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Search: Posts Made By: MarcHall
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By MarcHall
Re: cabin sole

The first couple of times I re-did the cabin sole on Crazy Fish I used Varuthane.
Light sanding by hand using 240 grit and then something like 400 grit.

This would have been a winter project...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By MarcHall
Re: PS 37 boarding ladder size

I found when I mounted my similar ladder at the gate that the genoa sheet would frequently hang on it.
The ladder's home while underway is on the mast side of the port mast pulpit.
I also added a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,402
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Stow location for batteries on PSC 34

A post from awhile back but we were redirected to this thread from a newer one.
I replace AGMs on Crazy Fish a long time ago with 4 T-105s basically because of the cost and the lifecycles.

Forum: Pacific Seacraft 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Should it (the binnacle) stay or should it go

Have a spare Merriman that I need to sell one of these days as I converted the boat to tiller. I would sell it for less then $1000.

Yacht Specialities/Merriman went out of business in 1989 and I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Water/Holding Tank Lids

So how did you seal the PVC to the fiberglass ?

CrazyFish was one of the first boats to PVC lids rather then the plywood lids but the seal between the fiberglass the PVC has been less then...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Anyone do a soundproofing kit on a PSC?

PSC installed insulation in the engine compartment of Crazy Fish. It was about 1 inch thick with a white vinyl-like exterior surface. It began to crumble away a number of years ago.

All but...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-05-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Calling all crapper experts

On Crazy Fish I have replaced the head 3 times and replaced the sanitation hoses a few times.

The biggest issue with the hoses is the time it takes for the hoses to break down and the sewage smell...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-05-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Sheets for a PSC 34 V berth

The original mattress on Crazy Fish was replaced a number of years ago by one made by Handcraft Mattress Company (Custom Made Yacht & Boat Mattresses, Sheets & Bedding 800-241-7751...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,972
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Inflatable Kayaks

For the Advanced Elements and for other kayaks that they carry I would suggest purchasing them from REI and take advantage of their generous return policy if not satisfied with the kayak. We recently...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,761
Posted By MarcHall
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

I find the Watch Commander from SailSafely really useful for setting sleep/nap alarms while underway. Set the interval and reset it within interval time and no alarm sounds. Quiet alarm sounds if...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Genoa Tracks on Cap Rail

No the project is still in the queue.

Currently rewiring the solar panels, installing a Blue Sky MPPT charger. Using Buccaneer Water Proof connectors (available at Downwind Marine and various...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 4,522
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Yes I was referring to the + rating on the tank.
For a couple of years there was no hydro testing station that I could find in LA, Orange or San Diego county that would test for the + rating.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 4,522
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Look at the stampings on the tank up near the neck.

You should see DOT (Dept of transportation) or ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission ??) stamped into it.

You should see 3AA stamped into it. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 4,522
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

A few points.

1. How long a tank will last is based on its volume not on its pressure.
I have the following tanks in my collection
6 cft tank that fills to 3000psi
80 cft tank that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 2,176
Views: 128,993
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Cost and space ....... and maintenance of unit, energy to drive it ->solar panels, wind generators, larger alternator on the engine. Listening to the unit run all day, listening to the wind generator...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Amsteel Runners - How to Attach to Mast?

My rig is Dyneema Dux but the runners are amsteel and lifelines are amsteel.

Coligio will have the terminators you need to attach to the mast. You may need tangs from them as well or something...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-26-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By MarcHall
Genoa Tracks on Cap Rail

The Schaefer genoa tracks on Crazy Fish are looking pretty beat up, particularly when sitting on a freshly varnished cap rail. Also with 9 initial coats of varnish and a few maintenance coats the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 9,882
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

Ventura/Oxnard in southern California.

Good sailing weather year-round - plenty of wind
No hurricanes
Not in Los Angeles.
Plenty of slips/marinas
Good selection of marine trades/yards....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By MarcHall
Re: KISS Counterpoise installation on a 34

The copper foil CP was an option when we ordered Crazy Fish in late 1988. I knew I would install a HAM or SSB radio at some point so included the option.
I believe it was $500 at the time. I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Advice on installing NMEA 2000 field installable connectors?

The wires coming down my mast extend alongside the compression post to the base of the post and then run into a dry locker. There I put a terminal strip and land all the wires. Terminal strip is...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-18-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,352
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Choices...

Non-boaters always seem to ask how many will the boat sleep.

Standard answer is two.

Marc Hall
Crazy Fish - Maintaining, Upgrading and Sailing a Crealock 37 (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Location of watermaker discharge

I ran the water maker discharge to a tee in the cockpit drains.

Put a valve just before the tee but it probably was not necessary.

The discharge line is probably going to remain full of brine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Recommendation on VHF radio

Rather then invest in an AIS receiver I would be looking at an AIS transceiver that can both transmit my details to other AIS equipped vessels and receive AIS signals from surrounding boats.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Something to hold tiller in place

I vote for the wavefront tiller clutch as well.

Marc Hall
Crazy Fish - Maintaining, Upgrading and Sailing a Crealock 37 (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Dinghy with inflatable floor

I have had a couple of Avon inflatables - a RIB, a rollup using plastic slats that linked together and now an Achilles with the hard inflatable floor.
15 HP 2 stroke Mercury.
Wanted to be able to...
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