Originally Posted by Vega1860
BTW Jim: We know John Neal from our year in Friday Harbor and from the American Vega Association. Did you know that the name of his company comes from the boat he sailed out of Vancouver. around the Pacific and back in the nineteen seventies, the Albin Vega
27 "Mahina"? We ran into the family
John sold her to - still cruising, still seaworthy
and looking ready to go again.
Yep, we've met John, and read Voyage of the Mahina years ago. And, once again, we know and admire many cruisers in smaller boats. And, once again, I still think that considering the original parameters stated by Creaky, and with his further comments later in the thread, that a larger yacht will suit his needs better than a smaller one.
I certainly have no problem with the Albin as a boat. They have a long and distinguished record
of successful passages. I am always pleased to read of folks on any boat that have used them as extensively as you have and who are as happy with the boat as you obviously are. Good onya, mate! We expect to be in the SW Pacific for the foreseeable future (we really like it there), and if you get out that way again I reckon we'd enjoy sharing an anchorage with you.
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II lying Gladstone Qld Oz