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Search: Posts Made By: Livia
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-23-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,323
Posted By Livia
Re: Three Years From Cruising

From two cruiser-kiters in the S Pacific, here is something to feed the dream:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dD7pQ6FO6WI

Enjoy and good luck!
Forum: herSailNet 09-23-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,998
Posted By Livia
Re: Do You Sail Solo?

It isnt single handing but Even when we are in the ocean double handed I can "sail alone" in the narrow sense that I do everything necessary by myself. I do wake Carol up (our policy) if I reef but I...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 08-16-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Livia
Re: Desolation Sound.

Very nice. I finally uploaded our footage of our 2010-2011 all season British Columbia cruise. A Taste of Cruising British Columbia - YouTube
Forum: Cruising Videos 08-16-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By Livia
Re: Celebrating Two Years of Sailing in the South Pacific

Thanks for the feedback although the iMovie trailer app doesn't allow me to vary it (a fun app, but not full featred). I'll keep it in mind for other films.

And you are correct about 5.10b!

Why...
Forum: Cruising Videos 08-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By Livia
Re: Celebrating Two Years of Sailing in the South Pacific

Thanks everyone! If I had to guess, the next two years will find us still in the Pacific. There are so many island nations here to see with very different nature and cultures. We just spent a few...
Forum: herSailNet 08-14-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,791
Posted By Livia
Re: For Us Female Navigators Out There

I'm the main navigator aboard as well. I use a combination of OpenCPN and iNavX but would highly recommend using SASPlanet as well:

Electronic charting on Estrellita: SAS Planet & OpenCPN ~ SV...
Forum: Wauquiez 06-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 3,878
Posted By Livia
Re: Is there a Centurion 40s Owners' Group?

Have you already joined the Wauquiez Yahoo group?

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/wauquiez-boats/info
Forum: Cruising Videos 06-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By Livia
Celebrating Two Years of Sailing in the South Pacific

7 years ago I joined this forum as a newbie buying a boat.

4 years ago (almost) we cut our dock lines and we have spent 2 years now in the South Pacific.

As a (silly, admittedly) celebration...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,474
Posted By Livia
Re: What do cruisers do?

Kiteboard!

We meet (perhaps because we seek them out) a lot of sport oriented cruisers - diving, kiting, windsurfing, whatever.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Livia
Re: Chikungunya Virus

From "the other ocean" ;), the first case was reported in French Polynesia last week. They are hoping they've isolated it.
Forum: herSailNet 01-02-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,284
Posted By Livia
Re: Unleashing Womens Potential in Blue Water Sailing

While we were prepping for cruising I was in charge of gear research and installation for the last two years while my husband worked full time. I had a proportionally small but unfortunately highly...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 01-02-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By Livia
Re: Book recommendations for rounding Van Isle?

Perhaps a call to the Vancouver Island Regional Library system? The librarians there are generally very nice. I found an email for them ref@virl.bc.ca I'm sure if you explained what you were doing,...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 12-30-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By Livia
Re: Book recommendations for rounding Van Isle?

A book written ABOUT The Curve of Time gives a lot of great insight into the original:
Following the Curve of Time: The Legendary M. Wylie Blanchet: Cathy Converse: 9781894898683: Amazon.com:...
Forum: herSailNet 12-30-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,284
Posted By Livia
Re: Unleashing Womens Potential in Blue Water Sailing

PCPs method works and I was able to read the article - thanks!

I really enjoyed the fact that she gives specific advice and I resonated with the idea of acknowledging that the person learning has...
Forum: herSailNet 12-26-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,284
Posted By Livia
Re: Unleashing Womens Potential in Blue Water Sailing

We are dirtbag cruisers - no magazines right now ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-26-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By Livia
Re: Books by Sailors

Wow, sailnet changed my links into big dramatic images. interesting.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-26-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By Livia
Re: Books by Sailors

Perhaps you meant self-published books but you said sailing books by sailors so two excellent books are:

The Motion of the Ocean: 1 Small Boat, 2 Average Lovers, and a Woman's Search for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
Posted By Livia
Re: sailboat insurance in canada

Salut Mike,

Mon mari (Carol) vien du Gaspé. Si tu veux, tu peut nous envoyer un email a s.v.estrellita@gmail.com sur le sujet. On a parti du Victoria en 2011. Notre bateaux est actuallement a la...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-26-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By Livia
Re: How do I know how much I need?

When I read about this I found that people estimated solar output a lot of different ways.

Some take the total watts and divide by 3 or 4 to estimate 12V amp hours per day.

Some multiply the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-26-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Livia
Re: Vava'u, Tonga

If you want some local contacts: Cruiser Guide Vava'u Islands, Tonga, South Pacific (http://www.vavau.to/marineguide.html)
Forum: herSailNet 12-26-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,284
Posted By Livia
Re: Unleashing Womens Potential in Blue Water Sailing

Can you give us non-subscribers a sense of the article?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-26-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,839
Posted By Livia
Re: Third Reef or Storm Sail?

We are cruising and chose to go with a third reef. The bunched up slugs and having to deal with them (or being lazy and letting your sail ride high) which RichH covered well are both PITAs but we...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 12-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By Livia
Re: Princess Louisa Inlet - lots of motoring?

We motored both ways both times. First time we didn't see the falls because things were iced over after the rapids past the kids camp. Second time we had the dock to ourselves, again in winter and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2012
Replies: 516
Views: 117,112
Posted By Livia
Re: Pictures: Those perfect moments

Our last swim at our haul out facility (French Polynesia) before leaving our boat on the hard for a few months and flying back to the frozen PNW.
...
Forum: Provisioning 02-15-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 10,853
Posted By Livia
bljones - *snort* I seriously hope the passage...

bljones - *snort* I seriously hope the passage doesn't take 6 months! :) If so, we'll have to rethink this cruising thing.

tdw - Pre-cooked bacon (which Kirkland rebrands from Hormel but is surely...
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