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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   14 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By wmjr
Re: Refrigeration for PSC 31

When I bought my boat, not new, the refrigerator was in the locker just to the right of the ice box.

JV
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By wmjr
Re: Bonding and Grounding of Underwater Metals

Which begs the question - Why do they recommend it? I assume it must create problems as serious as those it solves for the controversy to keep dragging on year after year with no conclusion.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-19-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,497
Posted By wmjr
Re: Yanmar 3HM35F Dipstick

Lantau, I always rev the engine before I shut it down too. Of course, I let it cool down before I do that by running the engine at idle for several minutes.

Watermark
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-06-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By wmjr
Re: PSC 31 / PSC 32 Pilothouse

I have owned my '87 31 (not Pilothouse) for 15 years and love it even more now than when I first bought it. It is a joy to single hand. It is also a joy in (gulp) heavy weather. I often take two or...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-28-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By wmjr
Re: Protecting an electrical connection

Lowes carries NO-OX-ID but I cannot find any store with NO-OX-ID Special A on the label.

Watermark
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-21-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By wmjr
Re: compresser location on a 31psc

Mine was in the same place as Al's just aft of the ice box until I pulled it out.

John
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-01-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By wmjr
Re: Guage for aft water tank

Keith,

Yes, I will be down in Cabrillo Sunday morning. See you there.

John
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-29-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By wmjr
Re: Guage for aft water tank

Keith,

I have been using the Snake River (since bought out by someone else) for around 10 years or so for both water tanks and the holding tank. Works pretty well with the aluminum strips...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-27-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By wmjr
Re: Bronze portlights suddenly oxidize on interior

Keith,

I have had my '88 Pacific Seacraft 31 (same portlights as yours) in San Pedro for 14 years and have not seen the oxidation you describe. (or maybe I have forgotten how shiny they should...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-05-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By wmjr
Re: bilge zinc link?

I did go to the boat and put the positive multimeter lead in the bilge water and attached the negative to the main negative bus bar. I got .6 volts.

Then I attached the positive lead to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-04-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By wmjr
bilge zinc link?

Zincs might be going a little fast - about three months this time. Could I put one lead of the multimeter in the bilge water and the other to ground to see if I get a reading? OK, I can and I will...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By wmjr
Re: Miscellaneous Questions - Newbie Owner 31

Also possible (but not all that likely) it could be a loose prop zinc. Easy to eliminate with just a quick jump in even without a mask and fins.

John Watermark
PSC 31 #28
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By wmjr
Re: Upgrade from YS to Edson

McGray,

I had my pedestal sandblasted and powdercoated and it looks great. What I need is the two plastic sleeves that protect the pedestal guard where it goes through the (top guard?, yoke? -...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-07-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By wmjr
Re: West coast owners

Jeff,

Neither your preferred models or location but I have a Pacific Seacraft 31 down in San Pedro (next to Long Beach). You are welcome to come down here for a sail anytime. I recently retired...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By wmjr
Re: Should it (the binnacle) stay or should it go

Hush,

I took the Merriman binnacle apart on my 1988 31. Of the four bolts the first was difficult, second was very difficult, third broke the top off the bolt but was able to cut a slot and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-25-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,484
Posted By wmjr
Re: Location of official hull number

PCS is the official identifier for Pacific Seacraft. I am sorry, I forget the reason but I do recall it being a very boring reason.

John
Watermark
31 foot Pacific Seacraft
PCS #28
Forum: Diesel   05-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,102
Posted By wmjr
Re: How often to change impeller?

At $20 per impeller I would be much happier at my yearly impeller change than I am now. The Yanmar 3gm30f impeller goes for more like $40. I have always thought there must be a good quality...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By wmjr
Re: oil and water gauges

Brian,

Ahh the panel, yes. I don't think I am ready to replace the panel. It is o difficult to see down there at ankle level but I don't see enough benefit for me to go that way.

I did follow...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-02-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By wmjr
Re: oil and water gauges

Brian,

Thanks for the temp and pressure information. Yes I do want to keep the water heater so I am struggling with figuring out a tee configuration.

When you suggest starboard for mounting...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-28-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By wmjr
Re: oil and water gauges

Dave,

Thanks, I have only vaguely thought about the gauge location problems. That will be tough since I am nowhere near Brian's class in wood, starboard etc construction ability.

He has put...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-28-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By wmjr
oil and water gauges

I want to add oil pressure and water temperature gauges to my Yanmar 3gm30f.
The oil housing area has a spare port available. The water thermostat housing area does not. (Yanmar made a thermostat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By wmjr
Re: Feedback on Rydlyme

I used Rydlyme on my 1987 3gm30f in the heat exchanger following the Maine sail suggestions. It worked extremely well.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-23-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By wmjr
Re: Yanmar heat exchanger issues on PS boats

I have owned my 1987 3gm30f for 14 years. Last year I replaced the exhaust elbow which was severely corroded. I also ran Rydlyme (as outlined by Mainesail) for a long long time through the heat...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-20-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,878
Posted By wmjr
Re: Choices...

Standard answer is 2?

We have a Pacific Seacraft 31 and whenever anyone asks us how many it sleeps we say six.

John
Watermark

There are certain attitude requirements listed in the fine...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-16-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By wmjr
Re: Galvanic Isolator

"Just check continuity behind the panel. Put one lead to AC ground and the other to the DC bus... "

I checked for continuity from AC ground to DC bus behind the panel. No joy.

Here is my plan:...
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