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Search: Posts Made By: DaveMancini
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,007
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,007
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,007
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,007
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,742
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 728
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,007
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,007
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Deck locker for PS37

It would add weight forward too . . .
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,007
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...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,007
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

You are right, Bill. Unless, of course, you've converted to a tiller as we did. We still have the packing gland, but we sure don't miss the drive wheel, pedestal, wires or sheaves! Also, the packing...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,007
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

Your drive wheel is a lot lower than on our 34. We can tighten the packing gland or replace packing without raising the drive wheel. Different pedestal steering brand/model maybe. To tighten or...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 4,056
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Removing Hot Water Heater

You are right about that. I scratch my head every day!
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 4,056
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Removing Hot Water Heater

Very interesting. I haven't had a problem in seven years, mostly in the tropics. I usually top off at the fill cap, fill the surge tank to between the lines, run the engine for 20 minutes, then add...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Anchor chain for PS 37

We have 200 feet of 3/8" high test (G4) on our 34. Lots of miles. No problem. We carried 240 feet for six years but found we never got into the last 40 feet, so we got rid of it.

Dave Mancini...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-22-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,553
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Vetus Deck ventilator

We just swapped our dartagn1 vents because they seized up. The only size difference in the new ones was the diameter of the hole in the deck and the plastic trim ring lining the hole, which don't...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-18-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: leak from rudder stock

You can change the packing in the rudder packing gland with the boat in the water because the gland is above the waterline, unless you have the boat so heavily loaded astern that the boat is severely...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-07-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Stereo woofer placement and size

I'm guessing that was a joke about putting the woofer with it's magnet next to the compass, right?
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-30-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Got the air bleed blues

Our 3JH2E will definitely start while in gear.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-28-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: oil and water gauges

Hi John,

Have a look at Brian & Marya Lipiec's website, specifically this page: Electrical Panel - Cruising Indigo (http://www.cruisingindigo.com/engine-panel.html)

It might be of some help....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Rear oil seal

John,

Hopefully, you can borrow the wrench. There is a webpage with a good picture of a wrench a guy made for the nut. It is obviously not as strong as the tool from Yanmar, which is really heavy...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Rear oil seal

John,

The special wrench is part number 177099-09010. It's not cheap. Since I posted, I remembered that the O-ring was missing when the guy pulled the seal and he didn't see the purpose for it so...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Rear oil seal

Hi John,

We had ours replaced in Port Angeles on the same transmission without pulling it for $65. It took the guy about 30 minutes. You will need a special wrench to get the trans coupling nut...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-06-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Swivel or Not

I don't know that the block needs to swivel when used as the staysail halyard, but we use it also for the whisker pole topping lift. When used in that capacity, it needs to swivel.

Dave Mancini...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-01-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: Congrats to Craig

I first met Craig in San Diego a couple of years ago before he sailed back home to Seattle by way of Hawaii. Then I bumped into him again by accident in a little cove at Isla Partida, 25 miles from...
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