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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Rope lifelines and shrouds on PS37

Well if you are going to rely on one expert, I would probably to with Brion Toss. Lots of good info his Spartalk forum at SparTalk - Powered by vBulletin (http://www.briontoss.com/spartalk/).

It...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Rope lifelines and shrouds on PS37

Crazy Fish has Amsteel lifelines and Dyneema Dux standing rigging - forestay is stainless with a Harken Roller Furling.

The stanchion holes were lightly prepped before the install to make sure and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By MarcHall
Re: PS37 Forward Cabin Mattress

On Crazy Fish we have a mattress built by HMC with what they call a custom hinge fold. It runs as a diagonal from port bow aft to about 2 feet from starboard side forward of the head bulkhead.
...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-09-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,974
Posted By MarcHall
Re: PS37 genoa -- what size?

I think a lot depends on where you are sailing.

On Crazy Fish I have had a 130% fairly low cut genoa, a 105% Yankee and currently a 135% fairly high cut genoa all on a Harken Roller Furling.

I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-20-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,874
Posted By MarcHall
Re: 34 vs 37

So I think the propane lockers on the 34 and 37 are quite different.

Correct me if I am wrong but on the 34 the propane locker is at the aft end of
cockpit under the aft seat of cockpit. Thats...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-20-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,581
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Storm trysail for PS37/Crealock 37

25+ knots for trysail

Reminds of some friends who had a Crealock 34 and sailed extensively out of San Diego and the Pacific coast of Mexico (both areas of light winds). After their first season...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-04-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By MarcHall
Re: voltage regulator on a yanmar 3gm35F

On the external vs internal regulation of the Yanmar alternator.

Every stock Yanmar alternator I have seen has an internal regulator which would have to be disabled in order to be run off an...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Wiring Windlass on PSC 37

Jay

Before starting the project I would also go and review the Compass Marine articles are terminating battery cables.
The proper tools and parts will make the job easier and you will end up with...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-21-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Wiring Windlass on PSC 37

I would go low to start with.
Should be able to feed the cables under the innerliner from the batteries location forward.
Should then be able to run the cables attached to the liner just to port...
Forum: Electronics   03-10-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By MarcHall
Re: NMEA 2000 fuel sensor

Good find although more componets would be needed.
Its basically a Analog level sensor to NMEA 2000 converter so you would need an analog level sensor.

To calibrate it you would most likely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,893
Posted By MarcHall
Re: San Diego (also questions about boat ownership in California)

Don't know what your presumption is based on.

I have never of a liveaboard exemption to the sales tax.

For a number of years it was common to take offshore delivery of vessel and to keep it out...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-13-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 3,247
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Recommendations for Battery Monitor

I have come to conclusion I need both. I replaced an old Link monitor a year or so ago with the Victron. The Victron is much easier to install with all the wires in 1 cable. The Balmar SmartGuage...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-12-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,860
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Electric Windlass preferances

Replaced the manual windlass with a Lofrans Cayman which I believe is the same windlass as the Lofrans Tigres sans the cleat on top of the Tigres in the mid 90s. One of the best upgrades ever.
...
Forum: Electronics   02-06-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By MarcHall
Re: B&G Zeus Chartplotter Question

The "integrate seamlessly....." is referring primarily to an existing NMEA2000 network with perhaps a few NMEA0183 intefaces and an Ethernet interface to Broadband Radar.

Then Datamarine Link 5000...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-27-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Hylalon without Toluene (California)

The normally recommended substitue is acetone.
Next time you are in Las Vegas, you will find Toulene and MEK on the shelf at Home Depot.

Marc Hall
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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Deck locker for PS37

My current favorite is an Achilles inflatable with a Hypalon inflatable floor.
Durable, lightweight for their size.

In the past I have had Avons with interlocking roll-up floors which are...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-18-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By MarcHall
Re: PSC34 Wheel to Tiller conversion

Its very doable.

I converted my Crealock 37 from wheel to tiller a couple of years ago. You can see photos, etc on my website.

Dave Mancini has extensive website covering upgrades/maintenance...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Deck locker for PS37

I have a teak box mounted just forward of the mast that is used to store a Bauer Junior Scuba Compressor. It has a platform that is bolted to the deck and then the box sits on the top to platform -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,147
Posted By MarcHall
Re: OpenCPN Version 4.0 Released

Canboat or Signal K support so that NMEA 2000 networks can be interfaced to openCPN ?


Thanks for all the work to produce an excellent program.

Marc Hall
Crazy Fish - Maintaining, Upgrading...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,893
Posted By MarcHall
Re: San Diego (also questions about boat ownership in California)

Boats can be documented with the Coast Guard or registered with state (CF numbers in California). Crazy Fish is documented.

California charges sales tax on the sale of the boat and an annual...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-15-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,874
Posted By MarcHall
Re: 34 vs 37

I would say the same for the 37. Although most frequently when asked how many the boat sleeps I say 2.

We have slept 4 for weekends and one week at Zihautenejo with 4 adults all boaters.

Marc...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-15-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,874
Posted By MarcHall
Re: 34 vs 37

4. Interior volume of the boat is nearly identical to that of the 37.
Sorry, I disagree, the 34 has less interior volume and less storage then the 37

8. The availability of a scheel keel....
Forum: Electronics   01-15-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 4,048
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Arduino / Raspberry Pi based instrumentation?

OpenCPN able to decode 2K ? - Not yet

Check out canboat which has reversed engineered much of the NMEA 2000 protocol and Signal K which may ultimately integrate the canboat work and convert...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-13-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 4,874
Posted By MarcHall
Re: 34 vs 37

Using the same logic the 31 was third design and the canoe stern was gotten rid of.
Just saying...

My understanding is that Crealock designed the 37 without pressure from a builder, it was the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-03-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,627
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Varnish removal: should I, could I?

Crazy Fish was delivered in late 1989 without any varnish, interior or exterior.
Bare teak on the outside and maybe oiled on the interior.

Currently have Epifanes with a 10 coat initial...
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