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Forum: Engines   10-27-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By yzlian
Re: battery puzzle

hi rockter, the battery is a normal sized car battery with 660 amp cold crank power, not real small or big.

will try to do it again as u suggested. thanks. yzlian
Forum: Engines   10-26-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By yzlian
battery puzzle

hello all, while away from my (other, smaller) boat for several months i attached a trickle solar charger to the start battery (century 600 cca, available on the internet). upon return, i tested its...
Forum: Diesel   10-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By yzlian
Re: re-powering my PSC37

does anyone know if the 4JH-3E is a "drop-in" replacement of 4JH-2E, in terms of fitting sizes, exhaust, shaft, etc? thanks.
Forum: Diesel   10-23-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By yzlian
Re: re-powering my PSC37

would anyone recommend/not recommend the kubota? it is smaller than the 4JH-3E, but more kindly on my budget.
Forum: Diesel   10-23-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By yzlian
Re: re-powering my PSC37

hi denise030, the incident was when some of my friends sailed it, the oil level was low. some screeching sound developed but the engine was not cut. it went worse. a second time it happened again,...
Forum: Diesel   10-23-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By yzlian
need advice on re-powering my 37

hello fellow sailors, my 1993 PSC37 had an unfortunate incident and now needs re-powering. its current engine is the 50-hp yanmar 4JH-2E, the original engine on the boat since new. it served me well...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   11-28-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 597
Posted By yzlian
Thumbs up japan to NZ ... 2013/14

hello friends, have not been writing and reading this forum for a few years - i sailed away from gulf harbour, auckland in 2007 to hong kong; then in 2011 to akita, japan. now i plan to sail back to...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-12-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 938
Posted By yzlian
Question PSC 37 shore power plug-in

after many years of using 220 voltage current for shore power on my 1993-vintage psc 37, i recently need to re-plug into 110v (in japan). but it seems that the power is not coming on after i plugged...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-22-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 783
Posted By yzlian
shorepowering my psc37

hey folks, my 37 had been in 220v countries (new zealand, hong kong) for about 9 years. during that time, I used a shorepower system improvised by the former owner, and a marine charger (Phoenix) and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-18-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,653
Posted By yzlian
I don't have such switches there either. many of...

I don't have such switches there either. many of my switches are on the wood panel/wall above the engine bay facing fore and sheltered by the ladder.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-18-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 6,670
Posted By yzlian
I love them cushions! they got old and the foam...

I love them cushions! they got old and the foam was exposed and blackened in a couple of places - punctures, scratches. so after washing them as clean as possible, I took them to a car upholsterer...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-02-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,874
Posted By yzlian
i have an electric pump that i used once a year,...

i have an electric pump that i used once a year, eh... may be less. this time, while on a long trip to japan, it died on me - pump action wasn't enough to suck up the stuff halfway! so what i did was...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-15-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 600
Posted By yzlian
need advice - under way in Naha, Okinawa

hello all, jiji (c37) set out from hong kong and arrived in Naha via Kaohsiung, Taiwan, a day ahead of this year's first typhoon Aere... that was a bit of good luck. and am I glad that local Japanese...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-22-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By yzlian
ssb emergency calling frequencies

hi there, i have not been offshore for quite a while, and so forgot the frequencies to use when making emergency calls on the ssb radio. can anyone prompt me please? many thanks!
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-11-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 792
Posted By yzlian
sail plans at different wind conditions for C37

some years ago i came across a diagram-rich article re sail plan choices at various wind speeds up to perhaps force 10. can anyone point me to it (or something similar) again? would like to have them...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-11-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,842
Posted By yzlian
balmar replied, saying the model had been very...

balmar replied, saying the model had been very much outdated, and that "The 60 series 100 amp alternator would be an excellent choice for an alternator repower. It would be best purchased in an...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-07-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,842
Posted By yzlian
balmar 90 series 100Amp replacement?

hi there, my balmar 90 series 100Amp (for the yanmar 4JH2E on my C37) died and i need an urgent replacement. i know the 90 series has been discontinued by balmar. what is a right replacement for it,...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-31-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,151
Posted By yzlian
thanks all for the tons of useful info. now i...

thanks all for the tons of useful info. now i have taken off the motor, pried it apart and an electrician thought it was too far gone, and recommended a new motor. am going to buy that from...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-28-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,151
Posted By yzlian
now i have problem taking out the motor from the...

now i have problem taking out the motor from the drive shaft... does anyone know if i can go to the deck, unscrew the nuts securing the winch baseplate and haul out the whole thing there including...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-28-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,151
Posted By yzlian
lighthouse 1501 windlass motor burned (?)

hello all, i encountered a serious problem with my 1501:

while trying out the windlass (hooked up only to the bank battery; boat engine undergoing repair and NOT running), the motor at first...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-23-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 8,981
Posted By yzlian
autohelm st50 tridata speed-temp transducer

hello there, my C37 uses autohelm tridata st50, which has been discontinued by raymarine some years ago. now the speed-temp transducer has gone bad (the head unit has been checked by a raymarine...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-23-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,104
Posted By yzlian
oops, got my terminology wrong, after not sailing...

oops, got my terminology wrong, after not sailing at night for a couple years. now, it must be true that my steaming light (as pointed out, the one halfway up the mast pointing "forward") is not...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-23-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,104
Posted By yzlian
steaming light, running light, wiring

hello all, my C37 (#260) has the steaming light and running light wired together and turned on and off with one button, yet on the 12v switch panel there is a separate switch for steaming light,...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-12-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 734
Posted By yzlian
teardrop zinc for psc37

hello folks, i need to go to a chandlery for away before i haul out the boat for a bottom job. can anyone tell me what the size/spec should be for the teardrop-shaped zinc for the PSC37? (i have a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-12-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 9,969
Posted By yzlian
the best mechanical advantage i've found for...

the best mechanical advantage i've found for hauling the mainsail singlehanded was this: i put some 3M non-skid strips on the curved portion of the coaming just below the right-hand-side of the house...
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