Vaeredil

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    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.
  2. Anyone know someone or heard of anyone living on a Sailboat 20' or less?
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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/
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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"
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I agree, with his dedication and willingness to work hard, he could be north of Alaska or past Hawaii in a smaller, more sensible boat. Maybe he's the type that likes repair more than sailing? Earlier on in the series, he does some sailing in a cal 20, I think. I wonder if that's all the experience he has?
  17. 23 year old sailor with no fear and experience over a wide range of boats looking to crew for the 2019 R2AK. I don't have nearly the experience of most, but right now I race weekly on E-scows, own a little 16 foot dinghy, and previously spent 9 months living and sailing on various boats in the PNW.
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    R2AK 2019

    I'm really shocked and kinda sad about the race not continuing after this year. A few months ago I decided to put it off until "next year", and I'm now stuck into a well paying job and found a tiny apartment. I really hope it comes back sooner rather than later, and if not, there's always cruising to Alaska.
  19. Hey there friends, I have a Jack Holt designed "Lazy E" dinghy that I've been told uses sails and a rig of the exact same dimensions as his Enterprise dinghies, which are much more common. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good used suit of Enterprise sails for sale in Canada? I would LOVE a set with a reef point or two already in as I sail singlehanded in some pretty crazy conditions sometimes, but I can also sew them in myself; no biggie. Thank you in advance!
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Oh man, I've hit CA paydirt. newest Finding Simon episode. He gives you a little look at a brent swain cruising boat in the second half. I'll stick with my current opinion on that topic: If it floats and sails, any boat is better than none (And the one in the video looks alright from what I can see?)
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    Countdown to Hawaii 2020 - prep?

    As you already know, I'm not experienced enough to have any advice for you, but just wanted to say good luck and go for it!
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Yeah, I think that for just PNW cruising you could probably take out a bathtub, and with enough skill get it pretty much anywhere you wanted to go. Offshore there's more concern about weak points but I mean, look at R2AK: almost anything goes.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    I really like the look of those too Have one laying around?
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    There's literally nothing in Dryden to be had. I'm resigned to travelling for my next boat
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    It's a Van Der Stadt Buccaneer 23, and here's a fantastic video of one working downwind in some pretty awesome conditions. I wish I could win the lottery. 15k and I'd be debt free, own the boat I posted, and have enough money for multiple years worth of food.