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Search: Posts Made By: oceangirl
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-16-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

Yikes. Well at least we will have a dry bilge after this. Love the string idea with PB blaster, I may crawl back there tomorrow and string up those bolts.

Thanks for all the feedback.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-16-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

Ha, we hired a guy from Seabrook Shipyard in New Orleans. He used your method to gain access btb :-). He was not able to loosen any bolts in the steering quadrant. He will use an air compressed...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-16-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

Dave, what size are the steering quadrant bolts? Are they carriage bolts? I think they were 14s but not sure and not sure the length.
Thanks!!!
Erika
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-16-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

I will definitely give it another go. I know I spent at least 45 minutes trying out different positions at anchor that one night, then felt like such a baby, told myself to man up and I dove in!...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-15-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

Also it was Like 36 degrees both times I crawled back there. So I had two pairs of pants two shirts one thick hoodie two pairs of socks over shoes and a wool hat. I was Gumby(dammit)!
I still froze...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-15-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

This is on a different production vessel but it is similar.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-15-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

Thanks for posting that!!

I'm afraid we have wheel steering so have the cable come down to the big double 6+ inch turning blocks and run aft. So where your head fits neatly, mine won't. The only...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-10-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

Hush34, we are going to get the yard to fix this, I'm done!! As far as fitting down there, each scupper seacock rested on my chest just below my subclavian ( I hung from there when I needed to use...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-09-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

My tightening of the gland did not help. We will look to haul out in NOLA to continue repair, gotta wait out a rainy cold front anyways.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-09-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By oceangirl
PSC34- Removing the Hose Beneathe the Rudder Packing Gland

I'm trying to repack the rudder packing glad. I've got another thread going, but I just wanted to ask some quick question.

Psc34-
Has anyone removed the hose beneath the rudder packing gland? ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-07-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

Ok. The rudder stock bolt, which runs through the aluminium steering quadrant then the SS rudder stock is fused with the aluminium quadrant. We will have to haul out for this repair. I was able to...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-07-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

Hubby pointed to the bolts right in front of my face!
Will let you know how it goes, any advice greatly appreciated.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-07-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

Ok. We are tied up at a city Marina bulkhead in Houma Louisiana. I was able to get to the rudder via engine compartment. I removed two of the three (#11) bolts from the stuffing box gland. The third...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-03-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

We want to convert to tiller, can't wait!


So this might be a simple fix!?! We will wait for a real port before attempting to shift the drive wheel up and replace the packing. We are anchored...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-01-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

https://www.facebook.com/Ocean.GirlBearden

Couldn't upload it here, but was able to upload the video to my Facebook page.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-01-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

The vid is lousey, but it is from the new access Brian cut out last week( quarter berth). It opens just above the steering quadrant so kinda hard getting my big cannon camera in there.
Plus since...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-01-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

Ok. Crawled back into the quarter berth while underway. Brian was at the helm so I had to be careful where I put my hands,flashlights, and camera so not to get tangled up in the steering quadrant....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-31-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By oceangirl
PSC34 Rudder Post

We have a leak that seems to be coming from the rudder post. My hubby plugged the propane locker holes to confirm that the water was not coming from that locker. It only leaks while underway so I'm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 5,387
Posted By oceangirl
Re: Canvas Costs

We just had a dodger made from scratch for a 34' boat. The total was $2800.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-30-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By oceangirl
Re: Keel repair

Good luck on your repair!!
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-30-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By oceangirl
Re: Keel repair

Finished.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-30-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By oceangirl
Re: Keel repair

Not finished grinding, but you get the picture.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-30-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By oceangirl
Re: Keel repair

They just ground the area and faired with some epoxy based fairing compound. No fiberglassing required. we had no fwd keel damage to the lead, no dent or mishape. The aft edge of the keel was...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By oceangirl
Re: Snubber thoughts

http://www.bethandevans.com/pdf/snubber.pdf
I made something similar to Starzingers versions.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By oceangirl
Re: Keel repair

We used an epoxy filler., ran out of time as we need to get the painting going. Next year while waiting out hurticane season we are going to have thumper drop the keel for general maintenance of...
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