Valiant 40 & 42

The Valiant 40 and 42 are regarded, quite rightly, as excellent cruising boats. Since the transom configuration is, for our purposes, the same, we use the same Monitor mounting drawing for both. We've supplied at least one hundred and ten Monitors to owners of these boats. Several have been sold directly to Valiant Yachts for installation at the factory. We have over three dozen photos of Monitor installations on various boats. We have a video clip sent to us by Laura and Ross Emerson in June 2005. (It's a big file - allow about 40 seconds for a DSL download.) There are also five photos of one Auto-helm installation.

Images of Monitor: 71

Images of Auto-helm: 5

Valiant 40 & 42
Monitor
"Lapwing" - San Francisco, California. A typical recent Monitor mount for this Valiant 40.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Lapwing" - San Francisco, California

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Lapwing" - San Francisco, California

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Lapwing" - San Francisco, California

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Aventura" - Newburyport, Massachusetts. A Valiant 40 with a fairly recent Monitor fitted with old-style hull mounting brackets.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Aventura" - Newburyport, Massachusetts

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Aventura" - Newburyport, Massachusetts

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Aventura" - Newburyport, Massachusetts

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Unknown boat name - Ada, Oklahoma. A Valiant 40.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Unknown boat name - Ada, Oklahoma

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Unknown boat name - Ada, Oklahoma

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"Blue Yonder" - St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Anotther fairly recent Monitor, using old-style hull mounting brackets. A Valiant 40.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Blue Yonder" - St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Blue Yonder" - St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Blue Yonder" - St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Blue Yonder" - St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Blue Yonder" - St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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"Blue Yonder" - St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Blue Yonder" - St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Unknown boat name - Cleveland, Ohio. A 1992-1995 Monitor on a Valiant 40.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Unknown boat name - Cleveland, Ohio

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Unknown boat name - Cleveland, Ohio

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Unknown boat name - Portland, Oregon. A 1992-1995 Monitor on a Valiant 40.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Unknown boat name - Cleveland, Ohio

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Valiant 40 & 42
Monitor
Mark Schrader's "Resourceful" - the first American boat to circumnavigate via the five southern capes.

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Mark Schrader's "Resourceful"

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Another unknown Seattle-registered Valiant 40 - showing her Monitor, but unfortunately, motoring.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Another unreadable boat name - could be "New Dawn", a Valiant 40. Note the custom boarding ladder affixed to the Monitor frame. Does anyone out there recognize her?

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Valiant 40 & 42
Monitor
Another unreadable boat name - could be "New Dawn"

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Sonrisa", a Valiant 40. Her second Monitor, purchased in 2003.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Sonrisa", a Valiant 40. Her second Monitor, purchased in 2003.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Sonrisa", Valiant 40. Her first Monitor, serial number 249, in 1988.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Sonrisa", Valiant 40. Her first Monitor, serial number 249, in 1988.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Here is Mark Schrader's "Resourceful", now owned by Patrice Venne and sporting a 2004 Monitor, on her way to the British Virgin Islands.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Windy City", Tacoma, Washington - Mike Mechanic. A 2005 Monitor installed with old-style 'L'-brackets to fit existing mounting holes from an earlier Monitor.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Windy City", Tacoma, Washington - Mike Mechanic. A 2005 Monitor installed with old-style 'L'-brackets to fit existing mounting holes from an earlier Monitor.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Brick House" - Middletown, Rhode Island. Partick and Rebecca Childress' 2007 Monitor istalled on the old-style mounting brackets from an earlier Monitor/

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"Brick House" - Middletown, Rhode Island

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"Brick House" - Middletown, Rhode Island

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Brick House" - Middletown, Rhode Island

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Wildwood" - Robert Handschumaker's 1991 Monitor installation. This photo of his steering setup was found on the Valiant Owners Website in 2008. The tiller-steered boat was fitted with a separate stub tiller for the Monitor - the boat's own tiller is raised to clear the cockpit when windvane steering.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Baloo" - Bob Beck's 2000 Monitor, installed on his Valiant 40 in 2012.

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"Baloo"

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"Baloo"

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"Baloo"

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"Chanticleer" - Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Jeff Bolster's 2012 Monitor.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"Chanticleer" - Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Valiant 42, "Ciboney" - Rock Hill, Massachusetts

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Valiant 42, "Ciboney" - Rock Hill, Massachusetts

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Valiant 42, "Ciboney" - Rock Hill, Massachusetts

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Valiant 42, "Ciboney" - Rock Hill, Massachusetts

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Valiant 40 & 42
Monitor
Unknown boat name; a Valiant 42. Monitor purchased & installed by Valiant Yachts before boat delivery.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"New Passage" - San Francisco, California. A Valiant 42.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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"New Passage" - San Francisco, California. A Valiant 42.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Valiant 42 "Tenacity" - Oriental, North Carolina. A Monitor purchased and installed in 2004. Note the clean operating line run.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Valiant 42 "Tenacity" - Oriental, North Carolina. A Monitor purchased and installed in 2004. The line tensioner/quick-release knots on the operating lines are clearly seen here.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Valiant 42 "Tenacity" - Oriental, North Carolina. A Monitor purchased and installed in 2004.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Valiant 42 "Tenacity" - Oriental, North Carolina. A Monitor purchased and installed in 2004.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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There are two Valiant 42's shown here. At left is "A Capella", Half Moon Bay, owners End & Cornelia Gould, and at center is "Aurora", San Francisco, owners Jim & Sheila Goetsch. On the right is the Valiant 50 "Raptor Dance", Tiburon, owners Bill Finklestein & Sheila Mack. Photo taken at Half Moon Bay, Labor Day weekend, 2006.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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There are two Valiant 42's shown here. At left is "A Capella", Half Moon Bay, owners End & Cornelia Gould, and at center is "Aurora", San Francisco, owners Jim & Sheila Goetsch. On the right is the Valiant 50 "Raptor Dance", Tiburon, owners Bill Finklestein & Sheila Mack. Photo taken at Half Moon Bay, Labor Day weekend, 2006.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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There are two Valiant 42's shown here. At left is "A Capella", Half Moon Bay, owners End & Cornelia Gould, and at center is "Aurora", San Francisco, owners Jim & Sheila Goetsch. On the right is the Valiant 50 "Raptor Dance", Tiburon, owners Bill Finklestein & Sheila Mack. Photo taken at Half Moon Bay, Labor Day weekend, 2006.

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Valiant 40 & 42
Monitor
Valiant 42 "Maholo" - Annapolis, Maryland. Kate & Bernie Jakits' 2009 Monitor.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Valiant 42 "Maholo" - Annapolis, Maryland. Note the arch, now available as a factory installation by Valiant.

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Valiant 40 & 42
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Valiant 42 "Maholo" - Annapolis, Maryland. Note the arch, now available as a factory installation by Valiant.

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The valiant crew of the Valiant 42 "Cordelia"

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Valiant 40 & 42
Auto-helm
"Barefoot" - Detroit, Michigan. An older Auto-helm with old-style mounting components.

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Valiant 40 & 42
Auto-helm
"Barefoot" - Detroit, Michigan. An older Auto-helm with old-style mounting components.

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Valiant 40 & 42
Auto-helm
"Barefoot" - Detroit, Michigan. An older Auto-helm with old-style mounting components.

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Valiant 40 & 42
Auto-helm
"Barefoot" - Detroit, Michigan. An older Auto-helm with old-style mounting components.

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Valiant 40 & 42
Auto-helm
"Barefoot" - Detroit, Michigan. An older Auto-helm with old-style mounting components.

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