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Search: Posts Made By: billbalme
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-21-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5,641
Posted By billbalme
Right - I had to pay harbor fees in Mattapoisett...

Right - I had to pay harbor fees in Mattapoisett with the last boat - still nobody asked me for sales tax - implies there's a timeframe of ownership the trumps a state asking for sales tax.

I'll...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-21-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5,641
Posted By billbalme
Interesting. Thanks for the responses. I am...

Interesting. Thanks for the responses.

I am a resident of MA.

When I purchased my previous boat (also documented) I sailed her out of Rhode Island (was not even aware of the tax implications)....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-21-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5,641
Posted By billbalme
I have a sailboat that I purchased in Florida and...

I have a sailboat that I purchased in Florida and sailed up to RI last year where I moored her. She is documented.

If I move the boat next summer to MA, will the state ask me to pay sales tax? I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-16-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By billbalme
My "Old" Toodle--oo! didn't have that panel at...

My "Old" Toodle--oo! didn't have that panel at all. I'd get rid and relocate everything - give you a nice project to work on - it'll end up in re-wiring the whole boat!!!

(What's wrong with...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-07-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,255
Posted By billbalme
You could shorten the shroud and then put on an...

You could shorten the shroud and then put on an adjustable tensioner - like the ones Wichard make - their catalog is here http://www.wichard.com/documents/stainlessSteel.pdf - page 8 or 9...

You'd...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-25-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,377
Posted By billbalme
Unbolt the engine mounts, decouple the prop,...

Unbolt the engine mounts, decouple the prop, disconnect the muffler, attach a hoist, lift the engine till vertical and then remove the filter! ;)

Sorry - Couldn't resist!

I always put an oil...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-24-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,377
Posted By billbalme
Fortunately, I have not installed one. Equally...

Fortunately, I have not installed one. Equally fortunately, I'm really pleased that the previous owners of both my PS37 and OB44 did! I used to HATE the annual oil change procedure on ourS2 with...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-24-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,377
Posted By billbalme
Smile The previous owner of my 37 had installed a pump...

The previous owner of my 37 had installed a pump for just this reason - installed it just below the Racor filter on the starboard wall as you describe. It works like a gem - although in the last year...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-08-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,352
Posted By billbalme
Well done Bob! She'll treat you right if you...

Well done Bob! She'll treat you right if you don't mess with her!!!
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-27-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,359
Posted By billbalme
One thing you might consider doing while the mast...

One thing you might consider doing while the mast is off - if it's not already been done, is place a small diameter tube into the hole that the wires come through - such that the open end sits up 4...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-23-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,920
Posted By billbalme
Just to be clear, Bob was being "helped" by the...

Just to be clear, Bob was being "helped" by the idiot previous owner (me) at the time. I never used to close that thruhull on the exhaust, but becasue it was cited as being seized during the survey,I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-14-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By billbalme
Bob - this is what it looked like.. Acorn...

Bob - this is what it looked like.. Acorn Propeller Zinc Anodes (http://www.boatzincs.com/acorn.html)

Bill
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-14-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By billbalme
Prop Zinc

Can someone help out here?

The new owner of my boat (formerly "Toodle-oo!" now "Gyre") cannot find a zinc for the end of the prop - and I can't remember where I got them from. They do not appear...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 03-03-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,305
Posted By billbalme
We did the bottom on our 37 about 3 years ago. ...

We did the bottom on our 37 about 3 years ago.

Sanding and fairing in on Toodle-oo! was not an option. The surface was reminiscent of the lunar surface and it was impossible to get to sound...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-25-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,243
Posted By billbalme
When we went to Bermuda in 2007, we didn't get...

When we went to Bermuda in 2007, we didn't get much wind - so did a lot of motoring. I was really impressed with the economy of the boat - since I was monitoring the fuel consumption closely every...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By billbalme
I just sold a 1983 37 - where were you when I...

I just sold a 1983 37 - where were you when I needed you? :)

You have to expect some defects - and I agree that the chainplates and bottom are the only ones to concern yourself with. Since I've...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-12-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By billbalme
Hey Jay, I had a 110% Yankee jib. I lead it...

Hey Jay,

I had a 110% Yankee jib. I lead it through the inner track - but then to get the most out of it I worked out I should use the inner track when heading upwind, and the outer track when...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-11-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By billbalme
Lead it forward along the boom, down to the deck,...

Lead it forward along the boom, down to the deck, through an organizer and to a clutch. I think this is standard on all PSC's no?

Bill
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-20-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 3,060
Posted By billbalme
Don't drool - it's not becoming! :-) As the...

Don't drool - it's not becoming! :-)

As the owner of the second boat...

Unfortunately, I've not sailed the deep draft 37 so can't make a direct comparison. However, in the annals of this...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,197
Posted By billbalme
Here you go... (if the pictures load properly...)...

Here you go... (if the pictures load properly...)

The ones with the white hull are from when we decided to strip all the old bottom paint off a couple of years ago - it looked like the surface of...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-16-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,197
Posted By billbalme
If anyone has an interest in Toodle-oo!, my...

If anyone has an interest in Toodle-oo!, my broker allows me to sell her direct and therefore avoid brokerage commissions...
(I smell a deal for someone...)

Bill
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-12-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,197
Posted By billbalme
Crealock 37

For sale: Toodle-oo!

1983 Pacific Seacraft 37 Cutter Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com (http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1983/Pacific-Seacraft-37-Cutter-2274552/Bristol/RI/United-States)

...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-28-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,805
Posted By billbalme
We have a 110 Yankee cut jib, Staysail and also a...

We have a 110 Yankee cut jib, Staysail and also a 150 Yankee cut Genoa.

We sail mostly with Jib and Staysail - have not used the 150 this year due to difficulties tacking - also thought of a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-04-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,059
Posted By billbalme
I have an old Universal - I think it's got 35hp...

I have an old Universal - I think it's got 35hp (perhaps when new)! Like MC1, I don't have extensive experience and wish I had more power occasionally - especially having been turned back by adverse...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-15-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By billbalme
Propeller Generator

Has anyone tried harnessing the freewheeling propeller as an electrical generator on a PS37?

It's a little tight down there - but looks possible...

Bill
s/v Toodle-oo!
PSC37 #148
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