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    Olson 34 brochure mast measurments

    I have the digital copy of the olson 34 brochure and was wondering if the mast measurements are for the TM Tall Mast or the Standard Mast?

    Mark
    San Pedro
    Olson 34 Hull #35
  2. Thread: Engine stall

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    I have the same motor and 800 RPMS will work, as...

    I have the same motor and 800 RPMS will work, as noted the motor must be sufficiently warmed up or it will stall at idle. I find that if I heat the glow plugs for about 40-45 seconds it makes a big...
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    Ericson 35 burned to a crisp

    San Pedro, Holiday Harbor.

    The Ericson in the slip next to mine had a fire and is a total loss. The fire dept. indicated that it originated in the battery box. A witness heard a pop and looked up...
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    Amazing work. I have to do my Olson 34 in the...

    Amazing work. I have to do my Olson 34 in the water. I have minor oxidation. Do you have any tips on that high gloss finish. It looks way better than the pro jobs that I see in our marina. You have...
  5. Thanks Loren, your picture #4 clearly identified...

    Thanks Loren, your picture #4 clearly identified the connection for the Auto Pilot.
  6. olson 34 cockpit has two water resistant electrical receptacle connections

    On our Olson 34 portside cockpit behind the lazarette, there is a connection for the AC dock cord and a second unknown receptacle. (have seen in other Olson pictures) Does anyone know what the...
  7. Sorry taken so long to get back. Having trouble...

    Sorry taken so long to get back. Having trouble submitting (try number 3).
    That head sink created a couple hours of cleanup although no damage reported. Most of the water ended up in the shower...
  8. Olson 34 head sink overflow while underway

    We were coming back from Long Beach to San Pedro. A guest went into the head and indicated that there was water on the floor. I went below and discovered that on a starboard tack with the drain cock...
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    Battery replacement Olson 34

    Thanks for your valuable feedback. After pulling the batteries out of the boxes, I found both to be West Marine SeaGel Deep Cycle Gel 73ah. Since the batteries have been in service since 2006, one...
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    Ready to update Olson 34 battery banks

    The boat currently has a deep cycle and starting gel batteries combined with a smart charger. I notice there is a voltage regulator on portside of the engine compartment. This is where the questions...
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    Battery switch use

    I just came from the Perko site they have it fully explained. The dual battery switch should be set to the both position for normal start. When at anchor, or under sail use only the house deep cycle...
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    Olson panel service light/battery selector switch

    Loren,
    Thanks for your feedback. I must have had a senior moment, when my son said why is the service light on? I could not remember but I thought its always been on. As you point out, it should be...
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    Ericson Electrical Panel Service Light

    I have an Olson 34 and have noticed that there is a red service light lit on the panel above the Voltage meters. When I turn the AC off at the shore power the light stays on. The light only turns off...
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    This is very helpful info. I am definitely...

    This is very helpful info.
    I am definitely going with a 5/16" higher end rope. There's so many high tech options its mind boggling.

    This is something I found on line: Brand New piece of...
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    Thanks Christian, Appreciate your feedback....

    Thanks Christian,
    Appreciate your feedback.
    Cheers to the New Year!
    Mark
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    Thanks Loren, That's exactly what I wanted to...

    Thanks Loren,
    That's exactly what I wanted to hear. Hope you had a great New Years!
    Mark
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    5/16 Halyard size and Rope Clutches for Olson 34

    Loren,
    I know this is an old topic. What I need to know is on the Olson do the stock rope clutches adequately hold the 5/16 T-900 or equivalent? And are you happy with the 5/16 for both main and jib...
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    Thanks Loren.

    Thanks Loren.
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    Olson 34 Pointing ability

    Summer is here and its time to get the boat dialed in. I was wondering what degree from the wind close hauled should I be shooting for with the Olson 34?

    Also, with decent conditions and close...
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    For further topic clarification, I thought I...

    For further topic clarification, I thought I would add my discussion with Gary of Martec. "Gary, I just had the prop you sent me installed and I have a question. The MFGs minimum RPM is a recommended...
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    Great point! I do have a 2:1 reduction and...

    Great point! I do have a 2:1 reduction and therefore my propeller RPM Should be considerably less. I'm thinking that it should be fine.

    Thanks to everyone for the timely feedback.

    Mark
    San...
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    Martec Folding Prop and shifting RPMs

    I just purchased for my Olson 34, a Martec Folding Propeller. The operating note indicates shifting into gear at not much more that 600 RPMs. I have the Universal M25XP. I have read that I should not...
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    I did find a simple line drawing of I believe...

    I did find a simple line drawing of I believe hull number one. However, the windows are a different configuration. Two large windows on cabin side aft and two small forward. My windows are configured...
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    Thank you Loren, I am happy owning the boat...

    Thank you Loren,
    I am happy owning the boat without drawings rather than owning drawings and not a boat.
    Mark
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    Olson 34 line drawings

    Does anyone have the correct line drawings for the Olson/Ericson 34. I have found some drawings on SailboatData.com, however their drawings are clearly not the same boat that I have. For example my...
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    Olson 34 Weight Distribution

    Loren,
    I am experiencing "rain spray" leakage inside around the mast. I am hoping to renew the mast boot and seal before the next storm comes in. It never rains in Southern California until I buy a...
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    Olson 34 Weight distrubution

    Alan,
    Thanks for the welcome!
    Actually, after purchasing Wing Ding, I brought her from Cabrillo Marina into my upwind slip in Holiday Harbor where my Cal 2-29 resided for about 12 years. We sold...
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    Olson 34 weight distribution

    Craig,
    I will be working on the weight distribution, a little perplexing on the surface trying to visualize what weighs enough to cause the imbalance... but it is reassuring that its not just my...
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    Olson 34 weight distribution

    Grizz,
    I will have to weigh the pieces of lead ballast on the starboard side, calculate the weight of the fuel and water, then I can begin the balancing act. Sorry about the unclear wax comment as I...
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    O-34: Port list, Rain leak questions

    Gentlemen, I have been so busy with Wing Ding haven't had a chance to communicate. I do have a couple questions.

    1) I noticed adjacent to the water tank on the starboard side ahead of the galley,...
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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I know...

    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I know there will be questions as there are many systems to learn. Mark
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    I am the proud new owner as of yesterday. Mark

    I am the proud new owner as of yesterday.
    Mark
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    Loren, I am very familiar with Wing Ding. Mark

    Loren,
    I am very familiar with Wing Ding.
    Mark
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