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Search: Posts Made By: olson34
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By olson34
Re: "Spurs" Line Cutter or similar

Fun watching. Some sort or 'cutter' seems to be a lot better than nothing...

We have a disc type -- have not tested it at sea, and would prefer not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,365
Posted By olson34
Re: 1981 - Catalina 30' or Sabre 30'?

IMO, Apples to Oranges comparison.
The Sabre is in the quality of design and engineering group of makes like CS Yachts, Tartan, Valiant, and Ericson.
The Catalina is in a lesser group, especially...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By olson34
Unhappy Re: Got a 'head' ache!

Our prior boat had a Jabsco(aka Par-Jabsco-Brydon) head. For ten years I just took it for granted that marine heads needed to be rebuilt every year or every other year. :rolleyes:
And that the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,580
Posted By olson34
Re: Securing extra fuel and water tanks for coastal cruising

Fuel notes:
I have done several deliveries over the decades where we had some extra five gal. plastic containers on deck. Lashed them to lifelines with some padding on the lines to prevent chafe....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb Re: Replacement stanchions?

You may be able to source it from this old OEM supplier. (Once know as Tops-in-Quality, IIRC)
White Water Marine - Stanchions and Bases (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By olson34
Re: Bedding mast deck plate

I would go with the Butyl tape from Mainesail. Best quality product I have seen. Whether the mast is weighing down heavily or you have torqued up a piece of hardware with several 5/16 bolts, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb Re: any experience with this bow roller type?

I have seen this style countless times over the decades, and usually on power boats. My best guess is that they need a roller that they can pivot back onto their little foredeck and not hit docks or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By olson34
Cool Re: Any experience with a Habitent

Thanks for the info. We have been exchanging the odd email with these folks for a couple years, and it appears that the only real drawback is that it's for use at the dock or at anchor.
OTOH, a full...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By olson34
Re: Bow Roller Replacement - Looking for advice

Find the shortest SS roller channel that will hold your chosen anchor and no further. Every inch that it protrudes will provide a stronger lever arm to twist it when anchored in big winds and waves....
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,089
Posted By olson34
Re: would you buy used AGMs?

Hi Brian,
We have the T-145 type. I went back and corrected my error in the AH, too. Good catch!

This link shows one that looks like ours.
T-145 Plus | Trojan Battery Company...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-19-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,089
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb used AGM's?

An AGM battery comment, although not quite germaine to the question... but perhaps a data point all the same.
We are on our second AGM 12 volt "starting/emergency" battery. The first one was a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By olson34
Question Re: Is Hull Cored on 1983 Pearson 34??

Given the deck coring saturation problems due to their use of rubber gaskets on the base of their stanchions, you already know that you need a really good deck survey with a moisture meter - done by...
Forum: Diesel 04-07-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By olson34
Re: yanmar YSM8

From the interior picture, this looks like a Yamaha 25 or 26. Very high quality boats and fast, too.
The nominal hp rating for the Yanmar single horizontal cylinder engines was 8 hp for the smaller...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,981
Posted By olson34
Question Re: safe cooking / flames

i wonder if the comments about invisible flames refer to Pressure Alcohol stoves? I have heard that before and do believe it... but our Origo flame is Always yellow/Blue and never difficult to see,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,981
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb Re: safe cooking

These cooking stove discussions seem to produce enough "heat" to brown up some croissants. (sigh...)
One little fact that is missing from several replies is the amount of heat one can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By olson34
Re: Online Maintenance Log

That would be nice indeed. A template that would work in Numbers, perhaps?

Forum: Gas 03-05-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb Re: Blower hose

For gas engines, the blower exhaust intake must be at a low point in the engine compartment. As others have noted, gasoline vapor is heavier than air and extremely explosive.

For diesel engines...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By olson34
Re: Help with Keels, Displacement, and Roly Boats

I have done a lot of coastal deliveries and several off shore multi day trips. All of the boats would respond a bit differently to waves... but gotta say that the only time I threw up (once!) was on...
Forum: Boat Reviews 01-28-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,413
Posted By olson34
Thumbs up Re: Islander Freeport 36

Nice looking design!
Lots of info on the 'net, like this link:
Pacific Northwest Boating News: Boat review | 1978 Islander Freeport 36 | Three Sheets Northwest...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,739
Posted By olson34
Re: Mainsheet system

Yup. The boat seems to have enough main sheet length that we've never run short. After a hard windy sail, when we come in to the dock, sometimes we run the tails back on one side until they are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,739
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb Re: Mainsheet system

You might want to talk to the tech guys at Harken. Over a decade ago they worked with a local yard to develop a gross/fine system for a friend of mine with an Ericson 33 (the Ron Holland design with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,374
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb Re: Through-Hulls

Actually, builders use any given material for a host of reasons. Cost is one, so you're not wrong.
Thing is... it's not always simple. Example would be that the majority of boats sold in the last...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By olson34
Re: New headsail

Check out the photo in reply 32 in this thread about smaller jibs at the EY.o site.
Self Tacking Jibs, anyone?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-07-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By olson34
Thumbs up Smaller but OK, with battens...

When we got tired of cranking in a 135 for a decade.... I went with a new 95% RF jib with vertical battens.
It's wonderful. While we could use a bit more sail area in winds under 5 kts, we still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 8,383
Posted By olson34
Re: when was the last time you cleaned your bilge?

Our bilge areas were dirty when we acquired the boat. Cleaned up well due to Ericson having rolled on white gel coat on most of the "visible" areas (under the access plates). Over a decade ago, when...
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