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Search: Posts Made By: vega1860
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By vega1860
Re: Main anchor question.

You are right. My bad. One less thing polypro line is good for. I hear it is good as a water ski tow rope.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,846
Posted By vega1860
Re: How to run aground properly

The only time we actually "Ran" aground, that is, hit the bottom while under way, occurred directly across from the fuel dock/convenience store and the Hawaii Yacht Club. That puts it on the Ala...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By vega1860
Re: Main anchor question.

The only thing polypro rope is good for is towing a dinghy or attaching crab pot floats.

Let me add to the chorus: replace the poly with nylon. 3/8" or 7/16" should be plenty strong enough. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 3,919
Posted By vega1860
Re: Sea Delivery from SFO to PNW how feasible?

Having sailed through a lot of junk in the water, we always reduce sail at night. While we have never made that particular trip (Northward), and would not do so by choice, we would make it in one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By vega1860
Re: Spring?

Our thinking exactly!



Since we sailed away from Hawaii in 2007, we have pretty much just followed our whims and the winds. We did not expect to come to Alaska, quite the contrary, We thought...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 3,919
Posted By vega1860
Re: Sea Delivery from SFO to PNW how feasible?

True dat. We met a fellow sailor headed North from SFO to SEA when we both ducked into Eureka. That was as far as he got that year. :eek:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By vega1860
Re: Spring?

Still in Alaska. Minding a waterfront home and two elderly dogs until the 15th.

Thanks for watching. I need to be working on one now instead of posting on Sailnet ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By vega1860
Re: When can i go sailing????

It has been beautiful here (In the harbor), warm and sunny. Unfortunately, we have had gales blowing up to 60 kts out of the interior passes into the channels...

...and today it's snowing :laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By vega1860
Unhappy Spring?

Yesterday, and for the past two weeks, it looked like spring had arrived. I was planning to take the covers off and start getting things sorted out in preparation for our departure.

Today it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 3,919
Posted By vega1860
Re: Sea Delivery from SFO to PNW how feasible?

Sailed that leg "Downhill" from Seattle to SFO. Not much fun.

Cruising Lealea Sailing the Pacific Coast (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL49673A971A585072)
Forum: Introduce Yourself 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By vega1860
Re: New to sailing

The Triton is a great old boat. They are solid, seaworthy and simple. Old fashioned and slow by today's standards, but very sea-kindly and easy to live with. No surprises. We like that. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,036
Posted By vega1860
Re: Operating a boat in another state?

I would leave my boat in Mexico before I would leave it in California.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By vega1860
Re: Do I still need paper charts in Canada

I suppose that would depend on your risk tolerance level. Lots of people do it. I wouldn't.

In my opinion, the books are good enough for planning, and we do use them for that, but I would not...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By vega1860
Re: New to sailing

This boat is in Petersburg, Alaska, as are we at the moment. We actually considered buying it just for the equipment she carries. We have seen Vegas priced anywhere from "Free to a good home" to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By vega1860
Re: Newbie question about the sails

One of my best stories and absolutely true. I just could not resist telling it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By vega1860
Re: Looking for some guidance.

Just my opinion, but I would look at something like a Cal20. Small enough to handle easily solo sailing, big enough for a friend or two (If they are not too fat) and suitable for short overnight...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,062
Posted By vega1860
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Who does? :cool:

On budgeting: Everyone asks the question "How much does it cost?" No one likes the answer "Depends on how much you like to spend"

I can tell you how much it costs me. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By vega1860
Re: Newbie question about the sails

Personally, and this may be just me, I would hire a professional sailing instructor or go through an ASA course.

I say this only based on personal experience watching a marina neighbor go through...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 3,148
Posted By vega1860
Re: why a storm jib?

As long as you stay close enough to a safe harbor to start the engine and run for it if the wind kicks up, you probably do not need a storm jib. Having said that, the first time you find yourself...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By vega1860
Re: New to sailing

Welcome to the forum and to the small boat cruising crowd. I like the 27 foot size. We have been actively cruising in our Albin Vega 27 for going on eight years now and lived aboard for ten years...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-22-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,382
Posted By vega1860
Re: Snow Birds?

We have done the North/South thing, starting in the tropics, sailing North then returning to the islands. I never thought I would say this, but, I think we may change our flag and forget about going...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By vega1860
Re: Looking for a village by some water

Our approach has been to sail around and look for our perfect spot. We think we may have found it, but of course, our priorities are a bit different.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2014
Replies: 157
Views: 9,366
Posted By vega1860
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

I can think of better reasons. IMO, Redford hasn't made a movie worth watching since Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Fonda's best was Barbarella. Jus' sayin'...:rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,317
Posted By vega1860
Re: Baja Ha Ha

We originally thought we might participate in the Ha-ha; even got a registration packet in '07. But that was when it was only a hand full of boats. Now it is something quite different. If you go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,448
Posted By vega1860
Re: Making money with your sailing blog

Yes, and while we are on the subject, make sure your site is mobile device friendly and quick loading. Mobile access is expanding rapidly and sites that are clumsy on phones and tablets will not do...
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