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Forum: Electrical Systems   09-30-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery Monitor Setup

In theory a charger would always switch from absorption to float at 98-99% SOC.. Sadly chargers are voltage devices and many really, really suck at determining when to transition. Most cheap chargers...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-11-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,861
Posted By Norstar
Re: leak from rudder stock

If you can find someone small and limber enough to get back to the rudder post packing gland, try to just tighten up the bolts to compress the existing packing a little more. We had the same leak...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,623
Posted By Sharki
Re: New Hatch Lenses in Texas

Regal Plastics.
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Supplier for DIY Lexan and Plexiglass projects
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By Norstar
Re: Got the air bleed blues

One more tip that seems to help. Close the fuel petcock at the tank prior to changing the Racor fuel filter. That will prevent the fuel lines from emptying into fuel tank when you crack the Racor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,669
Posted By RichH
Re: Sail condition question

Fairly good looking mainsail.

Here's what I see, 2 possible 'problems'
1. the smaller diagonal wrinkles near the luff indicate that probably the sail is raised without sufficient luff tension. ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-19-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,767
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Rudder Post Access Hatch

This is the access hole cover at the foot of the quarterberth. We use the space for storage, so there is blue carpet on the bottom. The HF antenna tuner is at the foot of the vee berth. The large...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-13-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,812
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Pacific Seacraft forum

Hi Brian,

I hate running the engine. It's a quirk of mine. The first boat I sailed to the South Pacific had no engine of any kind. I was in bliss: no noise, no smell, no maintenance and no...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-02-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 3,731
Posted By wnelowet
Re: Chainplate fabrication

Here is a hint to replace chainplates without removing the rubrail: Once the bolts are removed you can attach a halyard to the chainplate in order to apply upward pressure on the plate so it can be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 21,996
Posted By cd30ketch
Re: Abandoned Boat 100+ miles at sea.

The video of the abandoned boat in the Gulf was mine. Keep in mind that this video is about an hour long so a lot was edited. Let me answer some of your questions.

First, perhaps I did not use...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-10-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,409
Posted By arisatx
Re: Midship Cleats...

I believe Bill is correct re: Chatfield. We liked the lazarette hardware so much on our prior PSC that we ordered and installed them on on V42. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,787
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Chain to chain connectors on anchor chain

Because a shackle wont go through the gypsy.
So when the C link comes up through the gypsey I shackle the one foot long bit of chain losely either side of the C link. It takes a slim shackle to go...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-15-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By bblument
Re: Staining birch to match interior PCS

I just finished installing two new compression posts, a new crossbeam (which supports my deck-stepped mast), and bulkheads in my Pearson 26. The posts and crossbeam are constructed from white oak,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2013
Replies: 173
Views: 31,372
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

What a sad, sad sentiment.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2013
Replies: 173
Views: 31,372
Posted By TQA
Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

I am in Grenada and have just heard an unconfirmed report that the Union Island police have arrested 3 young men and that they are on their way to the jail on the main island of St Vincent.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-27-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,078
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: Replacing engine mounts

Here is a summary of the engine mounts replacement on SV Yankee:

On Brianís (SV Indigo) advice, I measured the actual position of all four engine brackets in horizontal and vertical direction and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-28-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,078
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Replacing engine mounts

I just replaced mine earlier this summer and used a combination of 2x4s and a cheap chain fall that I found at Harbor Freight. However, before I started lifting anything I carefully measured the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-26-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 4,930
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Removing Hot Water Heater

We recently removed our water heater as well and it was pretty straight forward as Dave says. I found a metric plug at McMaster-Carr for one port and then bought a temp sending unit at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 3,573
Posted By ebs001
Re: When someone lists cook as a skill what is expected?

I think we are getting a little carried away here. The OP asked what to expect when a person applying for a crew position lists one of his skills as cooking. The person is applying to crew on a boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 3,573
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: When someone lists cook as a skill what is expected?

Being able to provision from local wet markets with foodstuffs and ingredients that one may not find at the local Piggly Wiggley's to create delicious and wholesome food. One of the more interesting...
Forum: Caribbean Islands   07-22-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,194
Posted By BirdBrain333
Bahamas Anchorages: An opinionated list

Fav Anchorages in Bahamas: A Highly Opinionated List

Manjack, get permission from owners to hike across to ocean side. Amazing what years of hard work can do to improve a Bahamas...
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