I carry a Kaito 1103 on deliveries for weather fax. It or any of the others are acceptable. You'll do much better with a higher end shortwave receiver but as Bill points out you can get good deals on a ham transceiver and just use it as a receiver.
The big deal is to get as much antenna up in the air as you can to maximize capture area. Bell wire (Radio Shack sells it as "hook-up wire") in 14, 16, or 18 gauge is just fine. I carry about 100' of 18 gauge and haul it up with the main.
sail fast and eat well, dave
beware "cut and paste" sailors.
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