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Search: Posts Made By: niftynickers
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By niftynickers
Re: What Rigging wire for a PSC37?

John,
From PSC specs:All sizes in SAE not metric
Headstay:9/32"
Backstay:9/32"
Uppers: 9/32"
Forward&aft lowers: 1/4"
forestay -cutter: 1/4"
running backs-cutter:3/16

Hope this helps,
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-07-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,393
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Midship Cleats...

Another place to try for bronze hardware-Spartan Marine they made and make the bronze hardware for Cape Dory and have cleats in various sizes.
Good luck with the refit,
Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Rebedding

On my 1982 C37 I rebedded all of the foredeck hardware over a period of several years.None was easy but no boat that I know of is easy.I did not do the rebedding because of leaks but because I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-24-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Any advice for a circumnavigation

I used the Racor 500 that came with the boat.I did install an AlgaeX unit in addition to the Racor at the time of the repower.

Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V NiftyNickers C37 #139
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-23-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Any advice for a circumnavigation

John,
Highly recommend the Beta engine choice as I installed one in NiftyNickers in 2006 and have been very pleased with it.I opted for the 38 hp for the additional power to blast into headseas and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-12-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Fasteners holding down the cockpit sole

My cockpit sole is the same as yours and after several years of wiggling thru the lazarette I installed two 6" Beckson access ports in the sole thru which I can insert my arm with a socket wrench to...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Fasteners holding down the cockpit sole

John,
What hull no. is your boat and is the floor one piece or two? On older 37's with factory tillers and one piece cockpit soles there are eight coach bolts with nuts and washers under the flange...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-07-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Depression: cabin floor and me

Hi All,
This issue has been discussed before on this forum.I posted several yrs ago about having repaired mine with a S/S pipe 3" diam. with a jackscrew from a house jackpost at the top and a s/s...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-24-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By niftynickers
Re: PSC With Tillers, where's your compass?

Just some additional info-when you have a tiller your driving position moves forward getting you much closer to the companionway.All of your instruments have to be moved forward accordingly.My boat...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-24-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Coskpit floor leak on 86 PSC 37

Grant,
If you remove the cockpit floor then I would think that any good carpentry shop could cut the floor with a beveled edge that could then be sealed with a gasket.On my boat the gasket is a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-21-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Coskpit floor leak on 86 PSC 37

Grant,
It sounds like your boat was originally tiller steered and converted to wheel.Most wheel boats have a 2 piece floor to allow engine access without pulling the pedestal.Before pulling...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-30-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,426
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Fuel tank longevity

When you get your new alum. tank I suggest that you take the tank to a place that applies "Rhino coating" to truck beds and have them apply a coating to the bottom of the tank.The stuff is TOUGH and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-26-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 961
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Ryoko our PSC 31 is for sale

Steve,
Sorry to hear of your plans to sell Ryoko.I am very familiar with the anguish and sorrow involved in the decision to sell.I am experiencing the same feelings about NiftyNickers.I hope all...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-23-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,794
Posted By niftynickers
Re: PSC 37 running backstays...

The running backs on NiftyNickers are as you said: vinly covered wire with a toggle at the bottom and then a 7/16 braided line thru two fiddle blocks with snap shackles at each end.The lines are long...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-12-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,426
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Fuel tank longevity

I've seen that inspection camera at Costco-thought it would be great for do-it-yourself colonoscopy. Just a thought.
Chuck Burke S/V NiftyNickers
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 03-28-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,472
Posted By niftynickers
Re: New PSC 37 owner- need help with A/C

I can't help with your A/C question either, but congrats on your new (to you) boat and good luck & smooth sailing.You will learn what an awesome sailing vessel she is.
Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 03-27-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 967
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Stress Cracking, The "Crealock cracks".

My 1982 Crealock 37 does not have these Crealock cracks, perhaps the owners of the company in the early 1990s a Japanese group I believe, tried to save some money on their fiberglass layups.Those...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 03-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By niftynickers
Re: PSC 37 Where do you store your dink fuel tank?

Our 3 gallon gas tank is kept in a heavy canvas bag,shaded from the sun in the bag,on the foredeck lashed to the staysail stay fitting when underway.I coudn't come up with any other location on our...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 03-11-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,038
Posted By niftynickers
Re: 19 7/16 X 19 7/16 Bomar 100 replacement options

Mrs.RD
The installation of the hatch in the head was surprisingly easy.The deck at that point is very thick,I suppose to support the mast,and requires a good strong saw and several blades.Once the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 03-06-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,038
Posted By niftynickers
Re: 19 7/16 X 19 7/16 Bomar 100 replacement options

In regards to the hatch in the head-When we purchased NiftyNickers the head had a Vetus dorade and a small opening porthole.The head felt claustraphobic and airless.I removed the dorade and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-28-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,669
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Water damage to cabin sole

The water damage that you write about could also be the result of a leaking lid on the front water tank.The factory lid was plywood with a gelcoat surface on the the tank inside.Those tank lids rot...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-29-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,155
Posted By niftynickers
Re: NiftyNickers is for sale

Hi all,

Thanks for all of your comments about NiftyNickers and my intention to sell her.
Yes Tempest I thought that we were sailing the same waters and thanks for the invite,I may very well take...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-20-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,661
Posted By niftynickers
Re: Chainplate fabrication

I wouldnt mess around with metal of uncertain origin (third world) for my chainplates,they are just TOO important.For NiftyNickers I obtained the forestay and the backstay chainplates from the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-14-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By niftynickers
Re: When charging- Engine on Forward or Neutral?

If Im burning the diesel then Im moving the boat--in gear use those horses

Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V NiftyNickers C37 #139
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-13-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,155
Posted By niftynickers
Re: NiftyNickers is for sale

Thanks for all your good wishes-it tears my heart out to sell her but logically it is the right thing to do.We are not going to utilize her as she should be used.Sort of like having a range Rover to...
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