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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,267
Posted By cheoah
Re: Two weeks all alone what to expect?

It takes me a long time to get bored or lonely. I did multi-month silent meditation retreats when I was younger, sailing was naturally attractive as a way to get some solitude.

I saw people deal...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,341
Posted By cheoah
Re: Minimum electronics for coastal cruising

Interesting to see people prioritize a depth sounder. That's really low on my list, I'm only concerned about VHF and chartplotter/gps. I'd rather have AIS than a depth sounder. Of course I have all...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 4,146
Posted By cheoah
Re: 34 vs 37

Unless you have really specific needs, keep your eye open for the best value of the two. The 34 is near perfect for singlehanding and the only thing I really dislike about the boat is the wheel. It...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By cheoah
Re: looking for info or ride on crealock 34

I bought mine in Charlotte Harbor just south of you and sailed home to NC. It didn't have a depth sounder but I stayed off the bottom through shallow waters with that shoal draft. 4' and some change...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-12-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,256
Posted By cheoah
Re: Yanmar 3HM35F Dipstick

Bill, great info about our engines. The capacities mentioned are consistent with my memory. I've got two dipsticks. I'll check them both and record measurement you list.

Ours are pretty high...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 5,019
Posted By cheoah
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

Reminds me of a 'woman' I saw in Phnom Penh the other night. Some tourist got a surprise.

In everything I do, I try to defer to professionals when it's a project that is hard to get right as a...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   02-19-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 8,105
Posted By cheoah
Dumbest passage plan since the BOUNTY sailed straight into Sandy?

Wow. Delusional is right.

I think there is a real disconnect for new sailors sometimes that enables this kind of cavalier behavior. Too much TV, or books, and just,not realizing the gravity of a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-22-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 4,667
Posted By cheoah
Re: Boat Loan

Yep no nitpicking here either, but tax code is is tax code! If there was ever a thing to nitpick about...... :) A boat with those qualities does qualify. It's a salient point for this thread, which...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-08-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,913
Posted By cheoah
CA-HI Passage and High Swell at sea

What does ol' jimmy say about it in Cruising Routes? East coaster here, nothing much to add except make sure you get some searoom, and have your strategies thought through for when you encounter...
Forum: Diesel   11-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By cheoah
Re: Priming Racor fuel

Is your filter full of fuel? Everything is filled? You mentioned the level in the filter going down as you pump, but that's not right. You should not have to bleed at the injectors after a filter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,258
Posted By cheoah
Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

I'm running common rails on the farm now, and one of the sedans. They are great motors. There's a lot less to go wrong on my crude 3HM35F, and no port for diagnostics. Long term we're sure to be...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By cheoah
Re: Bronze Oval Portlights

Has anyone ever had an accident on these ports? I've thought about wearing a helmet in a seaway, having at least one near miss with my head/face.

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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-17-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By cheoah
Re: Bronze Oval Portlights

They do look like the same design, mine is outfitted with ovals. They're very basic, but solid. These look like they have some thumbscrews or something for the screens, like you said, Bill.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 7,726
Posted By cheoah
Re: Pacific Seacraft 63' ketch nears completion

When you're good, it's hard to hide. The yard seems to have done a great job putting your plans into play, she's really nice. I would love to be in a fresh breeze in that center cockpit. Is that yard...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-24-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 10,979
Posted By cheoah
Re: Are we in over our heads?

Just temper your expectations and take your time. Great if you make it to the Bahamas but maybe southwest Florida is fine too. Or SC or GA. Keep and open mind and learn as you go. This isnt forever....
Forum: Diesel   08-25-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By cheoah
Re: 1GM10 won't run over ~2500rpm

May be barnacles on yer prop. Don't take many to overload yer engine. When my boat sits I'm always underneath cleanin the prop before setting off. Clean every last one off....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-22-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,648
Posted By cheoah
Re: Crealock-34 head

That's great to hear so many stories of success rebuilding old K's. Mine gets intermittent use so I doubt that's very good for the seals.

I have a rebuild kit on board, I think I'll go ahead...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By cheoah
Re: Sheets for a PSC 34 V berth

Bill that's cool. Sounds comfortable. I'm ready for a nap after hearing all of the work you put into it though! That's a big project. My cushions have a couple of years left in them and all is...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By cheoah
Re: Plugged scupper hose

Mines plugged too, couldn't get it clear from topside last time, but was slowly draining. I gotta get that this week...Also port side.

Not crazy about the idea of running that crud though vac. I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-28-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By cheoah
Re: Got the air bleed blues

It can start with an injector cracked. It just runs rough.

JD 6330. JD 6110. JD 5085 M. Ford 7.3 PSD x4

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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By cheoah
Re: Espar heat on 34

Thanks John, these were the things I was curious about - appreciate your describing your system.


Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By cheoah
Re: Trade up/down feeler

Hi Muttskie, I just looked on Yacht World, and there are quite a few of the larger boats on the market, as others have suggested. Only a couple of the Dana's. Looks like a good opportunity to cash...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By cheoah
Re: Espar heat on 34

John, good luck with your project. I plan to install a D2 in my 34 at some point. I think I follow your install, with the unit mounted to port and exhausting near the engine exhaust. Just to...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By cheoah
Re: New Bulkhead mounted table

Cool. Looks great. Love mine, and the extra space it provides

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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-19-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By cheoah
Re: Noise from dockline passing thru Hawse Pipe

I've got the bulkhead mounted table and I LOVE it. I find it incredibly easy to stow, and so does my wife. I don't use the dowels, never a prob, but have been meaning to add some anyway and see. ...
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