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Hike, Bitches!

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  1. I like boobs, but I agree BB...when it is too much then they are not attractive at all. It makes you wonder what she was thinking when she had normal sized boobs. "I think I want to have two basketballs under my chin..yeah..that should solve all my problems."

    Other than that, carry on Sol..nice work. Thanks for another Paige Spiranac farther up. :)

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  2. On 4/28/2021 at 4:00 PM, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

     

    first off not my boat....    not technically one design,  they're 50 year carl alberg designed day sailors that we race the fuck out of them.. they originally came with jib tracks..    the new jib was copied from a jib the previous owner of the boat had made...    and yes to me, it seems like an awful lot of metal to have at the end of the jib      i was just curious to see if there were advantages to the construction that I might have missed..

    Sounds to me like the MFO should have given the sailmaker better instructions. "By the way, I have an adjustable track, please put in a single clew ring.":rolleyes: 

  3. Will, I am warning you the pic will make you a bit sad, but it might help our other friend with the rebuild. Here is a pic I took of Vigilant a couple weeks ago...might have the perspective you need for the traveler.  If you need some more, and we can ignore the tires laying in the cockpit, and keep Will's spirits out of the toilet, the boat is just a few minutes away.

    vigilant_cockpit20210409.jpg

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  4. 2021 will not be 2020...although I did a few great sails in the land of Covid.

    Hauled today. Came out better than I expected. I will still need to buff the sides, and paint the bottom.. I just did touch up in 2020 in the slings and most of those spots didn't stick..so I need to sand to get some mechanical bonding happening. My energy level will directly affect the amount of effort I put into the project this year, and how much better the bottom looks when she goes back in. I wish I could get it to look as good under the water line as it does above at present. Fortunately, she is just a 4KSB cruising boat.

    I still want to put a balanced elliptical rudder on this sucker one day!

    TA.jpg

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  5. The data is still there...the "500 error" when you click on the thread, is an internal server error, but very generic. Something in the new software doesn't handle the request the same way the older version of the software did. I am pretty far out of the IT world these days, I was usually admining MSFT machines, and we got errors like this when the handle sizes and max byte numbers were off. I assume something the magnitude of SA is NOT on MSFT/ISS servers (but maybe it could be)...there are equivalent type settings in Unix servers/Apache, etc., but I have no idea what any of those are.

    It is fixable with the correct pair of eyes looking at it.

    Go the Hobot. 

  6. Go the Hobot. I wouldn't rush into a rehab facility with a bunch of other people. Mrs. HB's father had been in the hospital with COPD related issues, and was moved to rehab, caught COVID from a roommate and did not make it due to the complications from his underlying issues. Hopefully, Hobot has fewer :)

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  7. 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.

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  8. 16 hours ago, Hike, Bitches! said:

    I'll try to leave out the depressing parts. When Pax River Sailing was sailing Alert and Vigilant regularly, they looked great!

    Nevermind, it was pretty depressing. I couldn't find any good angles that weren't.

  9. 1 hour ago, WillUSNA78 said:

    If by plastic you mean fiberglass, then that's probably the boat I raced in the Annapolis-Newport back in 1975.

    I'd ask for a photo, but it would probably only depress me...

    I'll try to leave out the depressing parts. When Pax River Sailing was sailing Alert and Vigilant regularly, they looked great!

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  10. On 4/6/2021 at 6:14 PM, Zonker said:

    Hi Steve,

    I bent an aluminum A120 shank in Bora Bora - it was a big trade wind shift/gust with a 90+ degree veer. However in this case the anchor was in/under a chunk of coral or rock and it couldn't pivot at all. The bend was minimal and didn't stop us using the anchor but we relegated it to secondary status in Australia and used a Manson Boss after that.

    We had been in lots of situations before where the wind changed suddenly and the boat, being a catamaran with not much in the water, would take off downwind while the monos were just starting to spin. The anchor would rotate and then the chain would come taut with a big shudder. Never bent the shank in those situations.

    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.

    Boss.jpg

  11. 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 designation, so probably still rigged as they were raced by USCG & the Naval Academy. Vigilant has not sailed in years unfortunately. 

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