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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Engine mount

Hey Dave! Good point, I should have mentioned that. The lag bolt you mentioned was the same one I had to fix.

On a related note and added caution: I almost drilled through the hull of my last...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Engine mount

Omatako is right. One of our bolts(screws) was stripped and just spinning in the hole. I filled the hole with thickened epoxy and re-drilled the hole. That was two years ago and it has held fine. ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Aqua Signal Masthead Light (free)

Elliowb,
Interesting. I'm always amazed at the little differences in all of our boats. We have a 94 as well, #281, and it had a completely different setup - just a small anchor light.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Battery Switch

Hush34,
We installed the same battery switch, but to make it work I had to make a wood ring in order to mount it in the same location as the old one. I upsized the wiring as well, and it took a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-26-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: folding mast steps

+1 for fixed steps. I didn't want to mess around folding and unfolding steps while climbing. It is a piece of cake to climb the mast now and I do it more often because it is.

However, the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-16-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: cruising the Mediterranean?

I agree with three crew as well. When we sailed from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas it was just the wife and I. While doable, we were both exhausted. Boats with more crew were much better rested. ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-17-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Stay sail running rigging

RainDog, Lantau,
Do you guys have pics of your attachment points?
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-17-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Stay sail running rigging

RainDog,
Our boat doesn't have alt attachment points near the scuppers. I'm pretty sure Indigo was factory built as a cutter and since I have no other way to attach the running backs, I thought the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-03-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Electronics upgrade?

I replaced our old radar and added a chart plotter as well. It is pretty straight forward in theory. The electronics installation manuals are pretty decent if your system is simple and straight...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-03-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Stay sail running rigging

On our 34 the side deck tracks are used to attach the running back stays. The tracks on the cabin top are for the staysail.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-29-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Water tank capacities on PS 34

I measured mine awhile back by adding 1 gallon at a time when I calibrated my Tank Tender monitor. I'm away from the boat for the next week, but I think it was 33 gals aft tank, 36 fwd tank.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-09-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Tiller Pilot on Windvane

Sam,
We have the same setup. I started with a piece of 1/4" starboard. I used the small monitor blue vane and traced the slot pattern onto the starboard. The L bracket was just a piece of flat...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-05-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: PSC34 Wet exhaust

Lantau,
It was cracking pretty badly where it passes through the propane locker. It wasn't leaking and I was going to wait to replace it when it started to leak. It might have lasted a few more...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-04-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: PSC34 Wet exhaust

Thanks gents for the input. I like the mallet idea. I just talked to another 34 owner that does the same thing. He said it stays in with no problems while sailing, but would pop out from exhaust...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-03-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By BMLipiec
PSC34 Wet exhaust

After 20 yrs of service my wet exhaust hose from the muffler out is severely cracking and needs to be replaced. I have been thinking about adding an in-line shut off valve to prevent sea water, from...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-28-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Flake anchor chain or let it pile up ?

Keith,
We have 250' of chain and rarely use more than 125'. I flake the first half of the chain on the left side of the divider and it rarely sees the light of day. I usually have to knock down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-27-2015
Replies: 2,880
Views: 290,652
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike,
Congrats! I know how you feel. The months leading up to your departure are the scariest and the busiest. More than once, a little doubt crept in, even after planning and dreaming for years....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-14-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: 60 lb Manson Supreme on PSC 34

Dave,
Thanks for taking the time to share some hard earned lessons learned. In the aviation world we would regularly brief lessons learned to the ready room as part of our safety and tactics...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-13-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: 60 lb Manson Supreme on PSC 34

Dave,
How much scope did you have out during Odile? Did you run a single snubber off the bow roller or dual snubbers through the hawse pipes? What diameter snubber did you use?
Other than...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-11-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: 60 lb Manson Supreme on PSC 34

Keith,
We have a 44lb Rocna on our old style bow roller and it fits just fine, but makes it impossible to carry two anchors up front. After I installed the 44 I was disappointed because I could...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-11-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 6,113
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

I found a bronze pipe cap and capped off the through-hull. When I went this route I wanted the option to go back if needed. Also, as you can see by the posts here, some people are pretty offended...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-10-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 6,113
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

I am only aware of one person who had a composting toilet and didn't like it. They also admitted that they didn't install a properly sized vent hose. Most of the critics have never owned one. They...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-09-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,612
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Airhead in PSC 37?

The installation is pretty simple. The removal of the old system is the messy part. You do not need to cut the existing head platform in the PSC. I added a small platform made of Starboard. It...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-08-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Steering cable adventure...

Bob,
I don't know if our cables are crossed but you should be able to spin the wheel hard over and be able to see the rudder from the dock or dinghy to see if it is turning the right way.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-08-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,612
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Airhead in PSC 37?

Scuppersinspired,
The airhead fits fine in the 34. I had to make a platform to fully support the toilet and your feet when sitting. Also, I cut the horizontal piece off of the turn crank, instead...
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