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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,832
Posted By radcat
Re: New West Marine Lifejacket?

I went to West Marine and checked them out last week. I compared one to a similar model by Revere. The build quality of the Revere seemed much more substantial to me. Plus, I think Revere is made in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By radcat
Re: Bilge Pump Blues

Anytime there is a change in component performance, it is helpful to look at what changed since it last functioned correctly. You said you were winterizing the systems. Did you take anything loose,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By radcat
Re: Bilge Pump Blues

I share your obsession Dave. I was a submarine sailor in a previous life and I tend to overkill maintenance and repairs. I forget that I (hopefully) don't have to take this thing down to test depth....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-01-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 4,405
Posted By radcat
Re: Free Mattress for pullman berth from a PSC 37

David- I'm just around the corner in Clearwater. I would love to replace my original 1989 mattress with yours. PM me with your phone number and I'll pick it up.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-20-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By radcat
Re: Skeg hung rudder flex

Thanks for the response. I took the packing out of the rudder tube stuffing box to eliminate potential binding points. I've still got that slight deflection at the bottom of the skeg. There is no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-19-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By radcat
Skeg hung rudder flex

After 6 long months on the hard, the end is finally in sight. We are scheduled to launch on September 27. There are a few loose ends to tie up, but I think I'll make it. I did discover one small...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-09-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,246
Posted By radcat
Re: Keel Bolt Questions from new owner

Thanks Bob. The current plan is to cut off the extra threads so there is no contact and apply gelcoat to the tops. Then I get to fix all the cracks the installer left behind. However, the end is in...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-05-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By radcat
Re: Gelcoat match 1989 PSC 34 #142

Check and see if you have a fiberglass coating type store in your area. They may have color samples that you take to the boat and match up. If they don't, you may be able to take a part off the boat...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,246
Posted By radcat
Re: Keel Bolt Questions from new owner

I havenít figured out how to level the bilge yet.* To be effective, the bilge would have to gently slope from aft to forward.* The problem is doing this without adversely affecting something else.*...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-30-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,246
Posted By radcat
Re: Keel Bolt Questions from new owner

Ken,
Did you take any pics after you cleaned out the gelcoat? I would be interested in seeing what the area in the glass around the keel bolts looked like.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-04-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By radcat
Re: Favorite Sailing Song

Robert Palmer "Simply Irresistible". Especially the line "she's so fine there's no telling where the money went".
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-04-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,835
Posted By radcat
Re: Is Anyone Else Scared?

There's an old saying " there is always one more thing to think about on a sailboat". That doubles if you are diving under one. I highly recommend the book "Diver Down" by Michael Ange for anyone who...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-27-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,246
Posted By radcat
Re: Keel Bolt Questions from new owner

I'll keep the copper, but the half inch of gelcoat/5200 under the bilge pump won't go back. The pump suction was so high that the bilge area under the tank never drained. Check out the pic. There...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-25-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,246
Posted By radcat
Re: Keel Bolt Questions from new owner

There is a long lead time on fuel tanks so I would order well in advance. I got the gelcoat off of a few of the bolts. As Thumper predicted they looked fine. I took these shots right after I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-23-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By radcat
Re: PSC 37 Bimini Help

Thanks- this really helps. I think if I mount them inboard a little I can still get a backing plate on and avoid the interference. I will check it out this afternoon.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-19-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,246
Posted By radcat
Re: Keel Bolt Questions from new owner

Congratulations on the new boat. I also have an 89. I apologize for this late response; I have been pretty busy trying to get my boat back in the water. What you are seeing is a protective layer of...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-19-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By radcat
PSC 37 Bimini Help

I would appreciate some help installing a bimini on my PSC 37. I want to set the mounts for the port and starboard support tubes on the teak aft of the primary winches but I am not sure how far...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-22-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,746
Posted By radcat
Re: New PSC 37 owner- need help with A/C

Thanks. She is getting a topside paint job as we speak. This has been a long road, but the end is in sight. We received the new fuel tank last week and the rudder gudgeon was shipped from PS on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By radcat
Re: Sole replacement ideas,

I know this to be true. My first boat was a 1960s something 16 foot power boat. The PO thought it would be a good idea to spray in foam, cover the stringers and try to glass in the deck. I never...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 4,516
Posted By radcat
Re: What is the quietest fresh water pump?

I second those navy showers- no Hollywoods on my boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,202
Posted By radcat
Re: Varnish brushes

I was in a fiberglass/wood finish store the other day and the guy gave me a good tip on how to spot a good foam brush. Hold it up and look across the top of the knife edge. That is the finish you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,701
Posted By radcat
Re: Switching from marine head to porta potty

I agree. I recently ordered a C-Head for my PS 37. The original owner had the head plumbed directly overboard and used the holding tank as a spare water tank. I decided to go the composting route....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 6,816
Posted By radcat
Re: Angry at my surveyor....

I just had a survey done and was very pleased with the results. If there are problems, I want to know it. Safety always comes first; fix accordingly. However, I am curious about the application of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,358
Posted By radcat
Re: Edson wheel removal from pedestal

If they no longer carry it, try Holland Marine. I have a Yacht Specialties wheel that I have not explored (yet). I have to replace the steering cables and am not looking forward to what I might...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,358
Posted By radcat
Re: Edson wheel removal from pedestal

The Edson on line store should have the shaft. I highly recommend Aerokroil penetrating oil to remove the old shaft. I just got through using it to remove the aluminium quadrant from a SS rudder...
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