Wanted - Sun Visor

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06 Mar 2013 11:04 #1 by Kav1050
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Hi, has anyone got a sun visor they would like to sell? or can anyone measure one up for me from their existing and I will make a new one from aluminium.

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Shane

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06 Mar 2013 12:01 - 06 Mar 2013 12:10 #2 by dandjcr
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Hi Shane, I manufactured one out of 3mm ali sheet and pop rivets to look similar to an Oka one. I can take some measurements if you like.

Oka original:


My copy, not as smooth but functions just as well. The centre has a bracket attached above the windscreen with Tek screws. I subsequently strengthened the leading edge with a length of rope track to reduce the whipping at high(?) speeds.


Adorned with various antennae (CB, GPS, mobile phone), also stabilises my solar panel frame.

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06 Mar 2013 12:09 #3 by Hank Onthewater
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eh David, "....whipping at high speeds",in an OKA? ;)
Shane, when you come overhere this weekend you can measure mine and copy that in aluminium, or steel if you like. I guess quite easy to do.

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06 Mar 2013 12:16 #4 by dandjcr
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Hank, I meant of course, slow speed but fast winds.

Either way, too much whipping can/did crack the centre bracket. Other than that it's surprisingly strong, could support my weight although I haven't tested that theory.

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06 Mar 2013 12:17 #5 by Kav1050
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Thanks David, ill take Hank up on the offer and measure it when i am down this weekend.

Thanks Hank, good idea.

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Shane

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06 Mar 2013 12:23 #6 by Peter and Sandra OKA 374
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A semi going the other way in a stiff crosswind lifted mine off the turret and pulled the two centre tek screws clean out while we were returning home after the Simpson trip last year. Temporary roadside repairs involved big blobs of silicone and a couple of 6mm bolts screwed into the resulting holes. Only just fixed it before the Mystery Bay weekend by moving the whole thing forward enough to allow the fitment of 6mm nutserts into the turret and then refitting.
They do move around a bit at Oka terminal velocities ;-)))

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06 Mar 2013 12:38 #7 by Kav1050
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Thanks for the heads up Pete, I will be sure to look at strength and fitting options when I take the measurements.

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Shane

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06 Mar 2013 14:44 #8 by dandjcr
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Shane, I estimated my measurements from photos.

My "sails" are both 200mm deep, and are angled about 15-20º apart. The front one is also 15º from horizontal and the front edge is about 450mm from the top of the windscreen.

It will be interesting to see how wrong I was.

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06 Mar 2013 15:09 #9 by Kav1050
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I will post the drawing next week so you can see how you went. Ill Draw it up in AutoCAD and post it in native format and PDF encase anyone else wants to knock one up.
Ill follow it up with some photos of the fabrication.

I am building a boat at the moment (currently delayed due to installation of a pool and 580m of decking around it)and have a heap of marine grade aluminium on hand.
Link here if your interested.

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Shane

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06 Mar 2013 16:01 - 06 Mar 2013 16:08 #10 by dandjcr
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Kav1050 wrote: 580m of decking around it


A running track??

Anyway the boat looks good and you should have no problem with a trivial thing like a sun visor. I didn't have ali welding skills when I built mine (still don't).

This was my biggest ali construction job, the raised roof for our Oka.


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06 Mar 2013 16:20 #11 by Kav1050
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arhh.. i should have written 580 LM (Lineal Meters) of decking 70mm x 19mm ..almost finished..The decking area is bigger than the Pool/Spa..haha..

Your frame looks well built and strong. Nice job.

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06 Mar 2013 18:05 #12 by Outback Jack
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Check with Allan at OKA or Ian in Victoria has them as well, about 400 dollars I think for memory
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02 Apr 2013 09:30 #13 by Kav1050
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So I dropped in to see Robin when I was going past to Bulong over the weekend and while we were talking he said i might have something your interested in.

In the back of his shed he had an old Sun Visor. Fairly rusty but nothing a sand blast and paint wouldn't fix. Luckily we have a blasting unit at work so we did a deal and on the way back home i called in and collected it for the OKA.

He is a great bloke.

If anyone wants me to do a drawing up ill be happy too, but I know from speaking with Alan at OKA Parts he is in the process of having a drawing done and pricing up having aluminium ones made.

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Kav

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