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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   6 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: PSC34 Wet exhaust

Lantau,
It was cracking pretty badly where it passes through the propane locker. It wasn't leaking and I was going to wait to replace it when it started to leak. It might have lasted a few more...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: PSC34 Wet exhaust

Thanks gents for the input. I like the mallet idea. I just talked to another 34 owner that does the same thing. He said it stays in with no problems while sailing, but would pop out from exhaust...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By BMLipiec
PSC34 Wet exhaust

After 20 yrs of service my wet exhaust hose from the muffler out is severely cracking and needs to be replaced. I have been thinking about adding an in-line shut off valve to prevent sea water, from...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Flake anchor chain or let it pile up ?

Keith,
We have 250' of chain and rarely use more than 125'. I flake the first half of the chain on the left side of the divider and it rarely sees the light of day. I usually have to knock down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,781
Views: 251,759
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike,
Congrats! I know how you feel. The months leading up to your departure are the scariest and the busiest. More than once, a little doubt crept in, even after planning and dreaming for years....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,133
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: 60 lb Manson Supreme on PSC 34

Dave,
Thanks for taking the time to share some hard earned lessons learned. In the aviation world we would regularly brief lessons learned to the ready room as part of our safety and tactics...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,133
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: 60 lb Manson Supreme on PSC 34

Dave,
How much scope did you have out during Odile? Did you run a single snubber off the bow roller or dual snubbers through the hawse pipes? What diameter snubber did you use?
Other than...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,133
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: 60 lb Manson Supreme on PSC 34

Keith,
We have a 44lb Rocna on our old style bow roller and it fits just fine, but makes it impossible to carry two anchors up front. After I installed the 44 I was disappointed because I could...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,255
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

I found a bronze pipe cap and capped off the through-hull. When I went this route I wanted the option to go back if needed. Also, as you can see by the posts here, some people are pretty offended...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,255
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

I am only aware of one person who had a composting toilet and didn't like it. They also admitted that they didn't install a properly sized vent hose. Most of the critics have never owned one. They...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Airhead in PSC 37?

The installation is pretty simple. The removal of the old system is the messy part. You do not need to cut the existing head platform in the PSC. I added a small platform made of Starboard. It...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Steering cable adventure...

Bob,
I don't know if our cables are crossed but you should be able to spin the wheel hard over and be able to see the rudder from the dock or dinghy to see if it is turning the right way.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Airhead in PSC 37?

Scuppersinspired,
The airhead fits fine in the 34. I had to make a platform to fully support the toilet and your feet when sitting. Also, I cut the horizontal piece off of the turn crank, instead...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,239
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: voltage regulator on a yanmar 3gm35F

I agree with RainDog. We replaced our batt switch with a simple on-off-emergency switch. When ON the start batt is connected to the starter and the house batts are connected to the main bus. All...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-03-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 5,692
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

When we outfitted our boat for extended cruising I wrestled with this same issue for a year and did a ton of research. Water maker or not? Miserly amp/low output or big amp/high output? A/C or D/C?...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-03-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,956
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Alcohol Stove and Heater

Mark,
We have been cruising full time in Mexico for the last 6 months with an Origo 6000 stove, use it every day and we love it. I wouldn't go back to propane if you gave it to me free.

It...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,239
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: voltage regulator on a yanmar 3gm35F

Kieth,
We have the Balmar combo (smart reg and 80 amp alt) on our 34 that was installed years ago by the previous owner. If you go the smart regulator route, install the regulator outside the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-15-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Cutless bearing replacement PSC 34

Dave Mancini has a detailed post on his website on how to remove the cutless bearing without removing the shaft.

Cutless (http://www.swancruise.com/Cutless.html)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-07-2015
Replies: 461
Views: 51,395
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Let me get back to the thread topic before I digress...

We have been cruising in Mexico (Sea of Cortez) since November and have been able to easily stay under a $3000 per month budget. Granted,...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-14-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Electric Windlass preferances

Keith,
I ran the cables under the cap rail and used foam pipe insulation around the cables where it went over bulkheads to minimize chafe. It was fairly easy to route - however, nothing is really...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-12-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Navigation Lights

Ryan,
Our aqua signal light on the bow was cracked, and we replaced it with a Lopolight. They are pricey but fully waterproof and completely sealed to the elements. It is also extremely bright -...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-12-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Electric Windlass preferances

We have a Lewmar V2 vertical windlass on our 34. The motor is mounted horizontally and does not get in the way of the chain. We carry 250' of 5/16" chain and a 44 lb Rocna. I do sometimes have...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-25-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Engine Access

I'll admit that I'm not a big guy (5' 7"), but I have never had to hang upside down to work on our 34. I've spent hours doing various projects in the engine room - shaft packing, hose replacements,...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-25-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,888
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Dome Light Conversion to LED

We swapped out all of our interior lights with Alpenglow LEDs. We tried a bunch of the LED light bulb replacements but never found one with a pleasing color. They all seemed to be too white. The...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-03-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: oil and water gauges

John,
I was talking about replacing the B type panel with a custom made one made out of starboard. I also had the B type panel and moved the key switch and the horn to the interior just inside the...
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