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Search: Posts Made By: MarcHall
Forum: Electronics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By MarcHall
Re: NMEA 2000 fuel sensor

Good find although more componets would be needed.
Its basically a Analog level sensor to NMEA 2000 converter so you would need an analog level sensor.

To calibrate it you would most likely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,673
Posted By MarcHall
Re: San Diego (also questions about boat ownership in California)

Don't know what your presumption is based on.

I have never of a liveaboard exemption to the sales tax.

For a number of years it was common to take offshore delivery of vessel and to keep it out...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 2,274
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Recommendations for Battery Monitor

I have come to conclusion I need both. I replaced an old Link monitor a year or so ago with the Victron. The Victron is much easier to install with all the wires in 1 cable. The Balmar SmartGuage...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-12-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,360
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Electric Windlass preferances

Replaced the manual windlass with a Lofrans Cayman which I believe is the same windlass as the Lofrans Tigres sans the cleat on top of the Tigres in the mid 90s. One of the best upgrades ever.
Forum: Electronics 02-06-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By MarcHall
Re: B&G Zeus Chartplotter Question

The "integrate seamlessly....." is referring primarily to an existing NMEA2000 network with perhaps a few NMEA0183 intefaces and an Ethernet interface to Broadband Radar.

Then Datamarine Link 5000...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Hylalon without Toluene (California)

The normally recommended substitue is acetone.
Next time you are in Las Vegas, you will find Toulene and MEK on the shelf at Home Depot.

Marc Hall
Home | Enjoy The Dive...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Deck locker for PS37

My current favorite is an Achilles inflatable with a Hypalon inflatable floor.
Durable, lightweight for their size.

In the past I have had Avons with interlocking roll-up floors which are...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-18-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By MarcHall
Re: PSC34 Wheel to Tiller conversion

Its very doable.

I converted my Crealock 37 from wheel to tiller a couple of years ago. You can see photos, etc on my website.

Dave Mancini has extensive website covering upgrades/maintenance...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Deck locker for PS37

I have a teak box mounted just forward of the mast that is used to store a Bauer Junior Scuba Compressor. It has a platform that is bolted to the deck and then the box sits on the top to platform -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,580
Posted By MarcHall
Re: OpenCPN Version 4.0 Released

Canboat or Signal K support so that NMEA 2000 networks can be interfaced to openCPN ?

Thanks for all the work to produce an excellent program.

Marc Hall
Crazy Fish - Maintaining, Upgrading...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,673
Posted By MarcHall
Re: San Diego (also questions about boat ownership in California)

Boats can be documented with the Coast Guard or registered with state (CF numbers in California). Crazy Fish is documented.

California charges sales tax on the sale of the boat and an annual...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-15-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,360
Posted By MarcHall
Re: 34 vs 37

I would say the same for the 37. Although most frequently when asked how many the boat sleeps I say 2.

We have slept 4 for weekends and one week at Zihautenejo with 4 adults all boaters.

Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-15-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,360
Posted By MarcHall
Re: 34 vs 37

4. Interior volume of the boat is nearly identical to that of the 37.
Sorry, I disagree, the 34 has less interior volume and less storage then the 37

8. The availability of a scheel keel....
Forum: Electronics 01-15-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,454
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Arduino / Raspberry Pi based instrumentation?

OpenCPN able to decode 2K ? - Not yet

Check out canboat which has reversed engineered much of the NMEA 2000 protocol and Signal K which may ultimately integrate the canboat work and convert...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-13-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,360
Posted By MarcHall
Re: 34 vs 37

Using the same logic the 31 was third design and the canoe stern was gotten rid of.
Just saying...

My understanding is that Crealock designed the 37 without pressure from a builder, it was the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-03-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Varnish removal: should I, could I?

Crazy Fish was delivered in late 1989 without any varnish, interior or exterior.
Bare teak on the outside and maybe oiled on the interior.

Currently have Epifanes with a 10 coat initial...
Forum: Electronics 11-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By MarcHall
Re: B&G Zeus 2 and Triton Wind/Depth/Speed instruments

I installed a Triton system on the boat awhile back. No Zeus display but the Wind/Depth/Speed package with a total of 3 Tritons. The Tritons all live in a NavPod mounted just aft of the cabin top...
Forum: Electronics 11-14-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 25,072
Posted By MarcHall
Re: SSB Installation

Crazy Fish currently has a Kenwood TS-450, a SGC Tuner and the boat was built with a copper foil ground plane installed under the last layer of glass and a dynaplate. Used to use an insulated...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-01-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Guage for aft water tank

I have been looking at adding the Maretron TLM100 ultrasonic sensors to measure the tank levels in the boat. The sensors would connect to the existing NMEA 2000 network on boat.

The existing...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-29-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Yankee on a Crealock 37

The 110% Yankee that I used on Crazy Fish was always run outside.

Currently using a 125% Genoa on a roller furling and its run to outside.
The Genoa is on boat as its based in San Diego and a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-28-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,585
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Anchor chain for PS 37

I have 275 feet of 5/16 chain and about 6 feet of line on the main anchor and
30 feet of chain and the rest line on the backup anchor. Primary anchor is a
45 lb CQR and backup is a 33lb Bruce. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By MarcHall
Re: West Marine & SCUBA Gear?

The store in San Diego you were referring to is Sport Chalet which is something like a cross between Sports Authority and REI. The Pt Loma store has a multistory pool in shop and a window into the...
Forum: Diesel 10-23-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By MarcHall
Re: need advice on re-powering my 37

1. Friends who repowered their boat with the Beta (ie Kubota) were happy with it, indicated parts were less expensive then Yanmar. Following some recent threads on repowering seem to indicate that...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-16-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Bronze Oval Portlights

I am pretty sure New Found Metals built and supplied the Bronze Oval Portlights to Pacific Seacraft.

For a few years after the switch whenever I would stop and talk with the owner of New Found...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Hypalon Adhesive Solvent?

Tolul or Toulene is available at Home Depots in the Las Vegas area for those that drive there from California - right next to the Acetone.

Marc Hall
Crazy Fish - Maintaining, Upgrading and...
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