Welcome to Tracyobrien.com!
Since the early 1980's We have been developing a range of products and services to the Sport Aviation and Boating Communities. Each of these businesses presented here were founded to provide affordable, specialized products in "Niche" markets, giving our customers the benefit of both our design expertise and our innovative manufacturing capabilities.
Over the last five years we have taken Winter sabatticals in Yuma, Arizona, returning to our Summer home and shop in April of each year. This Winter we have purchased a home here in the Yuma foothills and have brought my wife's 95 year old Mother into our home. Because of a lack of workshop facilities here in Yuma, we opted to sell the inventory and tooling of both Tracy O'Brien Aircraft Specialties and Aircraft Lighting and Components to our good friends Steve & Jilene Fergesi.
Steve and Jilene own Experimental Aircraft Metal Fabrication, located on the Curtis Airport in Curtis, Washington. Steve has welded my axles and other landing gear
components for over 20 years and is the major supplier of motor mounts for Van's Aircraft. Currently Steve is lacking the manpower to set up a production line for our products, so we will continue to serve our current customers by having replacement brake pads and Viton seals available for our C-90 Hydraulic Disc Brakes. We are down to five and 1/2 sets of replacement brake pads, which are available on a first come, first served basis. I'll be working with Steve Fergesi to get the production of brake pads back on line as quickly as possible.
Our supplier has informed us that the Viton seals we normally stock are backordered from the manufacturer and will not be available until late in February, 20023.
To help midigate this supply issue, I'm posting the part number and specifications of the seals we supply to enable you to search out local hydraulic parts suppliers for these seals. The part number is U25-2.50V, and the specifications are 2.1/2" X 3" X1/4" VTN seals. Note that seals that match these dimensions are available in different rubber compounds that are not as heat resistant as Viton but may be servicable. If you locate seals and need directions to install them, email me and I'll send you a PDF that contains instructions for changing out your seals.
Tracy O'Brien Marine Design:
We have available our complete portfolio of Plans and Instructions for our boat designs and will be greatly expanding the descriptions of our current boat designs: This will include the stories behind each design, and the history of many of the prototypes. We will also describe some of the custom designs we have drawn for builders throughout the US and a number of foreign countries.
On occasion we receive notification of boats built to our designs being available for sale. This can include boats built in our shop as well as owner built examples.
Currently There is a fully rigged example of our Meghan Sailing Skiff available for sale in Chehalis, Wa. This boat was built in our shop a number of years ago, initially for display at the Wooden Boat Shop in Seattle, WA. When the WBS closed it doors, the boat was returned to our shop and was used on occasion for recreational rowing, but spent most of its time in storage. A friend showed an interest in learning to sail, so I completed the sailing rig for this particular Meghan and sold him the boat and trailer. I gave him sailing lessons on a nearby lake and he used it for a couple of Washington's short summer seasons. As sometimes happens, he lost interest in sailing, but engaged me to design a paddleboard hull to be powered with a modified outboard. All of this to say, this fully rigged Meghan sailing skiff, complete with trailer, is available for sale.
I won't be brokering the sale, as we are living in Yuma, AZ. The boat is located in Chehalis, Washington and is owned by David and Wanda Painter. You can contact them directly at 360-269-8687 or at <email@example.com>
I'll post a number of photos of Dave's boat under the Meghan Plans listing on the Tracy O'Brien Marine Design page on this website