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Search: Posts Made By: olson34
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,394
Posted By olson34
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

I would suggest, after digesting some very good advice from Jeff and others here, is to really read the excellent rigging book by Brion Toss.
You will appreciate the total load path, from foot of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By olson34
Question Re: Rnger 28: any good?

The OP seems to be referring to the Ranger Yachts 28 (Mull), Not to the Ranger 8.5 (Schumacher), from Ranger Fiberglass Boats in Kent WA. At least that's my take on it.

Different boats with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-24-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,109
Posted By olson34
Talking re: How old is too old and how cheap too cheap

Either the Cascade 29 or the Rawson 30 will be good boats - way over built by modern standards. Another "Alaska strong" boat would be a Willard 30 cutter.
No matter what you decide to buy, get a...
Forum: Diesel 11-24-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,022
Posted By olson34
Re: Universal Water Pump (Sherwood) leak

Sounds reasonable.
Note to other readers, that model Catalina likely has a small two cylinder Universal diesel engine.

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-05-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,580
Posted By olson34
Re: To survey or not to survey; that is the question.

One other reason for having a survey (and owning a boat that can actually pass a survey) is that it is nowadays common for marinas, at least in my part of the country (NW), to demand proof of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By olson34
Re: Lead keel repair advice needed

Grind out any dirt that's on the surface of the divot in the lead and fill it in with thickened epoxy. I am partial to West System, but others work fine, too.
Fair it out smooth with your angle disk...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By olson34
Exclamation Re: advice on chart plotter?

I really like my Lowrance 9" plotter/radar combo. I may have missed it in the discussion, but the first (!) priority for any plotter is location on your particular boat. Most of the current crop of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
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: 3,089
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: 808
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: 1,844
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: 378
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: 444
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: 560
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: 1,022
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: 510
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: 1,375
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: 1,375
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: 735
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: 808
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: 10,616
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: 10,616
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: 289
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: 465
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: 1,310
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...
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