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Search: Posts Made By: MarcHall
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 3,491
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Yes I was referring to the + rating on the tank.
For a couple of years there was no hydro testing station that I could find in LA, Orange or San Diego county that would test for the + rating.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 3,491
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Look at the stampings on the tank up near the neck.

You should see DOT (Dept of transportation) or ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission ??) stamped into it.

You should see 3AA stamped into it. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 3,491
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

A few points.

1. How long a tank will last is based on its volume not on its pressure.
I have the following tanks in my collection
6 cft tank that fills to 3000psi
80 cft tank that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,073
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Cost and space ....... and maintenance of unit, energy to drive it ->solar panels, wind generators, larger alternator on the engine. Listening to the unit run all day, listening to the wind generator...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Amsteel Runners - How to Attach to Mast?

My rig is Dyneema Dux but the runners are amsteel and lifelines are amsteel.

Coligio will have the terminators you need to attach to the mast. You may need tangs from them as well or something...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-26-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By MarcHall
Genoa Tracks on Cap Rail

The Schaefer genoa tracks on Crazy Fish are looking pretty beat up, particularly when sitting on a freshly varnished cap rail. Also with 9 initial coats of varnish and a few maintenance coats the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 8,604
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

Ventura/Oxnard in southern California.

Good sailing weather year-round - plenty of wind
No hurricanes
Not in Los Angeles.
Plenty of slips/marinas
Good selection of marine trades/yards....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By MarcHall
Re: KISS Counterpoise installation on a 34

The copper foil CP was an option when we ordered Crazy Fish in late 1988. I knew I would install a HAM or SSB radio at some point so included the option.
I believe it was $500 at the time. I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Advice on installing NMEA 2000 field installable connectors?

The wires coming down my mast extend alongside the compression post to the base of the post and then run into a dry locker. There I put a terminal strip and land all the wires. Terminal strip is...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-18-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Choices...

Non-boaters always seem to ask how many will the boat sleep.

Standard answer is two.

Marc Hall
Crazy Fish - Maintaining, Upgrading and Sailing a Crealock 37 (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Location of watermaker discharge

I ran the water maker discharge to a tee in the cockpit drains.

Put a valve just before the tee but it probably was not necessary.

The discharge line is probably going to remain full of brine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Recommendation on VHF radio

Rather then invest in an AIS receiver I would be looking at an AIS transceiver that can both transmit my details to other AIS equipped vessels and receive AIS signals from surrounding boats.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Something to hold tiller in place

I vote for the wavefront tiller clutch as well.

Marc Hall
Crazy Fish - Maintaining, Upgrading and Sailing a Crealock 37 (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Dinghy with inflatable floor

I have had a couple of Avon inflatables - a RIB, a rollup using plastic slats that linked together and now an Achilles with the hard inflatable floor.
15 HP 2 stroke Mercury.
Wanted to be able to...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Choices...

At times I have thought the Dana may be a good way to go but for me its more about the ability to move the Dana around using a trailer and the Interstate system.

Two things stand out.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Choices...

I've done a number of daysails on a 34, a 2 week trip in the Sea of Cortez and a month long trip from La Paz to Isla Soccoro to Zihuatenejo.

I have owned Crazy Fish a Crealock 37 since she was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,391
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Spinlock PFDs

There was a bit of a discussion about this at the US Sailing Safety at Sea seminar at the San Diego Yacht Club this past weekend and at the end of the seminar one of the presenters pulled apart a...
Forum: US West Coast 01-26-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By MarcHall
Re: 4 day cruise around LA

LA to Catalina.
Either spend your time on a mooring at Two Harbors or split the time between Avalon and Two Harbors.
Catalina to LA

Avalon is a small resort town with several ferries from the...
Forum: US West Coast 01-20-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Cruising and sailing in southern CA

Pretty much agree with svHyLite.

There are lots of sailboats in San Diego and lots of sailing going on.
On San Diego Bay and out past Pt Loma into the open ocean.
Winds are generally light, 15...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-14-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By MarcHall
Re: headliner


A few years back I pulled the headliner off the boat. We had bought the boat new and the mast pulpits were not included in the original order, but were added prior to the boat leaving the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-14-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Galvanic Isolator

Recently (3 weeks ago) installed a galvanic isolator on Crazy Fish.

Mounted it outboard on the rear quarterberth bulkhead a short run from the AC plug. Probably above the level of the original...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Galley faucet question


I ended up pulling the sink to replace the drains and replace the faucet.
I have a a mention of it on my blog but no pictures.

I referenced Craig McPheeters blog where he pulled the sink...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-26-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,417
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Best U.S. city for sailing, living aboard, working

A couple of points about San Diego from someone who was raised here and moved back in 94. Liveaboard from 94 to 99, 2000 to 2011.

1. Weather is great - not too hot in summer particularly on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-24-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By MarcHall
Re: choosing Instuments

A NMEA 2000 system. The cabling and setup is much easier then previous systems.

Personally I chose a B&G Triton system and added a couple of Triton displays which I installed earlier this year. ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-19-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Any advice for a circumnavigation

A few notes

Thumper at Pacific Seacraft is a great resource for both information and to supply parts. They do a lot of refits of older Pacific Seacraft boats so he could let you know what they...
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