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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

    what was it?

    Imperial Battleship prototype for the Empire
  2. Veeger

    And they're off again...

    Lot's of dogs aren't exactly trained for 'offshore and onboard fecal transfer'. Wonder if they're planning on daily shore excursions... Nope, don't wanna wonder or even consider the complications.... Btw, did they ever get the first wreck out of the pass? (I can't bear to read the other thread...)
  3. Veeger

    Near Capsize

    You guys are pretty good in the racing, push it to the max, mode so I am not surprised that you had a near miss. Glad no one was in the way when things let go. For me, as a cruiser and sometime racer, I play conservatively. Multihulls generate a nonchalance just before they go haywire. They don't 'talk' the same to the crew as everything seems quite manageable until it isn't. I sail by the numbers. 1st reef at 16 kts true (when cruising), 20kts true when racing. I have a 'chicken' Code Zero but treat it like a full size one. Yeah, not quite as fast all around but so far I haven't broken anything or scared myself. Better to keep it that way---but then, I'm not a Type A!
  4. Veeger

    by the numbers

    THAT'S who it was... I almost was gonna say that but, well, I didn't really care who it was since it was so long ago...
  5. Veeger

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    I'll not forget seeing the plastic thru hulls on a Newport 41 many years ago. And No, not Forespar Marelon ones. I mean cheap, brittle looking plastic ones. Kinda made me a bit leery of Newport boats after that....
  6. Veeger

    by the numbers

    Maybe! I ultimately think it has merit. Eliminating the main is what Chris White has been working on and for a cruiser, well, I'd be open.... The Ed posted a nice cartoon but on the website, there's a bit more refined concept boat... plus a few other, umm, 'interesting' design thought experiments....
  7. Veeger

    Coolboats to admire

    Cockpits aren't trivial for me. In fact, my fondest desire is to go to a designer and say "Design a cockpit for me. Put a nice boat around it." In this case, since the cockpit narrows aft, the helm person is likely to be pulling that tiller right into his/her ribcage during a maneuver. Alternatively, the already small cockpit is useless for the last third and the traveller pretty well prevents sitting a bit ahead of the tiller. Travelers in the prime real estate position in the cockpit are real turnoffs to me. It's also too shallow. Small and shallow is great for draining a boarding sea but is uncomfortable, unprotected and gets tough to endure after a few hours. I like a nice deep cockpit and a tiller head that is below deck (so the tiller is below that aft deck and extending into the aft part of the cockpit) It beats keeping my arm up in the air all the time hanging off the tiller. FYI, I'm totally spoiled by the Yankee One-Design that I had for a number of years. That was a comfy cockpit but it could still have been improved upon.
  8. Veeger

    Coolboats to admire

    Maybe an 8 meter like this one? Checkstays are the same. Portlights are the same.
  9. Veeger

    by the numbers

    Procyon. A demo boat for an electronics company I think. (can't remember who)
  10. Veeger

    Coolboats to admire

    Kris, the first picture doesn't seem to be of the same boat. (note the house does not extend fwd of the mast as in the Spirit 46). Might that be a W-46 instead?
  11. Veeger

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    Last boats don't exist unless you die while owning it. Next boats are just around the corner and can be pretty much anywhere (you least expect it)
  12. Veeger

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Yup, I think you've got it. Boom looks similar too. Nice looking boat (when the sheer is intact....)
  13. Veeger

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Waaaay past the 'Use By' date. You're 10 years too late...
  14. Veeger

    Coolboats to admire

    I'd take it.... and enjoy the heck out it!