter.
  21. Well..it was obviously French time. Totally forgot and went south for a while... Can I get myself "reset" at the Hospital boat ??? @Bump-n-Grind - If you hopped into the lagoon you could be doing 12 kts for a while!! .
  22. 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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