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Search: Posts Made By: niftynickers
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By niftynickers
Re: '88 PS 31 keel bolts dilemma

Hi,
I dont have any knowledge of the 31 as I own a 37 but I'm assuming that they are very similar.My 37 has 12 keel bolts all 1" Stainless Steel with S/S nuts but with mild steel backing plates.Two...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,493
Posted By niftynickers
Re: PSC37 Forward Water Tank

Hi,
On NiftyNickers hull#139 the water inlet connection is on the forward end of the tank and I think accessible from the small compartment under the anchor locker doors.The water outlet in on the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Should it (the binnacle) stay or should it go

If it aint broke--dont fix it.

Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V NiftyNickers
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Red / Green Running Light Wiring

Bill,
Congrats on a job well done.It helps to be small and very nimble working in the anchor locker.As for cleaning the anchor locker, last year I wiggled up in there with a shop vac and vacuumed...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-10-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Red / Green Running Light Wiring

Bill,
I have rewired both the bow and stern pulpits ON NiftyNickers.What you have is a great glob of 3m5200 it the hole in the deck thru which the wire passes.On the 37 the wire passes thru the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-31-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By niftynickers
Re: PSC 37 staysail sheet rigging options?

Hi Broke,

We still own NiftyNickers and all the storm damage has been repaired.She no longer has a radar arch or solar panels but she is back to seagoing shape and we are sailing and enjoying her....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-29-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Replace Hurth Transmission

I too had the Univ.5432 with the Hurst Trans. and I developed a trans fluid leak.Called Univ.engine dealer Helpline (Hansen Marine) was informed that in order to unbolt the trans from the engine the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-29-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Replace Hurth Transmission

Need a lot more info:what boat? What engine? what year?---
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-29-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By niftynickers
Re: PSC 37 staysail sheet rigging options?

Grant,
Your set-up sounds very much like mine on Nifty Nickers.My staysails sheets also lead thru the cabin top blocks and to the clutches near the winches under the dodger.Since the staysail sheets...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Plugged scupper hose

Ah-Yes the port scupper--- of course the thru hull is under the chart table-- and inaccessable-I have found that a wet-dry vacuum works to clear whatever is in the scupper hose.There seems to be a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-23-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Genoa Tracks on Cap Rail

Yes there are nuts on the machine screws.On my C37 they can be accessed from inside the bulwark-it helps to have small hands

Good luck,
Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V NiftyNickers
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Genoa Tracks on Cap Rail

The genoa tracks are bolted using 1/4x20 flathead screws on NiftyNickers I'll bet same on yours. Suggest Garhauer for new track and cars,beautiful equipment reasonably priced. No connection with...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By niftynickers
Re: What Rigging wire for a PSC37?

John,
From PSC specs:All sizes in SAE not metric
Headstay:9/32"
Backstay:9/32"
Uppers: 9/32"
Forward&aft lowers: 1/4"
forestay -cutter: 1/4"
running backs-cutter:3/16

Hope this helps,
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-07-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Midship Cleats...

Another place to try for bronze hardware-Spartan Marine they made and make the bronze hardware for Cape Dory and have cleats in various sizes.
Good luck with the refit,
Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Rebedding

On my 1982 C37 I rebedded all of the foredeck hardware over a period of several years.None was easy but no boat that I know of is easy.I did not do the rebedding because of leaks but because I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-24-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Any advice for a circumnavigation

I used the Racor 500 that came with the boat.I did install an AlgaeX unit in addition to the Racor at the time of the repower.

Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V NiftyNickers C37 #139
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-23-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Any advice for a circumnavigation

John,
Highly recommend the Beta engine choice as I installed one in NiftyNickers in 2006 and have been very pleased with it.I opted for the 38 hp for the additional power to blast into headseas and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-12-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Fasteners holding down the cockpit sole

My cockpit sole is the same as yours and after several years of wiggling thru the lazarette I installed two 6" Beckson access ports in the sole thru which I can insert my arm with a socket wrench to...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Fasteners holding down the cockpit sole

John,
What hull no. is your boat and is the floor one piece or two? On older 37's with factory tillers and one piece cockpit soles there are eight coach bolts with nuts and washers under the flange...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-07-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Depression: cabin floor and me

Hi All,
This issue has been discussed before on this forum.I posted several yrs ago about having repaired mine with a S/S pipe 3" diam. with a jackscrew from a house jackpost at the top and a s/s...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-24-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By niftynickers
Re: PSC With Tillers, where's your compass?

Just some additional info-when you have a tiller your driving position moves forward getting you much closer to the companionway.All of your instruments have to be moved forward accordingly.My boat...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-24-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Coskpit floor leak on 86 PSC 37

Grant,
If you remove the cockpit floor then I would think that any good carpentry shop could cut the floor with a beveled edge that could then be sealed with a gasket.On my boat the gasket is a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-21-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Coskpit floor leak on 86 PSC 37

Grant,
It sounds like your boat was originally tiller steered and converted to wheel.Most wheel boats have a 2 piece floor to allow engine access without pulling the pedestal.Before pulling...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-30-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,642
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Fuel tank longevity

When you get your new alum. tank I suggest that you take the tank to a place that applies "Rhino coating" to truck beds and have them apply a coating to the bottom of the tank.The stuff is TOUGH and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-26-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,032
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Ryoko our PSC 31 is for sale

Steve,
Sorry to hear of your plans to sell Ryoko.I am very familiar with the anguish and sorrow involved in the decision to sell.I am experiencing the same feelings about NiftyNickers.I hope all...
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