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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By BirdBrain333
Fiorentino 12 Para Sea Anchor And Rode

Twelve foot Diameter heavy duty Para Anchor by Fiorentino in “Fast Pack” bag with trip line an buoy. Also includes 350’ of 3/4” braided Dacron over nylon line with thimble in custom mesh and canvas...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-24-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,319
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Anchor chain for PS 37

Dear folks,

This is a great thread because it is so good to know what people are actually using and what they went through to get there. Below is my experience but please remember that this is...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Yankee on a Crealock 37

I tried using those in your blocks with a 110 Yankee and it was fine when going to windward but as soon as I easeed the sheets it was catching on the shrouds so I went back to the blocks on the Rail....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-13-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,761
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: leak from rudder stock

I had the same leaking on Kenalnu which is a 1985 PSC 37. Tightening the bolts on the stuffing box helped but they worked loose in a matter on months. Next time I did the job with a bucket of...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Cathunk, gurgle, swoosh

Yes! Kenlanu makes exactly the same (and quite disconcerting) noises. The faster you are going forward the more the noise and the greater the "What the bleeep?!?!?!" As others have noted, going...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-08-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,132
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Year 2 Report, PSC 37 Kenlanu

Installing was 90% planning, 9% heart in mouth drilling, and 1% work plus various contorting maneuvers. Sorry the resolution and focus of the pics of the lines and pulleys is so poor but I think you...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-27-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 741
Posted By BirdBrain333
Bahamas Anchorages in PSC 37 Kenlanu

I thought I had already posted it but don't see it now so here (?again?) are:
Fav Anchorages in Bahamas: A Highly Opinionated List

Abacos
Manjack, get permission from owners to hike across to...
Forum: Caribbean Islands   07-22-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,177
Posted By BirdBrain333
Bahamas Anchorages: An opinionated list

Fav Anchorages in Bahamas: A Highly Opinionated List

Abacos
Manjack, get permission from owners to hike across to ocean side. Amazing what years of hard work can do to improve a Bahamas...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-18-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,132
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: Year 2 Report, PSC 37 Kenlanu

Yankee sheets go to the cap rail. I tried rigging them to the inboard track on the side deck but that never worked at all for us. Spinnaker tack goes to a piece of line run through a block and back...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-15-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,132
Posted By BirdBrain333
Year 2 Report, PSC 37 Kenlanu

What worked and what did not, Year 2

Dear folks,

We recently returned to our mooring in Maine after a 10 month trip from Maine to the Bahamas and back. It was a GREAT trip and below is our...
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