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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Cabinet Hinges

Mine look like these Perko hinges, but they are brass:

PERKO Inc. - Catalog - Cabinet Hardware - Inset Hinge [0271] (http://www.perko.com/catalog/cabinet_hardware/406/inset_hinge/)

I picked up...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: PacificSeacraftOwners.org

Another very useful bit of information on the site is the documents and data thread.
pacificseacraftowners.org ? View topic - Documents and Data Thread...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: voltage regulator on a yanmar 3gm35F

There is a wiring diagram in the PSC 34 Owner's Manual, section 10.6. That said, the only way you will know your boat's actual wiring is to trace it out. In my case it appeared that the original...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-15-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Cutless bearing replacement PSC 34

An older post...

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/pacific-seacraft/49417-removing-cutless-bearing-psc-34-a.html

A poor man's substitute for the bearing separator can be made from a pair of exhaust...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-12-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,225
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Yanmar 3HM35F Dipstick

The GM compression ratio is 23.0, the HM is 24.8 all according to my old brochure.

On occasion I have cranked the engine with the decompression lever lifted to get oil where it needed to go before...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-12-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,225
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Yanmar 3HM35F Dipstick

I thought I'd finish up this dipstick story. When we got down to Miami, I bought a new Yanmar dipstick from Anchor Marine over on the Miami River. It was $68. (Ouch.) The measured distance from...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-18-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Riding Sail

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt107/wsmurdoch/Riding%20Sail/Dynamometer.jpg
The anchor load was measured with a 0-2000 lbf dial dynamometer. I bought it on ebay. Both the seller and I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-17-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Riding Sail

Iíll leave the testing and comparing different riding sails to Practical Sailor. Actually, I donít know how it could be done. I have been using this one for three years and have been watching...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-15-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Riding Sail

Here is a photo.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt107/wsmurdoch/Riding%20Sail/Riding%20Sail.jpg

The sail is tacked to the stern rail with two short pieces of 3/8" line; one to the top of...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Riding Sail

Actually, I've been quite busy today. Between long periods of taking in the view and resting, I swam down to look at the anchor, took a saltwater bath, read a little, had a beer... That sort of...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By wsmurdoch
Riding Sail

Chris Parker forecasted 20 gusting 25 yesterday, so thought I'd try the riding sail here in Big Majors Spot in the Bahamas. I recorded the true and the apparent wind, both speed and direction. I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,613
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Electric Windlass preferances

The caprail route should not be too bad. I've replaced the washdown pump hose which ran from the pump under the sink to a male hose fitting on the bow. It was an easy shot. My guess is that the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-13-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,613
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Electric Windlass preferances

We have a now discontinued bronze Muir 800 with a 1000W 12V motor. The vertical windlass has both a capstan and gypsy. The motor is horizontal just aft of the starboard hawse hole and does not...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-06-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,225
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Yanmar 3HM35F Dipstick

Oops. We left St Augustine at 10am on Thursday when the rain stopped. A car would have been great. I walked in the drizzle the 4 miles out and back from Home Depot, Radio Shack, Target, West...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-04-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,225
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Yanmar 3HM35F Dipstick

I have two Yanmar books.

The first is "Yanmar Diesel Engine Operation Manual Pub# AOB5004". On page 4 it gives for the 3HM35F engine, "Lubricating oil capacity (rake angle 8į), Total, liter...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-01-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,225
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Yanmar 3HM35F Dipstick

I too have puzzled over what "effective capacity" means. Tonight, I let Google puzzle for me. It found at:
...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-31-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Varnishing the interior

The last PSC 34 price list I have (2005) lists "Teak interior cabin house sides $690.00". White is the cheap option.

It also has the line "Complete with the following featured equipment...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-30-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,225
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Yanmar 3HM35F Dipstick

I've overfilled an engine as well. It nearly broke my cheapskate heart to pump out oil I had just added.

My stopper had slid up the dipstick a couple of inches and had been there for some time. ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-29-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,225
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Yanmar 3HM35F Dipstick

I don't know. My guess is not, because there are different dipsticks in the 3GM and 3HM engines and because it took Jordan a while to remember that the 3HM dipstick was made of wire that is...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-28-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,225
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Yanmar 3HM35F Dipstick

I spoke to Jordan this morning at Mack Boring. I called them because they rebuilt my engine in 2010. They told me that they are not rebuilding engines any more. That work is being left to their...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-28-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,225
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Yanmar 3HM35F Dipstick

I called Mack Boring in Union, NJ. They did not know the distance from the full mark to the spot of the stopper that rests on the engine. They suggested I buy a new dipstick and gave me the phone...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-28-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,225
Posted By wsmurdoch
Yanmar 3HM35F Dipstick

We are on the boat motoring south on the ICW north of Beaufort, SC. We are on our way to the Bahamas. This morning when I checked the engine oil level, I discovered that the rubber stopper on the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-27-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Staysail attachment on foredeck

Your arrangement looks like mine. Like you, I have two bolts securing the teak "crossbar" to the deck and three bolts that attach the "crossbar" to the anchor locker plywood bulkhead. That total...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-20-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,385
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: Packing gland question

In the PSC 34 owners manual on the page with the shaft sizes for the boats (maybe p.46), it says, 'Note: Pkg flax size 3/16" '.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-16-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,274
Posted By wsmurdoch
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

If the shaft side of the coupling won't press off in the boat, you are doomed.

This fall I needed to replace my shaft as we found it had worn away in the area of the cutless bearing. The shaft...
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