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Search: Posts Made By: BMLipiec
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-03-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 593
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...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-01-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: oil and water gauges

John,
I bought the temp sending unit from catalinadirect.com. The sending unit they sell has the proper thread configuration. The gauges are from Teleflex. I removed my water heater and used one...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-01-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,200
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Got the air bleed blues

The Yanmar JH series engines are "self bleeding". The fuel feed line from the pump and the return fuel line back to the fuel tank both connect to the top of the on-engine fuel filter manifold. When...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-30-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,200
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Got the air bleed blues

Im embarrassed to report that our 3JH2E will start in reverse. I can also report that it will definitely not start if you forget to push the engine kill handle back in.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-29-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,200
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Got the air bleed blues

Raindog,
Great post on the bleed procedures. I have never heard the part about putting the transmission in gear. What is the reason for doing that? Seems like you are just putting more stress on...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 04-02-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,463
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Mast Pulpit on a 34

As an added bonus, I think mast pulpits look salty and add to that classic cruising boat look.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 03-26-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,463
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Mast Pulpit on a 34

Bill,
I fabricated a set this winter with the third leg and have no issues with staysail even reefed. The lines lay across the pulpits when fully furled but no issues. We love them for the reasons...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 03-04-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Espar heat on 34

John,
I'm curious, where is the Espar model installed? I've toyed with the idea of adding one but can't think of a good place to mount one.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: KISS Counterpoise installation on a 34

Thanks Dave,
I thought I was missing something. The KISS looks like a great idea - maybe PSC will incorporate it into the new boats. It would be a lot less work than the current foil system.

As...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: KISS Counterpoise installation on a 34

We installed our tuner in the aft end of the quarterberth as well, but ran the cables up above the headliner and back to the nav station. The SSB is mounted inside the table and I built a small...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-18-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,624
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Choices...

We looked hard at a 37 and really liked the extra space. However, for us it came down to cost of acquisition, subsequent upgrades and slip fees. We opted for newer and smaller over bigger and older....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Anybody have an engine monkey I could use?

Brian,
Do you have any pics of the cutout? What are the rough dimensions?

Thanks,
Brian
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: What Rigging wire for a PSC37?

John,
On our 34 we upsized from 1/4" to 9/32". A rigger here told me he would have gone with even bigger to 5/16". The turnbuckles for all three sizes use 1/2" pins so you could go bigger, if you...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 02-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Transporting a PSC 37

Ken,
We moved our 34 in 2010 from Maryland to California and did all of the prep work ourselves. We got some really good advice from various folks and it worked out well for us.

Mast:
I removed...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Homemade composting head

Nice job guys! Looks great. It's always funny to see the reaction we get from people in our marina about our composting head. They act as if we have lost our minds. Our neighbor has had to replace...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 11,116
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

Mike,
Great thread. When my wife and I began planning to go cruising, years back, she was adamant that she was not going if she had to go “camping”. In her mind, she wanted at least a similar...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-14-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: headliner

Thanks Marc,
I appreciate the help, and I'll give them a call.

I see that the PSC factory is now doing panel and batten overheads which looks much better IMO and would make getting to the bolt...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: How do manage or prioritize your to do list?

I have simple to-do lists, but then I break down each item into a diagram (using Excel) that helps me prioritize those tasks and figure out what materials I need before I start the work. When I...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-14-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 16,606
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Cabin Heater Type and Arrangement

Brent,
I really like the idea of a wood stove aboard, but I was wondering about bringing aboard pests. Did you ever have issues with bugs (termites) with the firewood you brought aboard? Where did...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 2,640
Views: 197,703
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

First, this is a great thread with a lot of great input. I just found it last night and have been reading it from the beginning.

We are taking off for extended cruising this summer and Jon's...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-06-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,502
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Happy New Year from Jo Beth - and a Refit Update

We had our mast repainted 3 years ago. We paid around $5k for the soda blasting and paint. It looked awesome for the first year, but then it started to bubble in places - mostly at the ends and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-19-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Staining birch to match interior PCS

Ocean Girl,
Sorry to hear that it didn't come out as planned. I know the feeling after spending hundreds of hours on a project, only for it to not come out as envisioned. Sometimes you can fix or...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-18-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,478
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Noise from dockline passing thru Hawse Pipe

Ocean Girl,
We had the same madly annoying problem until someone showed us a trick. We have standard docklines that we bought at West Marine, with chaff guards (white canvas type material that...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-10-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Midship Cleats...

Bill,
Try Minney's Yacht Surplus in southern California. They bought a lot of the original stainless hardware from the PSC factory auction when it went bankrupt from the previous owner. I've seen a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-27-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: 3JH2E Cruising RPM

Dave,
We have a max-prop on Indigo and run 1800-2000 rpm which gives us 5 1/2 knots and burns just over .5 gal per hour. I would guess we're probably slightly over pitched on the prop but the...
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