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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,390
Posted By steneck
Re: Staysails as original equipment?

An interesting (albeit a tiny bit snarky) discussion.

I have a PSC 34 and have looked at many of them. The mast placement looks to be identical whether they are have a staysail or not (this...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-21-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By steneck
Re: Bum a ride on a PSC 34 and/or 37?

Just bad timing for me. I just put my PSC 34 on the hard a week ago.

If you are still looking come next summer and don't mind traveling to Maine for a sail, I'm more than happy to oblige.

Bob...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-10-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By steneck
Re: cruising the Mediterranean?

I'm sure there are folks with considerably more experience on this topic. However, I sailed from maine to the eastern Caribbean (Anguilla to Grenada) and back in 2013 and 2014.

During the 8...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-18-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,012
Posted By steneck
Re: Fuel tank woes

I think the stainless keel bolts and the aluminum fuel tank have a bi-metal reaction and the latter loses. The former owner of our PS 34 did two things that helped. He coated the bolts with silicon...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-13-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By steneck
Re: Dutchman Boom Brake Installation

Hi Bob,

I'm not sure if you have your boom-break figured out yet or not. I use my boom-break all the time - it is essential for down-wind sailing.

The port and starb'd lines attach to my...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-15-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By steneck
Re: Want to visit a PSC 37 in New England

Jonathan,

If you come up to Maine and want to see the PSC -37's little brother, I have a PSC -34. I'm in the Christmas Cove area of mid-coast Maine (near Boothbay Harbor). Just let me know.
...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-20-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 5,594
Posted By steneck
Re: 34 vs 37

Very interesting chat on the 34 vs 37.

The only bit I'd add is the 34 is configured for easily harvesting rainwater into its #2 water tank. I lived in the Caribbean all of last year and used that...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By steneck
Re: Crealock 37 dinghy recommendations, anyone?

I agree that 8' inflatables are worth having. They handle 4 people and gear easily. Sometimes you need to shuttle heavy things so you'd have the capacity.

You might want to consider dinghies...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-10-2014
Replies: 11
  Dodger
Views: 2,175
Posted By steneck
Re: Dodger

Hi Ocean Girl,

Sorry for the delay. I just spent the last 13 days sailing from St. Croix to Norfolk Va. I arrived today.

I too have been thinking about my next iteration of my dodger. I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-03-2014
Replies: 11
  Dodger
Views: 2,175
Posted By steneck
Re: Dodger

Of course everyone has their "must haves" for dodgers. Personally, I really like sailing with the dodger down when conditions permit. You can't beat the view and it helps with main sheet fiddling. ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-21-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By steneck
Re: Choices...

Most of you folks have lots more experience with 34s vs 37s than I do. However, I've had my 34 for 7 years sailing the coast of Maine 40 - 50 days each summer and now on an extended 8 month cruise...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-26-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,629
Posted By steneck
Re: Trying to streamline storage and dishwashing

Yes, I like most of your ideas. I changed the foot pump in the galley to seawater (took from head intake) and it saved a ton of freshwater doing dishes etc. On my current trip we went for 9 days...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-09-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By steneck
Re: Cockpit shower placement in psc 37

If you want a simple cockpit shower that requires little modification, consider what we did.

We hook a threaded coupling to the pressure faucet in the galley sink to which a small diameter hose is...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-09-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,703
Posted By steneck
Re: 3JH2E Cruising RPM

Hi Folks,

We just arrived in St. Maarten from Maine and agree with much of what was said above.

We had the unfortunately quirk of not getting trade winds until we were almost upon St. Maarten...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,868
Posted By steneck
Re: Propeller cage

Is your problem really one of getting lobster pot warp in your prop? I find the prop rarely contacts the gear. More often the skeg that supports the rudder snags line.

Some folks get spurs to...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-09-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,601
Posted By steneck
Re: Keel Bolt Questions from new owner

Is your fuel tank aluminum? My 1992 PSC 34 is and if bilge water can complete the circuit with your SS keel bolts you may get pitting in the tank. I pulled my tank and had to have plates welded...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-09-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,163
Posted By steneck
Re: Stow location for batteries on PSC 34

Keith,

I have my ship batteries in my port hatch as you do.

My house batteries are two AGMs that I have on their side under the starboard settee. They are a bear to install but it gives me...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-26-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,587
Posted By steneck
Re: After dismasting...

All good ideas - thanks.

b
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,587
Posted By steneck
Re: After dismasting...

Thank you all.

It looks like bolt cutters and turnbuckle detachment is the way to go.

The video was very useful. The mast is obviously very unwieldy and the boats motion quickens and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-20-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,587
Posted By steneck
After dismasting...

I sincerely hope none of you have dismasted during a cruise. However, I suspect all of the cruisers among you have given this possibility considerable thought.

Here's my question: How do we best...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-08-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,264
Posted By steneck
Re: Bilge improvment

I have a PSC 34 (scheel keel) so I think the shape of my fuel tank is different.

However, the previous owner had epoxied a PVC pipe between the keel bolts to keep the tank away from them. The aft...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-11-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,785
Posted By steneck
Re: Fuel tank longevity

To all who replied (so far),

Thank you for sharing your collective wisdom. Sounds like keeping a dry bilge, protecting the tank from bolts and other things that will turn the tank into a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-02-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,785
Posted By steneck
Fuel tank longevity

Hi Folks,

A friend of mine in a PSC 37 just had his fuel tank let go 25 gallons of diesel into his bilge. Ugh.

He is getting a replacement from Thumper and heard that the aluminum tanks last...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-01-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,760
Posted By steneck
Re: downwind sail for PSC31

Marc,
Thanks for your thoughts about the value of the asymmetric relative to the space it takes. However, the last part of your comments may be more to the reality I'll be facing.

Light wind is...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-28-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,760
Posted By steneck
Re: downwind sail for PSC31

I have a question for those of you who are long-term cruisers,

Is the space the asymmetric takes when not deployed, worth taking it on a long cruise?

I'm going to spend 8 months next year in...
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