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Search: Posts Made By: svHyLyte
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Halyard Flag Clips

The least costly yet very reliable method that has been used for, literally, centuries involves nothing more than two wooden pegs joined by a short length of "small stuff" through a hole in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Battery Acid!

One cannot measure the state of charge with a Voltage meter. The only true measure of the state of charge is the specific gravity of the electrolyte. N'any case, it's your battery/your choice. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Water Heater Check Valve

Check out Groco Check Valves (http://www.groco.net/).

http://www.groco.net/00-new-release/PNC/PNC-CV-PG8-SMLR.jpg

Inexpensive and effective.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 905
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Do I need new sails

In 1999-2000 we did a complete refit of our, then, 1976 Cal 2-29. The cost of that was not insubstantial (and--to my wife's thinking--unjustified, but...) so adding a new suit of sails wasn't in the...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Before and after pics of our girls' cabins

Great job. Love the stickers (where did you find those?!?). We let out daughter "redecorate" her cabin herself and ended up with blue striped cushions and berth pillows and hammocks for her stuffed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Herniated jibsheets

Make up, or if you can't splice, have a local rigger/sail maker make up, a loop of spectra, pass that through the clew cringle in the manner of a cow hitch and secure your sheets to the loop.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: smelly sink

Floating debris rotting on the water surface within the drain, including, perhaps dead sealife. One solution is to "blow" the standing water and its contents out. For that you can use one of the...
Forum: herSailNet 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Be nice to female captains

Hummm...Looks like a PMS siezure to me...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Fire and deaths in Mallorca - PortoColom (Spain, Baelerics)

FWIW the Carena 38 (MS) is a steel hulled yacht that was built by GM Yachting in Stellendam (NL). They are quite handsome yachts with fine furniture grade finishes of Teak and Mahogany below deck...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Battery Acid!

Considering that the battery was "fully" charged when you lost (most of) the electrolyte, in the same circumstances I would have taken the unit to a good battery shop, or even a "Batteries Plus"...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Sail up to reduce rolling?

Paul,

Without headway, there is no airflow over the sail so it will just "snap" back and forth as the yacht rolls which is hard on the gear and more so the sail. With no headway, a flat riding...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,555
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Daytime anchor ball

Regarding Anchoring, [USCG] Navigation Rule 30(a) stipulates:

"A vessel at anchor shall exhibit where it can best be seen: (i) in the fore part, an all-round white light or one ball;"

Further...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Head hose: How long does it take to permeate

Something we have found quite helpful in managing/eliminating unpleasant odors is activated charcoal. You can buy the stuff at Aquarium shops. I make up a couple of bags of the material annually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: The Blue Mind

"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,555
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Daytime anchor ball

Humm... I guess that serves to illustrate that it doesn't take any Balls to anchor in Oz, eh?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,293
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Mystery water in bilge in CAL-29

So... What... You don't believe in Water Fairy's? Just how long have you been sailing?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Cruising chute...keep or sell?

The stock bow roller on the Cal 29 is quite adequate for securing the tack of the sail. We did that with a short wire pendant that passed around the bow roller and was connected to the snap shackle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Relocating traveler question

Now that is a nice looking piece of gear. Before ordering it, however,I would first confirm with Catalina that the existing boom section is adequate for the bending moments that will be induced by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Cruising chute...keep or sell?

For what its worth, we owned and sailed a 1976 Cal 2-29 for 20+ years (and in some respects, I wish we still had her). We acquired a Neil Pryde asymmetric when they were first making their...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: An Unusual Rig

The rig is a version of an Alden Jib Top Schooner:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0K5AFZaRwJ8/TJAk3r4BvgI/AAAAAAAACSU/L0_D2jIEhuc/s1600/80244732-SLD-002-0011.jpg

The winches are not self tailing. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Anchoring under sail

Anchoring a small boat while under sail is not particularly challenging once one knows how one’s boat behaves in various winds. Perhaps the easiest method is similar to that used to pick up a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Electrical help please

It would be helpful to know the make of the AC Unit. When you purchased the boat, I suspect the seller may have included quite a file of "Ship's Papers" that may include the paperwork on the AC. If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,231
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Marine Air Conditioning Install

This is the reason that (in Post #20) I suggested the use of unions in the raw water feed and discharge lines (good quality hose connectors will work) that allow one to disconnect the lines and back...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,535
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: How big is too big for one man?

Hey--If you want to go large, you could emulate Alain Colas who single handed the 72 meter, four masted schooner, "Club Mediterranee" in '76, eh
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,231
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Marine Air Conditioning Install

We have had a King Air (http://www.king-air.net/marine_ac.html) 16,000 BTU unit installed in a nook under the settee return in the saloon on our boat since 1996. The original unit lasted 16 years...
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