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Search: Posts Made By: LaVarlope
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2,741
Views: 231,044
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=45498&stc=1&d=1427371295

It ain't that bad guys, this is how we wait for the sailing season here in Qc.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By LaVarlope
Installing windlass

I saw a Lofran Royal manual windlass yesterday for sale at 450.00$. I would like to have your opinion on ways to install it on my bow.What are my option? Remove captsan(winch), remove cowl vent and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: Help or advice on cruise planning

Jon we decide to skip Saguenay because we have been there before, not on our boat but with AML cruise ship. We will try to leave a bit earlier but we are leaving our jobs july 17th so it depends on...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: Help or advice on cruise planning

There will be no schedule in the sense that I dont have to be anywhere at any precise time. But since I plan to head south before winter I still have to make headway.

Im following the St-Lawrence...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: Help or advice on cruise planning

The boat is and Tartan 34'.

Well it is a route planning/ schedule. We are doing it to give a general idea of distance and time that it takes to get there. It's mostly done to see if we will end up...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By LaVarlope
Help or advice on cruise planning

Im currently planning the first leg of our seabatical year. At first I wanted to motor down the richelieu river and to the Hudson to reach the ICW going south for next winter. Since the Can $ is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-23-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 8,680
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: Just Go!

Hey Mike I hope we have the chance to meet this summer, you will be passing by my marina for sure or like you said we might cross path on the St-lawrence. Will keep in touch.

Fair wind!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-23-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 8,680
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: Just Go!

Wow, this boat is for sale at my Marina in Lévis. Spoke to the owner for hours and he showed me all the upgrade he did on his Tanzer 7.5. I think he even got dismasted somewhere along the way. Great...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-23-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 8,680
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: Just Go!

Well I'm going for it. I bought the boat and getting ready to cast off. Come begining of July we will be without permenant adresse and slowly making our way south. I realize that I wont have the...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,545
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: Sailing TV show

Hey Jeff,

3 Biggest fear for me about my departure planned for next July in no particular order are :

- Is it going to be as fun as I imagine it ?
- Is my new girlfriend going to like it and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-27-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,280
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

This is how the PO covered the boat for the winter. I wonder if the opening space at the bow and transom are a probleme? I think its good to allow airflow, but the way it is set up its leaving large...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-27-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,280
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Yeah, I have remove the rudder last week-end. It went well, all I had to do was remove the the bottom cast iron shoe and the attachement at the tiller and it came off. It's now in my 2 room...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-27-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,280
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Ok so finally we manage to agree on a price for that 34'. It is now mine, so stoke about it. Thank you everybody for your input and feedback. Now it's time to prep everyting so I can be ready next...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-17-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,280
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Hello again, Im closing the deal on the Tartan34 with the A4. Somethings came up, I got the price as low as I can but when the owner hauled out his boat last week and he told me that he suspect water...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,280
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Thank you killarney_sailor , I went twice in Maine to look at this boat, I could of had it for 8k but there was so much work on it to be done that I gave up.

I like your input about the windvane,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,280
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Sails & Rigging
Aluminum mast & boom (painted), keel stepped, Harken roller furling, Barient winches, Harken mainsheet blocks, external halyards, full battened mainsail (98), 135% furling genoa...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,280
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

My dilema really comes from the engine, Here are my 2 option:

#1 - 1972 Tartan 34 reg : canada(plus) price : +/- 20 000$
atomic-4 (minus)
cape horn windvane (plus)
gimbaled propane range (plus)...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,280
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Hey everybody , I'm looking for a surveyor in the ottawa region. If you know any reputable one in the area I would like to contact them.

In the meanwhile here's some picture I took of the boat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-13-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,280
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Yes and i started this post 8 month ago, been looking at many boats since then. I got to understand what is the use boat market other then just looking at adds on yatchworld. The trip to Mexico...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-12-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,280
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Food for thought! Still is more reassuring to start on a know cruising ground(sort of) and from what I saw in mexico, boats in the south are'nt in tip top shape. I like your input and will think...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-12-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,280
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Hey, I am now getting a little closer to the dream. After many boat visited, I even went to San Carlos, Mexico to look at some boat over there I think I have found what I am looking for. It's a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: Towing a Kayak

You could also consider the ORU kayak , I saw this on the shark tank show, It's a foldable kayak that look though enough and apparently they work really well. Once folded they could be easily store.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,280
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

That is my big question,the size. This is a huge step for me, the purchase of the boat, I don't want to regret going too small or too big. I am willing to invest a major chunck of my saving to live...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-27-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,280
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

I found this boat near where i live. Allied princess Ketch 1975 hull #58. talk to the broker today and they are asking 40k for it negociable. Anybody has experience with this kind of boat? To big for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-16-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,280
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Thank you Jeff very helpfull post. You are right, I have to make up my mind about where to go , than defining my need for what kind of boat I need will be clearer. Thing is I eventually want to be...
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