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About Veeger

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    Super Anarchist
  • Birthday January 1

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    Betwixt and Between PNW
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    Sailing, multihulls, monohulls, daysailers

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  1. Veeger

    Don't be a diesel mechanics, be a sailor...

    Methinks you are spot on!
  2. Veeger

    Don't be a diesel mechanics, be a sailor...

    Great discussion! As I follow this, it becomes clear that for most folks, a nice diesel engine is essentially an enabler. It enables a certain type of cruising and in certain areas when present. Some of this type of cruising has been enjoyed by many and their entire enjoyment of a boat on the water essentially requires this enablement. It enables a riskier anchorage choice, enables not having to plan so tightly for low wind areas or tidal current areas. It enables a cappuccino in the morning from an electric coffee maker, it enables spontaneity and maximizing an otherwise limited time on the water. For them, electric just doesn't enable their 'style' of cruising. There's no shame in that, it just is. For others, the diesel is a burden, an eyesore, an 'ear' sore, an inconvenience and lies little used, taking up valuable space. If their cruising style and locale are blessed with reliable wind, buckets of free time and encourages self-sufficiency and a heightened desire to maintain long held traditional values, then electric can be a good and pleasant option...assuming the depth of pockets as well. One more thing about the supposed simplicity of electric. I've been conditioned long enough by experience to never want to depend on a printed circuit board for my comfort and convenience on the water. Lithium batteries require multiple circuits and fuses and diodes to function efficiently and safely. I still can't get past that challenge in my head...
  3. Veeger

    Caption Contest

    Ummm, don’t you have a few tales....?
  4. Veeger

    Re-entry after sabbatical

    Did the Retire, Buy Boat, Liveaboard, thing in my early 50's. Sooooo glad I did. Now, 14 yrs later, Stiffer (only the joints...:-( , Sore, Early recognition that the balance isn't what it was 10 yrs ago. Still overall good health but now recognizing that peak physical health is in the rear view mirror. I repeat... Just do it! Go now.
  5. Veeger

    Caption Contest

    Harbor Hot Tub Tours is about ready to depart. We're just waiting for the water to heat up a bit more before we go.
  6. In which case, you will discover just where the US Navy jets do a lot of their practicing....
  7. Veeger

    Daysailer for old people

    This math, while technically accurate (and he may have spent even more than that ‘estimated cost’) is something we boat owners/enthusiasts really prefer not to be reminded of... and WHATEVER you do or say, don’t make this point to our spouses! However, in truth, we’ve determined that we’re willing to pay such sums for Quality of Life!
  8. Veeger

    Re-entry after sabbatical

    Once you get dis satisfied with your work life, you won’t regain it. When you leave, you will be glad you did. When my wife asked me (after I pissed and moaned about the boss). So “Why are you working?”. I thought, and said, “For the money?”. Retired early 50’s, took my lump sum and never looked back. Sold the house, which paid for the boat and went cruising. Now, nearly 15 years later, have a larger house, beyond my imaginations, living a new dream, retired (again) from our own business, but the wife is running it and playing with selling or living off it... either way works and we’re doing better than we were in our peak ‘working’ years. As Nike says, Just Do It....!
  9. Veeger

    Coolboats to admire

    Bingo! I knew it. Thanks for getting it...
  10. No disagreements here. But I do not have cable or over the air TV, we use it for the limited entertainment we get from a big screen. I confess that I prefer some YT videos over most of what passes for entertainment on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc, etc. Overall, it's a pretty cheap price compared to cable and 'other'...
  11. I see Vags are selling their catamaran... a little vague on what's next though. (I happened to have it suggested recently... I really can't watch the whole thing...) btw, Youtube Premium is a good thing if you spend too much time on YT... no ads.... ahhhhhh, peace.....!
  12. Veeger

    Coolboats to admire

    There was a custom 30'er that's been kicking around the Maine coast for a number of years. I've only seen a few pics, it wasn't promoted by the builder or designer. I 'think' it could have been a Bob Stephens design and I want to say French and Webb did it. I haven't tracked it because it is too small for me and didn't have any accommodations. I think the last time I saw anything on it, it had been spiffed up and re-worked rig-wise. Maybe this will jog someone's memory...
  13. Veeger

    Coolboats to admire

    Looks like a Norwalk Sharpie
  14. Veeger

    NY to SFO the hard way

    What was yesterday’s wx like? While electronics can fail, this is disturbing.
  15. Seriously?!!???! I find this beyond absurd. But I think I came across a previous owner who ‘knew’ this years (many) ago. Did a delivery that was having the same type issues on a boat that had ‘original’ fuel in the tanks. The owner threw a couple ‘extra’ filters of a different type on the boat ‘just in case’. After using the couple spares already on board, I resorted to the other style of filter and headed into Newport, OR where I bought a case of filters. In putting back the original filter housings, I discovered that the hoses wouldn’t fit. Turns out they had been running the fuel backwards into the filter. Once I rectified that problem, I finished the trip with a full case of spare filters minus the one new one I had used. Filters don’t like to run backwards.... On another note: On my 41’ cruising cat, I specified dual fuel filters so that I could bypass a plugged one immediately and change out the other filter at my convenience. Came in handy once when I had a clogged filter while underway. The good news was that it didn’t happen at an in opportune time and I had this setup on both engines. Strongly recommend.