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Search: Posts Made By: HVVega
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-31-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 14,750
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: 14,750
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: 14,750
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: 4,056
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: 2,781
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: 2,781
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: 2,781
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: 2,781
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) 02-01-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,229
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: 1,161
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: 9,448
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: 2,781
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: 4,167
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: 4,167
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: 1,161
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: 1,161
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: 4,167
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: 38,573
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: 4,167
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: 14,750
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: 14,750
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: 14,750
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: 3,336
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: 14,750
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...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-24-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 14,750
Posted By HVVega
Nice to see someone mentioned how much cheaper it...

Nice to see someone mentioned how much cheaper it is to live cruising than working. It's a little secret us old school boating people have known for years. The social economic traps are well...
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