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Forum: Living Aboard   1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By HVVega
A rip-roaring good sea tale, and its all true

Well Maties, it's here at last. The Vega Adventures. A true sea tale of storms and adventures at sea on a 122 year old sailing boat, Vega of course, and how a dedicated band of volunteers have...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-31-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 15,362
Posted By HVVega
Oh well I knew I was doing something wrong

There are a lot of frustrated, angry, depressed people out there who by Consumerist standards have fantastic 'quality of life'.And all this time we were happy - when living on land - to be in a place...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-31-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 15,362
Posted By HVVega
Totally agree

Well said even if I was thinking he could do 3 months with the oil companies doing under water wielding at 20K EURO a MONTH - one Euro is now about $1.35 US - then slide along till next year while...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-31-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 15,362
Posted By HVVega
Somew skills are easy to market anywhere and after all what is safe these days?

Where to start?I loved the guy who was just sooooo responsible to everything and everyone except himself! Needed a half million in STOCKS etc to take off and go live in the rest of the world. I can...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-27-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,225
Posted By HVVega
Why not combine both the great escape and the retirement plan?

For me Vega was not only my final escape vessel, but also has become a form of employment that keeps me very busy doing humanitarian work that helps others while it helps me stay active. The most...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-02-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By HVVega
Anchor watches which brand should you buy

Glad you saw that one in time and got off. We always keep an anchor watch day and night the first day or so in a new place. It is boring and gets a lot of mutters and grumbles but has saved our poor...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-01-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By HVVega
Not an experience to be looked for again... for sure

Not a nice thing to happen to two sailors who have to do their own laundry by hand! Not much you could have done to change it either. I might have hand steered during the day and used the auto on and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-01-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By HVVega
Thanks for sharing

Thanks for sharing that one with us Faster. Meggi and I read it together and we both "were there with you" chewing our fingernails down to the elbows being swept closer to doom and unable to do...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-01-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By HVVega
Chart positions et al

You get used to it mate. We deliver to one island that is 4.72 nm SSW of its charted position and that is not the worst we have found by a long straw.the further off the beaten path you go the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-31-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,412
Posted By HVVega
Too much boat? Have a look at this.

I found this article a few months ago about yacht stability over the past 50 years. Might explain a bit of why people want bigger boats these days.

Yacht stability article...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-31-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By HVVega
H/V Vega humanitarian work featured in Asian Geo Magazine article

Hi all just wanted to share a piece of good news. Vega and her humanitarian work are being featured in the Feb issue of Asian Geographic Magazine. A real milestone for us and the people who donate...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-30-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 9,796
Posted By HVVega
Strange sightings at sea

Great thread thanks for starting it. OK here we go:

"A Buoy floating in the middle of the atlantic Ocean. No idea what harbor it once guarded or came from".

I was skippering one of the tall...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-30-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By HVVega
Near misses and other not so funny stories

This thread is a spin-off from another thread about people relying on electronics to keep watch for them rather than doing it in a seaman like manner. Well maybe that is a bit over simplified, but...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-30-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,499
Posted By HVVega
Thanks for the idea

I think I will let me think about it a bit. As to your great opening line here maybe these days we should also add ....despite their bravery or the size of there wallets...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-29-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,499
Posted By HVVega
Best of luck to you mate.

As old Capt. Irving often said "Every skipper has his own compass" so who am I to say what is best for you and your boat? Then again I have been on watch offshore for a few miles and have used radar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-27-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By HVVega
From H/V Vega

Great minds I already have a link to your very nice site on our blog. Maybe you didn't notice. Glad you like the site and blog we work really hard to keep Vega is top condition and love showing her...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-27-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By HVVega
Just to introduce myself and my boat

Hi all been around the water from about 6 years old. Skippered a load of old classics and even a class "A" Tall Ship once. Spend most of my time "all over the place". More than glad to share...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-25-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,499
Posted By HVVega
Thanks for the stimulation and thoughts

Well said Boasun spoken like a true paranoid seaman. You know the kind that spend years at sea and still manage to live till a ripe old age? I could not agree more and that is what I was trying to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-24-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 45,003
Posted By HVVega
Dangers of LED navigation lights

I just wrote this in response to another thread but it struck me as so important I thought a new thread was called for.

I was having a beer with my friend who skippers about 50,000 tons of bulk...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-24-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,499
Posted By HVVega
Another thought about LED mast head lights

I was having a beer with my friend who skippers about 50,000 tons of bulk carrier and he made a very interesting observation. Twice they have had to sheer off hard - not easy for a boat that size -...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-24-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 15,362
Posted By HVVega
You had me going there for a moment with the...

You had me going there for a moment with the YouTube as we do not have one of those. We are on FB and Twitter though if you want to follow HVVega
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-24-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 15,362
Posted By HVVega
Ha Ha too many Vega's in here Just goes to show...

Ha Ha too many Vega's in here Just goes to show the smart ones think alike, says he laughing. For the email we use Sailmail and it works great for us even on the most isolated islands where we work....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-24-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 15,362
Posted By HVVega
Get out there and have some fun before its too late

Hay I like you mate I have a feeling with enough tinies you and I could solves all the worlds problems - says he laughing. Good stuff if you do or if you don't is really up to you and what you want...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-24-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,764
Posted By HVVega
The best coffee around

Guilty! We are still famous for fresh roasting the beans then hand grinding them every morning. Right now we have an amazing wild mountain coffee from East Timor. So rich and flavorful. So does that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-24-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 15,362
Posted By HVVega
I think the important thing is the quality of...

I think the important thing is the quality of life you start living when you are on the move. You stock up at the tax free ports on all the best imported goodies at less than the local generic stuff...
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