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Re: PS 34 Haul out Maintenance

Hey Bill(s):
Again Thanks for the advice. When the time comes I am ready to fix leaks from scuppers and deck fills. Hopefully later than sooner.

Tomorrow with the help of a mechanic, hope to reassemble drive train, then Tuesday the rudder and associated parts. The auto pilot is a Raymarine Type 2S (I thought it was a type 25 until it was pulled and I could get the bifocals focused ion it). I may take it to a dealer for preventative maintenance before reinstalling it. The starboard cockpit hatch has been adsorbing water through unsealed hinge bolt holes. The 3/4 inch plywood was half rotted when exposed. With the repaired hatch installed I should be back in the water and sailin' by next weekend.

Going to replace the brittle scupper hoses while back there. Hope that gives my slim neighbor more room to hook up the quadrant!


I will post some thoughts and pictures of the mizzen soon.

Thanks again.

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Re: PS 34 Haul out Maintenance

Windrunner is reassembled and back in the water. Thank you all for your advice and patience. I learned a bunch about the boat to include:
-With the factory conversion from wheel to tiller the rudder post tube does not extend through to the cockpit. The PO had a linear drive autohelm installed under the deck that required a steering arm to be attached to the rudder post under the deck. So there is a quadrant like assembly and a stuffing box on the rudder shaft.

-Best advice ever was to adjust the stuffing box before installing the quadrant.

-After my thin neighbor was nauseated by heat and being cramped trying to reinstall the quadrant, we looked for other ways of completing the task. We were able to accomplish everything through the two 6" inspection ports. It was relatively comfortable to stand in the engine compartment and reattach the autohelm through the hatch covering the opening where the pedestal was mounted.

-A short list of stuff accomplished during this first haul out:
-replacing alternator (old one didnít alt from saltwater damage) Good that I had a new set of batteries.
-rebuilding starter
-repairing two internally and externally leaking cockpit hatches that were weeping brown water .
-replacing hatch that covers hole in deck for old wheel steering (repairing cockpit floor around inproperly installed old hatch)
-dropping rudder & pulling shaft & cleaning stuffing box
-rebuilding shaft seal (This was an economic decision. I had purchased a DSS rebuild kit would prefer an old fashion stuffing box, and will
install one at a later date.)
-replacing cutlass bearing
-replacing engine mounts / aligning drive shaft
-removing and inspecting linear drive on auto helm
-painting and recaulking rub rail
-calking outside of rail cap
-replacing missing screw bungs and bowties
-balancing shaft and collar

After launching , unwrapped the fiberglass insulation from the exhaust manifold to the injection loop. As expected along with the salt water damage elsewhere in the engine compartment, it was badly rusted. Not critical, it is at the top of the fixit list.

Now back on the water I will take some pictures of the mizzen and its rigging. It serves as a mount for a wind generator and the radar. The radar presently does not work (or I cannot get it to work) and I am not sure about the wind generator. The mizzen boom does interfere with the Monitor self steering which I am interested in getting to work. I need to sail some to figure out what is best for me.

Bill, where do You keep Irish Eyes? Windrunner is tied up at Duck Creek.

Thanks again.

regards charlie
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Bill, where do You keep Irish Eyes? Windrunner is tied up at Duck Creek.
Northwest Creek Marina.

I'm coming down tomorrow to do the hurricane prep work.

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Northwest Creek Marina.

I'm coming down tomorrow to do the hurricane prep work.


Hey Bill: Stopped by Fairfield today around 1230-1330. Irish Eyes is a nice looking boat. Liked the solid vang and the bars on your boarding gates you fabricated, bars on the lower shrouds, also liked how you store your running backstays. Hope to meet up sometime.

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While I was in New Bern getting Irish Eyes ready for Florence, I took a look at the bottom side of the aft water tank fill. I have a bronze nut, bolts, and washer along with bronze wood screws holding the fitting down. The bolt is on the side where the fitting just overlaps the depression in the deck. There is no threaded ring below. The special wrench I made fits the white plastic hose adapter.

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Re: PS 34 Haul out Maintenance

Hey Bill:
Again thanks for the scoop.
Hope that Florence treated you kindly.

Chose to leave Windrunner in her slip at Duck Creek. Turned out to be a good choice as most to the boats that were hauled floated off of their stands. Sadly at least 10 boats from Bridgeton are ashore on the New Bern side of the Neuse including a Catalina 40.

Spent three days aboard tending lines. Great opportunity to find out where all those leaking fittings are located. Really appreciate the strength inherent in the construction of a PS34.

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Re: PS 34 Haul out Maintenance

I have a couple of small scratches in my teak cap rail. They are minor. You could cover them with your hand. I have no other damage. However, several boats on the other side of my dock escaped when the Pilemate sleeves (installed this summer) that their stern lines were tied to came off the tops of the piles. (Pile Protection | Sag Harbor NY) Eight of the boats were trapped on top of the dock when the water level came back down. The dock behind me had a similar problem.

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Hey Bill:
Again thanks for the scoop.
Hope that Florence treated you kindly.

Chose to leave Windrunner in her slip at Duck Creek. Turned out to be a good choice as most to the boats that were hauled floated off of their stands. Sadly at least 10 boats from Bridgeton are ashore on the New Bern side of the Neuse including a Catalina 40.

Spent three days aboard tending lines. Great opportunity to find out where all those leaking fittings are located. Really appreciate the strength inherent in the construction of a PS34.

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I have a couple of small scratches in my teak cap rail. They are minor. You could cover them with your hand. I have no other damage. However, several boats on the other side of my dock escaped when the Pilemate sleeves (installed this summer) that their stern lines were tied to came off the tops of the piles. (Pile Protection | Sag Harbor NY) Eight of the boats were trapped on top of the dock when the water level came back down. The dock behind me had a similar problem.

Bill Murdoch
I'm very happy to hear that you both made it through with minimal damage. I worry about my boat constantly when the wind and waves rise up a bit on Erie, but that's nothing compared to a full out hurricane. I went through a couple down on the Gulf coast, but that was in my pre-Crealock days.

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Re: PS 34 Haul out Maintenance

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I have a couple of small scratches in my teak cap rail. They are minor. You could cover them with your hand. I have no other damage. However, several boats on the other side of my dock escaped when the Pilemate sleeves (installed this summer) that their stern lines were tied to came off the tops of the piles. (Pile Protection | Sag Harbor NY) Eight of the boats were trapped on top of the dock when the water level came back down. The dock behind me had a similar problem.

Bill Murdoch
Bill, I'm happy to hear the damage is only minor, it could have been much worse and was for a lot of people. Hopefully the scratches aren't too deep. While we don't get many hurricanes this far north, my mooring has northeastern exposure and I worry about nor'easters late in the season.


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Re: PS 34 Haul out Maintenance

You guys sound like you're doing good work. Nice to watch you help each other. Glad that you came through the storm OK. On a Catalina 400 group, we are talking about the Catalina that went aground. Hopefully that boat will be OK. Best to Ya.
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