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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By ralopata
Re: PHRF Ratings

The 40 can be a fast, competitive offshore boat. In 2003, Guy Jones took first in the Marion-Bermuda Race (and Jones, a Vietnam vet, had only one hand!). The boat was Gorgeous Girl. I'm not sure...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-13-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 782
Posted By ralopata
PSC 40 -- #46 For Sale

If anyone is thinking about a 40, it is with a few mixed emotions that I announce that JUNO (PSC 40 - #46) is now in brokerage with Crusader Yachts in Annapolis. Rod Rowan is the broker.

The...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-24-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By ralopata
Re: corroding seacock drain plugs

John:

I don't know one way or the other, but is it possible this is a result of oxidation from the presence of moisture in the locker rather than a leak? Was that green oxidation concentrated at...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-30-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By ralopata
Re: Toe Rail Conversion

I would check with PSC. The original aluminum toerails were custom extruded and roll/formed to fit the curve of the deck, which makes for a very robust piece of hardware. I think a lot of retrofit...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-16-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By ralopata
Re: Water filter for filtering tank water

We put a Seagull filter (General Ecology) under the galley sink with a dedicated spigot onboard JUNO when we bought her 13 years ago and use it for all our drinking and cooking water. We haven't had...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-14-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By ralopata
Re: information on a PS40

Jay:

Will send you an email "off-list."

Roger Lopata
JUNO
PSC 40 -- #46
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By ralopata
Re: information on a PS40

Before answering, I should probably point out that owners tend to be chauvinistic about their boats, so anything I or other PS owners say is likely to be a bit biased...

But yes, the 40 is a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-23-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,395
Posted By ralopata
Re: Location of official hull number

Since it's the owner and not the manufacturer who "installs" this number on the boat, it could be almost anywhere. I'd suggest checking accessible areas around the engine, in lockers and under the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-23-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By ralopata
Re: Confused

I'm almost certain the 37 was originally called the "Crealock 37" back when the first 16-or-so hulls were built by Cruising Consultants, a company that went bankrupt and sold the molds to the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-13-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,535
Posted By ralopata
Re: Pacific Seacraft 61?

I believe it's "Catari," a Bob Perry design that PS and Steve Brodie are/were custom building for a buyer in Annapolis. There was an article, including some design comments by Bob, in Blue Water...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-04-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,658
Posted By ralopata
Re: Replacing head on PSC 37

Dale --

If it's not too late, save the china bowl from your Groco K until after you have the new one installed. The newer model Ks have bowls fabricated overseas and there have been fit/seal...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   12-17-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By ralopata
Re: install VHF antenna on Pacific Seacraft 34

You might want to re-post this query in the Pacific Seacraft listserve on Sailnet (Pacific Seacraft - SailNet Community (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/pacific-seacraft/)). It is fairly active and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-19-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By ralopata
Re: Pacific Seacraft 31: Wet/Dry? V Berth/Hull Liner?

You might want to re-post this query on the Pacific Seacraft list. It's quite active.

Pacific Seacraft - SailNet Community (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/pacific-seacraft/)
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-21-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By ralopata
Re: Running backstay on my PSC 34

Bob:

We sail a 40, not the 34 or 37, but I imagine the "rules" would be similar. The running backs are meant to keep the mast from "pumping" when the staysail is used. My belief is that in very...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-30-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,255
Posted By ralopata
Re: pushing her hard

Not exactly a "lee rail awash" shot, but I still really like it...JUNO somewhere between Block Island and Newport in 15 to 18 kts...

Roger Lopata
JUNO
PSC 40 -- #46
...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-17-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By ralopata
Re: Pacific Sea Craft 25 MK-I

There's a Pacific Seacraft 25 owners' group on Yahoo that might be able to provide more info. My memory, hazy at best, is that the original 25 was designed by Henry Morschladt in the 1970s and was...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-12-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By ralopata
Re: Cabin interior hatch fastenings

I'm attaching photos of the factory-installed latches from JUNO (PSC 40--#46). They appear to involve no routing of either the wood on the locker cover or the fiberglass on the seat. They do sit up...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-01-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,917
Posted By ralopata
Our boat, JUNO, is a PSC 40 not a 37, but we...

Our boat, JUNO, is a PSC 40 not a 37, but we opted for a mast-mounted line control 50/50 (aluminum/carbon) pole. Here was our thinking. That pole is a lot of weight and length for one person (we...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-23-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,688
Posted By ralopata
John: Not sure about the tank on the 34 but...

John:

Not sure about the tank on the 34 but on the 40 the tank is baffled, which helps reduce the possibility of sucking air in a lively sea.

I agree with the previous posts about the dangers...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-04-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,473
Posted By ralopata
Maryland's middle Eastern Shore pretty much...

Maryland's middle Eastern Shore pretty much dodged the bullet with Irene -- her pass took water out rather than a surge, so the only issue was the wind, reported 60-or-so knots at our marina in Rock...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-27-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,473
Posted By ralopata
JUNO is on the hard in Rock Hall, MD, along with...

JUNO is on the hard in Rock Hall, MD, along with at least two other PSCs, GRACE and AISLING. Finished removing canvas, storm tying the main yesterday, and stowing stuff yesterday and headed for (we...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-20-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,238
Posted By ralopata
Another option is a dink with a high-pressure...

Another option is a dink with a high-pressure inflatable floor. They're a bit lighter than wood-floored models and some come with an inflatable keel that also helps them get up and go. The...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-18-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 9,139
Posted By ralopata
Just as a point of reference, such gatherings are...

Just as a point of reference, such gatherings are feasible. If my aging memory serves me, there was a rendezvous in 2006 at Galesville on the Chesapeake Bay that grew out of this listserve and was...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-27-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
Posted By ralopata
Ouch. Does anyone know the vessel's name,...

Ouch. Does anyone know the vessel's name, skipper, hailport, etc?

Roger Lopata
JUNO
PSC 40 -- #46
Currently moored Provincetown, MA
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-10-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By ralopata
I undertook the rebuild today and the head is,...

I undertook the rebuild today and the head is, indeed, secured with lag bolts.

Thanks for the replies...

Roger Lopata
JUNO
PSC 40 -- #46
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