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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By olson34
Re: Ranger 20 replacement spreaders

I used to sail (and sell) Rangers. Nothing special about the stock tubular aluminum spreaders, but if your boat has the optional airfoil ones, you might need to do some searching. I would talk to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By olson34
Re: Help me identify my sailboat

Sailed beside a couple of 'em several decades ago in Portland, OR, on the Columbia River and while they are very pretty in a "classic" sort of way. The interior has sitting headroom only.
But you...
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: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,539
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb Re: Downsizing to 25' to 30'

The Ericson Cruising 31 (aka Ericson Independence 31) and the E-28 are both Bruce King designs and both good sailing boats. The 31 had a performance underbody, altho not quite as "fast" as the fin...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-30-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,539
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb Re: Downsizing to 25' to 30'

Good suggestion. Also consider an Ericson 29 or 30. Well built, fast, and well set up for cruising.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-27-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 1,842
Posted By olson34
Re: Rig tension too tight?

That is a tough design mean't for ocean sailing. I friend of mine has raced one of those for 20 years on a variety of offshore races.
I have no idea what should be ideal, but can report that we back...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-21-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By olson34
Re: Anybody check out the C&C 30 on eBay?

Interior has been removed and hugely reformatted. Gas engine will turn off a lot of potential buyers, too.
Anytime you make big changes in a well-known classic, you risk losing potential buyers...
Forum: Ericson   07-19-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 13,943
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb Re:Ericson 38 questions?

I would suggest that you post your question on the large Ericson owners' site at The Starting Point on Ericson Yachts! (
Lots of sistership owners...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb Re: marine hose source?

I believe that when you visit an industrial hose & fitting supply company you will find that products are not usually labeled 'marine' per se.

The only related markings I have found were on diesel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By olson34
Re: cheapest marine hose source?

Al is right. That is what we do in PDX.

Forum: C & C   07-18-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By olson34
Re: C&C 35 mk3 Window repair

There are multiple answers to what is the "best adhesive sealant" for bonded lenses. I prefer BoatLife Life Seal.
Gotta say, there is a C&C 35-3 in our club and the owner agonized over having just...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By olson34
Re: Bad boat buying experience

It has been many a decade since I sat through BLaw 101, but I recall the pithy saying that "a verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's not written on" or something very like that.

I really like...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-10-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3,632
Posted By olson34
Question Re: Macgregor 25 or Ranger 26

So did you buy the Ericson?
Ericson owners can be found at the site.
If you sign up there you can ask all sorts of questions.

BTW, the E-23 CB model would be a superb trailer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-07-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By olson34
Re: Buying a Canuck...?

I imported a Canadian built sailboat from Canada in '83. Pre-nafta there was indeed import duty to pay and I did so. The CN dollar was low at the time and I was getting a decent deal on a high end...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-06-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 12,602
Posted By olson34
Re: Island Packet 35

Dear sir, Your satisfaction with the design shows that the IP is the Right boat for Your needs. Your snipping at Jeff is unwarranted.
I have been reading his posts for quite a few years and I feel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 4,278
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb Re: Why buy new rigging?

Per your bio, you sail in SF. Salt water, salty air, and strong winds.
While your climate is not as corrosive as it would be in SoCal or Florida, it's still pretty hard on the rig.
And then, and I...
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: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-04-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By olson34
Question Re: 3rd party insurance

Your bio is blank except for letting us know that you live in "Canada"...
What model and what year of boat?
I know of very few owners with only liability ins, but there are a few. Smaller boats or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,412
Posted By olson34
Re: Homade Radome mast mount...

Several years ago one of the posters on the Ericson Owners' site posted up some pix of a carbon fiber pole he scored a deal on. Another guy found a straight spar section off a Catalina 22. Both were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-31-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By olson34
Re: Cracks on deck? C&C

One comment about sail vs power boat handling at low speeds...
In general, sail boats with their deep keels and much much larger rudder areas handle magnitudes better at low speeds. Power boats will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-22-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,186
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   05-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By olson34
Re: Deck hardware: OK to attach with screws only?

Good suggestions so far. You do want to use a backing plate or at least a "fender washer" for each screw on the inside of the cored layup. And that's above the liner. I have done work just like that...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   05-02-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 2,500
Posted By olson34
Red face Re: experience to start a thread

One facet about following a thread and then wondering if the OP is still interested... if you click on that person's site name and then on their Profile you can look at their Statistics.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-11-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,328
Posted By olson34
Lightbulb Re: Messy fenders

While the thread is all about cleaning fenders, there is another potential problem lurking here.

FWIW I have used "boat soap" to try and clean fenders for decades and nowadays use laquer thinner...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,881
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...
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