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Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
Road Harbour
Current location:
Discovery Bay, Jamaica
Destinations visited:
Grt. Lakes, E. Seaboard US, Chesapeake, Bahamas, DR, Turks & Caicos, PR, Spanish Virgins, USVI, BVI, St. Marin/Maarten, St. Kitt's/Nevis, Montserrat, Antigua, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Carriacou/Grenada, Trinidad, Venezuela/Los Testigos/Los Roques/Los Aves, Bonaire/Curacao....Jamaica
Looking to:
Currently in Jamaica enroute to Rio Dulce, Guatemala

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Grenada

Posted on August 28, 2010 at 9:44am 2 Comments

We arrived in Grenada 2 weeks ago and have been busy tracking down and fixing our gremlins. To date we have ordered our new jib, and finally have the freezer working again. Nutmeg icecream all round! One of the first things we look for on arrival...Grenada is the only place you will find nutmeg icecream, fantastic! We are presently on the lookout for some engine parts, a never ending battle no matter what island you are on. Sad to say Grenada is following suit with many of the other islands…

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Peace at last!

Posted on July 23, 2010 at 7:42pm 0 Comments

The past few weeks have been everything from ho-hum to downright explosive! Ho-hum is pretty self explanatory, explosive would be what happens when the clew tears right off the jib, the foot and leech open wide, and you still have 11 miles to make harbour in a 35knot blow and rather large steep seas! Just another day sailing in the caribbean during hurricane season! The sail got pieced back together, and (so far) has managed to hold together through a few more 30knot squalls. I guess my…

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At 5:37am on May 18, 2012, LOLA said…

Hi Val, long time since seeing you on thw site.  You been painting?

At 10:53pm on June 06, 2010, Tammy Snell gave Val a gift
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Hi Val, The people are the water are the best people around. At least that's the way I feel. :-)
At 2:06pm on May 11, 2010, Terri said…
Looks like he did a fine job too! Can't imagine what my two would do on a boat.. probably jump ship and swim to shore..lol
At 7:19pm on May 8, 2010, LOLA said…
Good to see you here
Please post your nautical art in the art group

http://seaknots.ning.com/group/artworkofboatsoceanseaandrelated
At 6:34pm on May 8, 2010, Terri said…
Need to get me one of those winch grinding kitties... mine are lazy i guess
At 1:29pm on May 8, 2010, MJ Warner said…
Hi Val! Welcome to Seaknots! This a great site, I love how I get to (internet)meet so many like minded folks; a FB for sailors.LOL I'm sending you a "friend" request, jump on in here, the more the merrier!
 
 
 

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Cal 36

Hello I found an old cal 36, but it needs a mast and boom. Any ideas , boat has been sitting a long ti me. Do you think it's worth the look. I found some masts that may fit from 700$ to 5k any advice for a novice big boat want a be. Thanks john
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"My hose clamps also needed tightening last year after I overheated the engine after an impeller failure. I assumed it was because the hose expanded or the clamp was not tightened properly when the boat was built. Final-Lee Ben. 40, hull 182"
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water in sump near shaft packing gland

I recently found water in the sump aft of the engine under the packing gland. Of course my first suspicion was the Volvo gland, but turns out that the water was coming from the entry to the water lift muffler. Tightening both hose clamps stopped the leak. I had never checked those clamps before as they were a bit out of the way, but I suggest that its worth the effort. I found that the aft wood partition on the engine compartment was easy to remove / replace and enhanced access. Took the…See More
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