Valiant 42 Construction
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Isophthalic gelcoat used exclusively on all large and small fiberglass parts.
Isophthalic resin used throughout the entire lay up of hull, deck, and all other fiberglass components. The resin is hand-batched and catalyzed in one gallon increments. The catalyst/resin mixture is dyed to achieve the proper wet-out technique.
One piece, solid fiberglass, hand laminated of alternate layers of mat and woven roving.
Hand laminated, balsa cored fiberglass for strength weight ratio with high-density structural foam in high-stress areas.
Rub Rail
Molded in structural with sacrificial teak and stainless strake.
Fiberglass hand-laminated exterior structural parts, solid stainless steel rudder shaft welded to an internal steel core, encased in resin and foam.
Fiberglass hand-laminated exterior structural parts with internal steel weldment encased in resin and foam. Skeg is glassed to hull and through-bolted with 10 stainless steel bolts with a one-piece stainless steel backing plate bedded with 3M 5200.
External mounted lead ballast, bedded with 3M 5200 sealant. Through-bolted with 17 - 3/4 inch stainless steel J-bolts incorporating stainless steel backing plates.
Deck to Hull
Mechanically joined with through-bolts and bedded with 3M 5200 sealant.
Floor Timbers / Engine Beds
Fiberglass laminated over high-density structural foam, sealed and finished with isophthalic gelcoat.
Bonded with fiberglass to hull and deck with tie plates to floor stuctures.
All horizontal and vertical flats fiberglass bonded to hull and deck.
Stainless steel with backing plates through bolted to solid fiberglass structural knees.
Hull Insulation
1/2 inch closed cell foam interior insulation from the waterline to the sheer to prevent condensation and provide thermal and acoustic insulation.
Engine Room Insulation
One inch Sound Stop lined foam throughout to provide sound insulation.
Top Sides
Finished with Imron polyurethane white hull with contrasting whale and double boot for superior finish, mar resistance and color retention.
Barrier coating first applied below the waterline, followed by two coats of marine anti-fouling bottom paint.
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Valiant 42 Mechanical
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Fresh water cooled Westerbeke diesel with reduction gear and V-drive
Engine Instruments
Deluxe panel recessed in cockpit with tachometer, hour meter and gauges.
Engine Controls
Single lever side-mount for shifter and throttle at pedestal.
Engine Mounts
Flexible shock-absorbing, bolted to aluminum engine rails that are through-bolted to high-density glassed in engine beds.
Bronze fixed blade Sailor.
Propeller Shaft
Nautilloy 1-1/4 inch stainless steel.
Strut & Gudgeon
Valiant Custom silicone bronze casting.
Fuel Filter/Water Separator

Fuel Gauge

1-1/2 bronze seawater strainer for engine intake.
Engine Exhaust
Aqua lift with Valiant Custom anti-siphon system.
Fuel Tanks
Marine alloy with clean-outs, deck fills and vents. Tanks are removable.
Bronze/stainless ball valves on all through-hulls below waterline, with easy access for operating.
Oil Change Pump
In engine room for Westerbeke engine.
Remote Oil Filter
In engine room for Westerbeke engine.
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Valiant 42 Electrical
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AC/DC Distribution
Valiant Custom electrical panel with DC volt meter, amp meter, AC volt meter, reverse polarity indicator, DC breaker with 28 positions available and AC breaker with 12 positions available
Interior Lights
Chart table light (high/low red or white), reading lights in bunk areas, reading lights in main salon aft port and starboard, dome lights in head, shower and bunk areas. High/low dome light main salon port and starboard, lighting above sink and icebox countertop, engine room light, locker lights with door switches, companionway entrance light with switch, courtesy lights under main salon and galley toe recesses.
Navigation Lights
To COLREGS - bow and stern lights on pulpits. Anchor light and combination steaming and foredeck light on mast.
Tri-Color Strobe Light
At masthead.
Two bank system, four gel cell batteries on house bank, one gel cel on starter bank in fiberglass battery bases with offshore hold-down system for each bank.
Battery Charger
110 volt automatic, 40 amp with temperature sensor.
100 amp.
110 volt, conveniently located throughout interior port and starboard with GFI outlet protection.
Lightning Ground
Electrical bonding system.
Tinned copper and meets ABYC specifications.
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Valiant 42 Plumbing
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Fresh Water Tanks
Marine Stainless - Located under settes port and starboard with clean-outs, deck fills and vents. Custom built and removable.
Water Manifold
Located under galley sink for easy access.
Pressure Water
Hot and cold system with 12 volt pump and large accumulator tank.
Water Heater
110 volt and engine heated.
Foot Pump
Fresh water in galley
In head with electric sump pump
Manually operated with Y-valve for selection to holding tank or overboard offshore discharge. Holding tank has deck fitting for pump out and manual pump out for overboard offshore discharge. Holding tank is made from non-corrosive polyethylene and removable.
Cockpit Shower
Hot and cold pressure water with faucet and shower wand in cockpit coaming box.
Bilge Pumps
Manual pump located in cockpit and electric 12 volt pump with automatic bilge float switch.
Galley hot/cold swivel spout. Vanity hot/cold faucet, shower hot/cold controls and shower wand.
Deck Washdown
Deck fitting for hose forward on deck in bulwarks with 12 volt pressure switch pump and through-hull located forward in interior below furniture.
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Valiant 42 Interior
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Cherry wood joinery with hand-rubbed oil finish.
Sea rails and fiddles on all horizontal surfaces, laminated trim pieces on all arch door frames and cap bulkheads.
Hull Sideliner
Horizontal ash ceiling battens screwed and plugged with Satin Urethane finish.
Cabin Sole
Planked and plugged 1/2 inch solid teak with inlaid basswood strips above 3/4 inch marine grade plywood sub-floor. Sole lift-outs have mechanical locking devices.
Cabin Sole Finish
Sanded and sealed with three coats of Satin Urethane finish.
Cabin Sides
Handrails on cabin trunk sides, with Formica side liner.
Isolated from bilge with vents for maximum air circulation.
Twist Latches
Flush-mounted on all opening locker doors and drawers.
Solid cherry face with cedar bottoms and dovetail side connections, mounted on epoxy-coated drawer slides.
Dining Table
Walk around drop-leaf table with cherry wood top and center storage, Formica leaves with fiddles. Table is through-bolted to floor timbers.
Opposing settees port and starboard. Storage lockers behind settee backs and a cabinet above the port and starboard settee.
Pantry Locker
Four locking sliding track shelves.
Overhead Liner
1/8 inch Formica with removable panels for easy access to underside of deck.
Chain Locker
Interior access with divider and drains to bilge.
Valiant Custom interior upholstery with high-quality foam cushions.
Oval stainless steel in head. Deep double stainless steel in galley.
Bulkhead mounted with trim in head and aft stateroom.
Nav Station
Large chart table with spacious electronics area.
Wet Locker
Vented with drain.
Teak Grate
At companionway steps with drain to bilge.
Trash Compartment
In galley
Stainless steel, gimbaled three-burner stove and oven with LPG safety control panel.
Flash Guard
Stainless steel mounted above stove.
Stove Crash Bar
Sturdy rings for offshore galley strap.
4 inch closed cell foam insulation and vapor barrier with sliding shelves and divider.
Aromatic Cedar
Liners in hanging lockers and bottom of drawers.
Engine Room
Large lighted working area with easy engine access.
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Valiant 42 Deck
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Valiant Custom system, two tone on deck, cockpit and cabin top.
Six Lewmar Ocean Series offshore with custom hatch bosses.
Port Lights
Hood stainless steel opening ports with screens.
Mooring Cleats
Six 12 inch stainless steel.
Genoa Turning Blocks
Two double sheave.
Primary Winches
Two Lewmar 58CST Ocean Series.
Staysail Winches
Two Lewmar 40CST Ocean Series.
Halyard Winch
One Lewmar 40CST Ocean Series.
Main Sheet Winch
Lewmar 44CST Ocean Series.
Grab Rails
Four custom stainless steel.
Genoa Track
Recessed with twin lead blocks.
Staysail Track
Twin lead blocks.
Toe Rail
Aluminum through-bolted to deck/hull flange with Valiant Custom stainless mid-deck chocks, bedded in 3M 5200 sealant.
Edson pedestal radial drive with stainless steel destoyer wheel.
SP5 Ritchie.
Emergency Tiller
Valiant Custom heavy duty welded aluminum alloy.
Valiant Custom stainless steel with double bow roller.
Bow Rail
Valiant Custom stainless steel with double rail.
Stern Rail
Valiant Custom stainless steel wrap-around double rail from boarding gate to boarding gate with gate opening in upper middle section of stern.
31 inch stanchions and gates port and starboard for double lifelines bulwark mounted.
Traveler System
Valiant Custom bridge with offshore hardware for mid-boom sheeting.
Mast Collar
Valiant Custom with block attachment provisions and stainless steel deck to hull tie rod.
Coaming Boxes
Glassed-in fiberglass box in cockpit port and starboard with drains.
Large lockers port and starboard in cockpit.
Swim Ladder
Side mounting with teak treads, sockets installed at boarding gates port and starboard for easy installation.
Two fiberglass dorade boxes and chrome cowls with stainless guards.
Electric windlass with up and down foot switches, stainless steel Wildcat and chrome plate bronze Gypsy for 5/16 HT G4 chain.
Propane Storage
Lockers port and starboard aft in cockpit with drainage overboard with one 20 pound horizontal aluminum tank (space for optional 20 pound tank).
Proven offshore design, fully guttered for sufficient drainage with wrap-around coamings, bridgedeck, and cribboards.
Deck and cockpit to separate through-hulls.
Companionway Hatch
Valiant Custom fiberglass slider with 1/2 inch Lexan and hatch garage.
Deck Hardware
All through bolted with backing plates.
Deck Plates
Port and starboard water fills, waste pump out and diesel fills.
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Valiant 42 Spar/Rigging

Valiant Custom aluminum extrusion with white polyurethane finish, tapered upper section, double spreader, through-bolted tangs, fabricated/welded cranehead, internal halyards, conduit for mast wiring, spinnaker bails, extra halyard sheaves.
Valiant Custom fabricated aluminum, with white polyurethane finish, internal outhaul, internal topping lift, bails for main sheet blocks, swivel goose neck fitting.
Standard Rigging
-12 rod for uppers, forward and aft lowers, headstay and backstay, -10 rod for intermediate upper, 1/4 inch 1x19 wire for forestay. Fittings are Navtec marine turnbuckles.
Mast and Boom Tangs
Deck pad eyes are installed for preventor and runners (running rigging for preventor system and mast runner are optional).
Spar Fly
Windex 15.
Running Rigging
1/2 XLS main and jib halyard, 7/16 XLS staysail halyard, 3/8 XLS traveler control lines, 7/16 XLS with vinyl cable for boom topping lift.
Genoa 5/8 Intrepid, staysail 1/2 Intrepid, main 1/2 XLS.




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