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How to rig a 1972 Oday 23

Discussion in 'Ask An Oday Owner' started by Bustem55, Aug 9, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Bustem55

    Bustem55

    Joined Jul 16, 2018
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    Oday 23
    Kaitlyn Rose US Stewartsville, NJ
    HELP!!! I recently purchased a 1972 Oday 23 and I have never rigged a sailboat before and there is very little information on how to do so. I have the general idea when I put up the mast but once the boom is on, I get lost as in where does the mainsheet go, what does it look like because I don't think I got one with it. Do I need a boom vang...etc. I am currently waiting for a copy of the owners manual from IHEARTODAYS.com but have yet to receive anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     


  2. Sunbird22358

    Sunbird22358

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    1,694 posts, 36 likes
    Oday Day Sailer
    US Wareham, MA
    That Owners Manual may not help completely anyway, I think it is more geared to the 23-2 (1977-85) or if geared to the 1971-73 O23, it really just covers operation of the Pop-Top and a few tips. Hopefully I am wrong and it will have exactly the info that you need! The mainsheet on the 1972 23 was more or less the same setup as the 20-22 at that time so I have included a drawing of that.

    A few picture of a 1972 to help (not my boat, but I have a good collection of various O'DAY pictures!)
     

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  3. Bustem55

    Bustem55

    Joined Jul 16, 2018
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    Oday 23
    Kaitlyn Rose US Stewartsville, NJ

    Thanks very much for the reply. I had assumed the two blocks on the gunwales were for the genoa but it would appear they are indeed for the main sheet. Again thanks!!
     


  4. LANCE ON CLOUD NINE

    LANCE ON CLOUD NINE

    Joined Mar 28, 2007
    625 posts, 15 likes
    Oday 23
    US Anna Maria Isl.
    look closely at those blocks, and you will see that one has a "tab" for you to attach one end of the sheet to (usually there is a shackle on the end of the sheet to attach it to this tab) then route it like in the picture for the 20 and 22 above. Anything unclear feel free to text me at number below. Enjoy!
     


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  5. Bustem55

    Bustem55

    Joined Jul 16, 2018
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    Oday 23
    Kaitlyn Rose US Stewartsville, NJ
    Thanks for the response. I checked the blocks and that is exactly the case. It appears the shackle was left attached to the block tab rather than the sheet but its all there. Thanks again, I feel much better now.
     


  6. LANCE ON CLOUD NINE

    LANCE ON CLOUD NINE

    Joined Mar 28, 2007
    625 posts, 15 likes
    Oday 23
    US Anna Maria Isl.

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