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Forum: News Feeds   4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Turkey apprehends 300 refugees crammed into sailboat on way to Italy - BGN NEWS

The wait to use the head must have been incredible...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Astra 3 proffesional

There really isn't much too it. You have the Sextant. You need good tables covering the latitudes where your sailing,and a good timepiece to record the time of your sights. A good simple book is...
Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Inverter is on but not powering 110 outlets

Ensure that the GFIC is fully reset. IT is possible to push the reset button back in but only have one pole reconnected. If the invesrter doesn't see a load, it will not activate. You might need...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Foam sanding block--where?

Nice Work--Good for you!
Forum: Racing Videos   1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: New Fastnet '79 Docu on ESPN

Before anyone bestows accolades and laurels on Ted Turner, I suggest they read John Rousmaniere's book, "Fastnet, Force 10". Rousmaniere, a renowned author/sailor was a watch commander aboard the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 1,734
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: neptune cast-iron woodstove

See (click on) Traditional Cast Iron Marine Stoves by Navigator Stove Works,Inc. (http://www.marinestove.com/index.htm)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 938
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Do 2 micron filters have ANY use?

There have been many other threads dealing with this subject and many opinions. Your "Diesel Engineer" is full of it however. If you are like most using Racor Primary Fuel Filters, you have an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Emergency tiller

It is not unusual to find that one must remove one's wheel to effectively use one's emergency tiller as is the case for us. Fortunately, the tiller- head fitting that drops down over the top of our...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Marina Recommendation Gulf of Mexico

Sammy--There are several much as you describe check the Bradenton Beach/Cortez area, the south bank of the Manatee River near the entrance to Tampa Bay and the Snead Island/Palmetto area of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Marina Recommendation Gulf of Mexico

Take a look at the Sarasota/Bradenton area on the interactive cruising guide on ActiveCaptain.com. (Registration is free!) It's a great area and the Sarasota/Bradenton airport ("SRQ") is one of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Video of my passage St Martin to New York City solo

Very interesting Mark (but, with all due respect, you "ain't" Steven Spielberg old son!).

N'any case, we're glad you made it safe and sound and hope you enjoy your adventure in New York safely.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: High Carbon Monoxide readings

I find it extremely unlikely that a battery bank could produce high CO readings but a nearby boat running its engine(s) or generator(s) on a relatively windless night certainly could. Several years...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: How to diagnose and rebuild a PAR Jabsco diaphragm pump?

There are several threads dealing with similar issues. It is wise to have a sediment filter in the line between the water tank(s) and the pump and a finer, preferably activated charcoal, filter...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,712
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Green Flare?

If I recall correctly, at one time the RNLI used Green "Answering Flares" to signal a boat in distress that help was on the way. I seem to recall that submerged Submarines also used a tube launched...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Finding a good small boat for day sailing, trailering, or cartopper

Where are you situated? If in Florida, you might be interested looking at (click on) a great Escape Rumba (http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=63430&d=1372698765)
Forum: Tartan   05-20-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,482
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   05-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Advice for Sailing from Long Beach to Catalina

Correct--that was a typo. The courses from Angles Gate are about 200 to Bird Rock and 175 to Avalon. (Correction to earlier post made) We usually added a few degrees of Westing to allow for a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-19-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 821
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 33 42.7N 118 16.824W. When the fog/gloom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 2,390
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   05-14-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 2,390
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   05-13-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 2,390
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   05-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 377
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   05-13-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 2,390
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)   05-01-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 444
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   05-01-2015
Replies: 113
Views: 4,257
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...
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