John Churchill

 

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  • in reply to: Parting out An Olson 30 #2590

    John Churchill
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    I would be interested in the second Sailcomp display if it is available separately.
    John Churchill

    in reply to: I Need Photos of BOD #2580

    John Churchill
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    Here is what I did with aluminum tube, cost $60 I think and minimal time
    http://www.olson30.org/groups/friends/forum/topic/beam-of-destinyjockstraps-installed/

    in reply to: Bottom #2389

    John Churchill
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    I do not think anything can go over an ablative paint except another ablative. Too soft and low internal cohesion. Ablative in essence does not stick to itself well.

    in reply to: Need Crew #2122

    John Churchill
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    I would be interested in discussing
    John Churchill
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    in reply to: Mast Step #2121

    John Churchill
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    The beam and jock straps seem to be “the fix” for this from an engineering standpoint. Snug up the straps tight and you should be able (theoretically) to suspend the bottom of the mast in midair without any styringer at all. I had the same issue and decided to fix the cause and leave the hidden cosmetics alone. Of course, my boat is a low budget beater and YMMV.

    in reply to: Beam of Destiny/Jockstraps Installed #2115

    John Churchill
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    not quite ready for launch, but you are welcome to come visit
    239-472-8206 home
    239-910-3913 cell

    in reply to: Bottom #2111

    John Churchill
    Participant

    Ignore the dumb third question. I realized the blue is the deeper layer of bottom paint underneath the faded surface.

    in reply to: Stanchion Bases #2060

    John Churchill
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    I am in the midst of replacing a bent stanchion. Tried straightening it but it just zigzagged. Since I could not find an exact match (Pride’s hole pattern seems different), I just got a 1″ ss tube. The old one must have been 25 mm, new one did not fit without some clearance adjustment. I assumed the outward tilt of the stanchion along with the lifeline tension should keep them secure. Mine was sealed (once upon a time) to the deck with silicone. I suppose if coming out is a problem, they could be sealed/glued at the upper end with 5200. I like the current design: simple, clean, leak-free. Fractured laminate is probably a better outcome than a broken base and crew overboard.
    John Churchill
    #153
    Sanibel FL

    in reply to: Gin Pole System for Mast? #2055

    John Churchill
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    Been thinking of doing the same myself when the time comes. Here’s a write-up specific to the O30
    http://www.sailpix.com/email/olson30/2010/4543.html

    in reply to: Sail Inventory #2054

    John Churchill
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    I don’t know what I’ve got, came with the boat. I am a greenhorn when it comes to racing. I am used to plain white sails. I am only partially kidding. I know the yellowish sails are kevlar, but am pretty lost with these other laminates. Maybe someone can give me a quick education.
    I have a light main in a woven kevlar and a heavy main with heavy kevlar strands, fine black diagonals and some white threads intermixed. The heavy kevlar has a single reef. Also have a “delivery” dacron main with 2 reefs.
    Three spinnakers, a 1/2 or 3/4 oz corner is marked “poly”, a 1 1/2 oz as well as an asymmetric spinnaker.
    For headsails, I have 5 but don’t know the sizes. One is marked “M1”, I assume medium #1 and has a foot length of 18′, there’s also an “H1” marked as “LP=16.5″. I am a little confused because I thought the #1’s were supposed to be all the same size and are the biggest jib, but there is also another sail with a foot measuring 19′-6″ made of clear sheets with more heavy white strands and black fibers going in multiple directions. I also have a much heavier jib with a foot of 13′-6”. There is one sail that I think is likely worthless, white laminate, fairly light, 16′ foot with a pink panel and a purple panel towards the head. One upper panel is torn almost all the way across.
    John Churchill
    Sanibel FL

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