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Oday 23 core repair pics and leak question

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  1. Peter Sai-Ngarm

    Peter Sai-Ngarm

    Joined Nov 8, 2016
    4 posts, 0 likes
    Oday 23
    US SF Bay SF North Bay
    Hey all. I recently purchased an oday 23. I've gone sailing on it a few times now in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recently finished recoring the deck behind the mast. However I have noticed a large amount of leaking within just a few hours of sailing. Water would come up above the floorboards. I did see that the through hull on the right rear was left open to the water. However there is also a decent amount of spider cracking on some portions of the hull in general. Any tips for identifying the leakage? I have plugged the through hole and I'm planning on taking it out again. I have two pumps on board plus a manual backup. Thank you!
     

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  2. Peter Sai-Ngarm

    Peter Sai-Ngarm

    Joined Nov 8, 2016
    4 posts, 0 likes
    Oday 23
    US SF Bay SF North Bay
    Fyi this is a 1978 oday 23-2
     


  3. SchwarckT

    SchwarckT

    Joined Jul 5, 2010
    152 posts, 4 likes
    Oday 22, Mariner, Challenger 15
    US Michigan
    If it leaks while sailing but not at the dock, it may be the centerboard pendant tube. My 1980 O'Day 22 would only leak under sail but not at anchor. Water comes up the tube when sailing with the board down especially when sailing close-hauled but not so much with the board up and sailing downwind.
     


  4. Peter Sai-Ngarm

    Peter Sai-Ngarm

    Joined Nov 8, 2016
    4 posts, 0 likes
    Oday 23
    US SF Bay SF North Bay
    Thanks for the tip. Did you fix it, and if so how?
     


  5. SchwarckT

    SchwarckT

    Joined Jul 5, 2010
    152 posts, 4 likes
    Oday 22, Mariner, Challenger 15
    US Michigan
    I found that the factory tube ended an inch or so below the opening into the cockpit. I replaced it with a longer piece of PVC tubing.
     


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  6. Peter Sai-Ngarm

    Peter Sai-Ngarm

    Joined Nov 8, 2016
    4 posts, 0 likes
    Oday 23
    US SF Bay SF North Bay
    Alright. The hull looks pretty tight to me, so I'm thinking it is likely one of the two through hulls or the center board tube.

    I don't see an easy way to check the centerboard much on the trailer. I might opt to dive around it or ask about how expensive a lift and check would be at a marina.
     



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