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Search: Posts Made By: svHyLyte
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Health Insurance While Cruising

Further to the foregoing, a friend of ours that has been cruising in the Caribbean for the last several years needed surgery for a hernia this past winter. The surgery was performed in Trinidad by a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Main sail can be difficult to raise

Are you sure the sheave at the mast-head isn't seized and/or that your halyard is of the correct size and hasn't jumped the sheave?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Lightning Strikes

Donna--

The illustrated disclosures are something a Buyer can require of a Seller as part of a Seller's Representations and Warranty's in a transaction. To the best of my knowledge, such...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Lightning Strikes

One can require full disclosure. See the attached. PM me and I will send you a copy of the file.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,138
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Fiberglassing a wooden hull

Our first "real" sailboat was a 1957 era home built plywood Thunderbird 26, designed by Ben Seaborn. The exterior of the hull was glassed as part of the build method and many of these boats are...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-29-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,298
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: 68 foot sailboat lost off of Cape May - 6 rescued

If the yacht was foreign flagged, a sale to a resident of the US in US Territory would require the seller pay an import fee to US Customs. The buyer would be obligated to pay any sales/transfer/use...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,026
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: The impossible happened

With an attached lanyard and a weakened aging locking spring, a snap shackle can easily open and isn't a particularly good choice for a halyard verses a keyed shackle, e.g.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,157
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: What is this device?

Ah... Well... We have a very old but reliable handheld SeaFix RDF on the yacht that we've been using for a very long time (before the advent of GPS) and it works very well. With one beacon we get a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Waterproof spray for Sunbrella

See 303 Aerospace High Tech Fabric Guard (http://www.defender.com/product3.jsp?path=-1|10918|2303285|2303289&id=197519)

Works like a charm. Apply to both sides of the fabric and it will give you...
Forum: Diesel 04-03-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 2,014
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: About to buy, nagging engine issue - seeking advice

What you describe is the 4-108's "Flame start" system. Technology from the 1930's-40's. Rudimentary but functional and reliable. Holding the ignition key in the pre-heat position for 30-45 seconds...
Forum: Apps & Authors 03-06-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,617
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Yacht Question From Author

The cabin-top is properly referred to as the "coach roof". Folks might sit on the coach-roof but, considering it's exposure, not too often. The rail around the stern of a ship is know as the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Thimble necessary for mainsheet?

Don--

It really isn't that hard. Take a look at Splicing Guide If you can't get the cover all of the way through the core in one go, do it in parts, simply reinserting the fid at the first...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Thimble necessary for mainsheet?

For your boat, 3/8" Sta-Set, or equal, with a tight eye-splice, perhaps with a little teflon tape tightly wrapped through the eye, will be all you need. Splicing double braid is really a no-brainer,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: St Augustine

ActiveCaptain.com has a wealth of information on the area and registration/membership on the site is free
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Fin Keel Maintenance Questions

There have been many discussions of Iron Keel Repairs over the years. Do a search on "Iron Keel". For what it's worth there is no pad between the top of an Iron Keel on a Beneteau and the keel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: radar gun

From one Geezer to Another... The device was a "Whistler Hand Held Radar" manufactured by Controlonics in the mid-70's. It would give you the relative bearing to a return and a relative distance...
Forum: Provisioning 02-03-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,176
Posted By svHyLyte
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Cost of cruising the U.S and British Virgin Islands

The web-site ActiveCaptain (https://activecaptain.com/index.php) has excellent information and reviews that you might find useful. You'll have to register but it's free and easy and the interactive...
Forum: Beneteau 01-21-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Beneteau 343 2006 Salt water intake

Tom--

Your through hulls are likely fine. (To satisfy yourself, however, polish a patch of your through hull will some light sand paper. If the underlying material is yellow/gold in color, your...
Forum: Beneteau 01-21-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Beneteau 343 2006 Salt water intake

If your plan is to remove the raw water intake, I presume you're on the hard somewhere. If so, rather that all that brain damage, you can simply cover the outside of the raw water intake with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1,917
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: need help DESIGNING a manual windlass!

Christian--When I was younger I made a functional windlass out of an old single speed winch by simply sewing a thick leather hide cover over the barrel. I got the leather I needed from a saddle shop...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 01-20-2014
Replies: 151
Views: 14,853
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: The Loss of The Alpha 42 "Be Good Too"

From an engineering viewpoint, I think Aero's designer is/was engaging in rather too much mental masturbation. There is an old rule in structural/air craft design that essentially holds that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Stainless or galvanized cable for steering cables?

Capta--

In your case, stainless may be a better choice--different ships, different long splices. Note, however, it is not tension on a cable or rust, alone, that causes wear/deterioration but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: What is older gear worth?

The 555 Windlass will be worth quite a lot new and unused. I sold a serviceable but much used one for $850 several years ago, about 30 minutes after I posted its availability on line. The winches...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Nervous about Trip - Virgin

Do yourself a favor. Click-on ActiveCaptain (https://activecaptain.com/), register (it's free) and use the Interactive Cruising Guidebook tab to review your area of interest. Most everything you'll...
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