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Old 25-07-2010, 08:51   #106
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Hi Guys
Thanks for the welcome and to Henry for the picture of your Bimini. It looks like a very good solution. Have you any more pics particularly from the front. Presumably you have to be careful the forward stays do not interrupt the winches and lines.
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Old 25-07-2010, 09:27   #107
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Here is view from the front.
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Old 25-07-2010, 10:49   #108
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I thought it might be more useful to crop the photo so you get a view closer up.
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Old 04-08-2010, 21:15   #109
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Sydney Boat Show

Hey Gordon,

Did you show your boat in the Boat Show?

Any interest?

Hope all is well.

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Old 04-08-2010, 21:17   #110
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Henry,

Can you demount your helm station bimini?
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Old 04-08-2010, 21:35   #111
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Hi Daniel,
Yes we were in the show with La Rochelle and yes much interest.

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Old 05-08-2010, 03:46   #112
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Preparing for the launch

I want to get an all purpose genacker made for my Orana. Does anyone know where I can get the necessary dimensions. Is there a detailed specification or manual for the Orana ? FP are on holiday this month.

Also, has anyone fitted a washing machine. If so where and what model fits ?

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DtM - the bimini frame is only removable with tools - the canvas is easily removeable.
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Old 16-08-2010, 17:00   #114
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Washer

Hi -- We mounted a washing machine in our owner's version -- starboard bow, just forward of the door. We needed to cut a large square hatch in the ceiling, since we couldn't find one that fit thru the door way and we were not interested in rippin gout the door (tho, that might have been the cheaper option).

Works well, off our 110 genset, but in beam seas, water can get pushed up the drain tube (it ends about about 4 feet above the water line!) so we plug it during passages and all is good.

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Old 12-10-2010, 18:37   #115
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does anyone know the owner of Orana Hull No.60? We'd like to get in touch with her/him/them....
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Hi all you Orana owners out there, just a general inquiry.
Has anyone had clutch slippage/failure to engage with the S130 saildrive coupled to the Volvo engines, for that matter any owners with this saildrive fitted to their boat.
The engine hours when this appears to happen are around the 800 Hr. mark.

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I've got the 130S-B Volvo drives, but I have only done 150 hours so I will have to wait and see !
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To all Orana owners with spinaker or geneaker set up:


I am in the process of adding a downwind sail. (genneaker or spifurl or screacher or whatever you like to call) As you know in Orana all the lines are up to the winches at helm station on the starboard side. So I can manage to get the sheet to the winches w/out problem with one or two pulleys on starboard. The problem is on the port side.. How the sheet runs to the winches w/out drilling the hard bimini and or passing through the cockpit ?
Easiest way is to install an additional winch on the port side, but I don't want to do it.

Could you pls explain ? If you can add pictures, even better..

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Hi all you Orana owners out there, just a general inquiry.
Has anyone had clutch slippage/failure to engage with the S130 saildrive coupled to the Volvo engines, for that matter any owners with this saildrive fitted to their boat.
The engine hours when this appears to happen are around the 800 Hr. mark.

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Hi Gordon,

I have the same sail drive and same 40 HP Volvo engines. They are at 1900 hours each and no problem at all. My boat is also chartered so under continious torture

Nevertheless, we are having frequent clutch problems with two Salina that are in our fleet. I don't know what sail drive they have, but I know that my mechanicians are dismantling them twice a year. Once they told me they found sea water in it, changed the gaskets and cleaned it. Another time they changed couple of bearings...
One of them has 55 HP Volvo, the other is equipped with Volvo 75 HP.

If you are interested, I can gather more info for you.

Cheers

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Slipping SailDrives and Securing Genaker Sheets

Hi:

On saildrives, this clutch slippage is a common problem with Volvo, and I and many other S130 owners have experienced it. Volvo is well aware of this problem, and in September 2010 issued a service bulletin. In it, they tell owners to no longer use standard automatic transmission fluid (ATF) in the sail drives, but to begin using 15W40 oil instead. You will want to contact your Volvo dealer; the warranty runs 2 years. Once in gear, it will stay in gear, but the problem arises in getting the clutch pack to engage. Our repair in Tahiti was about $1000. Volvo makes a clutch disc pack kit, which contains all of the necessary parts, and that kit part number is 3848817 . The repair can be performed while the boat is in the water, and involves disconnecting the drive from the engine and replacing the disc pack. I think you'd need a special tool to squeeze the discs apart and together; otherwise it's pretty straightforward.

On genaker sheets, ours run through turning blocks on the outboard side of the two sterns -- there's a s/s eye for them -- and then come in and we use the winch in the center stern of the boat for adjustment. It's seems very complicated to run the sheets to the cockpit, but if there's an easy way for both, I'm all ears. You'll want the sheet run aft as far as possible to assure a nice shape for the sail

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