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Search: Posts Made By: stipakb
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-12-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,529
Posted By stipakb
Re: 34 vs 37

The 37 was the first design, and the 34 came later. I have heard that Crealock said that he made some minor changes to the 34 design based on the 37 experience. If you look at overall length and the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-19-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 4,430
Posted By stipakb
Re: Removing Hot Water Heater

I removed the hot water tank, a retrofit tank I'm sure, not a factory original, from my PS34. I found it pretty straightforward. The worst part was working in the cramped space (My tank was placed...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-05-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By stipakb
PS34 Water Tank Issue

My Pacific Seacraft 34 has a water tank under the quarterberth, and has two 4 inch access holes for cleaning the tank. Today when I opened up the access holes I saw that a plastic stiffening piece...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-19-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 7,556
Posted By stipakb
Wauquiez Gladiateur 33 information

Here's my web page for my Gladiateur, hull #278, which has several links that you might want to explore:
"Northwest Passage", Wauquiez Gladiateur 33 Sailboat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,615
Posted By stipakb
VHF Radio speaker noise

I just installed a new Uniden UM625c VHF radio. Even after I set the squelch to stop background noise, there remains a slight amount of noise coming from the speaker.

This seems wrong. The older...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-22-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By stipakb
EZ-JAX order received

I did receive my EZ-JAX order today.

The splicing, equipment, and instructions look excellent, just like the last time I placed an order with EZ-JAX.

So, based on my experience EZ-JAX may be a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By stipakb
Exclamation EZ-JAX - problem with receiving merchandise

I placed an order with EZ-JAX for purchase of one of their retractable lazy jacks systems and am having trouble getting my merchandise. I am wondering if anyone else is having that problem or if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 4,454
Posted By stipakb
Lewmar vs. Andersen self-tailing winches

Is there a meaningful quality difference between Lewmar and Andersen self-tailing winches?

How about the Andersen Full Stainless winches?

Brian Stipak
Portland, Oregon
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,458
Posted By stipakb
Lewmar ST winches - too easy to come apart?

I just bought a Lewmar 16ST, and found out that unlike the 16ST on my old boat which required unscrewing four machine screws to take it apart, the new version has a plastic cap that unscrews and then...
Forum: Wauquiez 07-19-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 3,204
Posted By stipakb
Storm jib on baby stay, Gladiateur/Pretorien?

I am the new owner of a Gladiateur. I am wondering if other owners of Gladiateurs, Pretoriens, and other Wauquiez's with a baby stay just fore of the mast have used that stay for hoisting a small...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-11-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 5,895
Posted By stipakb
Hull Characteristics that affect Seakindliness/Seaworthiness

I am considering buying a Wauquiez 33 Gladiateur for cruising to Mexico, and perhaps further. I have also considered somewhat more traditional cruising designs, such as the Valiant 32, Pacific...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-11-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,582
Posted By stipakb
Wauquiez 33 Gladiateur vs. more traditional boats for Cruising

I am considering buying a Wauquiez 33 Gladiateur for cruising - to Mexico and maybe beyond.

I have also considered more traditional cruising designs: Valiant 32, Pacific Seacraft 34, Cape Dory 33....
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 02-16-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 4,618
Posted By stipakb
Beam and seakindliness, safety

Traditionally, fairly narrow beam was often considered desirable for seakindliness and safety in an offshore boat.

The often-used (but imperfect) motion-comfort and capsize-screening statistics...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By stipakb
Spliced mast - original or repair?

I viewed a Wauquiez 33 recently and observed it had a splice in the mast:

I don't recall ever seeing a boat like that with a splice in the spar, so I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-25-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 19,764
Posted By stipakb
Advantages of Cruising in a Steel Sailboat?

Are there any substantial advantages to cruising in a steel sailboat? How about protection in a grounding? Any cruisers have experiences with steel sailboats they can relate?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 13,356
Posted By stipakb
Steel Sailboat Maintenance

How hard is the maintenance of steel sailboats? How hard is it to keep interior rust under control? How about problems with rust in hard-to-see and reach places like under framing members?

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-25-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 2,049
Posted By stipakb
Chance 33 / Chance Christiaan 33, steel sailboat

Can anyone provide any information/opinions on a sailboat designed by Charles Whitholtz, a Chance 33, also I think known as a Chance Christiaan 33?

This is a steel sailboat built by Topper...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-25-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 7,280
Posted By stipakb
Steel Sailboats - Opinions of Owners and Others

Since steel sailboats are not very popular in the U.S., I seldom see them or have a chance to talk with steel boat owners.

Steel sailboat owners on this forum -- tell us how you like owning a...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 04-20-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 6,212
Posted By stipakb
mainsail roach, battens, weather helm, and mast placement

I am prompted to make this post because of a boat I saw and sailed recently, and am evaluating for possible purchase.

The boat is a Charles Whitholtz Chance 33 design, a semi-custom steel cutter...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-24-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,465
Posted By stipakb
Surveyor in Portland, Oregon

I have heard her give two talks on surveying, and have talked with her briefly, but have not used her for a survey myself. She was also kind enough to recommend a surveyor in an out-of-state location...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-24-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,465
Posted By stipakb
Surveyor in Portland, Oregon

Assuming you mean Portland, OREGON:

Alison Mazon, 503-286-4252, Google her name and you will find her web site.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 02-23-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,800
Posted By stipakb
Hatch Position - Foredeck or Cabin Top

In comparing some offshore boats I notice that some have the forward hatch on the foredeck and some on top of the forward part of the cabin.

The Valiant 32 and the Pacific Seacraft 31 provide...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-09-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 5,642
Posted By stipakb
Searching for more than one manufacturer does not work

Under the old Advanced Search you could search for boats by more than one manufacturer by typing each manufacturer's name, separated by commas, in the Mfg/Model field. That does not work right under...
Forum: Catalina 08-30-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 2,159
Posted By stipakb
C27 stuffing box packing width

Can anyone tell me the correct width for the stuffing box packing material for the propeller shaft for a 1985 Catalina 27?

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