March 7, 2014 at 2:18 am #1962
Here I go again with my new to Olson questions?
What are these rails above the bunk?
What is the red Cone?
What is this metal “horseshoe” on the forward bulkhead?
Also, many rivets on my starboard bunk are busted, what is the best way to replace them? How thick is the hull so I don´t drill thru it?
JMarch 7, 2014 at 3:08 am #3287
Rails above the bunk are for ditty bags. I found mesh bags that were 30″ long at West Marine that I sewed a boltrope tape to. Now I have 4 nice mesh bags that slip into the grove and hold all of junk that is normally spilling on to the sole.
3m Premium filler or West System Eposxy + 406 colloidal silica – fill the holes – redrill – can you take on of the rivets out to see how long it is?
Your horseshoe, hmmm… should be hanging 180 degrees the otherway- promotes bad luck the way it is hung… Could it be for a port-o-pottie? As for the Red Knob….is that a fine mesh filter on the end? Where is it located?March 7, 2014 at 3:18 am #3288
Red thing almost looks like an upper rudder bearing. Is it 2″ internally? If inverted, it might fit into the top of the rudder tube?
The horseshoe..probably used to be a tiedown for a baby stay.
Use short rivets. Glass is probably 3/16″. Core is 1/2 inch.March 7, 2014 at 3:21 am #3290
THe “horseshoe” I don’t think is for a portapotty as mine is in the regular place.
The Red cone was laying in the boat box of miscellaneous parts. That is a plastic film I suppose has to be removed… Can this be a rudder bearing?
I did not touch my rivets before checking with you guys for ideas.
I like the mesh bag idea a lot.
JMarch 9, 2014 at 1:28 am #3294
Jean – Is the red cone a check valve? Is the inner cylinder independent from the outer except at the plastic film? If so, does the outer cylinder allow pressure in the inner cylinder out, without allowing air to flow the other way?March 9, 2014 at 2:17 am #3297
It is not a check valve. The plastic film I assume will be removed when this is used wherever that is. I think this may be a rudder bearing as Bruce suggested. Anyone else can confirm this?March 9, 2014 at 2:27 am #3298
It most definitely does not look like either the upper or lower bearings that I replaced. What are its dimensions?March 9, 2014 at 3:32 am #3301
It is not a rudder bearing as is. The upper round part looks like a bearing, but too small. If the inside dimension is 2″, it has possibilities.
the rest of it almost looks like the end of a rudder shaft. Looks like the rudder head hole for the bolt.
Strange piece and not stock OlsonMarch 11, 2014 at 5:42 pm #3302
I can almost see the patent number on the top.
Look it up…
289356..somethingMarch 15, 2014 at 5:04 pm #3311
It’s a horn; try blowing into the hole on the side…March 25, 2014 at 1:21 am #3317
The red thing is a horn. It should have a white peice that pushes on the other end. You blow in the hole and the plastic film vibrates. I used to sell the a few years ago.
The horseshoe thing is a reinforcment chainlplate for the deck tiedown wire.
RichardApril 22, 2014 at 5:55 pm #3333
Thanks everybody for your your inputs. Just came back from the boat.
Lilya I like your mesh bags idea for the rails above the bunk and I will for sure “borrow” it.
Thanks Richard, that is indeed a horn. I blew on it inside the boat and my ears rang for the next 10 minutes… This thing is loud! And the “horseshoe” is indeed for a deck tiedown only the deck portion is no longer there.
Have a great week
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