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Forum: Electronics   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,185
Posted By olson34
Re: $13 LED Dome lights, RV / MARINE - what do you think?

My take on it is that in the earlier days of production sailboats, all of the interior lighting was sourced from the RV industry. Nothing wrong with that, but the fixtures tended to have a lot of...
Forum: Gas   06-19-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By olson34
Re: Ericsson 32

I would recommend that you ask your questions at the Ericson owners' site. The Starting Point on Ericson Yachts! (

This subject comes up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-22-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,192
Posted By olson34
Red face Re: 2-blade Flexofold Problems

This is an interesting thread. Gotta say, I have no experience with this exact brand, but do have a good friend that grew frustrated with his folder due to lack of reverse thrust. He went to a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 521
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   09-09-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb Re: Diesel Starting

It might be helpful to temper all the replies with a re-read of the OP for this thread.
He's not the person with the actual question. It's his friend, who reports some 'advice' from another person...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 4,309
Posted By olson34
Question Re: How to negotiate the price of new boat ?

Decades ago when I was selling new and used smaller sailboats my "gross profit" on the new ones was about 17%, and I often had to sell for a lot less just to compete.
After a few years I got out,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb Re: Question Regarding Rudder S2 Model 8B

The prior owner must have run into a salesman that commonly sold ice boxes to Eskimos.:rolleyes:

Get rid of the wheel, once you solve the riddle the 360 degree rudder.
A wheel in a boat that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,534
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb Re: Wood work, etc

Drop board(s) could be quarter or 3/8 inch. That stuff is Really heavy in larger size/thicknesses.

As for wood... you might check into Cumaru.
Cumaru | The Wood Database - Lumber Identification...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,761
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb Re: Replacement of vinyl lifelines

In the last decade, two different boats in our little moorage have had lifelines break... at the dock of all places. In each case they were over 15 years old.
No one was injured and someone casually...
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