View RSS Feed

"Fresh Air"

  1. Lee Cloth "Quick Connect"

    Here is a little interior upgrade that I have been considering for a number of years. On our boat and many others, over the decades, I find that the attachment for the lee cloth is often fussy to deal with. Usually you are trying to secure yourself while the boat is rolling around and likely this is happening in darkness or with a dim red light at best.

    A metal snap shackle would certainly do the job, but inevitably it will bang around on the bulkhead, bunk edge or the varnished sole. ...

    Updated 11-29-2018 at 07:46 AM by Loren Beach

    Categories
    Uncategorized
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	port lee cloth.jpg 
Views:	58 
Size:	82.0 KB 
ID:	25600   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	new snap in place.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	56.3 KB 
ID:	25601   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	lee cloth snap, ready.jpg 
Views:	37 
Size:	47.9 KB 
ID:	25602  
  2. Marine Survey Check List

    I have known several surveyors over the decades. They answer my ill-informed questions with patience, and I believe that they could have been teachers had they chosen it.
    I was looking thru the web site for one of those folks, and thought that others here might like to consider (print out...) the list she uses as a general guide.
    It is a long list. A survey usually takes a full work day, and after that a written report with a lot of digital pix is prepared and conveyed to the purchaser ...

    Updated 09-21-2018 at 12:54 PM by Loren Beach

    Categories
    Uncategorized
  3. New panel cover for engine gauges

    The new engine panel fits differently than the old Universal one with its recessed gauge and switch molding. There was never any plan to reuse the old panel even if we had chosen to repair the old engine -- wiring harness was shot and all the instruments needed updating. The old black plastic mounting 'box" had cracking in it from UV and the brittle-ness that happens to cast plastics over time.

    A new cover had to be designed that would keep spray off and still allow access to ...

    Updated 08-10-2018 at 09:23 PM by Loren Beach

    Categories
    Uncategorized
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	underside view lorez.jpg 
Views:	27 
Size:	46.8 KB 
ID:	24890   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Hinged clear lorez.jpg 
Views:	26 
Size:	39.6 KB 
ID:	24891   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	plastic panel in place.jpg 
Views:	27 
Size:	29.9 KB 
ID:	24892   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	new plastic plate over instruments.jpg 
Views:	41 
Size:	42.4 KB 
ID:	24893   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	lifted up -lorez.jpg 
Views:	35 
Size:	46.0 KB 
ID:	24894  

  4. G10 praise

    One more close up of the new flange that better shows the G10 fiberglass plate.
    I used some 3/16" scrap to make up this piece, and it took four pieces. They were joined with an overlay of two layers of light glass cloth on each side. Total thickness ended being about 1/4". For a light duty application like this it's very strong.

    While I trust the epoxy bond, I added a few screws as well, to accompany the clamp pressure. After some thought I later removed them -- extra ...

    Updated 08-04-2018 at 07:58 AM by Loren Beach

    Categories
    Uncategorized
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Images  
  5. Engine Panel Back Upgrade

    General Observation:
    If you change out an engine in a 30+ year old boat, there will very likely be a formidable list of old irritations to address "while you're there".


    The EY factory might have sensed in 1988 that there was additional financial risk to making any new tooling pieces for the Olson boats that they had just purchased. They were struggling some, and indeed they had to close in late 1990.

    From looking at some other (32 ...

    Updated 06-28-2018 at 08:03 PM by Loren Beach

    Categories
    Uncategorized
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	stock O-34 panel.jpg 
Views:	32 
Size:	62.1 KB 
ID:	24649   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	new panel, old stop hole plugged.jpg 
Views:	36 
Size:	66.4 KB 
ID:	24650   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	new flange pattern.jpg 
Views:	33 
Size:	52.8 KB 
ID:	24651   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	flange epoxied in place.jpg 
Views:	34 
Size:	82.5 KB 
ID:	24652   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Back in place, final.jpg 
Views:	39 
Size:	53.3 KB 
ID:	24653  

Page 1 of 12 1234511 ... LastLast