Veeger

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About Veeger

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    Anacortes, Wa
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    Sailing, multihulls, monohulls, daysailers

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  1. Veeger

    How to buy a 40' cat?

    Ooofff! You're on a steep learning curve. 1) Have you looked into where you'll keep the boat in Hawaii. Options are very limited. Start learning this part first 2) Don't make an offer until you've seen it 3) Then make it subject to a survey. By a surveyor who will be approved by your insurance company. You may have to fly one in. 4) Technically, you might be better off using a surveyor not associated with the selling agent. Your options in Papeete may be limited, see item 3. 5) USCG Documentation. In your case, plan on hiring a reputable company to do this. It can be done by a buyer but with foreign build, foreign owner and foreign location I'd anticipate some serious obstacles. Others may know more about this. 6) While buying a boat 'out in the cruising grounds' may look like good prices, they're either a mess or a good deal. Depends on the previous owner(s) attention to details, pocketbook and experience. You might do better to buy domestically, especially for this first time around.... Good luck! Finding a buying a good boat can be a challenge under the best of circumstances (but fun, too!). Perhaps, taking a knowledgeable local friend with you to check things out might be wise.
  2. Actually, a pretty cool looking boat apart from needing a bit of cosmetic work....
  3. I've always been intrigued with tandem keel designs. Essentially two, much higher aspect, foils with the (maybe) advantage of a small, thin bulb connecting them. Thoughts, Zonker?
  4. Veeger

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Built with love, skill and a lot of dollars, thus making it another in a long line of boating/life tragedies. The only thing missing was an understanding of boat design and the consequences of modifications.....
  5. Veeger

    Show your boat not sailing

    Thanks! Be nice to see how the 36 'lives' vs my old F-28. I've always liked how they sail...
  6. Veeger

    Show your boat not sailing

    Tis but a flesh wound...and a (hopefully) somewhat temporary condition. The Admiral and I are already talking the 'next' one (or two) once the crunch eases....
  7. Veeger

    Show your boat not sailing

    There is no 'MY' boat sailing anymore..... Attachment not found (cuz now there's only a Bill of Sale) Happy? Not so much... but now I can make Q1 payroll
  8. Great illustrations of the agony and the ecstasy of a beachable cat! Paint the bottom? Hah, not me, thanks anyway. Inspect? Clean the topsides? Sure, sweet, provided that it's hard sand, no wakes/waves and especially no MUD! Sandbags have been used successfully in a number of instances, fussy though to make it all land just right and requires some pre-planning/locating of said sand bags.
  9. Veeger

    Coolboats to admire

    I had the privilege of attending her launch in East Boothbay some 'number' of years ago....
  10. ...and both Indigo and Merlin are the best examples of beautiful multihull design ever done in both large and small cats!
  11. Yeah, well, fixed mini-keels vs daggerboards. The DIFFERENCE is in windward performance. Effectively, maintenance is no more difficult with daggerboards than mini-keels. Sure, I pull them out to paint and inspect during haul out,(or find a place that can handle their beam) it's not a big deal anymore. Yeah, you might have to replace or screw around with a control line sheave in an awkward place. It's all easier than changing the oil on your diesel. Beaching! Ha! That was important 50 plus years ago when the cheap homesteader types couldn't afford a haul out. If you've got a production cat, you can afford a haul out periodically. So after I've hauled and painted my boat, tell me again why I want to 'sand' it all off on a beach? btw, with daggerboards and lifting rudders, the whole hull will be on the beach, how ya gonna paint THAT? Minikeels at least minimize the places you can't paint and they protect your sail drives (which would be jammed in the mud on a truly shallow hull. Even with mini keels, the what other boat type has less than 5'-6' draft? (that's 40, 50+ feet long?) You also can't SAIL in shallow water with a daggerboard fully retracted. So the advantage is what? that you can motor into some shallow, bug infested swamp? There's too many other things that are much more important when selecting a boat. Ya want shallow draft? Find a 28' centerboarder or something....
  12. Veeger

    Iridium NEXT / Certus plans and pricing

    I'm rooting for Elon and Starlink !
  13. Just fyi. When you post here on SA and say you 'bought an ad', the assumption is that you bought ad space here on SA. So, while a true statement, it's misleading (intentionally? ...sure hope not). It leads folks to wonder at what else is being 'slightly' misrepresented, even if technically true....
  14. Pace = Too slow, plus I don't really need what amounts to 'spoken' log entries. I couldn't watch it straight thru, I just jumped to a few random points on the vid and it was all the same. Nice camera, I reckon but...
  15. GW = Global Warming Yes, Pano, but my point is it's still a large group who may not have seen this genre of YT (= YouTube). No judgement here, just saying they've expanded their reach to a much larger demographic. For 'number of views' that's the Holy Grail.