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Forum: Weather   03-22-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Livia
Re: French Polynesia Weather

This is mostly the same as Soggy Paws but in case this is useful:

Our Weather Routine in French Polynesia ~ SV Estrellita 5.10b...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-22-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 22,619
Posted By Livia
Re: Best 30-36' boats for bluewater & liveaboard?

A beat up Wauquiez Pretorien (35') might sell for that low.
Forum: Weather   03-22-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Livia
Re: French Polynesia Weather

Not sure I understand your question but you can get the Nadi fleet code (as code or as text) via saildocs if that helps. We use the opencpn plug in to view the fleet code.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,232
Posted By Livia
Re: Flying drones

We got some great video given to us of our boat and us kiting in Tonga from a dJI Phantom. We used the footage in a video.

video

and here are two stills:
...
Forum: herSailNet   03-16-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By Livia
I am afraid my ovaries will fall out when the boat heels

This is an excellent article that points out that for the most part, the fears that many female sailors have aren't (of course) any different than for male sailors.

With the exception of the fear...
Forum: Weather   03-16-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Livia
Re: Hurricane, Typhoon, and Weather Forecasting Guidance

Looking for the safe haven info (out of curiousity) and xant find it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-16-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,232
Posted By Livia
Re: Flying drones

If they offer you aerial pictures or video of your boat floating in paradise...COOL!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-16-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Livia
Re: What concerns do you have when a boat has been out of the water for a long time?

If it it too dry, wood can shrink causing tabbing (structural or furniture) to crack away from the wood or the hull. Just a visual inspection item.
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   01-18-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By Livia
Re: New Steering Maintainance Video

Nicely done sailvayu!
Forum: Cruising Videos   01-18-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By Livia
Re: Passage Diary: 3000 Nautical Miles in the South Pacific

Thanks everyone. Had a great time going back over the footage myself while making it. You forget how things felt in the moment later.
Forum: Cruising Videos   01-17-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By Livia
Arrow Passage Diary: 3000 Nautical Miles in the South Pacific

I recently made another video passage diary covering our trip from the Gambier in French Polynesia Westward bound this year. Some of you might have seen our Mexico to Marquesas Passage Diary - same...
Forum: Cruising Videos   01-17-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,154
Posted By Livia
Re: Celebrating Two Years of Sailing in the South Pacific

Hi Advocate777, We've made a number of "series" but not exactly like this video. You can see our playlists here: https://www.youtube.com/user/SVEstrellita510b/playlists

You might like the "A Taste...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-17-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 3,253
Posted By Livia
Re: Are sailing magazine articles boring?

Agreed. And I think Ocean Navigator (http://oceannavigator.com) is another exception.

Disclosure: I've written for ON, but that's because I think they are good/interesting, not the other way...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-23-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,726
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: 2,720
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: 791
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   08-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,154
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   08-13-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,154
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   08-13-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 4,590
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: 6,340
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: 17
Views: 2,154
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: 3,810
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: 15
Views: 1,094
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: 2,467
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: 892
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,...
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