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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-10-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By YankeePSC34
Question Re: Hot water problem

David, Check 'removal of the hot water heater' posted by Rain Dog last fall. Wolfgang
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-11-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,018
Posted By YankeePSC34
Pacific Seacraft Know How

The PSC forum is a great source of practical experience for sailing and maintaining our beautiful boats. The personal experience is shared openly by all owners. Compared to other forums there is no...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: Arch Designs for PSC 37

There are some basic ideas about it in Tor Pinney's book Ready for Sea. Pages 65 and 67.

Wolfgang
PSC34 Yankee #274
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-26-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 4,610
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: Removing Hot Water Heater

This month I removed the water heater, the surge tank and all coolant hoses. I was happy to get rid of the stinking monster. I installed a short cut in the potable water hoses. I also plugged the two...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-27-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,880
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: Replacing engine mounts

I agree that Yanmar mounts have no captive design against lateral (rolling) or uplift (capsize) forces. Fortunately the design does allow a quick and simple captive securing, i.e. with a chain.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-27-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,880
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: Replacing engine mounts

Thanks for the warning. Well taken. I used new set screws. But I do not trust them anyway. Therefore I secure the rotor additionally with a Two-Piece Clamp-On Shaft Collar placed directly against the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-27-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,880
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: Replacing engine mounts

Brian,
I believe I removed the originally installed mounts. The engine has run only 600 hours. I could still read the 100 on the starboard and 150 on the port mounts. The front mounts were very...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-27-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,880
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: Replacing engine mounts

Here is a summary of the engine mounts replacement on SV Yankee:

On Brianís (SV Indigo) advice, I measured the actual position of all four engine brackets in horizontal and vertical direction and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-02-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,880
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: Replacing engine mounts

John,
Thanks for sharing. I am very grateful to all the skippers who have contributed to this thread. Meanwhile I have received the mounts from the Yanmar dealer. They look ok. Next week I am going...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-28-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,880
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: Replacing engine mounts

Brian,
Thanks for sharing your experience. It will help me tremendously. I was looking for lifting lugs and couldn't identify any. I will look for the lifting point again.
I enjoyed your website...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-27-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,880
Posted By YankeePSC34
Replacing engine mounts

The engine on YANKEE is a Yanmar 3JH2e. I want to replace the four engine mounts and will order two #100 and two #150 mounts from the Yanmar dealer. The bolting looks straight forward. I am not so...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-21-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 4,610
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: Removing Hot Water Heater

Cheoah,
Big brother is watching me. The **** in the last post is a Charlie Oscar Charlie Kilo aka as a technical term for an opening/closing armature. :)
Wolfgang
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-21-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 4,610
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: Removing Hot Water Heater

Cheoah,

Do you have a t-fitting with a **** for bleeding in the coolant line to the water heater? Its installed on my PSC34 in the port locker close to the water heater. I have a surge tank but I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-19-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 4,610
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: Removing Hot Water Heater

[QUOTE=DaveMancini;1061719] I didn't have plugs to fit the ports and didn't feel like spending the money to buy them at the price of Yanmar parts, so I just doubled the hose back.

Dave,
I like...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-19-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 4,610
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: Removing Hot Water Heater

I was also thinking about installing shut off cocks close to the pump to eliminate loss of engine coolant in case the water heater starts leaking. As Dave M says, the surge tank is needed only for...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-18-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 4,610
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: Removing Hot Water Heater

I believe the expansion tank in the locker is needed when the water heater is operated with AC and cold engine. In that case the hot potable water in the tank would transfer heat to the engine...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-17-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 4,610
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: Removing Hot Water Heater

Dave Mancini PSC34 SWAN has done it and did a description in his blog.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-17-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,531
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: 19 7/16 X 19 7/16 Bomar 100 replacement options

When ever possible ;) I do keep the head door open. Air can circulate between the dorades. No mildew here.

Wolfgang
Yankee PSC34 #274
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-27-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By YankeePSC34
Re: PSC34 Gear Reduction Ratio

Thanks Neal. That gives me more ease to believe that the gear box on Yankee has a reduction ratio of 2.14 too. I also checked my original Pacific Seacraft manual. In the propulsion chapter it does...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-26-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By YankeePSC34
PSC34 Gear Reduction Ratio

I have a Yanmar 3JH2E engine on my 1994 built PSC34 #274. The tag on the marine gear box reads Kanzaki model TuffTorq #WMGP4. I need the gear reduction ratio for ordering a fixed 3-blade prop. From...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-12-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 825
Posted By YankeePSC34
PSC34. Sterntube Diameter.

I sail a PSC34 built in 1994. My plan is to replace the cutlass bearing and the stuffing box with a PSS shaft seal before she goes back in the water. After reading all the informative threads and...
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