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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Prop blues

When we bought Irish Eyes in 2004 she had three propellers, all two blade, bronze, and solid. Installed on the boat was a 17x10 and in the locker were both a badly corroded 17x11 and a dirty 17x10. ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Crealock 34 tiller shape?

On with the diversion... Actually, I prefer to do close quarters work with a tiller. I know where the rudder is. With a wheel, not so much.

My boat has many odd bits. It is obvious that it was...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-18-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Cabinet Hinges

Mine look like these Perko hinges, but they are brass:

PERKO Inc. - Catalog - Cabinet Hardware - Inset Hinge [0271] (http://www.perko.com/catalog/cabinet_hardware/406/inset_hinge/)

I picked up...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-15-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,711
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Riding Sail

Here is a photo.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt107/wsmurdoch/Riding%20Sail/Riding%20Sail.jpg

The sail is tacked to the stern rail with two short pieces of 3/8" line; one to the top of...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-14-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,711
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Riding Sail

Actually, I've been quite busy today. Between long periods of taking in the view and resting, I swam down to look at the anchor, took a saltwater bath, read a little, had a beer... That sort of...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-14-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,711
Posted By wsmurdoch
Riding Sail

Chris Parker forecasted 20 gusting 25 yesterday, so thought I'd try the riding sail here in Big Majors Spot in the Bahamas. I recorded the true and the apparent wind, both speed and direction. I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-27-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Staysail attachment on foredeck

Your arrangement looks like mine. Like you, I have two bolts securing the teak "crossbar" to the deck and three bolts that attach the "crossbar" to the anchor locker plywood bulkhead. That total...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-20-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,440
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Packing gland question

In the PSC 34 owners manual on the page with the shaft sizes for the boats (maybe p.46), it says, 'Note: Pkg flax size 3/16" '.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-16-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,370
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

PB Blaster (and also time, and maybe heat) is pure magic. I have had ~50% success with lost causes by wrapping cotton string around the bolt right at the joint, periodically wetting it down with PB...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-02-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,370
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

There is a photo of another PSC 34 rudder post and packing in an earlier thread.

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/pacific-seacraft/47763-rudder-shaft-bolt.html (See post #10)

One of the nice...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Another RF ground ??

Your boat may have a copper HF radio ground strap built into the boat. See the older thread:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/pacific-seacraft/103185-grounding-ssb-radio-psc-34-a.html

Bill...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-17-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,725
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Crealock-34 head

You might want to read

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/pacific-seacraft/75077-your-head-screwed-straight.html

Bill Murdoch
1988 PSC 34
Irish Eyes
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-01-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,740
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: PSC 37 staysail sheet rigging options?

There is a jpeg of the PSC 37 Rigging Guide in a thread at the other Pacific Seacraft forum. It might be of use to you.

pacificseacraftowners.org ? View topic - Documents and Data Thread...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Sheets for a PSC 34 V berth

My wife and I spend around 150 nights a year on the boat, so the vee berth matters. [www.irish-eyes-to-the-bahamas.blogspot.com]. When we bought Irish Eyes in 2004, the vee berth foam was shot, the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Rear oil seal

We have removed (and replaced) the transmission on our 3HM35F/KBW10.

(By my now 7 year old memory)

Break the prop shaft coupling and slide the shaft back a little
Disconnect the shift cable...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-19-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,717
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Rudder Post Access Hatch

This is the access hole cover at the foot of the quarterberth. We use the space for storage, so there is blue carpet on the bottom. The HF antenna tuner is at the foot of the vee berth. The large...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-06-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,229
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Midship Cleats...

There are 7" ones on page 12 of the Davey & Co catalogue.

http://www.davey.co.uk/pdf/deck_hardware.pdf

They have several distributors in the US.

In New Zealand is Chatfield Marine. They may...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-05-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,229
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Midship Cleats...

The factory specifications say...

Two 12 bow mooring cleats with 3 hawse pipes.
Two 10 open spring cleats amidships.
Two 10 stern mooring cleats with 9 chocks.

Bill Murdoch
1988 PSC 34...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-27-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,016
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: 3JH2E Cruising RPM

We have the older Yanmar engine, a 3HM35F, and run it a lot. We have engine drive refrigeration and to keep the freezer frozen we run the engine one to one and a half hours a day 150+ days per year....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-11-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,717
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Rudder Post Access Hatch

I have a rectangular cutout at the foot of the quarterberth that gives me access to a shelf at the back of the engine compartment. (My boat is tiller steered. The shelf is where the quadrant would...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-23-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: PSC With Tillers, where's your compass?

Our boat has the compass mounted in the port bulkhead. There are two Simrad IS-15 displays on the starboard side and two more where the engine instruments normally go below the companionway. The...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Davits on a PSC 34

For the last two years we have had an Achilles LSI 290 with a 8hp Nissan 2-stroke outboard on Irish Eyes. We sometimes tow it, sometimes stow it inflated on the foredeck, and sometimes carry it...
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