PSC34 Chain Stowage - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Boat Builders Row > Pacific Seacraft
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-25-2007
DaveMancini's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Aboard
Posts: 167
Thanks: 6
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 9
DaveMancini is on a distinguished road
PSC34 Chain Stowage

Does anyone have any real life data on how many feet of chain the forward chain lockers on a PSC 34 will stow, without modification, of 3/8" and 5/16"? Our 34 is being built and I am trying to put together a bulk chain purchase for her.

Thanks,

Dave
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 01-26-2007
Vasco's Avatar
Warm Weather Sailor
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 977
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Vasco is on a distinguished road
I don't know but you'd be surprised how little room 300 ft of chain takes, weight is more of a consideration.
__________________
Rick I
Toronto in summer, Bahamas in winter.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 01-26-2007
DaveMancini's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Aboard
Posts: 167
Thanks: 6
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 9
DaveMancini is on a distinguished road
Rick,

I agree on the weight thing. I usually try to pull chain aft away from the bows on a passage, but leave it in the locker when moving around locally. On my previous boat, smaller than the 34, I could fit 300' of 5/16" in the anchor locker, but it made the boat pitch deeper. So, I rigged the padeye aft of the locker under the vee berth just forward of the mast and enlarged the hole at the bottom of the anchor locker bulkhead and could pull chain aft under the vee berth for better balance. Worked real well.

I'm just curious to find what I will have to work with on the 34 from owners who use all chain. I'm planning on 3/8" on the primary anchor, so the info will help if I have to work with the factory on any appropriate changes. I've gotten some pretty good answers on the PSC Sailnet List already.

Thanks.

Dave
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 01-27-2007
Sometimes a Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
richnren is on a distinguished road
Anchor Chain

100' of chain will essentially fit in a milk crate, and the PSC34 has an unusually large forepeak due to the long bow overhang.

I think you could put 300' of chain on each side up there without difficulty. But, it would weigh 800-900 lbs., which I think is too much for the forepeak.

On the starboard side of my PSC34 I have 100' of chain backed with 100' of rope. It would be no problem if I had another 100' of chain up there. The rope is FAR bulkier than the chain and there's room for more.

The port side has just as much room. It has an all rope rode that came with the boat. I am not sure how long it is, but it is fairly long.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 01-27-2007
DaveMancini's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Aboard
Posts: 167
Thanks: 6
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 9
DaveMancini is on a distinguished road
Thanks richnren,

That tells me a lot. I shouldn't have to modify at all in order to accomplish my plans. We're going out to the factory next week to see the boat in progress. It will be nice to look at that area and visualize the room involved.
Dave
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Perfect Anchor Rode Tom Wood Seamanship Articles 0 09-08-2003 08:00 PM
The Perfect Anchor Rode Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 09-08-2003 08:00 PM
Choosing and Installing an Electric Windlass Sue & Larry Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 09-06-2002 08:00 PM
Dueling Rodes Tom Wood Seamanship Articles 0 10-21-1999 08:00 PM
Dueling Rodes Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-21-1999 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:44 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.