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01-08-2021, 04:49 PM
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Posted By southatlantic

Great discussion, guys, very informative....

Great discussion, guys, very informative. :thumbsup: I am looking at the same system and I think that I will go with exactly the same combo: DRS12ANXT with a 4 foot antenna. I will double check is...
01-01-2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By southatlantic

i had a Zodiac Fastroller 3.25m with a Torqueedo...

i had a Zodiac Fastroller 3.25m with a Torqueedo and really liked it. Started every time, light, no smoke or noise. Great to get back from the beach when there were waves breaking, as you board it...
12-24-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,534
Posted By southatlantic

That would be my recommendation as well. I own...

That would be my recommendation as well. I own both, but the stabilized Fujinons are the pair that I keep aboard. Just be extra careful with the battery compartment, when replacing batteries, as the...
12-17-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,804
Posted By southatlantic

I am 65 and thanks God, in good health. Until...

I am 65 and thanks God, in good health. Until just over a year ago, I used to regularly go 75 miles offshore to the prime offshore location in my area (a seamount) to fish for Blue Marlin, during the...
12-08-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 56,893
Posted By southatlantic

It is great when you cut across another boat’s...

It is great when you cut across another boat’s wake, everybody braces for the impact and then... nothing!:thumbsup:

For running into consistent swell, coming at you at an angle, a trick of the...
12-05-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By southatlantic

“I know this is a bit apples to oranges - but I...

“I know this is a bit apples to oranges - but I picked up one of those Troqueedo motors for my 10' RIB this year. I really couldn't be happier with it. Super light, never worry about starting it,...
12-05-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 56,893
Posted By southatlantic

And wow, the initial performance figures are just...

And wow, the initial performance figures are just fantastic!!!
Have you experienced significant seas with her, yet?
12-05-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 56,893
Posted By southatlantic

Great, I was also wondering about that. It looks...

Great, I was also wondering about that. It looks like a great cat design, competently built, from the pictures so far:thumbsup:
12-04-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,127
Posted By southatlantic

This is the old version of the Rodman 870...

This is the old version of the Rodman 870 Flybridge:
https://youtu.be/dAk05O5Vtbo
11-30-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,127
Posted By southatlantic

Rodman boats are sturdy and deliver great...

Rodman boats are sturdy and deliver great seakeeping. I am not sure whether they have a dealer in the U.S., though. They have a 940 flybridge and an 870 flybridge.
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11-30-2020, 03:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,096
Posted By southatlantic

Yes, it is a true fast Passagemaker. Back in...

Yes, it is a true fast Passagemaker. Back in 2009, just before Malcolm Tennant passed away, I was thinking of having one of his displacement cats built, ordered several study plans and had quite a...
11-29-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,096
Posted By southatlantic

Like you said, for cruising the Pacific NW or...

Like you said, for cruising the Pacific NW or crossing an ocean, Nordhavn by far. The Leopard is a great boat for relatively short distance cruising (like what most charters in the Med or the...
11-18-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,243
Posted By southatlantic

A few months after the launching of my current...

A few months after the launching of my current boat, I bent a Veem prop (ouch!) on a partially submerged banana tree trunk (or maybe a palm tree top). The sea was rough and I just could not see the...
10-24-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By southatlantic

I think that you will indeed be very happy. I...

I think that you will indeed be very happy. I love mine. But the belt clip is unreliable. I keep in my shorts pocket instead, using the clip just to hold the outside of the pocket.
10-17-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By southatlantic

I think I can help, at least with the first two...

I think I can help, at least with the first two questions. I have had the B275LH-W and DFF-1 UHD on my boat for a few years, now. It is an excellent set up, although I must say that, at least for the...
10-16-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 52,626
Posted By southatlantic

Drako's comment reminded me that Larry Graf also...

Drako's comment reminded me that Larry Graf also made a crossing to Bermuda (the likely first leg of your proposed voyage) aboard a 26' Glacier Bay cat. An account of that crossing can be found here:...
10-16-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 52,626
Posted By southatlantic

If you want to do this, the route above is...

If you want to do this, the route above is definitely the way to go. You can make the third leg (Azores to Europe) shorter by going from the Azores to Lagos, in Southern Portugal. There is a very...
10-15-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,082
Posted By southatlantic

I tend to agree. I had a boat with Volvo D4s...

I tend to agree. I had a boat with Volvo D4s (same as D6 but with 4 cylinders) for 3 years. They gave me no trouble during that period, then I sold the boat. I now have a boat with a pair of Cummins...
05-29-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By southatlantic

Looks like a Trawlercat Marine design... ...

Looks like a Trawlercat Marine design...
http://www.trawlercatmarine.com/recreationaldesigns/tmd55.html
04-18-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By southatlantic

Well, you got professional advice from Absolute,...

Well, you got professional advice from Absolute, so I would go with that.

If you cannot find what they recommended, I always used Startron, an enzymatic additive from Star Brite, with very good...
03-20-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By southatlantic

And on top of it, with a Furuno unit, the...

And on top of it, with a Furuno unit, the clicking dies not stop when you turn the unit off... Took me a while to figure that out...
02-21-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,294
Posted By southatlantic

If you look below (in the site, don't know about...

If you look below (in the site, don't know about the app), Buoyweather shows a bar graph with a more detailed time breakdown for both wind speed and waves (height, period and direction)

Knowing...
01-29-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By southatlantic

This laser-based device may be a better...

This laser-based device may be a better alternative - it was developed for this purpose.
http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/468683-bought-electronic-flare.html
11-13-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,422
Posted By southatlantic

I tag all of my billfish as well. Data on...

I tag all of my billfish as well. Data on billfish migration down here is still very scarce.
10-15-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By southatlantic

I have the Hysucat foils, from South Africa, on...

I have the Hysucat foils, from South Africa, on my boat. In my style boat (symmetric cat hull) they seem to reduce fuel consumption by 10-20% and improve ride a bit as well. In a cat that was...
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