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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Universal Diesel Thermostat from CarQuest

Altho I no longer have a Universal engine (now a Beta 37.5 hp)I had a 5432 Univ for 15 yrs and became very intimate with all of its private parts.The Univ.engine is really a Kubota tractor engine so...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-19-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,352
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Storm trysail for PS37/Crealock 37

Lantau,
I donot have a third reef in the main feeling that 2 reefs is certainly sufficient for almost all conditions.About rigging the storm tri remember that when you are down to storm tri you are...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-17-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Want to visit a PSC 37 in New England

Yes Niftynickers is for sale--she is a C37 but she is in NJ not New England about 5 hrs drive from Boston.She is presently on the hard but should be in the water by June .Thanks for thinking about...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-14-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,352
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Storm trysail for PS37/Crealock 37

I have lazyjacks and a trisail on NiftyNickers--If you are down to storm tri then your main should be either lashed down tight or better yet removed from the boom.and the boom should be securely...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-08-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By niftynickers
Re: SeaBoard under windlass?

Just to add a bit of hard-earned info in construction material to the mix--When installing the new engine in NiftyNickers I had to raise the engine bed 2",obviously a lot of weight vibrating and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-04-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By niftynickers
Re: PS37 genoa -- what size?

I think that the gust of wind might have answered your question about which size genny to have on your boat.Sounds to me like you have the right sail combo right now.We all know that the boat can...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-30-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By niftynickers
Re: PS37 genoa -- what size?

Paul,
In my opinion in order to decide what size Genny you should have depends to a great extent on what kind of sailing you intend to do.If you are going to cross oceans you need manageable sails...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-21-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Divider in the chain locker on a PSC 34

Its interesting that Dave replaced an electric windlass with a manual.I've always preferred a manual windlass for it's simplicity and reliability when cruising.Is that your reasoning Dave?
Dianne...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-06-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,406
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Yanmar 3HM35F Dipstick

Bill ,

I too am in St.Augustine but I'm here by car.If you need transportation anywhere I have wheels,we met several years ago in Georgetown,SC.
My C37 NiftyNickers is under cover and snow in NJ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-27-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,217
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Pacific Seacraft 37

Sailing,
I have not rcvd a PM from you--perhaps too far.

Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V NiftyNickers C37 #139
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-26-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,217
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Pacific Seacraft 37

My wonderful 37 is for sale altho a bit farther than 4000 miles.New Jersey is wonderful in the winter and just think of the adventure getting her to OZ. The Panama Canal or Cape Horn can be very...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Deck locker for PS37

Please dont sand those caprails with any power tools!I hate to see all that beautiful teak disappearing in a brown cloud.Please use a heat gun and a scrapper they do a great job and your teak doesnt...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-11-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,510
Posted By niftynickers
Re: 34 vs 37

As to bridges, I've traveled the entire Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway from Mile 1 to Key West in my 37 and never had a problem with bridge clearance.The only bridge Ive ever had a problem with was a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-01-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3,614
Posted By niftynickers
Re: NiftyNickers is for sale

To All,
Yes NiftyNickers is still for sale.She is hibernating for the winter under cover and almost impossible to find without a guide.We did indeed sail her often this past summer and will again...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-13-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 4,510
Posted By niftynickers
Re: 34 vs 37

After reading all these great reviews of the Crealock 37 I will now mention that my beautiful, well maintained, well equipped ,tiller steered,cutter rigged 37 is for sale for less than...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-13-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 4,510
Posted By niftynickers
Re: 34 vs 37

Raindog,

The propane locker on the 37 is under the poop-deck lid.We have a lazarette behind the cockpit coaming that is where the locker is located large enough for 2 - 10# bottles.
I never...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-11-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 4,510
Posted By niftynickers
Re: 34 vs 37

Tin,
I dont necessarily agree with your decision points:
Maintenance costs are the same for either boat and either boat is easily singlehanded.Moorage costs could be less if costs are per foot but...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-02-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Crealock 37 With A Waterlogged Rudder

If your rudder is original and not a foam replacement then it is solid fiberglass and resin with 3 stainless steel ribs.I had to replace the rudder on my 1982 C37 after the shaft was bent by...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-23-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Yacht legs (beaching legs) for PS37/Crealock 37

I have never used "yacht legs" but I have run agound on an outgoing tide and watched the keel sink in a bit into loose beach pebbles leaving the boat upright with about a foot of water around the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-12-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By niftynickers
mast step

Several years ago I replaced the mast step on NiftyNickers.There are nuts on the bolts they are not lag bolts.In order to access the nut it is necessary to cut into the compression post about 1/4 the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-12-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Wine glasses for PS37 cabinet shelf

Are you sure that this is a wine glass shelf?I would think that any wine glass on that shelf would very likely slide out in any rough seas.Can the slots be closed to secure the stems?Perhaps martini...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-01-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Yawl to Cutter Conversion

I don't think that the conversion from yawl to cutter is a large project.The main mast remains in the same position so only a inner forestay for the staysail would be required.To be certain you could...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-01-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Cabinet latches

Check out Jamestown Distributors--$6.88 each-Seadog-solid brass

good luck,
Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V NiftyNickers C37 #139
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-02-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Foredeck on 25

While admittedly small I think that the packaged dink would fit standing on edge along the side deck or inflated upside down with the tubes straddling the mast since there is no inner forestay.I have...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By niftynickers
Re: '88 PS 31 keel bolts dilemma

Hi,
I dont have any knowledge of the 31 as I own a 37 but I'm assuming that they are very similar.My 37 has 12 keel bolts all 1" Stainless Steel with S/S nuts but with mild steel backing plates.Two...
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