Interesting recommendations from Paul Heiney

As I was developing my winter work list, I came across Paul Heiney’s blog about his recent sail to South America in a Victoria 38.  I had just finished his book “Last Man Across the Atlantic,” so it was good to read about his recent voyaging:

Wild Song Blog

To note for us Rival owners is his “winners and losers” list about gear.  Based on his info, I’ve added the following to the winter work list:

— replace my CAV fuel filter with a Racor spin on (sounds much easier and safer in a seaway)

— add some LED lights to the cabin (we already really like our LED anchor light)

— investigate the Walden boom brake, which sound very nice when short handed

–tune up the Monitor wind vane and finally learn how to use the thing

–ponder a watermaker location if we ever get the chance to go long distance

Fun reading.

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