Vaeredil

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About Vaeredil

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  • Birthday 07/20/1995

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    Dryden, Ontario, Canada
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    R2AK 2020?2021?2022?, LOWISA 54,
    Finally finding a cheap small boat that holds my camping gear and goes faster than the keelboats owned by the smug bastards at the yacht club.
    Currently stuck in the swamp of a well paying job that I can't afford to leave

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  1. Vaeredil

    Life aboard a sub-20' Sailboat

    Well that's lovely. More googling indicates that it's super shallow, which contributes to both the algae and some really nasty conditions.
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    Life aboard a sub-20' Sailboat

    Pretty impressive passages they've done in it too. Very cool! Farley Mowat is one of my favorite authors, I love the chapters about the "boat that wouldn't float". Lake Winnipeg would definitely be interesting, although perhaps a little difficult in the northern parts with ice possiblities. I have Black Feathers! great book and as you say, Crawford definitely knows his stuff. Thank you for the video, too
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    Life aboard a sub-20' Sailboat

    Yeah, I guess at an average of three knots, you'd be looking at somewhere around 40-60 days on a small boat for the inland routes just to get there. Wouldn't want to be on a schedule either, that's half the fun is taking your time and dipping into cool bays to check them out. If i had to choose one of the three, I'd take the St. Lawrence every time. Cold isn't a problem, but I'm guessing the weather/lack of time definitely would be. The Mississippi is probably second best, especially because you'd rapidly get into warmer climates as you went south (plus there's sailing to be had in the gulf once you get there!) I've seen this story before, I think, and was very impressed with the tale. CL16(wayfarers) are some pretty good boats, but you've gotta be a good sailor with balls to do that
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    Life aboard a sub-20' Sailboat

    Thank you for the link! I've given a fair bit of thought to that too, being right in the backyard of Thunder Bay is a pretty great draw. Would you suggest through the lakes and out the St. Lawrence, and then south from there, or a different route? I imagine you'd have to start out from Tbay pretty early in the spring, right after icemelt, to make it all the way through by summer's end before the fall storms.
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    Life aboard a sub-20' Sailboat

    Yeah, that doesn't seem too bad. Like someone else said, gotta be careful with the weight but it's not bad otherwise.
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    Life aboard a sub-20' Sailboat

    A few more steps than you might imagine. I've been homeless before too Probably the biggest thing is a relatively secure place to not have to worry about your few possessions, and the ability to travel for very little cost
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    Life aboard a sub-20' Sailboat

    Dang, those do look pretty decent..... and not badly priced for a good looking one; https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/north-bay/cs-22-sailboat-for-sale/1392603846?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
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    Life aboard a sub-20' Sailboat

    I rowed around her and had a look from my dinghy a few summers back when Mistal, Amrak and I were in the bay there, although I had no idea it was yours or who you were at the time! I might well be interested (albeit not for at least a few months :P). Did you ever have any luck rebedding the keel bolts on her? I remember you saying there were leaking when you and the little one did the First stage of R2AK last year (or the year before?). I don't know how you do that, actually. Do you have to fill the old holes with epoxy, redrill, and then add new bolts? Haven't had to mess with that on any of my boats yet. I honestly think a Cal 20 is near ideal. Only downside is they are just deep-keeled enough that you'd need some way to get to shore and back, but I love the idea in pretty much every other way. Just big enough for sleeping room and a few jugs of water and food, but small enough to go a lot of places the 6+ foot draft big yachts can't even dream of. Plus, they sail pretty damn good for 20 feet.
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    Life aboard a sub-20' Sailboat

    I looked this one up, and holy that's an impressive voyage. The shots of his little car carrying it on the roof are almost comical. Even my friend's Catalina 27 could comfortably hold 1 almost indefinitely. I was interested in learning about smaller boats just because the initial outlay, plus the cost of getting them "seaworthy" is orders of magnitude less. Hold Fast is one of my favorite sailing films Watched, and re-watched at least twice. Moxie does give some good historical background (and I love his attitude towards the elite yachters)
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    Life aboard a sub-20' Sailboat

    ocean crossing might be uncomfortable, but if you look at it like extended coastal camping, it's pretty good
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    Life aboard a sub-20' Sailboat

    Expensive, but gorgeous little boats. There's a blue one for sale in BC right now that's been around for a long time. I wonder if anyone will ever pick it up? https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1981/pacific-seacraft-flicka-20-3197964/
  12. Anyone know someone or heard of anyone living on a Sailboat 20' or less?
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    R2AK 2019

    That makes a bit more sense at least that the tilted version.
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    R2AK 2019

    That's a neat boat. haven't seen anything like it before. What's up with the rudders, is that normal to have them canted so far aft (and to my eyes, be so small?)
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    It's the same old tune "Wishing I was in BC"