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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Norstar
Re: Prop blues

Our 34 with the 3HM35F was running a 3 bladed MaxProp since we purchased 11 years ago. Recently ditched the MaxProp and installed the original 2 bladed bronze Astral 17 X 11. Should have done this a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-17-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,820
Posted By Norstar
Re: Vetus Deck ventilator

Bill, I replaced our Vetus dorades with exact same model by Vetus. My lock ring was also frozen but was able to compress base of rubber dorade close to ring and pull out in one piece. Used a large...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By Norstar
Re: Cathunk, gurgle, swoosh

Our 34 has always made the same described noise when reversing when you still have a little forward momentum. Thought it was a Max Prop thing but sounds like it will do it with any prop. My guess is...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-11-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,569
Posted By Norstar
Re: leak from rudder stock

If you can find someone small and limber enough to get back to the rudder post packing gland, try to just tighten up the bolts to compress the existing packing a little more. We had the same leak...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-10-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By Norstar
Re: Rear oil seal

Mission accomplished. Was able to replace rear seal without removing or lifting up rear of engine. Took me a bit longer than Dave's mechanic as I was hoping for a quick 2-3 beer job. Took me more...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,391
Posted By Norstar
Re: Got the air bleed blues

One more tip that seems to help. Close the fuel petcock at the tank prior to changing the Racor fuel filter. That will prevent the fuel lines from emptying into fuel tank when you crack the Racor...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By Norstar
Re: Rear oil seal

Dave, I was hoping to accomplish without pulling the transmission if possible like in your case. I have the seal and O ring on the way. Had a good parts diagram in the engine manual. The O ring goes...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By Norstar
Rear oil seal

We have developed a leak on our rear oil (transmission) seal. The fluid leaks out and then sprays 360 degrees in engine space when shaft spins! Yikes!!!
Does anyone have any experience replacing the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-14-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,609
Posted By Norstar
Re: Pacific Seacraft forum

Dave,
I like the way you think! Schedules and cruising don't mix well. Thanks for keeping up your website. I reference it often.

John Schwab
S/V Norstar
PSC 34 #201
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-10-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Norstar
Re: Microwaves vs. Crealocks'...

Our 34 had the dish rack cabinet removed by the previous owner and the micro and coffee pot reside in that space now. I wired a dedicated receptacle to power both. Lots of unused space behind that...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,480
Posted By Norstar
Re: Transporting a PSC 37

Check out the following link for some good general info on transporting.

Triton Yachts | Yacht Broker | Yacht Hauling | Oriental NC (http://www.tritonyachts.com)

John S
S/V Norstar
PSC 34...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-18-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 4,622
Posted By Norstar
Re: Removing Hot Water Heater

Brian,

Removing the HWH should be no big deal if you choose to do so.Your engine fresh water coolant is probably plumbed through it as a heat exchanger to give you hot water when operating engine...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-27-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,570
Posted By Norstar
Re: New Generation Anchor on the 37

If you go to the Rocna website under knowledge base, bow compatibility, there is a photo of Norstar our 34 PSC with a Rocna 15 on the bow roller. Fits like it was made for it.

John S
Norstar ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-02-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,320
Posted By Norstar
Re: Fuel tank longevity

Bob,
We have a 1990 34 hull # 201 with the original aluminum tank. That would put it at 23 years old! Still visually appears to be in good condition. I think the main problem is boats that have...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-03-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,885
Posted By Norstar
Re: Kiwi Prop

I was hoping there would be enough space in front of the Kiwi prop to install a donut zinc on the shaft. I'm still on the fence on this prop choice but will need to do something soon. I may just put...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-19-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,885
Posted By Norstar
Kiwi Prop

My 3 blade Max prop has served us well but is starting to give us some issues mainly due to wear. Cost for a rebuild seems excessive compared to replacing with some of the newer props out there....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-23-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By Norstar
Re: Autopilot PS 34

We installed the Raymarine Wheel Pilot model a few years ago and it seems to work fine. I believe it's rated for up to 16,500 # displacement. However, if I were to do it over again, I would go with a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-30-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,276
Posted By Norstar
Re: pushing her hard

Rail in the water and screaming along! Nice!!!

John
PSC 34 "Norstar"
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-30-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,276
Posted By Norstar
Re: pushing her hard

Steve,
Looks like its time for a reef although I know you were racing!
Nice shot!

John
PSC 34 "Norstar"
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-14-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,693
Posted By Norstar
Re: One Year Report

Jay,
Thanks for sharing. Sounds like an awesome trip!
John S
PSC 34 #201
Norstar
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-15-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 826
Posted By Norstar
If you have the same setup as on our 1990 34 the...

If you have the same setup as on our 1990 34 the cutlass bearing part # is E00700 by Morse Marine. The listed dimensions are 1 X 1.375 X 4
The bearing is a press fit and pretty snug so the stern...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-18-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,103
Posted By Norstar
We installed a Harken furler on our inner stay...

We installed a Harken furler on our inner stay and converted from hanked on staysail. No regrets on this decision. Tacking while keeping the staysail sheeted in works ok as John mentioned above or we...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-23-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,711
Posted By Norstar
John, We typically never let our PSC 34 run less...

John, We typically never let our PSC 34 run less than 1/2 tank but have on occasion let it go to 1/4. Never experienced any problems with pick-up tube sucking air and we always run our engine while...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-17-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,860
Posted By Norstar
Brian, My prop has 2 set screws on the main hub...

Brian,
My prop has 2 set screws on the main hub that can be replaced with a zerc grease fitting. You can see them in the 2nd. photo. I understand some of the older models did not have this feature....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-17-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,860
Posted By Norstar
Cutlass bearing replacement

While diving and cleaning the bottom on our 34 this past summer, noticed the cutlass bearing was spinning and loose inside the stern tube. Not good!!! Made arrangements for a quick haul out to repair...
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