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Search: Posts Made By: jvlassak
Forum: Chartering 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,404
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Dismasted in the Aegean - lessons to learn

That was exactly my reading of the photograph as well. It is a bit tricky because the image wasn't taken under the best of conditions, but the striations do look like fatigue.
Forum: Chartering 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,404
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Dismasted in the Aegean - lessons to learn

Thanks for all the comments Ė this has been quite helpful. Iíll try to answer some of the questions that have come up in the various posts.

I do not know how old the rig was, but my suspicion is...
Forum: Chartering 1 Day Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,404
Posted By jvlassak
Dismasted in the Aegean - lessons to learn

Hereís a (not so) brief write up detailing our experience chartering from a large well-known company out of Kos in the Aegean. For the last few years we have been chartering three sailboats with two...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By jvlassak
Re: leak from rudder stock

When I talked to PSC about the packing gland they recommended to haul the boat - I suppose they're playing it safe. On the other hand, David has done it twice with the boat in the water.

I've...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By jvlassak
Re: leak from rudder stock

Sounds like the same issue - it happens when motor sailing. I had the yard seal off the bulkhead between the locker and the rest of the boat. Apparently they dumped a few buckets of water into the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Don't hate me....

Sounds like a wonderful trip and a great way to celebrate an anniversary - we were sailing in the Dodecanese for a week earlier this year - a wonderful place and an eventful journey, but that's a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-25-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By jvlassak
Re: leak from rudder stock

It looks like the leak is coming from the gas locker after all. I'm having the bulkhead sealed and hopefully that will take care of it. I'll post another update once we've gone for a test run and we...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-25-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By jvlassak
Re: leak from rudder stock

Actually, that was exactly the purpose of the dam - and we were both quite aware of this - it just looked really funny. The PO did a terrific job maintaining the boat and documenting everything he...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-18-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By jvlassak
Re: leak from rudder stock

That's a good point - I was relying on the yard when I made that statement. The problem is that I'm just too big to get in there and find out for myself what is going on (not for lack of trying)....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-14-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By jvlassak
Re: leak from rudder stock

I had twins about twelve years ago, so the first thing I did was send one of them in there to take pictures of the rudder post - not something I'm willing to do with the engine running, though...
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Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-11-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By jvlassak
Re: leak from rudder stock

I talked to Thumper at PSC a few days ago and he strongly recommended hauling the boat if I wanted to change the packing - that's what they do at PSC.

It turns out that the stuffing box is not the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,010
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Why Are Aluminum Mast Painted?

You don't want to use a self-etching primer on areas with paint as the adhesion will not be very good - use it on bare metal only.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By jvlassak
Re: leak from rudder stock

My surveyor told me it was one of the funniest things he'd ever seen.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,010
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Why Are Aluminum Mast Painted?

Painting aluminum doesn't make a whole lot of sense IMHO. When paint starts to delaminate, water gets underneath and the aluminum corrodes with little chance of the native oxide reforming. I prefer...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By jvlassak
Re: leak from rudder stock

Raindog, thanks for the heads up about the propane locker. That's definitely something to check. I do believe it is the rudder post as the previous owner built a little clay dam around it and I found...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By jvlassak
Re: leak from rudder stock

Thanks. I haven't yet, but will do so today. I think access is the biggest problem. I've tried many times to get in there, but I'm just too big (or not flexible enough :(). The hose and clamps look...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-07-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By jvlassak
Re: leak from rudder stock

Does any PCS 34 owner know if it is possible to replace the stuffing in the rudder stock stuffing box without hauling the boat? The stuffing box is not leaking at the mooring, but when sailing fast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By jvlassak
Re: It's always something.....

When I passed by that same bridge earlier this month, the tender was missing. Wouldn't respond to the VHF. I had to call a 1-800 number and they finally tracked him down. Fortunately there were no...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By jvlassak
leak from rudder stock

Hi - I just got back from a fun two-day sail and noticed that there is some water leaking from the rudder stock of our PSC 34. It seems to leak only when we're underway, not so much when we're...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By jvlassak
Re: canvas stitching

That's not a bad idea. In my case, the canvas is in excellent condition, but the stitching is falling apart. Whoever made the dodger originally, clearly didn't use the best thread.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By jvlassak
Re: canvas stitching

Thanks for the suggestions :) - I thought about doing it myself, but we don't have a sewing machine and my wife will kill me if I embark on yet another boat project instead of taking her out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By jvlassak
canvas stitching

I have an old dodger that I'd like to recondition. The canvas is in excellent shape but the stitching and one of the zippers are coming apart. Anyone have a recommendation for someone who'd do a good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 913
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Painted prop

I used Pettit's Prop Coat Barnacle Barrier this year. Last year the prop wasn't painted and it came out positively horrid looking. With a clean prop, I easily made 6 knots when the boat was splashed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By jvlassak
Re: riggers in Salem, Mass

DrB, thanks for the heads up - I'll make sure to ask them to be very specific in their quote!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By jvlassak
Re: riggers in Salem - what kind of fittings?

Just heard back from NE riggers - they've already done an inspection of the rigging. The turnbuckles are fine, but the stays and terminals need replacing. Next decision is what kind of terminals - he...
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