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  1. Stache

    Stache

    Joined Jul 14, 2018
    8 posts, 4 likes
    O'day Widgeon
    n/a US Enfield, NH
    Please allow me to introduce myself.
    I answer to Stache (photos will explain why).
    Just purchased a 1975 O'day Widgeon.
    I have been sailing an AMF Alcort Sunfish on Mascoma Lake NH for the last four summers and wanted to move up to a boat you sit in rather than on.
    Looking forward to meeting all of you digitally or in person.

    PS Neither the Widgeon nor the Sunfish are for sale.
     

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  2. Brian D

    Brian D Moderator

    Joined Feb 17, 2006
    3,959 posts, 626 likes
    Lancer 27PS
    US MCB Camp Pendleton, Ca KF6BL
    Welcome aboard. I too learned on a Sunfish. I just loved that Sunfish. Those things were fun to broach, run, back up, and just about anything else (except turtle and get the mast stuck in the mud).

    Do enjoy the forums!
     


  3. Stache

    Stache

    Joined Jul 14, 2018
    8 posts, 4 likes
    O'day Widgeon
    n/a US Enfield, NH
    I began sailing with my "Dutch Uncle" in his home made sailboat. Also sailed a Lightning with him. Sailed a Widgeon with my High School History teacher. Then in the Navy I sailed Lasers in Lake Michigan, Pensacola Bay, Pearl Harbor, and even sailed inter-island in Hawaii as crew on a Cal 2-29. My current fleet consists of a pre 1952 Grumman Canoe with a forward thwart with a mast hole for a sailing rig in addition to the fish and the duck.
     


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  4. kloudie1

    kloudie1

    Joined Nov 6, 2006
    7,903 posts, 538 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Mandeville Louisiana
    Welcome aboard! sounds like you have a fun fleet!
     


  5. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,735 posts, 1,167 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Welcome to SBO Stache. you will have fun here. It is good to have another fellow New Nampshirite among this crew. I am the proud owner of an O'Day Mariner. O'Day made nice boats. I'm sure you will love yours.

    Maybe we'll run into each other sometime. NH's not very big, but there are some wicked nice lakes here.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  6. Stache

    Stache

    Joined Jul 14, 2018
    8 posts, 4 likes
    O'day Widgeon
    n/a US Enfield, NH
    Best part of Mascoma lake is that we are big enough to have fun sailing but not so big (Newfound or Winnie) to have multi engine 30+ foot scream boats cruising at 50 knots.
    I'll be at the Wolfeboro Boat Show on July 28th, along with a couple thousand other people. I'm the fat guy with the curly mustache.
     


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  7. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,735 posts, 1,167 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    I'm afraid I'll be inn Scotland.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  8. Sailm8

    Sailm8

    Joined Feb 21, 2008
    1,503 posts, 169 likes
    Hunter 29.5
    US Punta Gorda
    Welcome, I too started on a sunfish in 1968.
     



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