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Search: Posts Made By: Valiente
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-14-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 5,964
Posted By Valiente
Re: Ontario Yachts Viking 33 advice

Hey, guys...I'm the owner of a 1973 Viking 33, hull no. 32. While she's rather appallingly original in some respects (think brown plaid upholstery), I've made several fixes over the years, including...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-23-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,900
Posted By Valiente
Cross posted from Cruisers' Forum: As I...

Cross posted from Cruisers' Forum:

As I commented in this thread:

Reader's Digest Story of the s/v 'Emerald Jane' - Cruisers & Sailing Forums...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 120,641
Posted By Valiente
JE states a likely theory. The "normalization" of...

JE states a likely theory. The "normalization" of the use of GPS in cars, phones and Google Maps have made the plotters ubiquitous, but of course, charts are only as good as the chartmakers, and no...
Forum: herSailNet 12-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,103
Posted By Valiente
*bump* I just finished this book and wholly...

*bump* I just finished this book and wholly endorse Jim H.'s take on in. In fact, I reviewed it myself here: Volumes of Salt (http://volumesofsalt.blogspot.com/)

Not an easy read, but, I think, a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,358
Posted By Valiente
This is about the most popular small cruiser/club...

This is about the most popular small cruiser/club racer going, and for a reason, or rather several. The only thing you should learn to live with in my experience is that downwind, past 20 knots...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 120,641
Posted By Valiente
Thanks for the account of what you have heard. I...

Thanks for the account of what you have heard. I hope this rather harsh introduction to ocean sailing doesn't discourage you. Much of the time, it's pretty benign, or at least manageable. I think a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 120,641
Posted By Valiente
I'm in no rush, A. (had no idea you were a mod...

I'm in no rush, A. (had no idea you were a mod here, by the way).

This is one of those situations where all the "advice" in the world isn't going to change the outcome, and who knows which one of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 120,641
Posted By Valiente
Thanks. This thread got referenced on...

Thanks. This thread got referenced on Anything-sailing.com and as I only have so much time to blog about sailing (as opposed to fixing my boat), I decided to come here for the first time in months...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 120,641
Posted By Valiente
Sorry to hear of this. Purely by chance I met a...

Sorry to hear of this. Purely by chance I met a guy who'd been in this race today at my club, and who himself heard a fair bit of the radio chatter about this boat prior to the incident. But given...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 5,687
Posted By Valiente
Dave, Thanks for your description of your...

Dave,

Thanks for your description of your trip and I apologize for failing to reply before this point. If you are interested in comparing notes, I made some notes on my own recent delivery...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,131
Posted By Valiente
Beth Leonard's "Voyager's Handbook" is excellent...

Beth Leonard's "Voyager's Handbook" is excellent if you are contemplating going offshore for extended periods.

Beth (http://www.bethandevans.com/books.htm)

It's extremely comprehensive in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-20-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,774
Posted By Valiente
Given current events, those Haitians are going to...

Given current events, those Haitians are going to need that sort of insane resourcefulness. Nice link...thanks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Valiente
My friends are there right now on a Niagara 35....

My friends are there right now on a Niagara 35. They felt the quake, but there is no damage in the DR.

Read about it here: LOOOOP-eron! | The Voyages of s/v Silverheels III...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 7,567
Posted By Valiente
I saw this at the boat show last week (I bought...

I saw this at the boat show last week (I bought an HX850 handheld with the integral GPS!). It outputs to a plotter or a PC although you might have to tailor the connectors depending on USB or serial,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By Valiente
Check your boat club garbage. Seriously. Anyone...

Check your boat club garbage. Seriously. Anyone who has cut a hatch or a cut-out for a circular instrument will have created all you need in most cases. Then a scroll saw and some finishing with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2010
Replies: 233
Views: 50,087
Posted By Valiente
That's a lot of beer in the V-berth.

That's a lot of beer in the V-berth.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,981
Posted By Valiente
I started with Sail and CW in 1999. After five...

I started with Sail and CW in 1999. After five years, I dropped them and got Practical Sailor and Ocean Navigator, which are far more suited to my interests and needs. I will occasionally buy a Good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,870
Posted By Valiente
I use bicycle gloves, myself, but those framer's...

I use bicycle gloves, myself, but those framer's gloves look like a decent option.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,766
Posted By Valiente
A donation to your local Sea Scouts might be...

A donation to your local Sea Scouts might be appreciated by them, as well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-11-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 8,124
Posted By Valiente
My boat's a steel motorsailer with a full keel,...

My boat's a steel motorsailer with a full keel, and I am going to a slightly larger engine (from 52 to 60 HP). The full keel "blankets" the stern somewhat in a way a cutlass bearing aft of a fin keel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-11-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,403
Posted By Valiente
Consider a small pump in the well that exits out...

Consider a small pump in the well that exits out the side.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 8,124
Posted By Valiente
I too noticed such an improvement in sailing...

I too noticed such an improvement in sailing qualities with my Gori folder in terms of acceleration in a puff that I had to revise at what apparent wind speeds I would change my sails (I have hank...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,041
Posted By Valiente
Anyone else notice how long most of the great...

Anyone else notice how long most of the great boat drawers seem to live?

But we've certainly lost a lot of them in the last three or four years: Stephens, Crealock, Gilmer, Bolger, to name a few....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By Valiente
Yes, I am researching that currently. It's a...

Yes, I am researching that currently. It's a steel boat with decent hatches, but no dorades. I'm thinking of getting at least four for ventilation. I already have circular portlights for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By Valiente
Thanks, John. I post mostly at A-S these days....

Thanks, John. I post mostly at A-S these days. Killarney Sailor here was kind enough to have me along as crew for the first 1,500 NM of his retirement, and it was a great learning experience.

The...
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