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Search: Posts Made By: svHyLyte
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 26 Minutes Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,414
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: What is this thing on the head inlet hose?

Bene--The unit is an "Earth Safe" in-line head treatment dispenser originally made by "Fore'n Aft". Unfortunately, they have been discontinued for some time. The Earth Safe Tablets supposedly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Brunswick Landing Marina,Ga.

Click over to ActiveCaptain.com, register (its free) and use the interactive Cruising Guide to check out the marina. The guide includes reviews and comments by other cruisers and so is a good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,127
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: To Sail or to Sit

You're on the wrong coast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,176
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Water vs Gas

Considering the cost of a water-maker and the rarity of actually needing it, and the cost of maintaining it when not needed, another, less costly option, might be to remove one "hard" water tank and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 2,567
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: A Not so Good Experience with a Sailnet(er) transaction

The solution to these on-line Buy/Sell misgivings is an Escrow Service such as Escrow.com (https://www.escrow.com/). The cost of these services is quite low relative to the security for both parties...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Automotive Heater

We have a similar heater aboard our boat but with a more simple plumbing arrangement. We have a two-way valve in the line leading to the hot water heater that, when opened, directs water to and...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Plastic bolts! $&@$?

What motor do you have that you cannot release the oil filter without first pumping the oil out of the engine? I've had both a Yanmar and a 4-108 and in both cases, the oil quickly drains into the...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Plastic bolts! $&@$?

Mark--The next time you need to clean the sediment bowl, the easiest method is to use a pressurized can of WD-40 with the long plastic straw attached. With the filter element removed from the filter...
Forum: Beneteau 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 5,312
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

Not Again!!!

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Forum: Beneteau 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 5,312
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Beneteau USA closing operations?

Oy Veh!!! You are kidding, No?

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Forum: Beneteau 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 3,795
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Fuel tank for First 42

FirstLady--

I regret that I have not responded sooner but, these daze, I don't visit this site too often as the BS Coefficient is nearing unity and I have neither the time nor interest to bother...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Westerbeke preheat with torch?

The use of a high temperature open flame device in an engine space would be the height of folly in my view. (I can just imagine how you'd try to explain that to an insurance adjuster inspecting the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2014
Replies: 143
Views: 6,969
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Why are wheels so big?

Undoubtedly asked by someone that has never had to helm a big boat at sea in seriously heavy weather/seas for any time.
Forum: Beneteau 11-22-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,418
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Yanmar Engine blower failed

FWIW we added a toggle switch to our engine panel that allows us to turn the engine compartment blower on without activating the engine ignition circuit. Interestingly, it does, also, activate the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,234
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: What is the life span of a chart plotter???

FWIW, we have found that simply dismounting our GPS/Plotter and keeping it in the cabin when it's not in use/needed eliminates a lot of the wear'n tear and weathering of the unit. We have a 2008 era...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,603
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: What to do with 450' of 1" line that -- ready for this? -- floats!

Brad--

Save a couple of pieces twice the length of your boat for warping/spring lines. In adverse wind conditions, you can double the lines back to the boat around a piling and use them to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,520
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Antifouling in the Caribbean

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When the Enviro-radicals eliminate their own "Carbon Footprints", they can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,520
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Antifouling in the Caribbean

Capta--

You need make no apologies nor excuses for yourself. Don't even think about it. As Harry Truman once said, "...there is no point arguing with a Mule. It accomplishes nothing and it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-08-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,197
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Do I even need a spinnaker pole?

Considering that your poor, ill-cared for, mast is not fitted with the gear you'd need to mount a spinnaker pole; and, considering that such equipment would likely cost about as much as a properly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-06-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,206
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Sailing in Near Gale Conditions

Further to the subject of closing and securing wash boards and closing hatches, last Saturday the CG & Lee County Sheriff's cooperated in the rescue of two men on their newly purchased yacht after...
Forum: Engines 11-06-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 646
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Beneteau shaft coupling

On the matter of the shaft vis-a-vis duel tapered ends, my comments merely echo the response I rec'd from a friend who's family has owned and operated a major boatyard in Florida since the 1930's and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,519
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Wife says icebox is disgusting

Scrub it down with a good cleanser, fill it up to just below the level of the evaporator plates with a solution of bleach and water and allow that to sit over night; pump the mix out and dry the...
Forum: Engines 11-05-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 646
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Beneteau shaft coupling

Ah... Sorry old son, but that's definitely not a Beneteau practice nor a practice by any other builder /manufacturer. What you have there is the outboard end of a shaft. I suspect that at some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: AC intake hose growth

To clean your raw water intake hose, simply close your thru-hull seacock and pour a cup full of RydLym/Barnacle Buster or for that matter CLR into the hose and and allow it to sit over night to...
Forum: Engines 11-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 646
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Beneteau shaft coupling

You might try TransAtlantic Diesel (http://www.tadiesels.com/). Next time, if there is one, it might be wise to query the Board about freeing a shaft from a coupling without destroying either. It...
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