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Old Pacific Seacraft 37 Gear/Sail Plan
Gear and maintenance:
What type of "original" technical information is available for the early Pacific Seacraft 37's? That is, specifications for the original spars, running and standing rigging, steering, deck hardware, standard sail inventory, etc. Most previous owners seem to have kept good records for what they added to hull #149, but the original equipment is lacking documentation (I have the original engine manuals). I wonder if they consistently "replaced in-kind" or upgraded here and there - certainly some of our deck hardware is original. But I think they upsized the halyards - or maybe the old technology required larger halyards for the same strength rating. The factory responded to my request but was unable to come up with much. Thought some of the owners may have collected info along the way. Please advise.
Please recommend a good source for learning to optimize the PS37's original sail and rigging configuration (cutter). As popular as this vessel has been, there must have been an author somewhere advocating optimization of its sails under various conditions - or a Sailnetter that tinkered with it. I'm not speaking directly to the basics (I think I have that figured out, but then...) I know it's not a racer, but am interested in making it semi-competitive in its class (regattas, not windward/leewards). Polar diagrams? Any comments about the PS37 PHRF rating? Just trying to have a little "weekend" fun and getting to know the vessel under semi-stressful conditions before launching out on a cruise.