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Search: Posts Made By: BMLipiec
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Cutless bearing replacement PSC 34

Dave Mancini has a detailed post on his website on how to remove the cutless bearing without removing the shaft.

Cutless (http://www.swancruise.com/Cutless.html)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-07-2015
Replies: 458
Views: 46,306
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Let me get back to the thread topic before I digress...

We have been cruising in Mexico (Sea of Cortez) since November and have been able to easily stay under a $3000 per month budget. Granted,...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-14-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Electric Windlass preferances

Keith,
I ran the cables under the cap rail and used foam pipe insulation around the cables where it went over bulkheads to minimize chafe. It was fairly easy to route - however, nothing is really...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-12-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Navigation Lights

Ryan,
Our aqua signal light on the bow was cracked, and we replaced it with a Lopolight. They are pricey but fully waterproof and completely sealed to the elements. It is also extremely bright -...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-12-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Electric Windlass preferances

We have a Lewmar V2 vertical windlass on our 34. The motor is mounted horizontally and does not get in the way of the chain. We carry 250' of 5/16" chain and a 44 lb Rocna. I do sometimes have...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-25-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Engine Access

I'll admit that I'm not a big guy (5' 7"), but I have never had to hang upside down to work on our 34. I've spent hours doing various projects in the engine room - shaft packing, hose replacements,...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-25-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,646
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Dome Light Conversion to LED

We swapped out all of our interior lights with Alpenglow LEDs. We tried a bunch of the LED light bulb replacements but never found one with a pleasing color. They all seemed to be too white. The...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-03-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: oil and water gauges

John,
I was talking about replacing the B type panel with a custom made one made out of starboard. I also had the B type panel and moved the key switch and the horn to the interior just inside the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-01-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: oil and water gauges

John,
I bought the temp sending unit from catalinadirect.com. The sending unit they sell has the proper thread configuration. The gauges are from Teleflex. I removed my water heater and used one...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-30-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Got the air bleed blues

The Yanmar JH series engines are "self bleeding". The fuel feed line from the pump and the return fuel line back to the fuel tank both connect to the top of the on-engine fuel filter manifold. When...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-30-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Got the air bleed blues

Im embarrassed to report that our 3JH2E will start in reverse. I can also report that it will definitely not start if you forget to push the engine kill handle back in.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-29-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Got the air bleed blues

Raindog,
Great post on the bleed procedures. I have never heard the part about putting the transmission in gear. What is the reason for doing that? Seems like you are just putting more stress on...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-02-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Mast Pulpit on a 34

As an added bonus, I think mast pulpits look salty and add to that classic cruising boat look.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 03-26-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Mast Pulpit on a 34

Bill,
I fabricated a set this winter with the third leg and have no issues with staysail even reefed. The lines lay across the pulpits when fully furled but no issues. We love them for the reasons...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 03-04-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Espar heat on 34

John,
I'm curious, where is the Espar model installed? I've toyed with the idea of adding one but can't think of a good place to mount one.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: KISS Counterpoise installation on a 34

Thanks Dave,
I thought I was missing something. The KISS looks like a great idea - maybe PSC will incorporate it into the new boats. It would be a lot less work than the current foil system.

As...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: KISS Counterpoise installation on a 34

We installed our tuner in the aft end of the quarterberth as well, but ran the cables up above the headliner and back to the nav station. The SSB is mounted inside the table and I built a small...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-18-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Choices...

We looked hard at a 37 and really liked the extra space. However, for us it came down to cost of acquisition, subsequent upgrades and slip fees. We opted for newer and smaller over bigger and older....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Anybody have an engine monkey I could use?

Brian,
Do you have any pics of the cutout? What are the rough dimensions?

Thanks,
Brian
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: What Rigging wire for a PSC37?

John,
On our 34 we upsized from 1/4" to 9/32". A rigger here told me he would have gone with even bigger to 5/16". The turnbuckles for all three sizes use 1/2" pins so you could go bigger, if you...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Transporting a PSC 37

Ken,
We moved our 34 in 2010 from Maryland to California and did all of the prep work ourselves. We got some really good advice from various folks and it worked out well for us.

Mast:
I removed...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,406
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Homemade composting head

Nice job guys! Looks great. It's always funny to see the reaction we get from people in our marina about our composting head. They act as if we have lost our minds. Our neighbor has had to replace...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 14,136
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

Mike,
Great thread. When my wife and I began planning to go cruising, years back, she was adamant that she was not going if she had to go “camping”. In her mind, she wanted at least a similar...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-14-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: headliner

Thanks Marc,
I appreciate the help, and I'll give them a call.

I see that the PSC factory is now doing panel and batten overheads which looks much better IMO and would make getting to the bolt...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: How do manage or prioritize your to do list?

I have simple to-do lists, but then I break down each item into a diagram (using Excel) that helps me prioritize those tasks and figure out what materials I need before I start the work. When I...
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