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Search: Posts Made By: Yofy
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,717
Posted By Yofy
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

Watermakers are great but the biggest problem we see with them (besides electrical draw, and maintenance) is that people rely on them and don't learn to conserve their water.

A cruising sailor...
Forum: herSailNet 02-21-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 5,768
Posted By Yofy
Re: Making it comfortable for her

A good working head that's clean and private.
A galley that's clean and comfortable to use.
A clean boat interior with a comfortable berth to sleep on.
A good place to lounge at anchor (a hammock...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-16-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 5,136
Posted By Yofy
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

After reading all the posts here, I really don't get a feel for your wife's side of the conversation. What are HER concerns? What does she like about sailing holidays and what doesn't she like?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By Yofy
Re: LD light strips

Over 4 years ago Manny changed all our interior lights to LED. We couldn't find LED bulbs that would fit our fixtures and couldn't afford to buy all new LED fixtures, so he came up with a project:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By Yofy
Re: Jabsco-12v-Electric-Conversion for Head

Capta, that was my original thought. I figured that I could always replace the kit back to a manual head quite easily. But I think I'll be able to do that with the Jabsco Quiet Flush II as well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By Yofy
Re: Jabsco-12v-Electric-Conversion for Head

Thanks for all the responses.
We avoided the idea of electric heads for years because we are trying to keep our systems simple on Yofy. But after years of maintaining a Lagoon 50 that has 5...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By Yofy
Jabsco-12v-Electric-Conversion for Head

We need to replace our head and after more than 20 years of using various models with manual pumps, we are considering going electric. I have 2 options available right now. One of them is the...
Forum: Iberia & The Med 10-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By Yofy
Re: Tel Aviv marina pricing?

I know what you hear would make one think we are all hunkered down in bunkers here in Israel, but life in Tel Aviv is pretty normal these days.

No, no not per day :eek: per week.
It is the...
Forum: Iberia & The Med 10-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By Yofy
Re: Tel Aviv marina pricing?

That price was per week... don't know if I made that clear.

Tel Aviv marina is one of the most expensive in Israel. There is limited visitor space and a waiting list of over 150 people for year...
Forum: Iberia & The Med 10-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By Yofy
Re: Tel Aviv marina pricing?

Not a long shot at all :)

According to the price list on their site:
61.49 Shekels (13.12 Euro) per meter
There are additional tarrifs for wide boats (catamarans, etc.)

The above price is...
Forum: Other Destination 10-01-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Yofy
Re: Cyprus marina choices

Larnaca marina is the cheapest marina on Cyprus. We just came back from there and only paid 10Euro a day.

Welcome to Israel :)

Manny and Robyn
Forum: herSailNet 10-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,389
Posted By Yofy
Re: Re-Decorating/Cushion Covers?

I'm still trying to get over the fact that she was wearing spike heeled shoes on a boat... and INSIDE the boat :eek:

As for recovering the salon cushions with different, albeit colour coridinated...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-30-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 17,322
Posted By Yofy
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

If you do chuck your Force 10 stove, could you send it over here. Ours is begining to show its age and I'd love a new one. :D

Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-09-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 22,661
Posted By Yofy
Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

I confess I didn't read all 8 pages of posts so I apologise if I am repeating what others have said before.

We lived aboard a Catalina 27 for 9 years mostly in Ontario, Canada. One year we sailed...
Forum: Provisioning 07-01-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 5,480
Posted By Yofy
Re: Looking for galley help/ideas

The Cruising for Women site has 2 good threads on galley advice for women new to cruising. They look at a variety of boats and galleys. You can find them here:
WOMEN AND CRUISING Feature Articles...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By Yofy
Re: cruising israel to carribians

Shalom Gal,
There are a few free cruising guides for the Caribbean online. You can find them here:
Free Cruising Guides (
scroll down the page and you will see 9...
Forum: Electronics 06-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By Yofy
Re: AIS Receiver installation

No, we are always in range of ships here.

with a proper VHF plug

Dedicated antenna.

The installation is fine. I think that I may be missing a driver although when I bought the AIS...
Forum: Electronics 06-08-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By Yofy
Re: AIS Receiver installation

I have a serial to USB converter


set correctly?

Don't know. I'll check that.
Forum: Electronics 06-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By Yofy
AIS Receiver installation

I have just bought a new AIS Receiver - MXA-5000 and am trying to hook it up to my PC. MY PC uses C-map.

I installed everything according to the instructions that came with the instrument. When I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-06-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 4,314
Posted By Yofy
Re: Just Do It--You're Not Getting Any Younger

Its easy to say go when your young and it does work for those who are lucky enough to live in a economy that allows them to find work and to save. In our case we spent 10 years looking for work and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-20-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 5,602
Posted By Yofy
Re: Sailing Blogs

One of the blogs I have been following for a couple of years is Anne's blog on The Spice Necklace (http:// But I haven't been able to read any posts since January this...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-19-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,552
Posted By Yofy
Re: Hatchway alternatives?

We have lived aboard for over 20 years in boats that have wooden hatch boards. We lived aboard in Canada in - 20 degree weather on a boat with two hatch boards and it was no problem. Winters we had a...
Forum: herSailNet 08-13-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 6,860
Posted By Yofy
Re: T shirts, 100% cotton a must (and wet T contests)

Jeesh, I am constantly amazed at how every thread in this topic gets taken over by the guys!

Anyhow Denise I have the same problem. I think we both live in very hot climates and most women's T...
Forum: Iberia & The Med 08-12-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 760
Posted By Yofy
Re: Benitses marina Corfu

We're back from the delivery and although we didn't go into Benitses, we did talk to some sailors who had been there. Seems that nobody is really managing the marina this year, what with all the...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-25-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,965
Posted By Yofy
Re: How do I calculate my power needs?

You would need to calculate how many amps you are drawing on each appliance to figure out what your daily draw is. Generally speaking I would say get the biggest pannels that you afford and will fit...
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