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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By mcgray
Refrigeration for PSC 31

Currently there is an ice box for refrigeration on my 31. Am considering installing a conversion unit such as the Norcold conversion kit. Has anyone done this on a 31 and if so where did you put the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By mcgray
Re: Shades for Old Style Port Lights, PS 34

For privacy and to block UV Rays, I made shades from Pfipher Tex. Not fancy, cut them in squares and sewed contrasting navy piping around. Attached to top of port light with Velcro. Used a loop of...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By mcgray
Re: windless on a 31

Yes, I had a Muir electric windless installed many years ago. And it has worked flawlessly since ( 14 years). Put it on after the first night of anchoring out! The Island Lady '89 # 56.
Forum: Electronics   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By mcgray
Re: handheld anemometer

Check out Vaavud. If you have an iPhone it has anenemator cups that plug into it and app that reads the wind. I have one and it works well.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-31-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By mcgray
Re: Varnishing the interior

I chose to varnish the interior with Epiphanes rubbed effect. Did this after cleaning the existing finish and getting rid of condensation stains about the port lights. I am so glad I did. Now there...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By mcgray
Re: Upgrade from YS to Edson

The transmission cable was stiff and not smooth. Despite trying everything imaginable, I couldn't get it all apart. Did replace with Edson but went the radial drive from the YS. Actually not that...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By mcgray
Re: Upgrade from YS to Edson

Don't have those sleeves. Older mod to the pedestal changed the guard and the sleeves were lost. Sorry.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-05-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By mcgray
Upgrade from YS to Edson

Would appreciate input on changing from a Yacht Specialities to new Edson pedestal and steering. Did you use a quadrant or a radial drive. Did you opt for something other than Edson. Edson quotes a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-06-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Posted By mcgray
Re: PSC 31 tanks

Very easy to remove. Have had mine removed twice for cleaning and inspection. Also had the exterior coated to help for those few times the bilge water comes in contact with the bottom.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-19-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
Posted By mcgray
Re: Year 2 Report, PSC 37 Kenlanu

I must have that same pet tiger that eats up Bottom Siders. Ended up covering them with Sunbrella.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-21-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,799
Posted By mcgray
Re: New PSC 37 owner- need help with A/C

Congratulations on your new boat! I believe I looked at this beauty in Stuart and was tempted. So happy it has a new crew!
MCGray
Island Lady
#56
1989 PSC 31
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,158
Posted By mcgray
Re: Quantity and storage for anchor chain for a Pacific Seacraft 31

Have a 1989 PSC 31. There is 100 feet HT 5/16 and 200 feet 8 plait rode on the starboard roller. Have a horizontal Muir electric windlass. Have to stop at times and use the original chain hole to...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-22-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By mcgray
Re: LED bulbs for PSC 31-direct replacement w/ old fixtures?

I have replaced all mine with LED either from BeBe in Fuji ( just google them) or from Sailor's Solutions
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,517
Posted By mcgray
Re: Suggestions for getting a dog from boat to dinghy (and back again!)

PS the Critter Inflatables can be found on the internet. Pricey but mine don't go in the dinghy or underway without them on.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,517
Posted By mcgray
Re: Suggestions for getting a dog from boat to dinghy (and back again!)

No problem. Have low freeboard on 31 ft boat. bassett get in and out at boarding gate with just a little help going up. Beagle goes in/out on his own. Strongly recommend Critter Inflatables PFD...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-23-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By mcgray
Re: Windlass choices for PSC 31

Sorry for the de
Ay inresponse. I have a Muir Cougar (electric). Again it has been flawless. I have 150 feet of 5/16 HT and about 200feet of multi plait line. Changed to the multi plait from...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-07-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,457
Posted By mcgray
New Edson Steering

What model pedasatal, steering etc did you get? What was your solution to the autopilot? What did you do about gear shifter and throttle control? Am considering upgrading my 1989 #56 sterring from...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By mcgray
I have a Muir electric windlass and it has worked...

I have a Muir electric windlass and it has worked flawlessly for 10 years. Wouldn't be without it.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-23-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,796
Posted By mcgray
Have carried a Winslow in a soft valise in front...

Have carried a Winslow in a soft valise in front of the Dodger and yes it does interfere with visibility when maneuvering in close quarters. Plan to build an area on the bridge deck to store and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-13-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By mcgray
The Island Lady, 1989, #56, has a 35 CQR on the...

The Island Lady, 1989, #56, has a 35 CQR on the starboard and a Bruce on the port. Both fit nicely. It has a Muir electric windlass to help with all the chain on the CQR.

The stern anchor that ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-03-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By mcgray
Many thanks for the suggestions. The Max Prop is...

Many thanks for the suggestions. The Max Prop is a bit out of my range presently. I have ordered a Michigan Wheel 3 blade 15" x9" which will be put on tomorrow. PCS company had both 15x9 and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-02-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,467
Posted By mcgray
The Island Lady, 1989, #56, has the single brass...

The Island Lady, 1989, #56, has the single brass faucet and foot pump plumbed to the fresh water. I believe that it came from the factory this way. No raw water intake. Also no pressurized water.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-01-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By mcgray
Question New Prop for PSC 31

While heading north of the ICW lost the prop off the shaft ( of course right at a lift bridge.) Able to hoist sail and get to place to drop anchor and check prop. It wasn't there! Have been towed to...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-12-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By mcgray
Prop on 31 and RPMs.

MIne has a three blade prop, don't know the pitch. I usually run at 2400 and on a calm day and not significant current can get 5 kts. I have never run it for long at 2900, maybe I should increase...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-11-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By mcgray
I had one installed by a professional service. ...

I had one installed by a professional service. They used copper strips as the ground plane. There is no external plate on the boat. I get good reception using this. It was done as per Gordon West...
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