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Search: Posts Made By: paradoxbox
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,232
Posted By paradoxbox
interesting stuff, guys. after reading lots...

interesting stuff, guys.

after reading lots about it, it's really interesting to see some of the systems they came up with to deal with things like current or wind drift to correct course while...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-27-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,232
Posted By paradoxbox
Anyone ever try Polynesian navigation techniques?

I'm a big fan of Polynesian sailing boats and sailing techniques. I have no real clue about Polynesian navigation though.

I have seen a few youtube clips, basically these guys settled the entire...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By paradoxbox
sorry i can't help but i'm interested in your...

sorry i can't help but i'm interested in your canoe project, any pictures of it or the construction process? post 'em up.

i love proas and other voyaging boats built in the south pacific/s.p....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By paradoxbox
it's a real s**t situation here snow is...

it's a real s**t situation here

snow is falling in sendai and it's hampering things.

it's just starting to get light out now, i hope this helps rescue efforts.

we're still shaking hard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By paradoxbox
hello all, i'm living in tokyo japan. today was...

hello all, i'm living in tokyo japan. today was the scariest day of my life. but i can say i survived one of the most powerful earthquakes in history which is neato. i was sure i was going to die and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-26-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 34,046
Posted By paradoxbox
Where did I ever say I knew it all? If anything...

Where did I ever say I knew it all? If anything pollutes this forum it's people with a big stick up their arse complaining about other people asking for more information. If you don't like my thread...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 34,046
Posted By paradoxbox
That's a good deal you got there, and the...

That's a good deal you got there, and the condition sounds fair, but it's not a Vega or other offshore boat which I think changes the picture a bit.

The Vega is well known for being a bluewater...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 34,046
Posted By paradoxbox
No way, my mind is definitely not made up. As I...

No way, my mind is definitely not made up. As I mentioned before, I just won't make a decision either way without knowing exactly why I should make that decision, which is why I made this monster of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 34,046
Posted By paradoxbox
No need to call names or get defensive - I am not...

No need to call names or get defensive - I am not looking through things with rose tinted glasses. I just don't make decisions either way without a good reason. It's not like I am insistent on buying...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 34,046
Posted By paradoxbox
Again, thanks for all the replies guys. I'm sure...

Again, thanks for all the replies guys. I'm sure many of you noticing and hating my rebellious, must-go-against-the-grain side in here already, haha. But I really appreciate the info / opinions. I'm...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 34,046
Posted By paradoxbox
Thanks for keeping this thread interesting guys. ...

Thanks for keeping this thread interesting guys.

Yeah, I did notice cardiacpaul is a surveyor so I took his words into consideration. But I do have to wonder if his advice was meant more for a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 34,046
Posted By paradoxbox
How are you guys able to identify that the...

How are you guys able to identify that the crazing depth is so significant that it is affecting the structural integrity of the hull?

Is it not just possible to sand down until the crazing is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 34,046
Posted By paradoxbox
I'm 23, soon 24. The reason I have no savings and...

I'm 23, soon 24. The reason I have no savings and don't want to right now is because I wasted my younger years working full time and realized what a waste it is to spend my youngest most...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 34,046
Posted By paradoxbox
How can you tell that the crazing is not just...

How can you tell that the crazing is not just cosmetic in this case?
I mean, if I removed the crazing and resurfaced with new gelcoat, why is the boat still toast?

I should have mentioned, I live...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 34,046
Posted By paradoxbox
Here are some pics of the boat. ...

Here are some pics of the boat.

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/6091/vega1l.jpg

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/9573/vega2.jpg

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/5572/vega3.jpg
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 34,046
Posted By paradoxbox
Is it worth it? A nearly free Albin Vega 27'

I recently discovered a very cheap late 60's Albin Vega 27'.

It has apparently been out of the water for almost 10 years and has extensive gelcoat crazing. From what I could see in the photos the...
Forum: Cal 06-21-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,090
Posted By paradoxbox
What kind of money are you looking for? What does...

What kind of money are you looking for? What does it come with (Sails in ok shape?)

Do you need it gone or would you store it (Or help arrange for storage) for a monthly price?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-20-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 5,301
Posted By paradoxbox
Thanks all for the good advice, even though my...

Thanks all for the good advice, even though my reply is late. I liked in particular camaraderie's post. I work in high end equipment sales and the bargaining tactics in that post are exactly the same...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-20-2007
Replies: 329
Views: 42,341
Posted By paradoxbox
Sorry to drag up an old thread but I thought it...

Sorry to drag up an old thread but I thought it pertained well to this discussion.

Recently on another forum a gentleman posted that his boat was struck by lightning while docked. He insisted that...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-19-2006
Replies: 329
Views: 42,341
Posted By paradoxbox
I really don't understand why some people oppose...

I really don't understand why some people oppose having a sextant so much;
take both!

I have been a pilot for years now. If there's one thing I've learned it's that you can almost always rely on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-12-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 5,301
Posted By paradoxbox
Hi all, just a little update for everyone; ...

Hi all, just a little update for everyone;

After looking through various options, budgeting and my current needs, I decided I'm going to buy a CAL yacht as a 'starter boat'. I'm strongly looking...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-06-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 5,301
Posted By paradoxbox
Hi sailingdog, thanks for your post. I'm not...

Hi sailingdog, thanks for your post.

I'm not opposed to spending time and money on making a boat good and seaworthy, but I figure I'd rather get a boat that already almost meets my expectations /...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-06-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 5,301
Posted By paradoxbox
Young guy new to sailing; looking for a well recommended boat.

Hi all, I'm 21 and am looking to buy a boat to call my own. I'm able to spend up to about 10-20k on a used boat. I have basically no comitments, I've got all the free time in the world, and I...
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