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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   9 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Electronics upgrade?

I replaced our old radar and added a chart plotter as well. It is pretty straight forward in theory. The electronics installation manuals are pretty decent if your system is simple and straight...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   9 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Stay sail running rigging

On our 34 the side deck tracks are used to attach the running back stays. The tracks on the cabin top are for the staysail.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Water tank capacities on PS 34

I measured mine awhile back by adding 1 gallon at a time when I calibrated my Tank Tender monitor. I'm away from the boat for the next week, but I think it was 33 gals aft tank, 36 fwd tank.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Tiller Pilot on Windvane

Sam,
We have the same setup. I started with a piece of 1/4" starboard. I used the small monitor blue vane and traced the slot pattern onto the starboard. The L bracket was just a piece of flat...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: PSC34 Wet exhaust

Lantau,
It was cracking pretty badly where it passes through the propane locker. It wasn't leaking and I was going to wait to replace it when it started to leak. It might have lasted a few more...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: PSC34 Wet exhaust

Thanks gents for the input. I like the mallet idea. I just talked to another 34 owner that does the same thing. He said it stays in with no problems while sailing, but would pop out from exhaust...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By BMLipiec
PSC34 Wet exhaust

After 20 yrs of service my wet exhaust hose from the muffler out is severely cracking and needs to be replaced. I have been thinking about adding an in-line shut off valve to prevent sea water, from...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-28-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Flake anchor chain or let it pile up ?

Keith,
We have 250' of chain and rarely use more than 125'. I flake the first half of the chain on the left side of the divider and it rarely sees the light of day. I usually have to knock down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-27-2015
Replies: 2,781
Views: 256,144
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike,
Congrats! I know how you feel. The months leading up to your departure are the scariest and the busiest. More than once, a little doubt crept in, even after planning and dreaming for years....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-14-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,352
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: 60 lb Manson Supreme on PSC 34

Dave,
Thanks for taking the time to share some hard earned lessons learned. In the aviation world we would regularly brief lessons learned to the ready room as part of our safety and tactics...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-13-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,352
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: 60 lb Manson Supreme on PSC 34

Dave,
How much scope did you have out during Odile? Did you run a single snubber off the bow roller or dual snubbers through the hawse pipes? What diameter snubber did you use?
Other than...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-11-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,352
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: 60 lb Manson Supreme on PSC 34

Keith,
We have a 44lb Rocna on our old style bow roller and it fits just fine, but makes it impossible to carry two anchors up front. After I installed the 44 I was disappointed because I could...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-11-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 4,858
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

I found a bronze pipe cap and capped off the through-hull. When I went this route I wanted the option to go back if needed. Also, as you can see by the posts here, some people are pretty offended...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-10-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 4,858
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

I am only aware of one person who had a composting toilet and didn't like it. They also admitted that they didn't install a properly sized vent hose. Most of the critics have never owned one. They...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-09-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,203
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Airhead in PSC 37?

The installation is pretty simple. The removal of the old system is the messy part. You do not need to cut the existing head platform in the PSC. I added a small platform made of Starboard. It...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-08-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Steering cable adventure...

Bob,
I don't know if our cables are crossed but you should be able to spin the wheel hard over and be able to see the rudder from the dock or dinghy to see if it is turning the right way.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-08-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,203
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Airhead in PSC 37?

Scuppersinspired,
The airhead fits fine in the 34. I had to make a platform to fully support the toilet and your feet when sitting. Also, I cut the horizontal piece off of the turn crank, instead...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: voltage regulator on a yanmar 3gm35F

I agree with RainDog. We replaced our batt switch with a simple on-off-emergency switch. When ON the start batt is connected to the starter and the house batts are connected to the main bus. All...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-03-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 5,794
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

When we outfitted our boat for extended cruising I wrestled with this same issue for a year and did a ton of research. Water maker or not? Miserly amp/low output or big amp/high output? A/C or D/C?...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-03-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,087
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Alcohol Stove and Heater

Mark,
We have been cruising full time in Mexico for the last 6 months with an Origo 6000 stove, use it every day and we love it. I wouldn't go back to propane if you gave it to me free.

It...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: voltage regulator on a yanmar 3gm35F

Kieth,
We have the Balmar combo (smart reg and 80 amp alt) on our 34 that was installed years ago by the previous owner. If you go the smart regulator route, install the regulator outside the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-15-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Cutless bearing replacement PSC 34

Dave Mancini has a detailed post on his website on how to remove the cutless bearing without removing the shaft.

Cutless (http://www.swancruise.com/Cutless.html)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-07-2015
Replies: 461
Views: 52,443
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Let me get back to the thread topic before I digress...

We have been cruising in Mexico (Sea of Cortez) since November and have been able to easily stay under a $3000 per month budget. Granted,...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-14-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,785
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Electric Windlass preferances

Keith,
I ran the cables under the cap rail and used foam pipe insulation around the cables where it went over bulkheads to minimize chafe. It was fairly easy to route - however, nothing is really...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-12-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Navigation Lights

Ryan,
Our aqua signal light on the bow was cracked, and we replaced it with a Lopolight. They are pricey but fully waterproof and completely sealed to the elements. It is also extremely bright -...
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