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    Was O'Day 28 Standing Headroom, Now Various Questions About 28 and 30

    I have an 85 O'day 28 and can measure next time I'm there if you care. I'm curious if the discrepancy is cabin moulded sole floor vs cabin wooden sole floor
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    Drilling hole to run lines through cabintop mounted traveller

    This is perfect! Thank you so much for the information.
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    Drilling hole to run lines through cabintop mounted traveller

    Yeah seems like Garhauer sells something like that. Probably going to go with that route given the deck is in good condition underneath the existing risers Thanks for the discussion everyone!
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    Drilling hole to run lines through cabintop mounted traveller

    For clarification, this is a 28. It's not moulded in, it's bolted through and caulked on. Any hole through would certainly fill up the riser, but the tunnel/tube/sleeve idea should work. Alternatively I'm sure a riser that's just supports and not a full block exists, which may be an option.
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    Drilling hole to run lines through cabintop mounted traveller

    Unfortunately there's not a ton of space on the outside of the riser (It's still a 28 after all) to mount lines on the deck - as seen in this photo (looking aft, pic is of port riser). The white spots are where the handrail goes, which is currently being revarnished. jibes138 I'm having a hard...
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    Drilling hole to run lines through cabintop mounted traveller

    Unfortunately not, there's about a 2 inch gap between the companionway slider and the traveller.... just enough room for 1 line. Not enough space for my needs :(. Beautiful boat by the way!
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    Drilling hole to run lines through cabintop mounted traveller

    Hello, I've got an '85 O'Day 28. Thinking of running some rigging to the cockpit (mainsheet halyard, reefing lines). Has anyone made holes and run lines through the plastic cabin top mounted traveller? Is it safe? See attached pic. I'm talking specifically the white piece that connects/mounts...
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    Rudder post alignment on 28

    Apologies for reviving dead thread..... did you figure out a solution DutchSails? My 1985 O'Day 28 is doing the same, squeaking due to the off center rubbing of where the emergency tiller attaches. Going to go down later and grease like you did, hoping it's nothing more major than just needing...
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    Stuffing box help

    Success! I went to Harbor Freight and got a slightly larger pipe wrench (18"). After liberal spraying with Liquid Wrench and waiting a bit, I put the smaller 14" pipe wrench on the packing nut, and leaned it against a piece of wood on the bottom hull. I put the 18" pipe wrench on the locking...
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    Stuffing box help

    Thanks all for the help, I'll be back down there this weekend to attempt again and will report back!
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    Stuffing box help

    Hello, Hoping to get some help regarding repacking the stuffing box on my new-to-me '85 O'Day 28'. I'm trying to repack and no matter what I do I cannot seem to get the lock nut loosened. I'm attempting from the port lazarette if that's helpful. Things I've tried: Loosening with 14" heavy...