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Search: Posts Made By: Yofy
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-09-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 19,064
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: 1,686
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: 433
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: 631
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: 631
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: 631
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: 3,063
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: 4,437
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: 1,351
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: 6,128
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: 527
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: 1,660
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...
Forum: Iberia & The Med 06-16-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By Yofy
Benitses marina Corfu

Does anybody have any up to date information on the small marina/harbour at Benitses Corfu?

We are specifically interested in whether there is water or fuel available?
Also if there is potential...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By Yofy
Re: teleflex model 50 uniflow valve

Thanks rugosa. It doesn't look like what I was searching for.

I was doing a repair on a hydraulic steering system and couldn't source exactly where the leak was coming from. I took the valve to a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By Yofy
Question teleflex model 50 uniflow valve

This is a long shot but here goes. I am looking for a mechanical drawing/ breakdown of the uniflow valve from a teleflex model 50 hydraulic steering system.
I don't need a breakdown of the whole...
Forum: Provisioning 03-18-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,023
Posted By Yofy
Re: The lonely Avacodo...

For Denise: a confession
The first time I was introduced to avacado I thought it was awful. It was an avacado and shrimp salad (but I must admidt that it was new year's eve and I was twenty...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-24-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Yofy
Re: Dry powdered good storage options

Some time ago I wrote a blog on where and how we store provisions. Provisioning and the Healthy Sailor part 2 ( live on a small boat so we don't...
Forum: Provisioning 01-19-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,023
Posted By Yofy
Re: The lonely Avacodo...

Are you kidding???? Avacados are a staple on Yofy. We eat them on toast:
toast a slice of bread, rub it with garlic, spread it with mashed ripe avacado, sprinkle it with salt and pepper and dig in....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2012
Replies: 264
Views: 16,013
Posted By Yofy
Re: Halloween Hurricane

Our thoughts are with all of you riding out the hurricane. We hope that southbound sailors were able to find good shelter. It doesn't sound like much fun from over here.

Manny and Robyn
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-19-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 2,704
Posted By Yofy
Re: My son's first 'car'...

Wow. That brings back memories.
I remember my first boat with an outboard. FREEDOM! It was on a lake in northern Ontario, Canada and I learned so much about good boating skills and outboard...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-09-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 10,639
Posted By Yofy
Re: Couples living aboard how goes the relationship

Well I just spent the better part of an hour wading through all the pages on this thread and what I can say is that now I know for sure that size IS an issue for you guys :laugher

On a more...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-21-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4,468
Posted By Yofy
Re: How do you conserve water aboard?

Nice idea!

A lot of really good ideas have been posted already.

We currently sail the Red Sea and water is a real issue here... especially GOOD water. We have 300 liters in 3 different tanks...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 04-30-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,506
Posted By Yofy
Re: Fortune 30

We're not exactly sure what year Yofy was built. WE THINK about 1978. It makes a difference beacuse the molds changed hands and moved yards. Different builders did different things to the interior...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 04-29-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,506
Posted By Yofy
Re: Fortune 30

Well this is really frustrating. I spent a good couple of hours trying to upload a reply yesterday and now I see it didn't go through. :( Too many Iphones clogging up our cyberspace over here. Maybe...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 04-19-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,506
Posted By Yofy
Re: Fortune 30

That is the layout that Yofy has. It does work well. Manny added a shower hose with a trigger type nozel to our sink in the head and we can use it as a shower. It works well but we don't use it on a...
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