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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,415
Posted By sailak
Re: Upwind performance, blue-water boat

I own one of the Crealock 37s.

My first boat was an Omega 36, PHRF around 120, fractional sloop, light, fast.

I am very, very happy with my Crealock. It doesn't point as high as the Omega so...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By sailak
Re: Bimini for PS34

Elnora also has a cover similar to JoBeth's. Only real con I find is since it is attaced at the center to the boom to "tent" it can't be used while under sail.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By sailak
re: "Picture of the week" submission thread

Here's one for you:

Chance Lagoon, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska N59.4 W 150.3

http://www.dalefalk.com/photos/i-5Kw8NMd/0/L/i-5Kw8NMd-L.jpg
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-30-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,029
Posted By sailak
Re: Fuel tank woes

I had mine repaired. I had them cut the bottom 3/4" off the tank to get the bottom a bit higher off the keel bolts and out of the bilge water.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-27-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By sailak
Re: hand held vs stationary mounted radio

I've installed remote mics on both of the boats I've owned. The radios (Icom and Standard Horizon) have RAM as a feature so nothing special in the wiring department. Depending on your installation...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-25-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By sailak
Re: Pacific Seacraft 37 shower set up???

I'm not keen on the shower in the head because of everything getting wet. What we've done is use one of the "solar shower bags" hung from a halyard, filled with water heated on the stove (waiting on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 4,879
Posted By sailak
Re: And they just get uglier and uglier

Ya know, at some time someone may have posted a pic of your boat with similar comments. :) Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-21-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,029
Posted By sailak
Re: Fuel tank woes

I talked to Thumper when I discovered my tank bottom was needing attention and as I understood from him they still use an aluminum tank, epoxy coated. As an option you can get a fiberglass tank but...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-20-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,029
Posted By sailak
Re: Fuel tank woes

My '95 has PVC down the center (you can see it in the photo at beginning of thread) and I suspect it was put there by the factory --- it didn't appear the tank had been removed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-28-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By sailak
Re: Filming boats with a drone

Nicely done video!

Do you have point of view with your Phantom? I do not but wish that I did.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-28-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By sailak
Re: Filming boats with a drone

Not terribly difficult, but you do need to think about the process.

I launch mine from the cockpit of my Crealock 37 by hand-launching and "setting it" outside the lifelines and as soon as I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-15-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 1,756
Posted By sailak
Re: Fire extinguisher experiences

Ditto for using in training....I never used CO2 on an actual fire because my department did away with them, they were replaced with Halon.

Dry Chem and Halon put a fire out by interrupting the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-15-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 1,756
Posted By sailak
Re: Fire extinguisher experiences

Have you ever fought a fire with CO2 or Dry Chem?

The only advantage CO2 has is easier cleanup. Compared to Dry Chem it sucks at fire extinquishment. The "mess" of dry chem is still a lot easier...
Forum: Diesel   11-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By sailak
Re: warning horn

Alternator working ok?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-17-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6,975
Posted By sailak
Re: Creepy sailing stories?

Crossing the Gulf of Alaska a year ago I had the midnight to 4AM watch. I was just watching the bow wave as we blasted along at about 7 knots and see an eye about 10 inches in diameter go down the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By sailak
Re: Iridium Go for Offshore Communications

I bought an Iridium Go this summer for the specific purpose of using it to download GRIB files.

I was not overly impressed with the Iridium Go as far as being able to connect to the satellite.
...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-09-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By sailak
Re: Might of fried the inverter/charger.

Checked on the boat yesterday, batteries up to normal voltage, appears all is normal.

Thanks for the replies.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2015
Replies: 168
Views: 7,169
Posted By sailak
Re: Noise pollution in the anchorage

My wife and I really want to sail south from Alaska and enjoy a warm anchorage but every time I read one of these threads, or others involving the number of boats in the lower 48, I think maybe here...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-05-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By sailak
Re: Might of fried the inverter/charger.

Thanks.

I think I knew about the higher amps/lower volts...just forgot I knew that. 😀

Volts up to 12.6 now so creeping up as it should in bulk charge from what I found online.
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-05-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By sailak
Might of fried the inverter/charger.

Just got to boat to finish winterizing and found Inhad bumped the inverter OFF at the panel. Batteries were down to around 11.5 v on the boat volt meter. Switched inverter on, charger kicked in and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2015
Replies: 173
Views: 13,878
Posted By sailak
Re: Why I like this Picture...

http://www.dalefalk.com/photos/i-NxKGFWh/0/L/i-NxKGFWh-L.jpg

Elnora in Quicksand Cove, Aialik Bay, Alaska. I like the mountain looming in the background, the bit of cloud keeps it from being the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By sailak
Re: Tips for installing radar reflector to backstay?

Mine was attached to backstay by drilling thru the reflector and using cable clamps and like Faster in a breeze it would oscillate back and forth twisting the back stay wire. Took it off, stowed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By sailak
Re: A Great Labor Day sail

We've been having fun with the spinnaker. This is the first year we've used it. Being new at this we were a bit "scared" of it until we actually tried it, with the sock this thing is easy-peasy! ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By sailak
Re: A Great Labor Day sail

That's because for the most part fishing season is over. During the busy season there will be a conga line of charter boats skippered by self-centered egos that make harbor entry stressful. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By sailak
Re: Fuel gauge reading backwards

My gauge was VDO, sender was US made. I didn't switch the wires to correct the reverse reading, I just bent the sender arm to "reverse" it's direction.
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