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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   18 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 4,431
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Anyone with twin forestays?

Firstly, you are asking a question in a thread now 5-1/2 years old.

That aside, you cannot tension a sail's luff enough to keep it from sagging off to leeward without seriously stretch/distorting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Royal Carribbean Ship caught in extreme storm

At the time of the report the ship was at N32 54.940 W76 40.390, about 96 miles southeast (153) of Wrightsville Beach, steaming northeasterly (048) at 10.8 kn and reporting apparent winds of 90 Kn...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: cost to add bow thruster, AC, generator etc.

I second the foregoing. Too many times I have watched people desperately thumbing their bow thrusters trying to head into a strong cross wind while the entire yacht is blown sideways into leeward...
Forum: Tartan   2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 58
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Tartan 34C rig dimensions

See TARTAN 34 C sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=1459). At the bottom of that page note the comment:
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Cape Dory Typhoon 19

See (Click on) Used 1986 Cape Dory Typhoon Senior, Sister Bay, Wi - 54234 - BoatTrader.com (http://www.boattrader.com/listing/1986-CAPE-DORY-Typhoon-Senior-102609298)

Half way there and with/on a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,029
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Accidently Aged Rum...

My sainted Grandmother passed away at the ripe old age of 96. She smoked like a chimney and drank like a fish, even mixing scotch with milk (aka "Milk Punch"). When she finally died, peacefully in...
Forum: herSailNet   5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 2,283
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Re-Decorating/Cushion Covers?

Going through my old posts earlier today looking for something I had commented on some while ago, I rediscovered this thread and realized I had never followed up with what we finally decided to do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 39,213
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair

Well, it's been a week since I reinstalled our re-repaired Solar Vent and the device continues to spin away faithfully despite the fact that the weather has largely been overcast and crappy. So, the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   5 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,029
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Accidently Aged Rum...

Humm...

Since the consensus seems to be that it would be wiser to discard the stuff than keep it, and particularly so since I/We wouldn't be drinking it in any case, I guess it's down the drain. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 852
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Onewheel.. Replace your folding bike?

Brilliant. Just don't recharge the thing on your boat or a flammable dock!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   5 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,029
Posted By svHyLyte
Accidently Aged Rum...

I do not drink "hard liquor", and my wife doesn't drink alcohol at all, so this might sound like a dumb question. But, I'm guessing a bunch of sailors might know something about Rum, so...

In...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: A question of style

Do you intend to keep the gear aboard your boat? If so, I would suggest you do with it as you prefer. If you intend to dismount and sell it (assuming it's all functional), I might be inclined to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   6 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,175
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: bluewater pocket cruiser

We have seen both Flicka 20's and Nor'Sea 27's hauled and launched by trailer. Either could easily (albeit slowly) make a passage to Bimini and beyond in the Bahamas when sailed by a competent...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Easier beach retrieval?

We have a 12' Escape Rhumba sailing dinghy that we too launch and retrieve "off the beach" (generally, however, when we're vacationing at the Sanibel Harbor Resort in Punta Rassa). I have overcome...
Forum: Diesel   1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Junk in my Water Lock

That looks like carbon buildup that has been blown off/through the injection nozzle in the mixing elbow. The 2GM is famous for building up carbon in the elbow which has a recommended replacement...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,314
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: A Sinking in the ARC fleet

The video of that yacht sinking is horrible. Fortunately, the crew had plenty of assistance on station. No lives lost but what a terrible way for a cruise to end...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: 3 boats on fire in St Martin

Friends of ours having their mast worked on at FKG said they saw the boats burning and heard several loud explosions from either fuel or propane tanks going off. I'm sure that was exciting! I'm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,123
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Small rechargeable batteries (AAA, AA, C,D)

Thank you for your comments. This matter relates back to the discussion of the repair of Nicro Solar Day-Night Vents that began in 2012...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 3,709
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Cetol Marine Finish Woes

Kevin--

We have been using Cetol here in southwest Florida for about the last 7 years. As long as one keeps up with the clear coat, refinishing is unnecessary. A light buffing with a 3M Scratch...
Forum: There's This Place...   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 4,624
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Is Florida all its cracked up to be?

We relocated to Florida from Southern California due to work requirements in early 1992. We spent our first year in the Ft. Lauderdale area, keeping our boat behind a private home adjacent to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,123
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Small rechargeable batteries (AAA, AA, C,D)

Chuck--Thanks for your note. We've debated the rechargeable vs. non- for some time, particularly so as we seem to have a lead mine of spare batteries aboard but, as you say, when you need them to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 39,213
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair; A Setback

Well, my re-repaired Solar Vent has been sitting on my work bench since last evening, whirling away with one of the replacement motors from Sundance Solar like a dervish. This motor replacement went...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,123
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Small rechargeable batteries (AAA, AA, C,D)

Chuck--

Do you happen to recall the number of discharge/charge cycles your rechargeable batteries went through before they gave up the ghost? The rechargables might still prove economical...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Any idea what kind of wind vane this might be?

It looks like the remains of the top of an old Hassler Vane:

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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,014
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Hand bearing compasses

Regarding binoculars, I have had a pair of Fuginon Polaris Binoculars with the built in illuminated bearing compass since the late '80's that are very good. (There are other brands such as Steiner...
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