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Search: Posts Made By: BirdBrain333
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Wiring Windlass on PSC 37

Thank you Marc! I had forgotten about this wonderful source of very good information on so many important topics. Plus I had not read the battery cable crimping article and gained a LOT from it.
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Forum: Pacific Seacraft 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Wiring Windlass on PSC 37

Thank you everyone! I like the advice to go slow -- and the advice that no matter what the project will probably go Very Slow! So far the route under the port cap rail seems the most direct and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Wiring Windlass on PSC 37

Thank you, Keith.

I also will be running 2/0 wire and suspect you are right about getting it around bends, each of which would make fishing the wire through progressively more and more difficult....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By BirdBrain333
Wiring Windlass on PSC 37

Dear Folks,

is there any reason I can not run wires from my batteries (under the quarter berth) inside the various cabinets on the Port side and up to the windlass? The only problematic area I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: SeaBoard under windlass?

Dear Dave and David,

Thank you. You are absolutely right that this would be a LOUSY use of a great product. Even if I glued it with the special ($100) glue the caulk between the pad and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By BirdBrain333
SeaBoard under windlass?

Dear folks,

I also am thinking about installing an electric windlass (Lofrans Tigres) on Kenlanu (PSC 37) and will need to raise it up off the bow by 3 to 4." Thumper at PS sells a kit including...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: PS37 genoa -- what size?

My sailmaker said he had made many 130 Yankee's which owners later wished had been 110 or so. I went with the 110 and have not regretted the decision at all. But then I'm in my later 60's and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 03-17-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Riding Sail

Dear Bill,

It is wonderful to get some real data on this topic. It comes at a good time for me as I was just now reading an article on the Morgans Cloud website in which a writer documents his...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-02-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Varnishing the interior

I also (re)varnished the interior on Kenlanu. Like others I am glad I did it but on the 1986 PSC 37 it is a BIG job I would never do again. Like other I used Epifanes but found the pure rubbed...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-13-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Dome Light Conversion to LED

I REALLY like the Sensibulb LED lights lights from Sailors Solutions (I have no affiliation). They are a warm white, use almost no electricity, and are an easy replacement for our older dome...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-04-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Snubber thoughts

Thanks everyone for contributing to a very thoughtful discussion of snubbers. Further reading and especially Morgan's Cloud Attainable Adventure Crusing site confirms what many here are saying --...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-27-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Yacht legs (beaching legs) for PS37/Crealock 37

Dear Lantau,

I do not have experience but remember reading an article on the Atom Voyages web site. It is located under Articles: Improvement projects and might be of interest/help.

Atom...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By BirdBrain333
Snubber thoughts

Dear folks,

In floating around various anchorages up and down the US East Coast and the Bahamas I have noticed that people using all-chain or even mostly-chain rodes usually use a large diameter...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,622
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Anchor chain for PS 37

Dear folks,

This is a great thread because it is so good to know what people are actually using and what they went through to get there. Below is my experience but please remember that this is...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-01-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Bronze portlights suddenly oxidize on interior

For me, this happens when I have small amounts of salt water coming in through the gaskets or because I didn't tighten down the dogs enough. Then of course I have to clean it all up and start again....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Yankee on a Crealock 37

I tried using those in your blocks with a 110 Yankee and it was fine when going to windward but as soon as I easeed the sheets it was catching on the shrouds so I went back to the blocks on the Rail....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-25-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Merriman Steering Pedestal

Wonderful. Please send me a Private message so we can set up time and communication.

Emergency tiller anyone? That I could even ship for you.

Thanks, Jay
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-25-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By BirdBrain333
Merriman Steering Pedestal

I replaced the Merriman Steering Pedestal on my 1986 PSC 37 with a tiller several years ago. I now need to get rid of 1) the emergency tiller and 2) the pedestal. The latter comes complete with the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-13-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Red / Green Running Light Wiring

Ditto the same problem with that wire getting chafed through and ditto the difficulty moving it. I did not know about special wire lubes so used a water-based lube and still had to rely on brute...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-13-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,346
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: leak from rudder stock

I had the same leaking on Kenalnu which is a 1985 PSC 37. Tightening the bolts on the stuffing box helped but they worked loose in a matter on months. Next time I did the job with a bucket of...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Cathunk, gurgle, swoosh

Yes! Kenlanu makes exactly the same (and quite disconcerting) noises. The faster you are going forward the more the noise and the greater the "What the bleeep?!?!?!" As others have noted, going...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-01-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,933
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: PSC 34/37 How fast (or slow)

Thanks, everyone for good information and clearly articulated reasons why the PSC is such a great boat for serious offshore work. I could not agree more and thank you for making the point so well...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-25-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,933
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: PSC 34/37 How fast (or slow)

Dear Dave,

Thanks for "unpacking" your previous ,"not this again" reply with this wonderlly eloquent argument about why "fast or slow" is a flawed perspective. Thanks, that is so helpful not...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,933
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: PSC 34/37 How fast (or slow)

Thanks, everyone for some great information and insights. The Beth and Evans formula using LWL and sail area/dispacement to calculate real-world speed is a gem which will help my friend compare...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,933
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: PSC 34/37 How fast (or slow)

Dear David (and others),

If this has been covered in a thousand posts which I somehow missed I am sorry to flog a well beaten horse. Please direct me to any relevant threads of which you know. ...
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