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Search: Posts Made By: steneck
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By steneck
Re: Want to visit a PSC 37 in New England


If you come up to Maine and want to see the PSC -37's little brother, I have a PSC -34. I'm in the Christmas Cove area of mid-coast Maine (near Boothbay Harbor). Just let me know.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-20-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 3,792
Posted By steneck
Re: 34 vs 37

Very interesting chat on the 34 vs 37.

The only bit I'd add is the 34 is configured for easily harvesting rainwater into its #2 water tank. I lived in the Caribbean all of last year and used that...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By steneck
Re: Crealock 37 dinghy recommendations, anyone?

I agree that 8' inflatables are worth having. They handle 4 people and gear easily. Sometimes you need to shuttle heavy things so you'd have the capacity.

You might want to consider dinghies...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-10-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,980
Posted By steneck
Re: Dodger

Hi Ocean Girl,

Sorry for the delay. I just spent the last 13 days sailing from St. Croix to Norfolk Va. I arrived today.

I too have been thinking about my next iteration of my dodger. I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,980
Posted By steneck
Re: Dodger

Of course everyone has their "must haves" for dodgers. Personally, I really like sailing with the dodger down when conditions permit. You can't beat the view and it helps with main sheet fiddling. ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-21-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,806
Posted By steneck
Re: Choices...

Most of you folks have lots more experience with 34s vs 37s than I do. However, I've had my 34 for 7 years sailing the coast of Maine 40 - 50 days each summer and now on an extended 8 month cruise...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-26-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,249
Posted By steneck
Re: Trying to streamline storage and dishwashing

Yes, I like most of your ideas. I changed the foot pump in the galley to seawater (took from head intake) and it saved a ton of freshwater doing dishes etc. On my current trip we went for 9 days...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-09-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By steneck
Re: Cockpit shower placement in psc 37

If you want a simple cockpit shower that requires little modification, consider what we did.

We hook a threaded coupling to the pressure faucet in the galley sink to which a small diameter hose is...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-09-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,836
Posted By steneck
Re: 3JH2E Cruising RPM

Hi Folks,

We just arrived in St. Maarten from Maine and agree with much of what was said above.

We had the unfortunately quirk of not getting trade winds until we were almost upon St. Maarten...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By steneck
Re: Propeller cage

Is your problem really one of getting lobster pot warp in your prop? I find the prop rarely contacts the gear. More often the skeg that supports the rudder snags line.

Some folks get spurs to...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-09-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,231
Posted By steneck
Re: Keel Bolt Questions from new owner

Is your fuel tank aluminum? My 1992 PSC 34 is and if bilge water can complete the circuit with your SS keel bolts you may get pitting in the tank. I pulled my tank and had to have plates welded...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-09-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,850
Posted By steneck
Re: Stow location for batteries on PSC 34


I have my ship batteries in my port hatch as you do.

My house batteries are two AGMs that I have on their side under the starboard settee. They are a bear to install but it gives me...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-26-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By steneck
Re: After dismasting...

All good ideas - thanks.

Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By steneck
Re: After dismasting...

Thank you all.

It looks like bolt cutters and turnbuckle detachment is the way to go.

The video was very useful. The mast is obviously very unwieldy and the boats motion quickens and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-20-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By steneck
After dismasting...

I sincerely hope none of you have dismasted during a cruise. However, I suspect all of the cruisers among you have given this possibility considerable thought.

Here's my question: How do we best...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-08-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,033
Posted By steneck
Re: Bilge improvment

I have a PSC 34 (scheel keel) so I think the shape of my fuel tank is different.

However, the previous owner had epoxied a PVC pipe between the keel bolts to keep the tank away from them. The aft...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-10-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,246
Posted By steneck
Re: Fuel tank longevity

To all who replied (so far),

Thank you for sharing your collective wisdom. Sounds like keeping a dry bilge, protecting the tank from bolts and other things that will turn the tank into a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-01-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,246
Posted By steneck
Fuel tank longevity

Hi Folks,

A friend of mine in a PSC 37 just had his fuel tank let go 25 gallons of diesel into his bilge. Ugh.

He is getting a replacement from Thumper and heard that the aluminum tanks last...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 03-01-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,189
Posted By steneck
Re: downwind sail for PSC31

Thanks for your thoughts about the value of the asymmetric relative to the space it takes. However, the last part of your comments may be more to the reality I'll be facing.

Light wind is...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-28-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,189
Posted By steneck
Re: downwind sail for PSC31

I have a question for those of you who are long-term cruisers,

Is the space the asymmetric takes when not deployed, worth taking it on a long cruise?

I'm going to spend 8 months next year in...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-21-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,129
Posted By steneck
Re: Running backstay on my PSC 34

Good to know Raindog! That's been my sense but I've never thought to eyeball my mast when the wind is blower a near gale.

Bob Steneck
PSC 34' Alaria
Christmas Cove, Maine
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-21-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,129
Posted By steneck
Re: Running backstay on my PSC 34

Thank you Roger and everyone for your thoughts.

Actually, I'd rather have my pants fall down in public than my mast fall down half way to Bermuda.

As I understand it "pumping" relates to...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-20-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,129
Posted By steneck
Running backstay on my PSC 34

For those of you who sail psc 34 & 37 cutter rigged, do you use your running backstay A) always, B) for long reaches, C) only when rigging is strained, D) rarely or E) never.

Sorry for the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-30-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 722
Posted By steneck
PSC featured in "Good Old Boat"


The current issue of Good Old Boat describes favorably the PSC 34 and compares it with two other comparables.

I tried to upload a jpg of the table of contents but the upload failed for...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-27-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,208
Posted By steneck
Re: PSC34 power generation/storage solution?

Sam (and others),

Regarding: "The solar panels and wind gen are on a custom-made SS arch (kind of). It blends into the bimini and doesn't look like a normal arch. Aesthetics are important on these...
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