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Search: Posts Made By: Livia
Forum: Wauquiez 06-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2,251
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: 3
Views: 513
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: 3,038
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: 447
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: 2,101
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: 718
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: 718
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: 2,101
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: 2,101
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: 1,004
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: 1,004
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: 972
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: 1,023
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: 416
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: 2,101
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: 2,574
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: 726
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: 475
Views: 98,284
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: 10,086
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...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-14-2012
Replies: 846
Views: 89,670
Posted By Livia
Caveats: As people have already mentioned, the...

Caveats: As people have already mentioned, the full/fin keel discussion is complicated by the fact that displacement and hull shape are often related to the designers fin choice. Also, the type of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-14-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Livia
We bought our cruising boat while living in...

We bought our cruising boat while living in Colorado Springs and 3.5 years after purchase, we cut the docklines and started cruising.

Sounds like we have/had a similar plan - welcome!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 1,859
Posted By Livia
Now that my overnight passages are *warm* I'm...

Now that my overnight passages are *warm* I'm enjoying them a lot more.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By Livia
Ours are non-floating. We have them in camera...

Ours are non-floating. We have them in camera cases which slip onto the webbing on our PFDs and we have a small bit of cord tied to them as a back up so they can't fall out of the camera case when...
Forum: Provisioning 02-14-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 10,086
Posted By Livia
We're going to be an outlier on this one because...

We're going to be an outlier on this one because we just stocked up for our Pacific crossing. We have at least 6 months of food on board right now. Heck, we have 7 months worth of Kirkland brand...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,076
Posted By Livia
Thanks for the thoughts everyone. The folks...

Thanks for the thoughts everyone.

The folks at Dan-Fender tell me that they sell a hand pump (!). I have not been able to locate it *anywhere* but here is a picture of it:
...
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