Veeger

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About Veeger

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    Betwixt and Between PNW
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    Sailing, multihulls, monohulls, daysailers

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  1. Veeger

    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    Well sir! You have a slightly 'above standard' size craft! I salute both the designer and builder for providing such adequate access to the tank!
  2. Veeger

    A Really Cool 30' Daysailer

    Sometimes.... sometimes wisdom supersedes ‘faggy’. Great familiarity with dermatologists tends to influence one’s priorities...
  3. Veeger

    Daysailer for old people

    Yep, speed isn't essential. I sailed on one in Hawaii some years back. For a Stonehorse, Kaneohe Bay was an epic voyage (just from one end to the Sandbar and back). The beer was cold. I cruised an 18' catboat on the coast of Maine even more years back... slow and steady got me wherever I wanted to go and every trip was a Journey. On the other hand, SoCal might be a bit boring for an afternoon at 3 knots. YMMV. I agree though, who NEEDS a $650,000 daysailer? I'm just thinking about a $400,000 one... that would be a NEED.... (waterline is good for a daysailer here amongst the currents and light airs of the PNW---3 knots of boat speed and you'll feel like a leaf on the brook out back...
  4. Veeger

    Daysailer for old people

    Classic, evocative, cute, dream maker, 3.19 knot sh**box...(if yer lucky)
  5. Veeger

    When I Win the Lottery

    While often pronounced as 'bumpkin', the correct term is 'boomkin'. Bumpkins are often considered close relatives of Trumptards but have their own unique distinguishing characteristics.... as in, 'country bumpkins'. HRC may have been thinking of bumpkins when she uttered the 'Deplorables' comment. However, Deplorables (and Bumpkins) preceded Trumptards and cannot always be considered as being the Same Thing. *Vocabulary police badge #2444
  6. Veeger

    When I Win the Lottery

    I came across this Solenn 42 this week. I think it’s my ‘new’ Next Boat... Jury is still out however on whether I’ll have the cash or need a winning lotto ticket. Meanwhile, I think we need to have some reasonable sense of travel normality so I can take delivery ‘over there’ and get a season or two cruising Sweden and Norway. Their smaller models, the 32 and 27 are worthy alternatives but, the Admiral would want the full headroom galley and head, so it’s the 42 for me. https://cnfr.fr/en/our-models/collection-solenn/solenn-42/
  7. Remember when places like Sable Island were known for having over 500 shipwrecks...?
  8. Veeger

    Daysailer for old people

    True, a well respected, iconic Bay Area design.... but undercanvassed for Dago.
  9. Veeger

    Daysailer for old people

    Bridge deck, main sheet to the bridge deck (almost worse than a traveler), deck level cockpit seating, coaming to low for adequate back rest. Another ‘cute’ boat of pain. (At least for older folks who are only going to daysail) As to the Bridges Point 24, there’s this: https://www.ecys.com/boat/2008/bridges-point/24/2236/ Or this: https://www.ecys.com/boat/2018/bridges-point/24/2221/ (More money but perfect for your folks)
  10. Veeger

    Daysailer for old people

    Nope. That traveller will mess with his/her knees and shins and send him/her all-a-splatter heading one way or the other in a hurry. Move along.... Bruises, blood and curses lie here.
  11. Veeger

    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    It sounds like the outboard is a good match. Low rpm, quiet but adds a nice boost to sail power. Outboards don’t even have the problems diesels are purported to have at low loads. To Kris’ point, I think the usual knock on low rpms operations on boats likely has more to do with short run times where the engine never gets up in temperature, combined with poor maintenance, water condensation and other abuses. As for electric, while solely on electric, your range is indeed pretty limited but doing the motor sailing thing at reduced rpms really extends the time available on the battery. But for the money, it sounds like the outboard is already achieving most of what you want to do in combo mode. True motor-while-sailing mode can be very efficient, greatly improve passage times and quite pleasant, especially vs running solely under power with a well loaded, high(er) rpms of diesel only.
  12. Veeger

    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    Ah, well, yes.... there is always a downside. But, underway, behind glass, warm and dry ,most often compensates for many things...
  13. Veeger

    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    Dylan, you must be in hog heaven with inside steering, cabin heat, etc, etc. Congrats on stepping up to luxury while staying small. Great solution.
  14. Veeger

    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    Hmmm, well, better plumb a 'high level' return from the day tank to the fuel tank. It just wouldn't do to overflow the day tank with all that there fu-ell coming back from the engine...
  15. Steve, thanks for sharing these details. I can’t ever get enough info about Red Herring, She has always been a sweet design and it’s good that’s she’s always been in the same family and improved with love. If I had a spare million, I”d be wanting to give her a sister. I might even accept the deep draft (necessary for obvious reasons). I love long, lean and low, with light displacement and commensurate small relative sail area. Red Herring is the epitome of this.