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Forum: Cruising Videos   09-22-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 345
Posted By sailvayu
Exploring Bald Head Island

I was playing with some left over video and stills and came up with this

Hope you like it
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By sailvayu
Re: Hull wont dry

Is it a cored hull? the most likely cause is a wet core. Paint on the inside was another good suggestion but that would vary by areas painted. Hard to answer questions like this with so little...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   05-26-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 648
Posted By sailvayu
Chain & Cable Steering Maintenance Part 2

Finally finished part 2 of this 2 part series. In this part I review how to maintain the under deck components. I worked closely with Edson Marine for their input on the best methods of keeping your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-25-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,466
Posted By sailvayu
Re: Bilge Pump Plumbing

Most builder only install pumps to remove nuisance water. I suppose they are in denial that flooding can happen on their boats. In the video I talked about some of your questions. Here is a link to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,200
Posted By sailvayu
Re: Thru hull and seacock installation

What you have is what I call a ball valve on a thru hull. Not a proper seacock. It works but like you say is not the best solution. I have done a video series on replacing the valave on a lagoon 38...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   01-08-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,974
Posted By sailvayu
New Steering Maintainance Video

Here is a new new video I just completed for Ocean Navigator Magazine and Edson Marine. It covers the basics of maintaining the pedestal end of a chain and cable steering system. Hope it is help to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,798
Posted By sailvayu
Re: Prep boat's INTERIOR for possible knockdown

Interesting thread and some good comments. As someone who has been upside down in a 40 foot boat at sea I will add a few thoughts. First the boat rolls. Second it is being shaken at the same time....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By sailvayu
Re: Chopped Strand Mess

Simple have a small bucket of acetone handy. When the fibers start to collect on your glove rinse off in the acetone and keep going. Use the acetone to clean tools as you work as well. CSM will get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-04-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By sailvayu
Re: Stuck in the middle of the ocean with a broken rudder on your boat

I think it is a clear illustration of how reality can shape your situation and how you see things around you. He seems truly scared and in a unknown environment so he thinks it is really windy and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 4,199
Posted By sailvayu
Re: Thug proofing

Here is an article I wrote for Ocean Navigator
Keeping watch from a distance - Ocean Navigator - September 2013 (

I have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By sailvayu
Re: Gelcoat Hull Interior?

After years of painting I am going back to gelcoat for bilges and inside hull. Every paint I have used eventually flakes causing issue with bilge pumps. I like a heavy coat of white gel. Use gel with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 3,034
Posted By sailvayu
Re: 5200 vs Sikaflex

There is no silver bullet, before you pick a sealant you need to understand what to use and where.
Understanding Marine Sealants (
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   11-10-2013
Replies: 956
Views: 73,936
Posted By sailvayu
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

I have read through this whole thread and in all the finger pointing and blaming weak/scared crews boats not ready for the voyage and all, not one person has gotten the facts right. I love how...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2013
Replies: 248
Views: 17,608
Posted By sailvayu
Re: Coast Guard rescues 4 "sailors" off Charleston...

I always read these rescue threads with interest. As someone who once was rescued at sea I think I have a slightly different perspective. My rescue happened back in the late 70’s so before EPIRBs...
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