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Search: Posts Made By: svHyLyte
Forum: Diesel 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: re-powering my PSC37

Yzlian--Assuming the 4JH-3E is an essentially drop-in replacement, why consider anything else? I have never heard anyone complain of having too much power available and your fuel consumption will...
Forum: Electronics 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: How should True Wind be determined?

FWIW "True Wind" on Polars is based up a water plane reference not the "bottom" under the water. Of what possible value would "Ground or Surface Wind" be to someone halfway between Newport and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Cat Cay to Chubb Cay

Russ--The Explorer Charts are good. Time your departure for near high tide and you'll be fine. (The tide off-set from Nassau is given in the back of the Chart Guides and the folks at the Cat Cay...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Adler Barbour evaporator

Tod is definitely right on the money with this observation. We suffered the consequences of incompatible refrigerant oils with our air conditioning system this past summer. Fortunately, the maker...
Forum: Electronics 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: How should True Wind be determined?

The classic definition of "True Wind", as used aboard, is relative to the yacht's speed through the water, if any. It is what the the sails "see/feel".

If the yacht's speed "through" the water is...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By svHyLyte
Sailing Couple Kidnapped by Islamic Militants Free

Back story:

In April, Abu Sayyaf gunmen seized Okonek and Dielen from a yacht at sea between Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo Island and the western Philippine province of Palawan. They were taken...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Hurricane hole in Bahamas

I'd say he's very wise, No?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Hurricane hole in Bahamas

Where the odds of suffering a major loss are about the same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: loosening jib halyard on roller furling

When we first transitioned to roller furling from hank-on jibs after acquiring our (then) '76 Cal 2-29, we were advised that furling worked best when one had a tight head stay and a slightly eased...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,247
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Production buckets and the limits

Frankly, I too vote for the rubber bucket. When it's time to kick the damned thing, it's easier on one's toes than stainless or wood which is desirable considering that, at such times, the less pain...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: 1981 Lewmar 40, 2 speed halyard winch

Capta--From the snaps, there may be some modest wear but nothing exceptional or that would not be considered "wearing in" as that term was used when "precision machining" wasn't quite so precision as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Vang mechanical advantage

Do your boat, and your wallet, a favor and buy a Garhaurer solid vang sized for your boat. You'll be very happy you do. BTDT...
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Sailing definitions

Jeez Louise--Son. When your sailing, if you look out and the water's blue (on a nice fair day); or Gray (on a crappy day), that's "Blue Water Sailing". If you look out and about and the water is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Mermaid Condensator Alternative

It is the same device as sold be Mermaid as a "Condensator". One needs a check-valve in the up-take line for periods when the raw water pump isn't running. The check-valves are available from US...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: I called Mercury Marine

We have a Mercury 15 Hp 2-stroke, bought new, and I have called Mercury Marine as well--any number of things, more than a number of times....
Forum: Weather 1 Week Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 7,644
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

By crickey Mark, looking at those snaps, I'm amazed to think you stayed aboard that Bendy Toes in such conditions. Stone the cows, you must be as game as Ned Kelly, or moreso!
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Water filter for filtering tank water

We use an under sink type whole house 10 mc filter, fitted with tubing and hose barbs to filter any water going into our tanks on deck. From the tanks we have Pentek fine (5 mc) activated charcoal...
Forum: Weather 1 Week Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 7,644
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

Mark--

We're very glad you're okay and the boat's good. Any word on any boats in dry storage?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 974
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Interior Paint- marine grade or not?

In Don Casey's book, "This Old Boat" his recommendation for interior paint (Chapter Fourteen, "Brush and Roller", p. 321) is a good quality interior Alkyd enamel. "Marine" paint is unnecessary. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Opinions needed on Marine Air (Dometic)

You might want to look into the King Air A/C units. We have been very happy with ours and the service has been exceptional. See (click on) Marine Air Conditioning Systems, A/C from King-Air,...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By svHyLyte
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: PSC 37 Hydrovane Installation

Ryan--Would it not make more sense to just use a pair of A-Brackets? One at the top, horizontal and one at the bottom, angled upward somewhat to help carry the vertical load? I'm sure Hydrovane...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Won't Start after 4 hours of cruising.

Absolutely correct as to maximum achievable RPM...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Captive winch genoa furler

Buy yourself a Milwaukee Right Angle Drill (see/click-on Milwaukee-M28-28-Volt-Lithium-Ion-1-2-in-Cordless-Right-Angle-Drill...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Won't Start after 4 hours of cruising.

Prop pitch and/or other drive train problems are irrelevant to starting while fuel supply, filtering, distribution is not and could, likewise, limit the range of engine speed despite what a governor...
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