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Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 19-05-2019, 10:46
Replies: 27
Views: 3,946
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Wireless Remote Control for Autohelm, Raymarine and Simrad autopilots

Nice site! My head is swimming with parts I'd consider having you make for me. Plus I'm going to get me one of them thar remotes
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 16-04-2019, 05:58
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By LLizzard
Re: New sails for Charter Cat. Help?

Quantum sails in Nanny Cay Tortola made my mainsail last year and did a nice job as part of my purchase negotiation on my 45 Leopard. Owner is Kevin.

Quantum in St Thomas did an emergency repair...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 14-09-2018, 10:56
Replies: 30
Views: 5,347
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Close quarters maneuvering with twin rudders?

With twin rudders and sail drive, I'm assuming this is a cat and you have twin engines, is that correct? If that's the case you use your transmissions and throttles more than the wheel. With twins,...
Forum: Leopard Catamarans, Robertson & Caine 13-09-2018, 11:33
Replies: 2
Views: 2,360
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Years of major changes in the Leopard Cats

The length was added in the sugar scoops, so better water access. Also the longer waterline length reportedly adds some speed. IMO, the davit system on the 43 is superior in that you can walk...
Forum: Marine Electronics 02-05-2018, 12:24
Replies: 7
Views: 2,252
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Energy efficient ice-makers?

I hate ice trays too! What about one of these countertop ice makers?
Most make about "26 lbs a day" Most make ice but won't keep in a freezer compartment, so you have to use it, remove it and put it...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 01-05-2018, 21:32
Replies: 13
Views: 2,596
Posted By LLizzard
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 24-04-2018, 10:56
Replies: 99
Views: 37,642
Posted By LLizzard
Re: What is the best Catamaran to cruise and retire on?

"One good way to get more info is to chat with a very patient broker and look at a bunch of boats. It will help you narrow down exactly what you are looking for, and hopefully point you in the right...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19-04-2018, 13:18
Replies: 129
Views: 22,498
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Lithium ion house battery bank disappointment

"What we have here is a failure to communicate, a failure to communicate"
1967 Cool Hand Luke starring Paul Newman :)
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 04-04-2018, 12:44
Replies: 71
Views: 10,954
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Owner Financed Catamaran? - And some advice

While, generally, you can buy a mono for less $ for a given length, the facts are there is more room in a cat, even a somewhat shorter one, due to the difference in beam. The previous suggestion of...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-03-2018, 15:08
Replies: 71
Views: 7,127
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Cape Dory 28 outboard motor?

All diesels require 3 things to run, compression, fuel and air. Make sure the fuel is new and clean and that there is no air in the lines or fuel/ water separator. I doubt it needs a overhaul, but...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 29-03-2018, 15:02
Replies: 38
Views: 8,348
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Advice from Locals on Catalina Island to go or not to go

You didn't say or I missed where you will launch from. You don't want to go from San Diego or even Newport Beach due to distance and swell and wind direction. The best sail is from Long Beach,...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 29-03-2018, 11:33
Replies: 20
Views: 17,237
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Re-Sell Me on GFO Packing

I agree, probably went a size or more too big, combined with 6 layers of it. I've used it for over a decade(s) with no issues on 2 different boats, one with 1 1/4" fast moving shaft, the other with...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-03-2018, 20:10
Replies: 26
Views: 3,711
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Am I crazy to buy a boat on the east coast when I live in Southern California?

If you know the model and it's the right boat at the right price in the location you are going to end up at, I'd strongly consider what you are talking about. I'd have it in the water so you can take...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 22-03-2018, 19:58
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Hire the buyers broker or not?

Obviously, working for CatCo, he sells mostly cats, but I believe like most brokers, he'll sell anything. Call him and he'll tell you, and if not, he'll give you a name that you can trust.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 22-03-2018, 17:09
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Hire the buyers broker or not?

Sure thing. His name is John Anderson, and we works for the Catamaran Company out of their facility in St Augustine. 954-821-6450 is his cell #. He always answers, or when out on the water, returns...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 22-03-2018, 13:28
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Hire the buyers broker or not?

I fall on the side to hire a buyer's broker. Not any broker but a good one, or a great one. They are out there, but you have to look hard or get a referral from someone you trust.

Those that say...
Forum: Powered Boats 19-03-2018, 08:32
Replies: 230
Views: 18,818
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Should Large Power Boats be Banned?

A walk around any marina will tell you most boats, regardless of size, rarely leave the dock. Therefore their largest carbon footprint is the electricity being generated to supply their shore power.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 23-02-2018, 15:59
Replies: 32
Views: 4,574
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Charging for delivery

I too like the idea of putting you on the insurance policy.
Then it's just sit down and have a talk with him. He's got to pay your expenses, i.e. airfare, etc. Then just tell him what you are...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-02-2018, 17:33
Replies: 228
Views: 16,659
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Prepping?

Shrimps on the barbie, of course! and Fosters Beer!
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 10-02-2018, 16:43
Replies: 495
Views: 42,936
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Single Women Living Aboard and Cruising... an honest look

OK, now tell us how you really feel Zee :)
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 08-02-2018, 09:41
Replies: 114
Views: 16,765
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Oyster in liquidation

Yep, women in cocktail dresses and heals while drinking wine and going 10 kts... THE HORROR! :facepalm:
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 07-02-2018, 13:54
Replies: 32
Views: 4,476
Posted By LLizzard
Re: "Rebuild one cylinder" Does broker's comment make sense?

As previously posted, changing out on cylinder kit is common practice on large diesels and would not be a concern for me. However, also as posted, just who is the mechanic and did he inspect/ test...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 07-02-2018, 10:58
Replies: 2,554
Views: 336,329
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Single Men Living Aboard and Cruising... an honest look.

Not to make light of the serious post above, but to help keep on topic, many Hollywood folks own boats.
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 02-02-2018, 09:16
Replies: 118
Views: 11,403
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Would you deliver her?

I can't tell you to go or not, or trust your gut or not. However, a healthy bit of caution is a good thing. It gets you thinking about the various possible scenarios. Since you are the one with the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 31-01-2018, 21:06
Replies: 11
Views: 2,155
Posted By LLizzard
Re: Shipping stuff from US to Caribbean

Sorry if I'm hijacking the thread. By August (hopefully before) I'm moving to St. Thomas to locally manage the charter of a boat I'm in the process of buying to replace the boat I owned for 5 days...
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