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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,203
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Best Electronics Package?

The Best Electronics Package.

For most of us its the one we bought. Each of the major systems have their proponents, advantages and disadvantages.

Mine is a currently a B&G system.
Replaced a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-06-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,726
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Should I ditch the refer on my PSC34?

Simplest would be to move the evaporator to a better location in the icebox. On my 37 I mounted it almost in the center of the box to a vertical plexiglass plate that the factory installed that runs...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-05-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By MarcHall
Re: routing radar cables on a PS34

I like to have the Radar/MFD in the cockpit, mainly to be able to see the radar display and to be able see the MOB SARTs from the cockpit it they are ever needed. However I have always liked the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-05-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,558
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Dyneema standing rigging

Replaced all rigging on my Crealock 37 a couple of years ago using Dyneema Dux and Colligo Hardware. Rigging was done by Chris Catterton of CC Rigging. Holding up very well. Still have a stainless...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-26-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Fixing ding on keel

Has anyone heard of any issues with the keel boats on Pacific Seacraft boats and if so any issues with grounding on those boats ?

Marc Hall
Crazy Fish - Maintaining, Upgrading and Sailing...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-26-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By MarcHall
Re: PSC 34 Below Deck Autopilot Drive Unit??

A little bit of a sidetrack, but I just wanted to mention that although I have used starboard in the past in similiar situations, on recent projects I have started using g10. Purchased a 4x4 foot...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-23-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By MarcHall
Re: PSC 34 Below Deck Autopilot Drive Unit??

Can you mount the linear drive unit forward against the bulkhead between port cockpit locker and the engine compartment ?
I did something similiar on my Crealock 37.

Make sure and reinforce the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Solar Panel Installation Questions

I went with Bulgin Buccaneer in-line connectors.
I see the 2 terminal socket online for ~$24 and the the 2 terminal plug for $17 and caps are available to cover both ends when the connectors are...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-06-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Wheel to Wheel Conversion

I don't believe it would be that difficult to replace, pretty much unbolt the current components, remove them and install the new ones.

I also still have the Yacht Specilities pedestal that came...
Forum: Electronics   03-30-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,938
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Autopilot Reviews

Might take a look at Pelagic Autopilots. PelagicAutopilot | Sailing Autopilot Technologies ( for a more robust solution for a tiller pilot like device.

I have...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-26-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 4,496
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Dedicated Starter Battery or All Deep Cycle

So the reason I went from a setup similiar to what you are proposing to do to one with a one large bank (in my case 4 Trojan T105 golf cart batteries) for the house and a separate starting...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-24-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Air vent for PS34 stern water tank?


Curious as to what sealeant you used between the PVC and the fiberglass liner and how well it works.

The lids to both the water tanks in Crazy Fish have leaked from day 1.
Sometime in...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-03-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,345
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Pacific Seacraft 37 stability curve?

Further down in the document indicates a 31 gallon fiberglass fuel tank.
The older boats had aluminum fuel tanks.

Marc Hall
Crazy Fish - Maintaining, Upgrading and Sailing a Crealock 37...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-26-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By MarcHall
Re: PSC shopper

Well its good to hear you will still on the water.

Crazy Fish - Maintaining, Upgrading and Sailing a Crealock 37 (
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-12-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,918
Posted By MarcHall
Re: RAM Microphone mounted at helm

Lou Ann

I have a Yacht Specialties pedestal sitting in storage.

I think it would be possible to run the cable up the pedestal but you are going to want to attach it to one side, perhaps in the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-05-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 573
Posted By MarcHall
Icebox Replacement in Crealock 37

Anyone tear out an existing icebox in a Crealock 37 and replace it ?

Any pictures, commentary to share on the job.

I am looking to do this in the not too distant future.

The wife would like...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-05-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 8,464
Posted By MarcHall
Re: chainplate followup


Did the new 316 chainplates from PSC come with round holes or square holes like your old chainplates ?

Replacing the chainplates is on the list of projects to be done this year.

Forum: Electronics   02-05-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By MarcHall
Re: New NMEA network over existing masthead cable

I replaced the DataMarine Link with a B&G Network system in 2000 and then replaced the B&G Network system with the B&G NMEA2000 Triton awhile back.

I used the Datamarine cable in the mast to bring...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-04-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Aqua Signal Masthead Light (free)

That what I did when I replaced the tricolor with an LED model.
Better then storing it in a rubbermaid container for a number of years before tossing it or selling it at a marine swap meet for a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-31-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By MarcHall
Re: The wibbly, wobbly, head...

On Crazy Fish I used a hole saw to drill a sizable hole in the "plinth" and installed a circular bronze access port.

I am able to slide my hand into the port. Toilet was then mounted with bolts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-27-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,120
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Looking for hard dodger top DIY ideas...

Another good link which describes a DIY hard dodger build that came out looking pretty nice is at:

jacaranda-journey (!other-good-stuff/ce48)

Its number 9 in...
Forum: Electronics   01-23-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 1,009
Posted By MarcHall
New Icom SSB GM800 Coming Soon

Looks like Icom announced a new SSB (and a new VHF) at METS.

Still needs FCC approval.

Coming Soon - Icom GM600 and GM800 - NRC Radio...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,428
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Diving Compressor

The Bauer is a good unit. It really never has given me any trouble but has not been used much as when I returned from a 2 year trip on the boat to Pacific Mexico I got into cave diving and technical...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,428
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Diving Compressor

The corrugated hose that is run up the mast is for the air intake to scuba compressor. Its attached to the standard air intake pvc pipe on the Bauer, had to mess with some PVC fittngs to get the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-19-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,415
Posted By MarcHall
Re: Staysails as original equipment?

On the 37 in 1989 the hardware to support the staysail was an option.
Crazy Fish was on the hard at the Long Beach, CA boat show in 1989. Part of the compensation provided by Pacific Seacraft at...
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