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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By johnharch
Re: cockpit cover seals

"you really ought to dig out the core material around each of those bolts and put in epoxy"

that has been on my todo list for years, maybe I had better bump it up closer to the top.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By johnharch
Re: cockpit cover seals

I don't understand how rain water could leak in since the lid over laps. When mine was leaking, I found it was coming from the hold down nuts. I solved it by putting rubber washers from ACE...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By johnharch
Re: Water tank capacities on PS 34

I always thought mine had 30 gallons in each tank, but I never measured it. Each one seems to last me the same amount of time when I'm out cruising.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-28-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By johnharch
Re: Problem with pressure water system on PS 34

It's either a faulty pump or an electrical problem. Check to make sure you have power to the pump. If you do have power, replace the pump.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-02-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By johnharch
On my 34 it is about 1". You can easily measure...

On my 34 it is about 1". You can easily measure it where the chain for your existing windlass goes through.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-31-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By johnharch
Re: diesel injector return line

I had my injectors on my 3HM35F rebuilt once. About 500 miles away from the shop that did it, I discovered one was leaking a small amount of fuel. I found a mechanic to look at it and we determined...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-15-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,223
Posted By johnharch
Re: Riding Sail

Great, thanks Bill. The picture tells it all. Now I can add one more item to my ever expanding project list.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-14-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,223
Posted By johnharch
Re: Riding Sail

Very interesting. It looks like your riding sail is fairly effective in dampening the swing. I've thought about rigging one, but never came up with a good plan. Can you give any more information...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-02-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By johnharch
Re: corroding seacock drain plugs

I checked with Hamilton and they assure me that they are in fact bronze and not brass. They are also available from Fisheries Supply in Seattle and I see them listed on Amazon as well. ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By johnharch
Re: corroding seacock drain plugs

Here you go:
Plug Square Head 1/8"" Bronze (http://store.hamiltonmarine.com/browse.cfm/plug-square-head-1-8-bronze-124552-/4,7209.html)
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By johnharch
Re: corroding seacock drain plugs

Thank you Hopcar, that is what I have been thinking. The drain plug is centered on the ball, so it should be sealed from the outside. I am, however, certain that my plugs are bronze, not brass. At...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-25-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By johnharch
Re: corroding seacock drain plugs

Raindog, I agree the green comes from moisture, in my experience, salt water. Galvanic problems will turn it pink. My concern is that the leakage that is turning it green is caused by corrosion of...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-24-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By johnharch
Re: corroding seacock drain plugs

Oh yes, it was very clearly associated with the drain plug. It was concentrated around and below it. My bigger concern was that it was indicative of galvanic corrosion and was going to get worse,...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-24-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By johnharch
Re: corroding seacock drain plugs

Here is a picture after getting it mostly cleaned up.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-R_eC9NWs3PY/VO0D2g_WG8I/AAAAAAAANug/lM-3IVkvxOM/s640/IMG_20150224_145925.jpg
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-24-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By johnharch
Re: corroding seacock drain plugs

Unfortunately I cleaned it all up before I thought to try to get a picture of it.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-24-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By johnharch
corroding seacock drain plugs

Awhile back there was a thread on this on pacificseacraftowners.org ? View topic - corroding seacock drain plugs...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-20-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By johnharch
Re: My Windlass

It could also be a Muir Hercules
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-24-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,171
Posted By johnharch
Re: Dome Light Conversion to LED

Thanks for that link Bill, that is going to cost me money. I've got to stop reading these boating forums.

John
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-03-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By johnharch
Re: Varnish removal: should I, could I?

"..One consideration if you choose to go with it is that it is much harder to remove then varnish. The melting point of Cetol is much closer to the burning point of teak then varnish so the heat...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-03-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By johnharch
Re: Vetus Deck ventilator

Well, I think I have not been following this thread close enough and misinterpreted what the problem is. Is the problem with the
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-01-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By johnharch
Re: Vetus Deck ventilator

I was able to free mine up by fashioning a square headed punch out of a carriage bolt to drive against the ring. I first tried a block of oak, but it wouldn't deliver a sharp enough blow to break it...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-01-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By johnharch
Re: Varnish removal: should I, could I?

I wish someone would develop a varnish or paint that all fell off at once. Instead a quarter of it falls off and the rest adheres tenaciously for years.

When I stripped mine, I didn't like using...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-25-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By johnharch
Re: Engine Access

I often do work in that area from that position. It works well.

Before I learned that technique, I once dropped a wrench that fell in under the shaft. While trying to retrieve it, I slipped...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-28-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,747
Posted By johnharch
Re: Rudder Post Access Hatch

Did those of you who cut access holes through the quarter berth have much interference with the scupper hose? It looks like it is right where I can put the hatch.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By johnharch
Re: Calling all crapper experts

I used Trident 101 when I did mine. What a pleasant surprise. I found it very easy to use and to fit to the fittings. It easily made all the turns on my 34. The last time I had done a head, I used...
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