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Search: Posts Made By: svHyLyte
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Crew Wanted-sailing from Puerto Rico to Galveston in May

From Puerto Rico why would you not sail along the south coast of DR and thence to Jamaica, thence through the Caymens to Isla and then a reach up to Galveston, essentially down wind or a reach and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 869
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

We are sailing a 42' yacht primarily cruising the southwest coast of Florida, the Keys and the Bahamas. We carry an ACR GPIRB aboard the yacht and a second in the "day-bag" that we carry in the...
Forum: Caribbean Islands 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Need advice-Puerto Rico to Galveston in May

For what its worth, the southern route will be down current and down wind and afford you the opportunity to make a number of R&R stops along the way--DR, Jamaica, the Caymen's, and Isla for R&R along...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Towing Services

Absolutely correct. The BoatUS Gold Plan (http://www.boatus.com/towing/landing/services.asp?gclid=CIPs0O6M5b0CFeMF7AodBmMA4g) ("unlimited towing") option is the deal of the century if you ever need...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 236
Views: 13,388
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Mark--

The Hans Christian 36 was built by Pantawee Marine Co., Ltd, of Chonburi Province, Thailand. The boat is a (minor) variant of the Union Polaris 36, designed by Perry. One of the serious...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Baby seat in cockpit

Frankly, Jim, I don't know for sure. Our old boat ("Mello Belle"--because she was very mellow at sea and often the "Belle of the Ball" in our harbor) was her first experience and she was just abject...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Baby seat in cockpit

Since my wife and I sailed up until about a month before our daughter was born, I suppose one could say our daughter began sailing when she was -1 month old. Subsequently, she began sailing with us...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Where to anchor out near Seattle ?

Click over to www.ActiveCaptain.com, register (for free) and refer to the interactive cruising guide (charts) for your area of interest. You will find a wealth of information to meet your needs.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 345
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: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Feedback on Rydlyme

We have used RydLyme on our engine heat exchanger (in situ) several times and use it on our A/C heat exchanger every year (annual maintenance) and have been very pleased with the results. If you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,047
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Sailing Hallucinations on long sails

Some years ago on a run from Tampa Bay to Key West, normally about 30 hours for us, we had particularly crappy weather that was difficult for my (much) better half to deal with so I remained at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Raritan Hot water heater

When is the last time you replaced the anode? It is part and parcel of the discharge valve and needs be replaced at 3-5 year intervals. The material breaks down and builds up a sludge on the bottom...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,529
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: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,718
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Do you play music whilst sailing?

We need to hear the sounds of the yacht while underway so music isn't in the cards with one exception--when, if, we come in proximity to a pod of whales Then, we play music on the speakers in the...
Forum: Apps & Authors 03-08-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,015
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Yacht Question From Author

If you're at all concerned about historical accuracy, you might do a little research into the presence of Portuguese in California. While some Azorean Portugese were engaged in the maritime trades,...
Forum: Apps & Authors 03-06-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,015
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 03-05-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Refrigeration freezer box leak

When my daughter was a little girl, she poked a hole in the evaporator plate on our old Frigoboat system with a steak knife she was using to free an ice-cream bar that had frozen to the plate. ...
Forum: Gas 03-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Blower hose

Actually you are correct and I shall make the appropriate change to my earlier comment.

Done!
Forum: Gas 03-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Blower hose

The hottest air/fumes in the engine compartment will be at the top while the engine is operating. One wants to remove that and have it replaced by cooler clean air that will be drawn into the bottom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Seagull IV Water Filter - why so expensive?

I have no explanation as to why the devices are so costly. I do know, however, that the manufacturer will do an upgrade/exchange at a price less than half the new cost. BTDT. Pentek makes a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-02-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Distance off problem

The theory described above is correct although the numbers given are in error which serves to illustrate why someone should not try doing trigonometry when one is under the influence of pain-killers...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Distance off problem

You can obtain the solution graphically by plotting the initial position and Bearing to the target and them plotting an EP taking into account the set and drift over the subsequent 30 minutes; and,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 4,441
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Watches

I was very distressed when my old Timex sailing watch "bit the dust" last spring (after 27 years, parts are no longer available). As consolation, my daughter bought me a Casio "Sea Pathfinder" for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,226
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Ya gotta see this

Very nice film. One of the things we do miss about SoCal is the schools of Dolphins that often accompanied us on our trips to Catalina from Angles Gate. We often have Dolphins here, but nothing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 8,596
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

Mark--

How many times can one do Catalina before it becomes something of a BTDT experience?
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