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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By RainDog
I definately wish I had the remote. Climbing back...

I definately wish I had the remote. Climbing back there at 4 am is kind of scary sometimes. I usually unclip to do it, which does not help.

That aside have had no problem with ours. Have read (in...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By RainDog
If you are looking for a dyi solution, I really...

If you are looking for a dyi solution, I really am happy with ones we are using. easy to make, and really versatile. Work great with the port open or closed.

Details here:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4,622
Posted By RainDog
Re: coolant for yanmar diesel?

I recently went through this, and after researching for quite some time was just more confused. This was one of the single most confusing boat topics I have ever looked into. In the end the best...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By RainDog
Re: Running rigging life

Assuming you are a casual cruiser, I think you only need to replace them if there is chafe, fraying, or other damage to the rope.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-14-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
Posted By RainDog
The one time I was in this situation was with my...

The one time I was in this situation was with my Groco K. We were racing and beating into 6-8 foot waves on a 5 second period. No way you could use it without spiling everywhere.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-12-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,358
Posted By RainDog
Re: 60 lb Manson Supreme on PSC 34

We have a MS #45 on our 1989 34 and it is a pretty tight fit. You can see pictures here: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/pacific-seacraft/100827-new-generation-anchor-37-a-2.html
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-09-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By RainDog
Re: Marina Recommendation Gulf of Mexico

Sabine Marina in Pensacola Beach might fit the bill.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-08-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
Posted By RainDog
The hose is not to vent stink. A properly used...

The hose is not to vent stink. A properly used dessicating head has no stink. All these heads work by drying out the waste so there is not enough moisture for bacteria to grow. The vent is to move...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-07-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By RainDog
Re: Crealock 34 tiller shape?

The factory has been doing a lot of tiller conversions lately. Might contact them and inquire about buying a tiller from them.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-07-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
Posted By RainDog
Re: Airhead in PSC 37?

I have a 34, not a 37, so you have a touch more room, but I researched the hell out of it and decided none were ideal off the shelf. I build my own instead, which was quite easy. Details here:
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-27-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By RainDog
Re: Help with anchoring for storms.

Most of the anchorages in the Keys we have used have two features:

1) Terrible holding - limestone, or a thin layer of sand over limestone
2) Powerful currents that reverse with the tides

For...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,566
Posted By RainDog
I have no experience with large boats, but Grog...

I have no experience with large boats, but Grog would seem to agree with jgwinks on this one.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-20-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,696
Posted By RainDog
There is an open space under the helm seat on...

There is an open space under the helm seat on wheel steered boats, but it is too small for propane. It is ideal for gasoline.

On my 34 the propane locker is aft of the cockpit. It is a divided...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-20-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,696
Posted By RainDog
Sure sounds like the 37 and 34 have nearly the...

Sure sounds like the 37 and 34 have nearly the same propane locker from your description.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,566
Posted By RainDog
Re: Knot failures

There are a lot of ways for a cleat hitch to fail. One thing we are taught early on is that it is sacrilege to tile a cleat hitch that is anything other than one wrap, one cross, and the hitch. This...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By RainDog
Re: How to keep it interesting

If the experienced person is from a racing background, teach them balance. Make them sail the boat (upwind) without touching the wheel.

If they are from a cruising background, teach them sail...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,785
Posted By RainDog
Had anyone used both the kettle style and the...

Had anyone used both the kettle style and the larger square style marine grills? If so can you comment on the differences?

I assume the square style work better and give more temperature control,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,785
Posted By RainDog
So, what IS the difference between grilling and...

So, what IS the difference between grilling and BBQing and more importantly, how to I become a master of this craft? Any good websites or books?[/QUOTE]

The words mean different things in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,785
Posted By RainDog
In much (most?) of the world, there is no...

In much (most?) of the world, there is no difference. There is only a difference in places that have a bbq culture.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-17-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,955
Posted By RainDog
Re: Advice needed....or are these excuses??

I think it is harder to avoid drinking when you are hanging out in a port or a place lots of cruisers congregate and sundowners are the norm. But really, was hanging out with a bunch of people in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,785
Posted By RainDog
The Cobb is bad ass. I can roast a 3 lb chicken...

The Cobb is bad ass. I can roast a 3 lb chicken with 6 briquettes.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,785
Posted By RainDog
Re: Serious BBQ

I have always had the opposite problem. The ones I have used are blow torches that will burn anything more than 1/2 inch thick. The "low" setting is kind of a joke. There were all the old kettle...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-15-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By RainDog
Re: Swapping jibs sailing solo with no autopilot

I would rig a downhaul on the jib. When you are ready to change, go head to wind and sheet the main hard to the centerline. This will keep you pointed directly into the wind. Use the downhaul to drop...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-12-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By RainDog
Re: Top 10 Sailing Destinations in the U.S.

When I think top sailing destination, I think large body of protected, clear water with scenic beauty, consistent winds, warm temperatures, good anchorages, and plenty of destinations for overnight...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By RainDog
You can get even stronger. For example:...

You can get even stronger. For example: http://www.1st-chainsupply.com/attachments/misc/shackles_alloy.htm

Also note that g4 is rated with a 3:1 safety factor, but the shakles with a 6:1 safety...
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