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Search: Posts Made By: svHyLyte
Forum: Tartan 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: T30 ...spinnaker pole... And short pole next to it...

Ah... Not quite. The reaching strut changes/increases the angle of the guy at the outboard end of the pole which reduces the amount of load needed to provide the transverse (or lateral) force...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Advice for Sailing from Long Beach to Catalina

Correct--that was a typo. The courses from Angles Gate are about 200º to Bird Rock and 175º to Avalon. (Correction to earlier post made) We usually added a few degrees of Westing to allow for a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Advice for Sailing from Long Beach to Catalina

Don't make a mountain out of a mole hill. You're only going to Catalina. Spend the night in San Pedro if necessary. There is a nice anchorage at about 33º 42.7N 118º 16.824W. When the fog/gloom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,281
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: My Autopilot is posessed by Satan!

Ten bucks on your tool box having more than one magnet whether you are aware of it or not. Do the re-calibration dosey doe and make up a deviation table for what error remains.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,281
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: My Autopilot is posessed by Satan!

Med,

Your compass needs be at least 2 meters (about 6' 8") from "...engines, ignition cables and/or other large metallic objects". More detailed instructions can be viewed at "Simrad Compass...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,281
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: My Autopilot is posessed by Satan!

Some may refer to their autopilot as Otto but I often hear them called other, more "colorful", names not repeatable in mixed company or on a public forum, eh?

Further, the "pilot" would only be a...
Forum: News Feeds 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Man dies after falling off sailboat headed to Mexico from Keys - Miami Herald

I know of several cases where men have been pulled to a drowning death by the harnesses that were intended to save them and in two cases even with knowledgeable crew aboard the yacht that could not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,281
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: My Autopilot is posessed by Satan!

The Fluxgate on the AP24 system is pretty robust but also reasonably sensitive to outside interference. I had roughly similar difficulty with our AP11 (the earlier version of the AP24), twice, that,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Suggested marinas between Charleston, SC and Brunswick, GA

Pete--Click over to ActiveCaptain.com, register (free), and use the interactive cruising guide to look at the facilities that are available and reviews/comments by various users.

FWIW...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 3,839
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Poll: Baltimore as a Destination

We purchased our boat through Annapolis Yacht Sales in Back Creek. The process resulted in our being in Annapolis for several days while we negotiated the sale and went through the inspections and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Kidde Fire Extigusher Recall

See http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/192130-kidde-fire-extinguisher-recall-notice.html
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 5,028
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries

Unfortunately, that is not so. "Pepper spray" is much more "lethal" than Bear Spray as the concentration of Capsacian ("pepper") is much greater (in some cases by a factor of 10x) than is permitted...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 5,028
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries

One might do better with a couple of these handy:


http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/graphics/product_images/pDSP1-16115133p275w.jpg

For more information see Mace Strobe Light Pepper Spray Gun...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,394
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Furling line death trap

Most furling drums have locking holes that allow one to drop a pin in place to prevent the drum from rotating. With that, once one's furled, one can pin/lock the drum and ease the furling line to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Miami to Bimini tomorrow

Really. Frankly, I'd leave by 0300 to try and make Bimini by mid-day, before the wind goes northerly.

FWIW...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Rydlyme raw water system cleaning

I have used this process on both our Air Conditioner and Engine (4-108) heat exchangers to good advantage. I suggest you reverse the direction of the water flow, into the discharge side of the heat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Windlass foot switch alternatives?

For what its worth, when we installed our Maxwell Windlass in 2006, I opted for a hand held wired controller rather than a foot switch (although one came with the windlass) as well as a wireless...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Installing electric faucet/plumbing

You might find a simple foot pump that requires no electrical power much preferable. For example see (click on) the Whale Gusher Mk3...
Forum: Diesel 04-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Air Intake Oil Residue OK?

Note that the 4-108 has a crank case breather tube that connects to the air intake at the filter assembly. It is not uncommon to find small amounts of oil from misting being drawn into the air...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: More Ventilation in Aft Cabin --Center Cockpit with Dodger

You could create one or two "Mega Venturi" vents with two large funnels and a plastic T-Fitting:

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/images/products/bottles/78109p.jpg

and
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Removing Diesel smell

After we suffered a similar problem, a friend recommended we flood the bilge with a few gallons of Lemon Juice concentrate, available at most wholesale food vendors quite inexpensively, mixed with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: LPG ALARM SENSOR. Where do I fit it.

Our gas sensors are situated: One in the propane locker itself; a second directly under the galley stove positioned where foreign matter cannot get to it very easily, if at all; and, the third, in...
Forum: Boat Reviews 04-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 3,305
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Cal 39 vs E 38-200 vs Beneteau First 38

Having owned and sailed a Cal for 26 years and having subsequently owned and sailed a Beneteau for 13 years, given a choice, I'd stick with the Beneteau.

FWIW,,,
Forum: Diesel 04-14-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Mixing elbow

Blue smoke is often unburned fuel. Running cool, some such unburned fuel will combine with soot in the mixing elbow to create a "tar" like residue. You may have an injector nozzle that's not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: St Pete area? Overnight anchorages you'd recommend?

On a 4-5 day charter, I doubt you're going anywhere close to 70 miles from St. Pete. There are several nice anchorages on the Manatee River that you might enjoy visiting, particularly DeSoto Point. ...
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