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Search: Posts Made By: vega1860
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By vega1860
Bella Bella (Shearwater Resort)

Captain Gary left the boat in Prince Rupert. Tom and I continued after the weather broke. Glorious weather for the past few days. Stops at Klewnuggit, Gitga'at and Klemtu (Cloths Bay). Now in Bella...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By vega1860
Question Stalled in Prince Rupert.

We made it this far OK but the weather has been horrible, keeping us cowering in port for a week now. With the other weather delays at Coffman Cove and Ketchikan, we are at least two weeks behind...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By vega1860
Re: Happy sailstice!!!

We planned to get under way this AM early and take advantage of the 18+ hours of daylight to make Coffman Cove our first anchorage. Unfortunately, the weather is so bad all around us, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,748
Posted By vega1860
Re: Worst Event During a Sail

Split open my chin when the plastic gunwale hook on the cheap swim ladder on my friends boat broke while I was climbing back aboard. Fortunately, we had plenty of beer on board and one of the babes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By vega1860
Re: Getting into a Good , Cheap, Old Boat

Good one Bubblehead!

Well, Wiliwa, Vega 385, also a series one like the boat in the video, is ready to go. Repairs and modification, complete, groceries stowed and crew anxious to depart.

We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By vega1860
Re: Recommendations for inflatable kayak as tender

I know what you mean. You will never see our boat with fuel jugs, kayaks, windsurfers and other assorted junk lashed to the lifelines and looking like a gypsy wagon. It is just unseamanlike and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By vega1860
Re: Recommendations for inflatable kayak as tender

My paddling experience is limited to Australian and South African style surf rescue/racing skis, K1s OC Scuppers and the one inflatable we bought to bring with us in the boat. Performance wise,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By vega1860
Re: Recommendations for inflatable kayak as tender

If you are into kayaking, THIS (http://www.orukayak.com/) is a far better idea than an inflatable. We are seriously considering them as a replacement for our old inflatable kayak.

The inflatable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By vega1860
Re: Getting into a Good , Cheap, Old Boat

Joseph, the metal man, dropped off two pieces of aluminum stock, one inch thick by 17 inches long and three inches wide, drilled and beveled with neoprene gaskets and matching aluminum backing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By vega1860
Getting into a Good , Cheap, Old Boat

I am trying to help a friend with his new Old Boat. We had been corresponding and I was trying to help him find a boat. Every time he found one, it seemed, it would be sold before he could make an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By vega1860
Re: don't give the Coast Guard any ideas

Reminds me of an exchange we overheard on the VHF between a yacht and the Coasties in the San Juan Islands:

(Female voice) Mayday, Mayday, Mayday, Sailing vessel (Name) (Approximate position)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By vega1860
Re: What is the bracket on the stern for?

Towing a dinghy?

Looks like they would work perfectly with a bridle for that purpose.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,035
Posted By vega1860
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

A much talked about topic here in SE Alaska is that most of the professional mariners will not wear a PFD. Defenders of the practice claim that if you go in the water up here you will be dead in a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,035
Posted By vega1860
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

As long as the marketing types think they can sell a boat more effectively with photos of bikini clad models than they can with properly dressed sailors wearing appropriate safety gear, the images we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,035
Posted By vega1860
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

And hand-holds. Lots of secure hand holds.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,035
Posted By vega1860
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

Rule 1 on Lealea is "Don't fall off the boat". We wear Mustang vests with integral harnesses but we are not 100% happy with them. We are considering going to simple safety harnesses at sea (Without...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By vega1860
Re: Cruisers question

Always bring your own. What ever it is. You can never count on someone else to provide, nor can you be assured that if they did provide it has not been stolen, vandalized or rendered unusable in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,376
Posted By vega1860
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

Plus one, and thanks to Mike for a very clear description of the anchoring process.

My $.02: With a modern anchor appropriate to the bottom conditions, use enough chain to provide some catenary...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 24,890
Posted By vega1860
Re: Shameless plug

I like the S-2 9.2c also. Not a bad sailer and a great live aboard, IIRC. They certainly seem huge compared to my Vega.

Before I got Lealea I used to day sail on Mamala Bay with a guy at work who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,583
Posted By vega1860
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

Good for you! Now that you have got that out of the way and can legitimately claim to be a real sailorman...

...you can start working on spelling and grammar.

:chaser
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By vega1860
Re: Looking for help looking for a boat!

Hunters, being seemingly designed by the marketing (And accounting) departments, have pretty decent looking accommodations. Cost cutting in manufacturing, and design requirements of the sales and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By vega1860
Re: Looking for help looking for a boat!

I would not try to cross an ocean in it, but it ought to make a good live-aboard and occasional day sailor.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,037
Posted By vega1860
Re: What do cruisers do?

Successful cruisers, meaning the ones who are happy to be cruising long term, learn to relax and enjoy what comes.

The sole measurement of success in cruising is the contentment and well being...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,362
Posted By vega1860
Re: Stuck in the middle of the ocean with a broken rudder on your boat

To be fair, or maybe more than fair, I have found it to be remarkably serene below decks in a storm - in a properly hove to sailing vessel. Maybe he figured out how to heave to :rolleyes:

As for...
Forum: Engines 06-03-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,145
Posted By vega1860
Re: Do you shop around for Diesel fuel?

Pull into the wrong fuel dock up here and you may pay 50% more. (Not a typo, FIFTY percent). :eek:

Fortunately, with a little planning you can usually find reasonably priced fuel without going...
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