Lilya Vorobey

 

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  • in reply to: Replacement Bow Pulpit #3684

    Lilya Vorobey
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    Absolutely fixable. Prep it by drilling little holes at the 2 ends of the crack. Wash the piece inside and out with clean water. Let it dry for a few days before you find a reputable TIG welder who knows he/she(!)should use 316 stainless rod. An additional 316 stainless tube in the middle of the other two is a geat idea also.
    McMaster-Carr would be a easy place to get 6″ of tube. Here’s the link:
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-stainless-steel-hollow-tubing/=w5xjqe

    Good luck! (not that you need it…it is a minor fix!)

    in reply to: Replacement Bow Pulpit #3681

    Lilya Vorobey
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    Hi,
    If you are in the SF Bay area, I can fix it for you.

    in reply to: Boat on trailer height #3440

    Lilya Vorobey
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    Mine is sitting on a Triad 4 wheel trailer – roughly 11′ without the mast resting on the pushpit-pullpit. The trailer jack is being used so that may add a few inches…

    in reply to: Carrying large quantities of volatile liquids safely #3438

    Lilya Vorobey
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    From Adrian:
    Actually I didn’t bring the motor for the return trip to Seattle. It probably would’ve shortened my trip by 2 or 3 days if I’d had it, but the Olson is a good light air boat. But when I sailed to Australia I just left the main tank in the cockpit and lashed a jerry can to the stern. The outboard fared ok, but I had to lash very tightly in all directions so it wouldn’t wallow around too much.

    in reply to: Carrying large quantities of volatile liquids safely #3436

    Lilya Vorobey
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    Just sent a note to Adrian.

    in reply to: Carrying large quantities of volatile liquids safely #3432

    Lilya Vorobey
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    Defintiely a vent in the back and the these gas containers seems to work:

    http://greatstuffthatworks.com/2393/the-best-safest-easiest-to-use-gas-can-the-no-spill/

    in reply to: Mast Repair #3415

    Lilya Vorobey
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    Can you have someone roll a piece of 5052 aluminum and rivet the piece over it?

    in reply to: Lifting bar dimensions #3413

    Lilya Vorobey
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    Mine’s 1″-8 thread The socket was $36.00

    in reply to: Rudder Bearings #3363

    Lilya Vorobey
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    OK, I have to take into condsideration the time at which the bearings are made since it is pretty warm in my shop.

    in reply to: Rudder Bearings #3362

    Lilya Vorobey
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    Thank you Bruce,
    It’s the machine shop thing. I am going to experiment and then post the results. I am thinking that .002″ clearance may do the trick clearance around the shaft and the general rule of thumb when press fitting – .001″ over for the OD. The thermal coefficients are at opposite ends. Meanwhile I will be sailing out of 57 degree water to ~78 degree water…. Of course, two weeks of sailing to Kauai 24/7 will slowly ream the bearings for me
    The PVC couplings that make up the rudder tube seats are quite constant (I’m surprised). Hmmm. Any thoughts?

    in reply to: Rudder Bearings #3360

    Lilya Vorobey
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    Hi All,
    Anyone actually have a tolerance for the rudder bearings (ID to rudder shaft)? I am about to make mine and was wondering if anyone has measured them and compared them to their rudder post.
    Thanks in advance.

    in reply to: Paint for Toe Rails #3357

    Lilya Vorobey
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    Awlcraft has a bulletin on line that is out of date for painting aluminum masts since many of the chemicals for preparing the mast are not available in the US. They have replaced aluminum prep work with AwlGrip Wash Primer CF D6600 (yellow base) and the converter D3300 ratio 1:1.
    http://www.awlgrip.com/Prodlit/wash_primer_cf_application_guidance.pdf
    The cheapest place to buy this is the PBS boat store but beware – they pack their boxes poorly. When I comlained (I actually sent a professional note suggesting they package the paints securely in the box since mine leaked) they blocked me from their website!)…
    I will be redoing my toe rails and mast with this system. But hey Bruce, you are ahead of me with your boat… so tell me how it comes out!

    in reply to: How much are these sails worth #3351

    Lilya Vorobey
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    When were they made? How much use?

    in reply to: How much are these sails worth #3350

    Lilya Vorobey
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    When were they made? How much use?

    in reply to: How do I get a PHRF Certificate #3293

    Lilya Vorobey
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    http://offshore.ussailing.org/Assets/Offshore/PHRF/USPHRF+Fleets.pdf
    Contact info for your specific area

    Hi Bruce!

    in reply to: What are these? #3287

    Lilya Vorobey
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    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?

    in reply to: Ideas on Non-OD Compliant PHRF mods for stiffness?? #3280

    Lilya Vorobey
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    Jim,
    I am strapping a cork pfd to that post for this summer’s journey to Nawiliwili. As for the outboard, mine’s in the livingroom next to the liferaft end table. Actually I raced with someone who did that with his outboard – so I assumed that was what that post was for.

    in reply to: Ideas on Non-OD Compliant PHRF mods for stiffness?? #3276

    Lilya Vorobey
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    Bruce, my boat has a 2×4 that is glassed in that is about a foot back from the companion way wall that supports the cockpit sole. I suspect that the way it is arranged (not centered) it is there also to attach the outboard so as to not have it jump around.

    in reply to: Backup steering #3195

    Lilya Vorobey
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    I am making a carbon fiber one that sits in a cassette and uses the outboard bracket. I am using unidirectional CF (many layers along the spine(and wrapping it with CF and and outside layer of FG for impact resistance. It is roughly 4′ long (from the bottom of the cassette) and about 13″ wide. I suspect it will be a bare to use but at the point, I will only be crusing to get somewhere (not racing)(!)
    I’ll post a few pictures when I am done. Also, I drew up the shape and templates in CAD and can send it on to anyone that may be interested.
    Actually it will end up looking a bit like a FARRIER F-32 rudder. I figured if it works for a cat, it should almost work for an Olson… Here’s the site:
    http://www.f-boat.com/pages/news/HighAspectRudders.html

    in reply to: Sealing stanchions #3194

    Lilya Vorobey
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    Hi Ray,
    Spread LanoCote on them ~ that will keep the air and moisture out. It is available at most chandleries. Beware, it is very sticky and dogs love it – which is one way of getting it off of yourself or anything you didn’t want it to be on. If you heat it up a bit you can spread it on with a brush. Careful though, it has a low melting point.

    in reply to: Rear Hatch Question #3150

    Lilya Vorobey
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    OK, I have attempted to post a new topic: Rear hatch dimensions and it isn’t showing up.
    SO, this topic is somewhat connected:
    My dillemma is that I need the cutout dimensions for the rear hatch. A Lewmar size 54 hatch is 15-7/16″ x 19-15/16″ A size 60 is 19-15/16 x 19-15/16″. If anyone happens to have a tape measure handy next time you are on your boat, please please please…
    Also, I need the dimension that is from the cutout to the rear of the boat on the center line.
    THANK YOU!
    I am attempting to restore hull #243 after someone extended the cockpit to the transom.

    Jim – How is the cork count? I’ll be there next summer! You only need 380…

    in reply to: Rudder Shaft Length #3041

    Lilya Vorobey
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    37.5″ I have one leaning against my fireplace… yes, the house is an O30 museum.

    in reply to: Longnitudinal stiffening #2960

    Lilya Vorobey
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    I picked up a SS plate from Buzz. He recommends not using the BOD but something with a turnbuckle that goes from the keel to the deck. His SS plate has 4 tangs on it. 2 for the jockstraps and 2 front and aft of the mast. I haven’t done this yet but will measure what ever I can when I do.

    in reply to: Spreaders #2937

    Lilya Vorobey
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    I Have a brand new spreader that I bought from Buzz It is 36.25″ and has two groves.
    I also have a used one (2 groves) that is roughly 33.25 (longest dimension)
    Last, I have a set that are 33.250… all for sale. The new one cost $230…ugh make me an offer on what you need…..

    in reply to: Kauai Channel Race #2936

    Lilya Vorobey
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    Jim – I made it home, had coffee this morning on the Olson and then played the new tenor uke much to the dismay of the neighborhood dogs… Thank you for taking me out on a real boat when I was in Kauai! Good luck in the channel. Wish I could be there to work the pointy end of the boat with my kevlar kneepads!!!!

    in reply to: Cheek Blocks #2877

    Lilya Vorobey
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    Jim,
    Makes it a little difficult to slice up the cheese & veggies for h’orderves, doesn’t it?

    in reply to: Mast Head Light #2867

    Lilya Vorobey
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    I am doing offshore races thus a masthead light is required.
    I just weighed the old light: 14 oz. while the Orca is 10.2 oz. Although there was a plastic bag involved with the old parts…

    in reply to: Mast Head Light #2864

    Lilya Vorobey
    Participant

    Hi,
    I have an old one that can be used as parts. If you want it is yours. Just send me your address.
    FYI I bought a strobe/tricolor from Orcagreen.com. It is a very sturdy unit and uses one switch for anchor, strobe or tricolor. The switch can use existing 2 wire or a 3 wire configuration.

    in reply to: Interesting handicap question #2858

    Lilya Vorobey
    Participant

    99 Sf Bay

    in reply to: Testing the new stability rules #2846

    Lilya Vorobey
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    The water color is from spilled coffee. It is a long race.

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