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01-31-2008 06:03 PM
captsmurad Re: Front loading Ice box Refrigerator on Pacific Seacraft 37.
We own a pacific Seacraft 37 Yawl and it has the top loading ice boc next to the engine compartment. The idea of front loading access intrigues me but since the stove is in front of a major part of the icebox I don't know if this is possible. Does anyone have pictures of the set up>
Thanks in advance,
Steve Murad
SV Ardea
01-19-2008 03:15 PM
nicholaschavasse a well maintained yanmar will go forever I have over 1500 hours on my 37 and most of it came from the intercoastal run we did 6 years ago. check the motor mounts, i just replaced mine at 13 years, should have done it sooner.
08-10-2007 08:21 AM
richnren I'm going to take a pass on commenting on the "pan" interior, because I don't have any specific information. However, everything I've seen PSC do, they've done right.
08-09-2007 04:34 PM
Pan Interior

Well with my other questions answered, what about the "pan" interior. I've a number of criticisms of this construction method - not as strong, or as quiet, prevents access to inside of hull.

Any comments from existing owners? Are the criticisms valid or is this of little or no concern?
08-09-2007 01:19 PM
richnren Perhaps we just assume that it does!

I haven't directly compared keels, but I don't feel that my Scheel boat is close-winded. It is, however, plenty competent for cruising. I have no safety concerns about the keel whatsoever.
08-09-2007 09:55 AM
avalauncher But, from reading that article, I would be swayed to believe that the Sheel keel may sail better in all circumstances. Why, then, does the deep keel outperform when sailing to wind?
08-09-2007 09:51 AM
avalauncher Gee, and here I thought the name of the keel was a combination of the words shoal and keel. Who'd a thunk it was the designer's name.
08-09-2007 07:50 AM
TejasSailer Avalauncher,

Back to your original question on pros and cons of a Scheel Keel, the following article might be helpful.
08-08-2007 04:53 PM
JohnRPollard Avalauncher,

Engine Hours: Just to give you additional perspective, when we bought our 13 year old PSC Crealock 31, it had about 650 engine hours on it. After five seasons of using the boat quite a bit on the Chesapeake, we've added about 200 hours.

Scheel Keel: Most owners seem happy with it. But they do not have the same amount of ballast (I think the spread is only about 200lbs on the 37, though). I've also heard, anecdotally, that the draft for both keels is greater than the figure listed in the spec. Which might explain why most choose the scheel keel.

If you have further questions about the 37, you should post them over on the list-serve where there are many owners:
08-03-2007 12:28 PM
avalauncher Excellent advice, thanks alot.
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