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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,833
Views: 267,175
Posted By vega1860
Thumbs up Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

And once its done you will, like me, wonder why you did not do it years earlier.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By vega1860
Re: What issues what State

A lot of talk about avoiding taxes on this thread. It seems to me that if one has chosen to live where there are high taxes, one presumably reaps the benefits of the services those taxes pay for. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By vega1860
Re: What issues what State - Just FYI

It is probably out of the question for you but Alaska has no sales or property taxes and sailboats are dirt cheap (Because sails are pretty useless up here) We have seen several sailboat hulls...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,334
Posted By vega1860
Re: tiller pilots: simrad or raymarine????

Late to the thread but I thought I would add my 2 cents worth:

Our first Raymarine ST2000+ experienced an electronic failure on the third day of our first voyage from Hawaii, prompting us to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,201
Posted By vega1860
Re: How does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

The more you spend on the boat, the less you will have for your cruising budget and emergency fund and the more severe your loss of you lose the boat. With a less inexpensive boat and reserves...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 2,498
Posted By vega1860
Re: Two weeks all alone what to expect?

Fifteen years ago while looking at a property which we later purchased, standing in the middle of the forty acre parcel my wife, disappointed, remarked "You can hear the freeway." I said "I don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 2,498
Posted By vega1860
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 2,498
Posted By vega1860
Re: Two weeks all alone what to expect?

We were once socked in by fog in mid-Pacific with 100 ft or less visibility for a week. After a few days we started to imagine we were in a Stephen King novel.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 5,906
Posted By vega1860
Re: My boat was boarded (and messed with) at anchor!

We spent three and a half years in the PNW. I took Williwa down the inside passage (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYi0ZDWfmQxHFUVo16vwHLd-uSiQposEP) last summer and cruised the Gulf...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By vega1860
Re: Deck/Lifeline storage?

Works fine as long as you never encounter bad weather.

Yes, I know, a lot of people do it. We have all seen cruisers setting off on a voyage with a dozen jerry cans and a couple of kayaks lashed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By vega1860
Re: Island Music on the air NOW

Here is the archive link to DOWNLOAD (http://kfsk-org.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/streetbeat-wed2.mp3) the program. I should be doing this time slot on Wednesdays for a while.

We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By vega1860
Island Music on the air

My Island Music program is on the air now. Live stream at KFSK Petersburg (www.kfsk.org) until 2:30 AKDT, 3:30 Pacific, 6:30 ET
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By vega1860
Re: 218 yr old USS Constitution is getting a refit

Last time I was in Boston, sometime in the nineties I think, she was stripped down for a major overhaul. Some of the original solid timbers were being replaced with laminated beams. Seems they...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-06-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3,481
Posted By vega1860
Re: Where to winter (In SE Alaska)

We have now spent our third winter in Petersburg. We love the town and have made many friends there. We also checked out Wrangell, also a good place to winter but Petersburg has a better harbor and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-16-2015
Replies: 24
  Poll: Cruising Gear
Views: 1,585
Posted By vega1860
Re: Cruising Gear

You are correct, of course. In fact, too little wind is far more common than too much wind at sea and if the wind pipes up and you have sea room you can always just take everything down and wait. A...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2015
Replies: 24
  Poll: Cruising Gear
Views: 1,585
Posted By vega1860
Re: Cruising Gear

Apparently, some people think refrigeration is more important than storm sails.

Amusing. :cool:

Of course, there is nothing more useless than storm sails on a marina queen or day sailer and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,520
Posted By vega1860
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Based on our experience, the best course is to start by having on the boat only the things that are required to operate the boat plus safety gear and spare parts like belts, filters, fuses,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By vega1860
Re: Mainsheet and jib lines needed

A Few Lines on Rope (http://cruisinglealea.com/afewlinesonrope.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By vega1860
Re: Best book to have for coastal sailing.

US Coast Pilot is the one reference that contains all of the essential information you need, in addition to charts, of course. I think you will need volumes 4 and 5 to cover that area.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By vega1860
Re: noob question

Excellent plan. Much like our own progress but improved upon with the addition of actual training at the start. :cool:

PS: The most important skill for long term success as a cruiser with a small...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By vega1860
"Williwa Down the Inside Passage"

I don't usually pimp my own videos here but this series might be of interest to

a. Old Geezers :cool:
b. Old boat enthusiasts :)
c. Albin Vega afficionados ;)
d. Pacific Northwest boaters...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By vega1860
Re: noob question

The other questions have been addressed quite thoroughly so I won't bother adding anything.

I will say that, as a military retiree, you should have more than enough money to sustain the cruising...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By vega1860
Re: Noobie--Just purchased my first boat: Holder 14

Congratulations! That looks like the perfect boat for learning to sail.

Test your limits, but watch the weather.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-18-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 7,149
Posted By vega1860
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

We have been cruising in SE Alaska for the past three years.

Early in the thread I posted a clip from a video we shot while sitting in the cockpit of our boat at Port Armstrong on the East side...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 5,894
Posted By vega1860
Re: High anxiety-passage v. Coastal

:cool: Can't think of anything to add. As much as we have enjoyed harbor hopping from one spectacular, indescribably beautiful, anchorage to the next, we find ourselves wanting to head out to sea...
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