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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By valis
Re: License question for hams with SSB

Yes.

The Saildocs service is free. You can reach it through Winlink (free for licensed hams), Sailmail ($250US/yr), Cruisemail (about the same), and others as well as the Internet using cell...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-03-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By valis
Re: NiftyNickers

The new name is probably "Fulmar"
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/PHOTO/LARGE/fulmar_glamour_tjohnson.jpg

Best of luck to you, and to the new owners!
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-24-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,087
Posted By valis
Re: Water tank cleaning

Spider cracks?

I have a small spiderweb / bulls-eye crazing in my bow water tank. It's about two inches across. I'm pretty sure it happened when we sailed into a partially-submerged timber when...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-14-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,712
Posted By valis
Re: Woohoo!! We're gonna be Crealock owners!

Dale, that's a beautiful boat!

I really like the PSC 37s. I've crewed for a friend who has a Crealock 37 ("Intention", built before Pacific Seacraft acquired the molds), and he's taken that boat...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-14-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,230
Posted By valis
Re: PSC 37 How many have done away with staysail?

VALIS is a PSC44, but we have a permanent staysail on a furler. We have a 120% genoa with a slightly high clew. It's not a yankee, but it's not a deck-sweeper either (I had the foot cut high for...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-19-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,191
Posted By valis
The extended angle guard was original on VALIS,...

The extended angle guard was original on VALIS, and it has the 12" centers. Again, the Navpod (GP2050) centers and the guard centers were not a good fit. I don't know which one was off. I forced...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-19-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,191
Posted By valis
Here are some old B&G documents that show the...

Here are some old B&G documents that show the "Network" NMEA output pinout and signal descriptions:
Network Cable Pinout (http://sailvalis.com/Helm%20Electronics/Network%20Cable%20Pinout.pdf)...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-19-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,191
Posted By valis
For what it's worth, the B&G gear will probably...

For what it's worth, the B&G gear will probably interface just fine. I've got B&G "Network" stuff on VALIS (at least 12 years old), and two Furuno NN3D 8-inch chartplotters. You can tap off the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-03-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,621
Posted By valis
It's not a bad idea to have a few feet of excess...

It's not a bad idea to have a few feet of excess sheet, in case you need to replace a chafed eye. You may need to tie a quick bowline (or buntline hitch, etc), as an emergency repair, so allow...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-02-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,621
Posted By valis
I just look for wear. Jibsheets typically...

I just look for wear.

Jibsheets typically chafe at the sail clew attachment and where they rub against the shrouds. Halyards can chafe at the blocks, and at any shackle eyes. Look carefully...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-01-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,621
Posted By valis
Correct -- stretching generates heat, and that's...

Correct -- stretching generates heat, and that's where the lost power goes. Stretchy sheets can also make it more difficult to keep the sails properly trimmed.

Honestly, for cruising you're not...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-31-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,105
Posted By valis
For what it's worth, we have a deck-mount for one...

For what it's worth, we have a deck-mount for one pole, and keep the other on the mast. The deck-mount is dimensioned to fit the spin pole, but since the whisker can be collapsed to spin-pole...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-31-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,621
Posted By valis
Sta-Set X is also good. It uses a parallel-lay...

Sta-Set X is also good. It uses a parallel-lay core (not braided) so it has slightly less stretch than regular Stay-Set. Low-stretch is a good thing for sheets and halyards.

Agree, get what fits...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-31-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,105
Posted By valis
A whisker pole is great, especially for long...

A whisker pole is great, especially for long runs. I've spent days running downwind wing and wing using a whisker pole.

A regulation-length spinnaker pole is really too short to fully pole-out a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-23-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,345
Posted By valis
I've got a PSC44, but I've crewed a bit on a...

I've got a PSC44, but I've crewed a bit on a friend's 37 (actually a pre-Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37, but it's essentially the same boat.) You *don't* have to bury the rail, but the boat does move...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-23-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By valis
I (slightly) up-sized my primaries and moved the...

I (slightly) up-sized my primaries and moved the old winches forward on the coaming for use as secondaries. The secondaries are used primarily for the spinnaker guys, so the feed is from a block at...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-22-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,129
Posted By valis
Here's my blog (VALIS is a PSC 44): VALIS...

Here's my blog (VALIS is a PSC 44): VALIS (http://sailvalis.com/wordpress_1/)
and my website: VALIS (http://www.sailvalis.com/)
There are long gaps, but when we are sailing I try to update the blog...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-08-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By valis
Interesting! I do recall that before the...

Interesting! I do recall that before the bankruptcy PSC was talking about a 50-foot (or was it larger?) Crealock design. I can't find any references to it though. Note that this was not the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-05-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By valis
Bob mentioned that they were talking with Pacific...

Bob mentioned that they were talking with Pacific Seacraft about having them build a one-off custom boat that he has designed. The last I heard they were only in the early talking stages. He also...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-06-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,113
Posted By valis
If you run the tack to the anchor pin (or in that...

If you run the tack to the anchor pin (or in that area), be careful that the tack line doesn't foul the bi-color running light when you jibe. That happened to us and the light was ripped off the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-21-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 4,498
Posted By valis
Thank you Bill: ...

Thank you Bill:
http://www.sailvalis.com/misc/VALIS-aerial.jpg
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-24-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,326
Posted By valis
The VALIS website: VALIS...

The VALIS website: VALIS (http://www.sailvalis.com/)
The VALIS Blog: VALIS Blog (http://www.sailvalis.com/wordpress_1/)

My friend Jim has the Crealock 37 "Intention" (pre-PSC hull)
Website:...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-24-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By valis
You might just have debris clogging the limber...

You might just have debris clogging the limber hole drain. Why not take a fishtape or stiff wire (or similar) and just gently shove it down the hole? You could get lucky. I had an aft compartment...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-16-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By valis
I've got a Lopologht bi-color at the bow. It has...

I've got a Lopologht bi-color at the bow. It has been to Hawaii and back, and has held up great. I replaced the deck-level running lights with LEDS not for the power savings, but because the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-21-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,433
Posted By valis
A question for those who use foam, or other bulky...

A question for those who use foam, or other bulky padding on the in-mast wiring: Do you have internal halyards? How do you keep them from chafing or interfering with the wiring?
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