Veeger

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  1. 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....!
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    Coolboats to admire

    Bingo! I knew it. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1163183597100267&id=286299924788643 Thanks for getting it...
  3. 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'...
  4. 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.....!
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    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...
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    Coolboats to admire

    Looks like a Norwalk Sharpie
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    NY to SFO the hard way

    What was yesterday’s wx like? While electronics can fail, this is disturbing.
  8. 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.
  9. Well, a strong NW’ly to the finish could be good... However, don’t put yer dentures in as she might pound a bit in short seas...(what with a nearly flat bottom and the overhang...). On the other hand, my money is on a rowing pain fest!
  10. Well, yes, it's similar but not a keel boat like the 110, so better for rowing on that sliding seat. Any sail and oar powered craft will inflict max pain on this course.
  11. I think that this could be a contender for the WA360 (okay, personally, I might do a different color...)
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    Race 2 Alaska Put on Ice another 12 Months!

    Well. That would be true, except. You’ve got some very significant tide gates. (Tacoma Narrows, twice). Deception Pass/ Swinomish Slough and a distinct lack of wind for that time of year. ‘Sea breezes’ are non-existent for practically the whole length of the course. I did this route between Anacortes and Olympia 2 years ago—and over 2 weeks only sailed for maybe 8 hours. The rest was glass calm for days/
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    Race 2 Alaska Put on Ice another 12 Months!

    The 2 week time limit will be a significant factor for all but the first to finish type competitors. Singlehanding will be tough...
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    The End is Nigh...

    Don't know just how 'far' apart you are dollar wise from the buyer. My experience... you are unlikely to get a same or better offer in the future. Time, too, is currency. Meanwhile, life remains in limbo. Of course, YMMV....
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    Daysailer for old people

    Did it sell (again) in the last year or two? I knew it was for sale quite some time ago and the last asking price was somewhere in the $275k-$325k range. Get 'er down well under $200k and I'd be getting pretty serious....
  16. 'Somewhere'..., I got the idea that the problem with warm fuel return was that after use, the fuel cools, the air in the tank cools, drawing in moist air from the tank vent due to contraction of fuel and air density. Repeat this cycle and over time, well, ya gots moisture in the tank... (I'm sure someone will chime in on this...)
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    Center cockpit vs aft cockpit

    This is why, philosophically and emotionally, I can't do a power boat. (Let's not even talk about environmentally...) The funny thing is that dollar/spreadsheet wise, especially on a 67' er, the difference in running costs between power and sail are probably not really the deciding factor. 1973 traumatized me when it comes to fuel use...
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    Center cockpit vs aft cockpit

    Center cockpits typically require steep and deep ladders to access the accommodations. No aging boomer wants to go down into the ‘cave’. Condomarans are much more inviting and ‘knee’ friendly...
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    Daysailer for old people

    It’s a Schock. They don’t ‘do’ fancy. The Harbor 20, however, works really well for the target market and use.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Nor mine. But it's obviously intended to catch someone's eye...
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    Coolboats to admire

    Haven’t watched the vid yet (competing for bandwidth in the house currently). Neat little pocket cruiser perhaps but the double ended part seems counter productive to space, room, performance for this size. I ‘get it’ though about the ‘look’ being a part of the package....
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    Quirky and personal design constraints.

    Yeah, but.... done in today’s materials and today’s designs, mebbe not that much worse... https://biekerboats.com/project/pt-dinghy/
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    Fattest boats

    Yup, this is very true. It was still a ‘not too bad’ little boat.
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    Fattest boats

    I actually enjoyed the years I spent sailing mine. I only had 4 complaints: 1) Tiller was too short 2) Masthead rig required multiple different sized headsails 3) Reefing the main was necessary for helm balance when the wind got up much 4) Almost too stiff, at anchor in a roll anchorage, my boat was tick/tick/ticking like a metronome while the Cal 34 next door just gently heaved and mildly rolled... Definitely well built and solid with a very comfy cabin for 1 or 2 while cruising. (having the 1 cyl Yanmar under the V-berth was a bit weird though...