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Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 10-05-2022, 08:11
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By ozdigennaro
Big catamaran in the Mediteranean

How difficult is it to cruise the Mediteranean witha Leopard 47?
Mostly anchoring out, with the occasional visit to a fuel dock.
What is your experience?
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 26-04-2022, 16:44
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: From South Florida to Isla Mujeres, Mexico

This trip is done. We are in Mexico now.
Oz on Bat HaYam
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 26-04-2022, 16:32
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Outfitting a new vest

light, whistle, knife, dye packet, PLB
Forum: Our Community 09-04-2022, 17:58
Replies: 24
Views: 1,960
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Marina recommendation in Ft. Lauderdale

"reasonably priced" and Fort Lauderdale cannot live in the same sentence.
Look elsewhere, maybe Fort Pierce.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 09-04-2022, 17:56
Replies: 22
Views: 3,515
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: What is this and what does it do?

A backstay antenna for HF is the best economical solution.

if you are going to install an HF radio (which I love, by the way), keep that gear! You can verify it's integrity yourself, or get some...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 09-04-2022, 17:51
Replies: 147
Views: 8,266
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Question about battery power

What you do not measure, you cannot control.

Measure consumption (an ammeter at least, but a history-keeping current measure is better).

Measure current production.

People know these...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 06-04-2022, 08:41
Replies: 18
Views: 1,069
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Water in the foreword berth compartment

You are on a boat. taste the water. It will be fresh and it's condensation.
Ventilate the compartment!
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 01-03-2022, 17:48
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By ozdigennaro
From South Florida to Isla Mujeres, Mexico

We are a cruising couple sailing from the Florida Keys to Isla Mujeres. Leopard 47 Cat.
We need two experienced crew to sail the crossing with us.
Boat expenses paid by skipper. Pay according ti...
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 10-02-2022, 16:04
Replies: 39
Views: 3,151
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: How Do You Decide What to See and What to Skip?

I'm tired of this beautiful place. Let's go find a different beautiful place.
It's all about you.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-02-2022, 10:37
Replies: 100
Views: 6,549
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Is there a senior (70+) cruising sailor forum?

At your suggestion, I did just that. Social Groups > uncategorized > 70+

Go ahead and join and post!
Forum: Navigation 12-01-2022, 08:59
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: excellent wind rose site is excellent. Allows selection of a vast number of different weather features to show. I like wind speed and pressure isobars together.
And check a separate display with ocean currents....
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 30-12-2021, 15:15
Replies: 115
Views: 13,778
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Surface Air Supply (Hookah) Systems

There are plenty of professional compressors for shallow water diving. if you value your health, your safety, your lungs - get a good one. not a place to skimp.
And, if you can snorkel to fifteen...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 29-12-2021, 09:06
Replies: 34
Views: 1,716
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Quick PCR test results in the US? [a constructive use of the COVID containment ar

In Colorado, I've had many tests,including PCR and anti-body ("Did you even have covid?"). Free to all, registration online, drive through, results in two to three days. A civilized state.

Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-12-2021, 08:42
Replies: 78
Views: 6,761
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Your 2022 Crusing Agenda

A new undertaking.
We'll buy a catamaran very soon, probably in Florida; refit, sea test extensively. Then sail south. I like the plan of Dry Tortugas, Cuba (Hemingway Marina), the Yucatan,...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-11-2021, 17:27
Replies: 88
Views: 6,936
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: What makes one a 'cruiser'?

You are a cruiser is you or anyone else calls you a cruiser. We don't need no stinking definitions.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-10-2021, 23:52
Replies: 76
Views: 7,051
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Market Value vs selling value

There is only one "value" for a boat: when a seller and a buyer agree on a price, that is the "value" of the boat, for that moment.

All other "values" are estimates or guesses or manipulation. ...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 17-10-2021, 23:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,691
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Visa requirement to enter puerto rico

Puerto Rico is part of the US. Pretty much the same immigration rules apply. And yes, you must pay attention to the DR's visa requirements.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 15-10-2021, 09:48
Replies: 43
Views: 3,806
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Testing a watermaker in a river

Don't fool around. To test a watermaker, you must input salt water.
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 11-10-2021, 23:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,249
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Anyone Use Emetrol For Nausea?

Dramamine is worthless and definitely not hard-core.

I like to use Meclizine, prescription but easy to come by.

Keep Scopalomine skin patches on hand for severe sickness.

I've heard...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 12-09-2021, 10:10
Replies: 19
Views: 2,125
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: First charter in BVI

Sailing the the BVI! Wonderful, spectacular. We simply used our cell phone to provide a wi-fi hot spot. The plan offered by the charter will probably be way more expensive.

For us, the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-08-2021, 09:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,314
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Jump start unit as emergency power source

If you want to transmit HF at 100 watts ("barefooot"), the radio will draw 20-25 amps.
the cigar lighter connector will melt down. The best solution, inexpensive and reliable, is Anderson PowerWerx...
Forum: Our Community 17-06-2021, 09:36
Replies: 23
Views: 2,740
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Sailing Vancouver to Nanaimo

Lots and lots of good tips above.

Do be aware of Whiskey Golf? You can call the military on VHF and they will tell you what you need to know.
I found Nanaimo a fun place to stroll around and...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 24-05-2021, 07:54
Replies: 39
Views: 3,264
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Is there a standard or recommend 12v outlet/connector

Cigarette lighter connectors are sooo twentieth century and have very limited current capacity. I would never use one.
Anderson Power Pole are the answer. Up to 50 amp capacity.
Forum: Marine Electronics 22-02-2021, 15:48
Replies: 63
Views: 7,010
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Usefullness of HF-radio (short-wave radios) in the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean

Well, there's another dimension to the decision to have an HF radio.

Having a satellite phone contributes nothing to your coolness and does not lift your karma.

However, having an HF radio...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-02-2021, 14:59
Replies: 127
Views: 23,455
Posted By ozdigennaro
Re: Frustrated Seller - Tartan 37

Beautiful boat. It would be high on my list if I were buying an old boat.
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