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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By samchristo
Re: Tiller Pilot on Windvane

Thanks to all for your suggestions - they are appreciated !

Sam
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By samchristo
Re: Tiller Pilot on Windvane

I've heard they have watertight integrity problems. We're making a cover for it.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By samchristo
Tiller Pilot on Windvane

We are installing a Raymarine ST1000 tiller pilot on our Monitor windvane and can't find a lot of into on how to mount the unit.

Has anyone done this ?

The most likely scenario is to mount it...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-10-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By samchristo
Re: voltage regulator on a yanmar 3gm35F

Switching batteries while charging will cause a voltage spike that can wipe out your voltage regulator unless you have a suppressor capacitor installed on the alternator. These are pretty cheap and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-26-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,958
Posted By samchristo
Re: Dome Light Conversion to LED

We've been using the SensiBulb LEDs for several years and have been pleased with the light and the durability. They had some bad LED's from Mexico a while back but have replaced all of those without...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-02-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By samchristo
Re: Cabinet latches

Thanks for the replies. I did check out McMaster but could not find what I needed. I did, however, find some $2 replacements on eBay. I just wasn't using the "friction latch" in my searches.
...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-01-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By samchristo
Cabinet latches

Has anyone tried to find the parts to rebuild cabinet latches ?

They use a (roughly) 5/16" ball bearing, a small spring and an odd little screw with no shank. I've tried to find these parts on the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-30-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By samchristo
Re: Hurricane Sandy

Hope all is well with you and Dianne. And NiftyNickers.
We only had a 5.5 ft tide in the Chesapeake - no damage but a bit soggy.

Sam and Ginger
s/v Grace PSC34
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By samchristo
Re: Wind generator help request

I looked into diverting excess power into a water heater - it's a good idea.

But that would mean I'd have to add a water heater. One with a purpose-built 12v heater element as the 120v heater...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-17-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By samchristo
Re: Wind generator help request

We have an Aero6gen generator with a Flexcharge NCHC-60 controller using 2 of the LVM dump load resistors in parallel. The idea behind a dump load controller is to keep a load on the windgen while...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-12-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,969
Posted By samchristo
Re: PSC 37 How many have done away with staysail?

One of our few regrets on the boat is that we didn't put a furler on the staysail. We use it often, and when the wind pipes up we use it almost exclusively if beating to weather. The only issue is...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-12-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By samchristo
Re: PSC34 power generation/storage solution?

If you plan to have a deep cycle spare, you might want to read Nigel Calder on batteries - he contends it's better to combine all of your batteries (except the starter) into one house bank. It's...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-29-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By samchristo
Re: Multiple Anchors

Thanks to both of you for your replies. And I like the way you have your anchors properly secured on Irish Eyes !
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-27-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By samchristo
Re: PSC34 power generation/storage solution?

We tried several LED providers and settled on the SensiBulb from Sailor's Solutions. In addition to good lighting, their post-sale service is quite good. We converted all the lights to G4 halogen and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-27-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By samchristo
Multiple Anchors

We currently carry a 35lb Delta and a 34lb Manson Ray on our bow rollers. We like the Ray for some conditions but the Delta does drag in heavy winds. Hence, we're thinking about buying a Manson...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-27-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By samchristo
Re: PSC34 power generation/storage solution?

We lived on a 34 for a few years and found you can reduce power needs with a smaller fridge (we use a SeaFrost BD), lots of small fans, and LED's inside and out. But you'll still need a fair bit of...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-11-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,229
Posted By samchristo
Starter Relay

We occasionally experienced trouble starting our engine once in a while. Usually it was when it was hot, like at a fuel dock, or a quarantine dock - places you don't want to get stuck. Motors and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-04-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,311
Posted By samchristo
Re: pacific seacraft 34 hull restore

We also had a good many dings around the bow - life on the hook. When we were in the Core Creek yard at Beaufort for a bottom job I had the painter touch up our flag blue Awlgrip with a some sanding...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-18-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By samchristo
Re: Specs. re: Design and construcion of bimini cover for Crealock 34

We made our own using the guidelines Sailrite recommends in their book. It was a lot of work but ended up well. We recommend using Seamark as it has a vinyl coating underneath that makes it more...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By samchristo
Re: Crealock 37 Jacklines

We've added two pair of padeyes in the cockpit, one just aft of the companionway, to allow hooking up before leaving the cabin, and another just aft of the pedestal, to allow hooking up at the wheel....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-09-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By samchristo
Re: PS34 Water Tank Issue

Please be aware of toxicity in whatever glue or epoxy you use to mend a water tank. Some of this stuff takes a while but is cumulative over time and can cause some undesirable health issues.

Good...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-31-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,898
Posted By samchristo
We replaced our traveler (and running rigging) a...

We replaced our traveler (and running rigging) a few years back with no problems. We bought Schaefer products to match the old hardware and left the old track in place. Schaefer said they could bend...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-05-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,138
Posted By samchristo
We bought Quantum sails a few years back and have...

We bought Quantum sails a few years back and have been very pleased with the quality and performance.
We saved a bundle of money by timing the purchase. The sail shops will often discount prices...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-05-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 553
Posted By samchristo
Boat Covers

Thanks for the concern for Grace in Irene - no problems.

Our next order of business is putting the old girl to bed. Last year we had some ice buildup on deck and pretty much trashed our...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-19-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,333
Posted By samchristo
A nesting Gig Harbor Navigator will fit behind...

A nesting Gig Harbor Navigator will fit behind the mast. We have one but decided to not take it cruising as putting it together in anything but calm conditions is a bit of a challenge. But it is a...
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