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Search: Posts Made By: svHyLyte
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 3 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 3,065
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries

Unfortunately, that is not so. "Pepper spray" is much more "lethal" than Bear Spray as the concentration of Capsacian ("pepper") is much greater (in some cases by a factor of 10x) than is permitted...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 3 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 3,065
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries

One might do better with a couple of these handy:

For more information see Mace Strobe Light Pepper Spray Gun...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,207
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Furling line death trap

Most furling drums have locking holes that allow one to drop a pin in place to prevent the drum from rotating. With that, once one's furled, one can pin/lock the drum and ease the furling line to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Miami to Bimini tomorrow

Really. Frankly, I'd leave by 0300 to try and make Bimini by mid-day, before the wind goes northerly.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Rydlyme raw water system cleaning

I have used this process on both our Air Conditioner and Engine (4-108) heat exchangers to good advantage. I suggest you reverse the direction of the water flow, into the discharge side of the heat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Windlass foot switch alternatives?

For what its worth, when we installed our Maxwell Windlass in 2006, I opted for a hand held wired controller rather than a foot switch (although one came with the windlass) as well as a wireless...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Installing electric faucet/plumbing

You might find a simple foot pump that requires no electrical power much preferable. For example see (click on) the Whale Gusher Mk3...
Forum: Diesel 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Air Intake Oil Residue OK?

Note that the 4-108 has a crank case breather tube that connects to the air intake at the filter assembly. It is not uncommon to find small amounts of oil from misting being drawn into the air...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,007
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: More Ventilation in Aft Cabin --Center Cockpit with Dodger

You could create one or two "Mega Venturi" vents with two large funnels and a plastic T-Fitting:

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Removing Diesel smell

After we suffered a similar problem, a friend recommended we flood the bilge with a few gallons of Lemon Juice concentrate, available at most wholesale food vendors quite inexpensively, mixed with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: LPG ALARM SENSOR. Where do I fit it.

Our gas sensors are situated: One in the propane locker itself; a second directly under the galley stove positioned where foreign matter cannot get to it very easily, if at all; and, the third, in...
Forum: Boat Reviews 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 3,171
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Cal 39 vs E 38-200 vs Beneteau First 38

Having owned and sailed a Cal for 26 years and having subsequently owned and sailed a Beneteau for 13 years, given a choice, I'd stick with the Beneteau.

Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Mixing elbow

Blue smoke is often unburned fuel. Running cool, some such unburned fuel will combine with soot in the mixing elbow to create a "tar" like residue. You may have an injector nozzle that's not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: St Pete area? Overnight anchorages you'd recommend?

On a 4-5 day charter, I doubt you're going anywhere close to 70 miles from St. Pete. There are several nice anchorages on the Manatee River that you might enjoy visiting, particularly DeSoto Point. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Splicing different sized double briad

One could do an end-to-end splice (see Splicing Guide ( but it might be wiser/easier to use smaller diameter spectra line with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Legal distance for towing another boat?

See (Click on) COLREG's Signatories
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 4,765
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Sailor missing 66 days found! Breaking News.

In another news interview, the fellow described having to repeatedly bail hundreds of gallons of "hip deep" water out of his boat and being unable to dry his clothes of blankets. He fished using a...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 4,173
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Uh-oh, sounds like a new Production Boat might have found its limit...

Ah..."Foundered"? Not quite...

To quote from the article you linked:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 16,018
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: New York to Florida Via ICW

Ah...Gary...I believe that was likely the OP, Oday27.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Bottle holders for cockpit

Another alternative:

See (click on) DRINK/BOTTLE HOLDER LIFELINE SS : North Sails Atlantic / Yacht Shop...
Forum: Electronics 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Routing and Sealing Cables

Cable Clams. Protects the cable and keeps the water out.

For example, see (click on)...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2,447
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Ideas for a small, simple, offshore, family cruiser.......

Take a look at the Beneteau 321 or 323. Smaller, simple, 3 cabins, easy to sail and not particularly costly.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By svHyLyte
Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall Notice

BoatUS has just notified its members of a Recall Notice by Kidde concerning certain ABC and BC Fire Extinguishers. More information is available at Kidde Inmar-Recalls | Recall Summary...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 03-15-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Riding Sail

For what it's worth, we have found the Banner Bay Fin Delta ( to be a great improvement over a traditional flat riding sail.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-15-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,702
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Flagship marine?

Several people we know have purchased Flagship units in the last 4-5 years. All have had quality problems of one kind or another, but in each case serious, from failing compressors, to...
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