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  • in reply to: Blue Pelican Circumnavigation #224639

    Bryan Bywalec
    Keymaster

    Congrats on going all the way around! I’m in the process of reorganizing some of the static pages on this site and we decided it would be fun to have a 424 Hall of Fame. As the first person to post a circumnavigation announcement, y’all are the first inductee! Hopefully in the future the hall of fame will grow to be more than a list but for now check it out here: http://www.pearson424.org/424-hall-of-fame/

    If you want to share more details about your circumnavigation shoot me an e-mail at bryan@iwouldsaygo.com. I’d be happy to interview you for the benefit of the handful of P424 owners currently refitting for extended cruising if you aren’t the blogging / writing type.

    Anyone else reading this that has circumnavigated, feel free to drop me a line.

    Regards,

    Bryan

  • in reply to: Owners Registry Is Now Online #224624

    Bryan Bywalec
    Keymaster

    Our Boat #187 will be Forget Knot

    Rich,

    List has been updated.

    Bryan

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  • in reply to: Please update Owners List #224620

    Bryan Bywalec
    Keymaster

    John,

    I’ve started helping update the site and I went ahead and updated the owner’s list for hull 099. Take a look and let me know if I got it correct.

    To anyone else who see’s this, I’m looking back to see what is currently out of date but if you have something you want updated feel free to reply here.

    Bryan

  • in reply to: Help Needed with Our Site #224599

    Bryan Bywalec
    Keymaster

    Ewan,

    I can help out with this and other tasks for the site if you are interested in a first mate. I run a few personal projects off of a home server and administer a few simple webpages. Nothing this complex but am happy to help.

    As for Facebook I’ll look into making an additional dummy user to use as the entry point. Feel free to e-mail me at bryan@iwouldsaygo.com

    Bryan

  • in reply to: Anchor Chain Pipe #224542

    Bryan Bywalec
    Keymaster

    The reason I am changing to stainless is that the PVC wears through.

    Out of curiosity how long did the PVC pipe last?

  • in reply to: Anchor Chain Pipe #224537

    Bryan Bywalec
    Keymaster

    About to undertake same so reviving this Zombie thread to ask a more specific question…
    When glassing in a PVC pipe is there anything you have to do special to the PVC or will fiberglass readily adhere? Any other tips and tricks for this modification that aren’t obvious? Nervous about cutting such a big hole in the boat!

  • in reply to: New Owners #224369

    Bryan Bywalec
    Keymaster

    1832 Cutter Plan C

    Errr… 1983.

  • in reply to: Salon Table #224244

    Bryan Bywalec
    Keymaster

    I looked at that boat. Did the owner replace the fuel tank or are you taking that on? It seemed to me that the boom was short for a sloop so I thought it might have been a ketch with the mizzen removed but the owner said it was always a sloop.

    I liked the modification he did to the bilge, let me know how that works out long term.

  • in reply to: Westerbeke 58 for you #224190

    Bryan Bywalec
    Keymaster

    Did you know the head was cracked when you bought the boat or was this an unplanned repower? If it was unplanned what caused the head to crack? I’m asking because currently in the market for a Pearson 424 and I’m not a fan of Westerbeke engines to start with so hearing about your experiacne is valuable.

    When the engine was out did you look at the fuel tank?

  • in reply to: Questions re: 1979 ketch #224122

    Bryan Bywalec
    Keymaster

    You should take a close look at the fuel tank. There is at least one 424 for sale that has a fuel tank that won’t hold fuel and you have to remove the engine to get at it. Aluminum tanks have a history of problems, so much so that the USCG released a safety circular regarding them…

    https://www.uscgboating.org/library/boating-safety-circulars/BSC79.pdf

    Where is the ’79 Cutter? I’ve looked at most of them now in my searchand might have photos I can send you.

    • in reply to: Questions re: 1979 ketch #224126

      Bryan Bywalec
      Keymaster

      Mine has steel tanks (2) that replaced the original single tank.
      Not exactly sure why the PO did that but I would imagine it was MUCH easier to put two side-by-side smaller tanks in that amount to more capacity than one single one of the same or less capacity.

      Generally when a PO splits the tankage in two like that it is so that the tanks can be removed via the cockpit locker hatches in the future. If you ever have to pull them out you might check to see if they come out that way before pulling the engine.

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  • in reply to: Documentation Help #224121

    Bryan Bywalec
    Keymaster

    You can try searching her hull number here: https://cgmix.uscg.mil/PSIX/PSIXSearch.aspx

    May turn up any old documentation.

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