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Search: Posts Made By: BirdBrain333
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Red / Green Running Light Wiring

Ditto the same problem with that wire getting chafed through and ditto the difficulty moving it. I did not know about special wire lubes so used a water-based lube and still had to rely on brute...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: leak from rudder stock

I had the same leaking on Kenalnu which is a 1985 PSC 37. Tightening the bolts on the stuffing box helped but they worked loose in a matter on months. Next time I did the job with a bucket of...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Cathunk, gurgle, swoosh

Yes! Kenlanu makes exactly the same (and quite disconcerting) noises. The faster you are going forward the more the noise and the greater the "What the bleeep?!?!?!" As others have noted, going...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-01-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: PSC 34/37 How fast (or slow)

Thanks, everyone for good information and clearly articulated reasons why the PSC is such a great boat for serious offshore work. I could not agree more and thank you for making the point so well...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-25-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: PSC 34/37 How fast (or slow)

Dear Dave,

Thanks for "unpacking" your previous ,"not this again" reply with this wonderlly eloquent argument about why "fast or slow" is a flawed perspective. Thanks, that is so helpful not...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: PSC 34/37 How fast (or slow)

Thanks, everyone for some great information and insights. The Beth and Evans formula using LWL and sail area/dispacement to calculate real-world speed is a gem which will help my friend compare...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: PSC 34/37 How fast (or slow)

Dear David (and others),

If this has been covered in a thousand posts which I somehow missed I am sorry to flog a well beaten horse. Please direct me to any relevant threads of which you know. ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By BirdBrain333
PSC 34/37 How fast (or slow)

Dear folks,

Jay here on Kenlanu down in the Bahamas after a 2,101 mile trip from Maine. As most of you know I love this boat, trust her with my life (literally and figuratively), and recommend...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-28-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,544
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Midship Cleats...

For those who have factory midship cleats on a PSC 37' are they really 10" size. Thanks for Chatfield link, I also had trouble finding these when I looked last year.

Thanks again, Jay
PSC 37...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-16-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By BirdBrain333
Another great product

Dear folks,

In my list of what worked and what didn't, I should have added in the incredible Stretch Wrap. This is the stuff they use to bind together pallet loads of everything from rocks to...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Fasteners holding down the cockpit sole

Dear John,

I wanted simplicity and speed in removing the cockpit floor. I therefore epoxy/glassed in the nuts for each of the bolts (using LOTS of wax on the bolts so they would not get glued...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-20-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: PSC37 pre purchase investigations

Below are the questions I came up with when looking at our boat (referred to as MM in the notes). The list was mostly based on reading through the posts on this board going Way Back through the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-16-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,727
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Bilge improvment

Thanks, Brian. That is most helpful.

Jay
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-08-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,711
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Year 2 Report, PSC 37 Kenlanu

Installing was 90% planning, 9% heart in mouth drilling, and 1% work plus various contorting maneuvers. Sorry the resolution and focus of the pics of the lines and pulleys is so poor but I think you...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-07-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,527
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: New Generation Anchor on the 37

Here is our 35# Manson Supreme nestled in with a HT Danforth ?35?. This works well EXCEPT if you want to launch the Danforth before the Manson Supreme. That is a pain. Otherwise they play well...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-05-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,727
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Bilge improvment

I'd love to know where you located the pump and where it discharges.
Thanks, Jay

sv Kenlanu

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Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-05-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,002
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Replacing engine mounts

We did this for Kenlanu two years ago.

Getting the nuts and bolts loosened was a MAJOR headache, involving the biggest Makita impact wrench I've ever seen! To lift the engine we put a strap...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-27-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By BirdBrain333
Bahamas Anchorages in PSC 37 Kenlanu

I thought I had already posted it but don't see it now so here (?again?) are:
Fav Anchorages in Bahamas: A Highly Opinionated List

Abacos
Manjack, get permission from owners to hike across to...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-22-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,711
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Year 2 Report, PSC 37 Kenlanu: Cape Horn

The Raymarine ST1000 tiller pilot is so quite that mostly we have to listen hard to hear it. On the PSC 37 the quadrant and hence the tiller pilot is in the small locker at the aft of but inside the...
Forum: Caribbean Islands 07-22-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By BirdBrain333
Bahamas Anchorages: An opinionated list

Fav Anchorages in Bahamas: A Highly Opinionated List

Abacos
Manjack, get permission from owners to hike across to ocean side. Amazing what years of hard work can do to improve a Bahamas...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-22-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,711
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Year 2 Report, PSC 37 Kenlanu

Dear Erika,

I'm going to post a reply as a separate thread

Jay
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-22-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: After dismasting...

No personal experience, I remember reading someone talking about having a good center punch and hammer aboard for driving out pins. Seems like a good idea to me.

Jay
PSC 37 Kenlanu
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-18-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,711
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Year 2 Report, PSC 37 Kenlanu

Yankee sheets go to the cap rail. I tried rigging them to the inboard track on the side deck but that never worked at all for us. Spinnaker tack goes to a piece of line run through a block and back...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-18-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,711
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Year 2 Report, PSC 37 Kenlanu

Dear Erika,

Not sure what you'd like to hear about anchorages but will glad to expound at length. As for expenses, the short answer is more than I thought it would be. We spent $28,500 this...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-15-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,711
Posted By BirdBrain333
Year 2 Report, PSC 37 Kenlanu

What worked and what did not, Year 2

Dear folks,

We recently returned to our mooring in Maine after a 10 month trip from Maine to the Bahamas and back. It was a GREAT trip and below is our...
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