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Search: Posts Made By: niftynickers
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By niftynickers
Re: PS37 genoa -- what size?

Paul,
In my opinion in order to decide what size Genny you should have depends to a great extent on what kind of sailing you intend to do.If you are going to cross oceans you need manageable sails...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Divider in the chain locker on a PSC 34

Its interesting that Dave replaced an electric windlass with a manual.I've always preferred a manual windlass for it's simplicity and reliability when cruising.Is that your reasoning Dave?
Dianne...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-06-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,320
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Yanmar 3HM35F Dipstick

Bill ,

I too am in St.Augustine but I'm here by car.If you need transportation anywhere I have wheels,we met several years ago in Georgetown,SC.
My C37 NiftyNickers is under cover and snow in NJ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-27-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Pacific Seacraft 37

Sailing,
I have not rcvd a PM from you--perhaps too far.

Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V NiftyNickers C37 #139
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-26-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Pacific Seacraft 37

My wonderful 37 is for sale altho a bit farther than 4000 miles.New Jersey is wonderful in the winter and just think of the adventure getting her to OZ. The Panama Canal or Cape Horn can be very...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Deck locker for PS37

Please dont sand those caprails with any power tools!I hate to see all that beautiful teak disappearing in a brown cloud.Please use a heat gun and a scrapper they do a great job and your teak doesnt...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-11-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,386
Posted By niftynickers
Re: 34 vs 37

As to bridges, I've traveled the entire Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway from Mile 1 to Key West in my 37 and never had a problem with bridge clearance.The only bridge Ive ever had a problem with was a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-01-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3,356
Posted By niftynickers
Re: NiftyNickers is for sale

To All,
Yes NiftyNickers is still for sale.She is hibernating for the winter under cover and almost impossible to find without a guide.We did indeed sail her often this past summer and will again...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-13-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,386
Posted By niftynickers
Re: 34 vs 37

After reading all these great reviews of the Crealock 37 I will now mention that my beautiful, well maintained, well equipped ,tiller steered,cutter rigged 37 is for sale for less than...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-13-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,386
Posted By niftynickers
Re: 34 vs 37

Raindog,

The propane locker on the 37 is under the poop-deck lid.We have a lazarette behind the cockpit coaming that is where the locker is located large enough for 2 - 10# bottles.
I never...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-11-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,386
Posted By niftynickers
Re: 34 vs 37

Tin,
I dont necessarily agree with your decision points:
Maintenance costs are the same for either boat and either boat is easily singlehanded.Moorage costs could be less if costs are per foot but...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-02-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Crealock 37 With A Waterlogged Rudder

If your rudder is original and not a foam replacement then it is solid fiberglass and resin with 3 stainless steel ribs.I had to replace the rudder on my 1982 C37 after the shaft was bent by...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-23-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Yacht legs (beaching legs) for PS37/Crealock 37

I have never used "yacht legs" but I have run agound on an outgoing tide and watched the keel sink in a bit into loose beach pebbles leaving the boat upright with about a foot of water around the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-12-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By niftynickers
mast step

Several years ago I replaced the mast step on NiftyNickers.There are nuts on the bolts they are not lag bolts.In order to access the nut it is necessary to cut into the compression post about 1/4 the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-12-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Wine glasses for PS37 cabinet shelf

Are you sure that this is a wine glass shelf?I would think that any wine glass on that shelf would very likely slide out in any rough seas.Can the slots be closed to secure the stems?Perhaps martini...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-01-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Yawl to Cutter Conversion

I don't think that the conversion from yawl to cutter is a large project.The main mast remains in the same position so only a inner forestay for the staysail would be required.To be certain you could...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-01-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Cabinet latches

Check out Jamestown Distributors--$6.88 each-Seadog-solid brass

good luck,
Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V NiftyNickers C37 #139
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-02-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Foredeck on 25

While admittedly small I think that the packaged dink would fit standing on edge along the side deck or inflated upside down with the tubes straddling the mast since there is no inner forestay.I have...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 559
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 07-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,938
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 06-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 714
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 06-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 603
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: 603
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: 1,482
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: 723
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...
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