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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Bonding and Grounding of Underwater Metals

Our 34 was built in 1996. The underwater fittings have never been bonded together. They are original and in good condition.

Dave Mancini
PSC34 #305 SWAN
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-14-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: 60 lb Manson Supreme on PSC 34

I think we can armchair this to death. My real world experience routinely disagrees with many of the predictors. The Frenchman, Alain Frasse (catamaran racer) showed that real world boat wind forces...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-14-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: 60 lb Manson Supreme on PSC 34

Hi Brian,

There were 12 other boats with us, so space was a premium, but I could have added scope if necessary. We were at 5 to 1 only at high tide and up to 7.5 to 1 at other times (low tide)....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-13-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: 60 lb Manson Supreme on PSC 34

Hi Brian,

We used 5 to 1 scope measured at the water, not the deck. In this case, that was 150 feet in 30 feet of water (set for high water, 10 foot swing). We used a single, fifty foot, 1/2"...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-12-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: 60 lb Manson Supreme on PSC 34

Well said . . .

Dave
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-12-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: 60 lb Manson Supreme on PSC 34

Nobody disagrees with the need to "soften". I am the guy BMLipiec refers to who rode out Odile with a 45# Manson. I also had a 50' snubber. I never fetched up hard even once. The subject of the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-12-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: 60 lb Manson Supreme on PSC 34

Sorry, but BMLipiec and the old Down East Salts who first coined the phrase "nothing too strong ever broke" were right. The gear that broke (bowsprits, etc.) was the problem because it was not strong...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-08-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: SeaBoard under windlass?

Mondo,

One last thing: if you don't paint, the epoxy resin will have to be coated with something to block UV which destroys West epoxy in short order. Several coats of a good varnish with a UV...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: SeaBoard under windlass?

You're welcome Jay.

Mondo,

I forgot to mention the need to use West System's microfiber filler for laminating the teak. Mix it to the consistency of mayonnaise and, again, don't over clamp.
...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: SeaBoard under windlass?

Mondo,

I laminated the pad using 1/2" teak, all from the same board with the grain reversed on each succeeding lamination (not at right angles, but just reversed). The grain was as vertical as I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: SeaBoard under windlass?

If it were my boat, I would go Thumper's way. Seaboard is very "greasy" and very difficult to glue to itself or anything else. Your windlass is going to experience high horizontal loads. The last...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Divider in the chain locker on a PSC 34

Exactly! Yes. Most are very simple and practically bulletproof. Ours is a Muir vertical, very fast, simple and easy to maintain.

Dave
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-21-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Divider in the chain locker on a PSC 34

Good luck with that. I can confirm that it's doable because I still have the wire run that ran the electric windlass that came with our boat when we bought it. We replaced it with the manual one we...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-20-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Divider in the chain locker on a PSC 34

Here's an alternative. We put as much chain as will fit in the port bin (hand fed) first, then the rest goes into the bigger starboard bin. As it works out, we rarely get into the "reserve" bin. We...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-24-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Newer dual bow rollers on PSC

Call Thumper at PSC.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-16-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,451
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

Erika: the through bolt on our boat was 3/8"—16 by 5". I had to replace it twice. The four other bolts are not carriage bolts. They thread into the other half of the aluminum drive wheel which is...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-15-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,451
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

But, I have to admit, I'm not sure I could pull it off with all that clothing on. Give me a pair of shorts and a T-shirt and I'm good to go.

Dave
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-15-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,451
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

We converted to a tiller over three years after buying the boat and thousands of sea miles. I have gone under like in the video many more times with wheel steering than I have with the tiller, mainly...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-15-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,451
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

So, I did the video about how I get under the cockpit to work on the steering. I am 6' 1.5" and 68 years old. If I can do it, I think most people should be able to. Hope it helps. It's at,

Getting...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-15-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,634
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: 34 vs 37

Hi Marc. Bill Crealock, himself, told me the volumes were the same. Hard to believe, I know. But, if you put the two boats side by side, you can see it. Comparably, the 34 has much fuller sections...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,055
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Deck locker for PS37

Just to clarify my comment about weight forward: I am not talking about balance, I am talking about angular momentum. The more weight near the ends, the greater the propensity for hobby-horsing,...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-13-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,451
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

Something I think I mentioned before: be sure to loosen the steering cables. They put a lot of torque on that through bolt when the four drive wheel clamping bolts are loosened (maybe you did, but I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-13-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,451
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

Sorry, but we have been cruising for the last five days and away from the Internet.

That through bolt can get bent up and pretzled pretty badly as it goes through the eight edges it bears on. I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-06-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,055
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Deck locker for PS37

It would add weight forward too . . .
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-04-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,451
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

A straightforward fix, but maybe not simple. The only real variable is that pesky drive wheel, namely the through bolt. It has a tendency to get bent when the four clamping bolts are not tightened...
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