Discussion in 'Ocean Yacht' started by onyx, Sep 4, 2018.
Does anyone know where I can get two "Ocean Yachts" raised side emblems?
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Call South Jersey marina @ the canyon club. Ask for the parts manager. I don't remember his name , but he was the purchasing agent for Ocean from 1977-2009. He maybe able to help you on where they had them made.
Sorry I mean the Canyon Club parts department...in south jersey..Cape May.
thank you. I called the number on the Egg Harbor Group FB Page and ordered them. they were $110 Each
Same price I paid direct from Ocean in 2015 just before the when out of biz. I wonder if they just wound up with a bunch of inventory along with the molds, etc.
Prospective - how are these attached on the 43? Just adhesive, or is there somethong like a female threaded post. I have no access to the backs without removing salon paneling
If they are like my 38SS they are fastened through the back . I removed mine by working a very thin putty knife behind the letters until the inserts popped out of the letters , then ground the studs flush . I reinstalled the letters by drilling countersinking and #4 oval head screws . Be sure to use a sealant on the screw threads or you will be wallpapering , ask me how I know !
They are fastened from behind. I didn't have the courage to start pulling down my interior so I just pried the old ones off (don't recall that being difficult) and used so 5 minute epoxy to fasten the new ones on. Sadly my "new" emblems which are on their 4th season are already beginning to tarnish. The emblems I got for my old Tiara had a much higher quality finish and were attached with 3m tape which was already applied to the emblem. But I didn't see a way to afix tape to the back of these.
Mine attached from the inside, 2 round head screws. They were tarnished so I gold leafed and clear coated. Still looking great 5yrs in.
Anyone ever change the stb. toilet discharge hose?
On what model? I did it on my 43' and it was among the most difficult jobs I've ever tackled on a boat. I think Ocean did a horrible job of blackwater plumbing and did it with no intention of anyone ever being able to re-do anything in the future.
I can't even imagine what needs to be ripped up
Sometimes you can attach the new hose to the old via a cheap plastic inline hose barb; start at one end tie the two together and start pulling it through till the new end shows up. Yes you have to work around curves and openings, but many times it will come through. I've also duct taped 1/4'' x 6' threaded rod to the end of a hose or even new wires to fish them through tight areas . 1/4'' rod is just flexible enough to bend around corners with out collapsing. Come to think about it, small pvc pipe would also work as a fishing/pushing tool....
No need to ''Rip'' up decks etc.
Yes, this is good advice and exactly what I attempted on mine. Unfortunately the hoses were wire tied and screwed to stringers in inaccessible places. That required me to cut a small hole in the floor so I could cut the ties with a utility knife taped to a boat hook. Then to find out the old hose was routed thru stingers with such tight tolerances that the union between old and new hose (which inevitably a bit thicker than the hose would not go thru the holes. Even when lubed up.
My solution, after trying every conceivable way to route new hose via the old, was to re-run new hose to the opposite end of the holding tank where there was much better access and install a new fitting on the holding tank. In the end it's a much shorter run with gravity slope to the tank rather than the hills, valleys, and coils of the old run. So I'm pleased with the end result.
Running new head hose is almost never a simple job. But what I've had to do on the Ocean for this job and other holding tank repairs has either required major surgery and carpentry or significant modification to the existing design.
Sounds good, thank you!!
What a bunch of crap !!
Yes that is a problem when you have tie straps and tight distant holes to fit through. What a tough job. I’m sure there were a few moments you think of what have I gotten myself into. I know I have a few of those every season it seems! Lol. Being the proud owner of two older boats.
My Ocean , 1981 vintage, seems like Ocean back then used invisible supports and tie straps on my boat so I’ve been lucky so far on hose and wire replacement.
But both my heads are in need of hose replacement soon and from what I see they do disappear into a dark abyss below deck.....
Perhaps next winter I will tackle it.
Time to use the boat now and put the projects on hold.
All in moderation which is good for the body, mind, boat, and soul.
I have replaced every hose on the boat over the years, except the STB. toilet discharge. I had the same problem trying to use the old hose as a snake with no luck. Can you tell me what area you cut into to get access and run the new hose? Thank you.
The layout on my '43 may well be a bit different than your boat. I started by cutting a hole in my head floor so I could get a look at how the hose ran under my stateroom floor, all the way forward to the bow end of of the holding tank. A run of probably 10ft or more if you include the twists and turns and was otherwise invisible. From there I was able to fish in a boat hook with a utility knife duct taped to it to cut the wire ties that secured it. I then attached new hose to the old with a union, screwed it down and taped the joint. I put a bolt thru the head end of the old hose and used a ratchet strap to attempt to pull the new hose thru. No joy. the new hose was never going to fish thru the holes in the stringers it would have to with that union between old and new hose.
That's when I resorted to plan B which I think ended up being a better solution. I used my ratchet strap set up and was able to pull out the old hose with no new hose attached and toss it. Then... I ran new hose from the head to the opposite, AFT end of holding tank. This run was only about 4 feet. I had access via the hole in the head floor I had cut plus an access hatch in my stateroom floor to get at the aft end of the holding tank. I did have to drill a 2.5" hole thru a stringer to run the new hose but I was then able to keep some slope from the head to the tank so no black water sits in the hose.
But I would point out that this required me putting a new nipple onto the holding tank. I used a marelon thru-hull fitting and 4200 to seal it. But in order to install that you need to be able to gain access to the INSIDE of the tank to screw the back of the thru-hull fitting on. This would not have been possible if I had not, 3 years earlier, torn my ENTIRE master stateroom apart (bed and floor) just so I could gain access to the holding tank to repair a leaking clean out on the top of the tank that was ENTIRELY inaccessible beneath the berth and floor of the stateroom. Then I put everything back in a way that it could be disassembled again including an access hatch in the floor to the top of the tank. So I was able to remove the stateroom stuff without destruction, gain access to the top of the holding tank and reach in thru the clean-out to install that Thru-hull.
So my experience was a multi factor nightmare. I can only imagine what it would have cost if I'd paid a yard to do it. Perhaps they would have had a better/faster way. But I can't imagine what that would have been.