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    Trailer questions for a 272

    Hello, I purchased my 272 5 years ago with the trailer pictured below. I had a friend tow if from Maine to CT. I was a little nervous as it the largest trailer I have moved. I have since moved it on my own with my F-150 many times and it handles amazingly well. It does have 4 wheel electric...
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    Any O'Day 290 Owners Out There?

    Was this the last of the O'days? Never heard of a 290...Just curious... I have a 1986 272.
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    1989 Oday 272 Review (1 Year)

    Does anybody else have pics of their mainsheet setup? My 272 has the stock setup and it is less than great when my crew is otherwise occupied (sleeping or goofing off)...
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    O'Day 272 Rudder Replacement

    $729.00 plus shipping for the 272 rudder
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    O'Day 272 Rudder Replacement

    They are two separate companies. They both make sailboat rudders, but Foss Foam Products makes the original style replacement rudder for the ODay 272. Foss Foam Products - NewRudders.com The Foss Company - Boatrudder.com
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    O'Day 272 Rudder Replacement

    I'm surprised there is no metal in such a long rudder... Al at Foss Foam of Florida told me the two companies were one years ago. I can't believe the person that emailed me from Foss of California wouldn't point me to the correct place. That is poor.
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    Launching/retrieving 272 from trailer

    I wish I had a shed big enough for the boat!
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    O'Day 272 Rudder Replacement

    Hello all, Thanks to GregL564 for pushing me to check with Foss again. Apparently there are two companies with the Foss name. I had spoken with the wrong one. Foss Foam Products at newrudder.com makes the original style replacement rudder for my 272. This is the option I'm leaning towards...
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    Launching/retrieving 272 from trailer

    I have a 272 that I keep on a trailer. I have owned it for 2 sailing seasons. I launched it season 1 from the trailer. No big deal but our ramp is shallow and I would not have been able to do it without the extension. Even with the extension I have to put the back of the truck farther in the...
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    1989 Oday 272 Review (1 Year)

    In reading this thread a few people mentioned changing their mainsheet. Does anyone have pics? Mine is stock. I don't singlehand, but with two young ones it sometimes feels like it. The boat has a tiller and it I can't manage to reach the mainsheet.
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    O'Day 272 Rudder Replacement

    Hello all, I have a 1986 272 with a tiller. My rudder is full of water so I'm looking at options and looking for feedback. I don't really have the time to cut open, refoam, and reskin the existing rudder. I wouldn't mind the project... just don't have the time. I know there are less time...
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    Oday 272 Head

    After much deliberation I cut the old holding tank out of the vberth and removed all of the associated plumbing. I installed a SeaLand 711-M28. I plumbed the vent and pump out which only needed a few feet of hose. I added a Groco pump to my fresh water system and now I have pressure water, fresh...
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    Oday 272 Head Installation

    So is the major difference between the PHII and PHC the bowl size?
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    Oday 272 Head Installation

    Hello all, I just purchased an 1986 Oday 272. The head was removed by a previous owner and I am planning to reinstall a new one. I am wondering what head others have in their 272s? Was the original a "full size" or "compact" head? Also, what is the lifespan of the holding tank? Anybody...