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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-09-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,654
Posted By greencaptn
Mast Corrosion?

I have a 1973 Albin Vega that I am slowly outfitting for a post hurricane season sail to the Virgin Islands. I just bought the boat a couple months ago and when climbing the mast today to look at...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-10-2007
Replies: 237
Views: 96,216
Posted By greencaptn
Living on a Vega

I'm 23 years old and living on a 27 foot Albin Vega on Lake Champlain. It's plenty big for me (I do live alone) and I like the lack of "luxuries". I don't have pressurized water, just foot pumps. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-16-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 4,049
Posted By greencaptn
Thanks for the comments. The surveyor found...

Thanks for the comments. The surveyor found practically no water in the boat. He was so surprised he actually checked the calibration of his device about half way through the survey:rolleyes: . He...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-16-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 4,049
Posted By greencaptn
Albin Vega leaking water

I am buying my first sailboat a 27' Albin Vega. My main concern was the deck stepped mast as I have heard of problems with this model boat and the mast step. This boat in specific has a small 2"...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-02-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,953
Posted By greencaptn
Blue Water Sailing School?

I am looking at taking blue water sailing school's one week course that covers ASA certifications of 101,103,&104. I have a friend who recommended offshore sailing school but it is about twice the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-19-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 3,680
Posted By greencaptn
thanks for the input everyone, I have now...

thanks for the input everyone, I have now officially moved my belongings out of my apartment and into storage at parents and friends houses. Now i'm pretty seriously shopping for a boat. I think...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-31-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 2,353
Posted By greencaptn
Alberg 30; horsepower?

I'm in the market for a small sailboat to liveaboard as i'm just out of college and have a little money saved up. I like the Alberg 30's and the Albin Vega. The Vega appeals to me b/c they...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-18-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 3,680
Posted By greencaptn
I just thought of another question as I'm still...

I just thought of another question as I'm still kind of torn. I probably should get a decent diesel inboard but it would be a lot cheaper to go with an outboard (at least with the so called "deal" on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-14-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 3,680
Posted By greencaptn
Camaraderie and Faster, thanks for the expertise....

Camaraderie and Faster, thanks for the expertise. Charging batteries is an aspect of the inboard that completely slipped my mind. Also the inability of the long shafted outboard on a dinghy makes...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-13-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 3,680
Posted By greencaptn
Inboard vs. Outboard

I'm looking at a 27 foot Albin vega in my area that has a 15 horsepower honda outboard. I graduated from college this past December and would like to buy a boat to live/cruise on for a while(on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-04-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 3,664
Posted By greencaptn
Is the Alberg 30 really the fastest of the three?...

Is the Alberg 30 really the fastest of the three? Someone wrote this but I was under the impression that the more recently designed vega with a longer LWL (23'2" vs. the Alberg's 21'8") was faster. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-06-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 3,477
Posted By greencaptn
Can anyone give me some advice between the Allied...

Can anyone give me some advice between the Allied Luders 33 and the Alberg 30? I think in the end i'll have to try to sail each model and see how they feel but could use some comparison knowledge...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-06-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 3,477
Posted By greencaptn
Question I've seen some great suggestions here and I'm...

I've seen some great suggestions here and I'm researching a few of the boats mentioned, as well as still fantasizing about the Alberg. My reason for sticking with 30' was that I felt it would be big...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-05-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 3,477
Posted By greencaptn
Cool The rawson looks like a good boat and while the...

The rawson looks like a good boat and while the initial investment might be a little more, I might have less work to do to an early 80's Rawson than an early 70's Alberg. Still, I think the lines on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-05-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 3,477
Posted By greencaptn
Advice on some 30' boats.

Hi, i'm going to start out with a little description of where I am in life and where I hope to be in six months. I'm graduating college in a few weeks and don't want to get a job right away. I was...
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