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Search: Posts Made By: vega1860
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 671
Views: 47,961
Posted By vega1860
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

People will think you are lame, at best.

No one will see you the way you want them to. No one will think you are dashing, swashbuckling or dangerously heroic. No one will think you are actually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,017
Posted By vega1860
Re: Journey or the Destination

I do not like day sailing. I like going places.

Except for testing new equipment or training/practice sessions, taking the boat out to sail back and forth in the bay, then returning to the same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By vega1860
Re: Bad Luck-Newly purchased boat wrecked on highway

I don't know why the second photo did not show up.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10854828_10204621385087426_8827255263170218957_o.jpg

Looks like more fiberglass...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By vega1860
Unhappy Bad Luck-Newly purchased boat wrecked on highway

I received an email from an internet friend this morning. He was transporting his recently purchased Vega to her new home when a tire on the trailer blew out.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,845
Posted By vega1860
Re: Some people's children...

I always get a chuckle when people tell me that the things I have been doing for the past 25 years cannot be done.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By vega1860
Re: Resourceful sailor rescued

We met Ron at Manele Bay when we were there. He had just recently got the boat and didn't know the first thing about sailing. We helped him get his rig sorted out and showed him how to attach his...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 10,983
Posted By vega1860
Re: Boat sank at the dock

Not to get off the subject of insurance, but...

Isn't it interesting how often boats sink or partially sink immediately after leaving the boatyard.

It happened to me twice. The first time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By vega1860
Re: A nice sailing documentary...

Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for watching. We thought briefly of gearing up for more professional video production but quickly realized that it would ruin our cruising experience. We have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By vega1860
Re: A nice sailing documentary...

Always looking for ways to make our own home movies more enjoyable. Good production values on the trailers, but not our style. We are just making home movies. We are not heroes and we avoid drama....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-15-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,609
Posted By vega1860
Re: West Marine pulling out of Canada

A lot of WM's problems stem from the fact that they have their headquarters in Watsonville, California. They should move to Florida.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-15-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By vega1860
Re: Fisheries Supply in Seattle, WA

Reading down this thread, the posts reflect my experience with Fisheries Supply. The inventory management is mediocre at best, service is hit or miss (Mostly miss) and the employees have an attitude...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-10-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By vega1860
Re: Winter in the water

We are going into our third winter in Alaska. We keep our boat in the water and ready to go at all times - water and fuel tanks full. When we are not on the boat, we run an electric dehumidifier...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By vega1860
Re: Folding Marlinspike

I have had a Camillus rigger's knife for decades. Sturdy, positive lock on the marlinespike and good steel in the blade. Good for general deck work. Used to be USN issue but I don't think they are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2014
Replies: 173
Views: 27,071
Posted By vega1860
Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

Here is my reality: Pretty places cease to be attractive cruising grounds when the locals start hacking visitors into small pieces with machetes.

Its a big world. There are lots of pretty places....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,297
Posted By vega1860
Wink Re: Wing *on* wing or wing *and* wing?

I usually just stick my arms out to either side, letting my sleeves sort of flap, and make wind noises with my mouth while goggling my eyes. That usually gets the message across. :confused:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By vega1860
Re: Spinlock Tether Recommendation

So do I. I like the two-hook setup that allows more options in securing myself to the boat while moving around on deck. The only complaints I have are that the long tether sometimes gets in the way...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By vega1860
Re: Interior Carpeting

There are hooks behind the trim at the top for hanging gear hammocks. Very handy on a crossing.

I think we probably added thirty or forty pounds of yellow cedar and SS screws. but we have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By vega1860
Re: Interior Carpeting

Gelcoat is not intended to be applied to cured rough fiberglass. It has no insulating properties and seems to me it would be a mess. I think it is better to remove the old insulating material, clean...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By vega1860
Re: Interior Carpeting

Agree with Faster. Looks like a good solution until the smell and allergy problems start and you have to remove it. We have removable carpet runners on the sole that can be taken out and washed or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By vega1860
Re: Do they still make this boomkicker?

Demonstrating that not everything that looks cool, is. :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 14,571
Posted By vega1860
Re: Possible 27' Bluewater Boats

Vigor's book is a good guide to boats in this class. Of course I am partial to the Vega but it is certainly not the only boat that would fit the bill. It may, however, be the best boat that fits...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 814
Posted By vega1860
Re: Hawaiian Boat Living- Discovery Studios

There used to be a vibrant and colorful live-aboard community in Honolulu. The state killed it.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By vega1860
Re: Motor Yachts are Good for Something After All

To get this much usable clinic space I would think something like the Tole Mour
http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large-5/tole-mour-for-sale-heidi-smith.jpg
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By vega1860
Motor Yachts are Good for Something After All

Laura is aboard M/V Hallie, the seagoing Veterinary Clinic, this week cruising down to Prince of Wales Island again.

PNN aboard the Veterinary Vessel, Hallie - YouTube

She gets to do something...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-14-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 5,198
Posted By vega1860
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

I am surprised no one has chimed in to tell you that it cannot be done because everyone knows that you need a forty footer with full electronics, sat phone, insurance and $10K a month to go cruising....
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