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Forum: Living Aboard   1 Day Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 664
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Cokina Sheet with Magma grill

It's really inert stuff, almost nothing will react with it. That's why we use it in the lab for really reactive chemicals. You just do not want to overheat it - so be careful on a really hot grill.
Forum: Living Aboard   1 Day Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 664
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Cokina Sheet with Magma grill

Apparently it's made of PTFE (aka teflon). That's why food slides right off. PTFE is stable up to 300-350C or so. It's fine as long as you don't heat your grill too much, but as it decomposes it...
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,782
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Sewing Machine onboard... Which one?

I just did a boat cover with my Sailrite. It occasionally required some ingenuity, but it was entirely doable and that was for a 34'. A dodger or a bimini shouldn't be a problem, I would think.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Replace Cowls on PSC 34

I got a couple of new cowls from Vetus last year. They came with plastic rings that didn't fit the base well. So I removed the cowls from the rings and used the old rings. That worked well enough as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Visit to Massachusetts

I second the Sail Loft -
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-15-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Washing sails

I just found a couple of minor pinholes in my relatively new main, maybe about a 16th across. What's the best fix?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-06-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,008
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Rechrome a winch in New England?

From a mechanics point of view, thick coatings delaminate/peel more easily than thin coatings - i.e. surface prep before the coating is even more important. You may want to quiz the shop about what...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-18-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By jvlassak
Re: PSC 34 spinnaker?

Thanks for the link - was the bail easy to attach or did you have to get the drill out?
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By jvlassak
Re: PSC 34 spinnaker?

Thanks for posting the video, Brian. I was wondering if you had to modify the masthead so the spinnaker halyard wouldn't interfere with the forestay?
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-06-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By jvlassak
Re: winterizing the bilge?

The engine grade antifreeze is ethylene glycol, which is toxic; the stuff for the water system is propylene glycol which is not toxic. So, you can't use the engine grade antifreeze for anything that...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-05-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By jvlassak
Re: winterizing the bilge?

You should also winterize the water intake side of the head. If your 34 has the same head as mine (Groco, forget the model, maybe KH), there is a little screw on the left side of the base that allows...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-25-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,024
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Coolant drain-Yanmar 4JH3E (help wanted)

On a related note, what coolant do you use and how much? Just found out Yanmar requires an annual change out of the coolant, so I have some catching up to do.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-10-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By jvlassak
Re: prepping for winter storage

I used to use several smaller tarps to cover our 34' boat - they're easy to get at home depot and much easier to handle than one big tarp. They worked very well, but the secret was to build a solid...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,323
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Rome to Turkey and back (my sailing season)

No need to get upset - I just pointed out that the text cited by by Paolo is similar to our policy for EU citizens. Let's get back to enjoying the pictures.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,323
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Rome to Turkey and back (my sailing season)

So, the Schengen policy is not very different from the US policy for EU citizens: they can come and stay here for three months maximum. If they'd like to stay longer, EU citizens also need to apply...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,141
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Not impressed with Cetol

I had a similar problem with a previously opened can of Cetol. Eventually I put everything in the sauna for a while and that got rid of the tackiness, although the coating still wasn't as hard as it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-15-2015
Replies: 173
Views: 13,824
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Why I like this Picture...

A few of my favorite pictures from our recent trip to Maine:

http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/jvlassak/Sailboat%20at%20pulpit%20harbor_zpswfde75zw.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By jvlassak
Re: cockpit cover seals

Thanks, Bill, that's exactly what I need. The foam seal on my boat is completely compressed, it's definitely due for replacement.

As an aside, what's the grayish material on the cover - sound...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-21-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,085
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Water tank cleaning

I cleaned out both water tanks on my 34 a couple of weeks ago. I used the inspection ports and it wasn't all that difficult to reach all the nooks and crannies. I'd be surprised if removing the lids...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By jvlassak
Re: cockpit cover seals

The PO actually re-glassed the cockpit sole because it had delaminated. I had better check that he also plugged the holes.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-13-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By jvlassak
Re: cockpit cover seals

The water is likely leaking from the hold down nuts, but on my boat the gasket is on the inside of the bolts and must be leaking for the water to come through. I like the idea of putting rubber...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-09-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By jvlassak
Re: cockpit cover seals

Thanks, Bill, that's a good starting point.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,544
Posted By jvlassak
Re: canvas stitching

This is a thread I started about a year ago asking for some one who could do canvas work. Based on the responses, I got one of the sailrite machines instead and restitched the dodger myself. Today I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-08-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By jvlassak
cockpit cover seals

Whenever there is a downpour, a bit of water leaks through the cockpit floor cover - the rubber strip that's used to seal the cover is pretty much shot. Any recommendations on what to replace it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-31-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Painting Mast

I suppose you could treat it with alumiprep and alodine (taking the necessary precautions). I painted my boom last year and applied a chromate conversion coating before painting. Meanwhile the paint...
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