Recent content by ray dann

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    Bilge Pump

    How did you route the hose out of the bilge? Any pictures?
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    Hello, new 25 owner with questions!

    Awesome looking boat! I got one just like it a few weeks ago. Doesn't look like it needs much for sure!
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    Rebedding bow pulpit Oday 25

    Well, I’ll let you know how it goes soon, probably start that one in a week or so, even if it’s just exploratory surgery to find the way ahead
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    Rebedding bow pulpit Oday 25

    Thank @Project_Mayhem. I’ll keep this for a reference. I’m pretty handy, built race cars and was a machinist in another life and now I’m in construction and familiar with unistrut assembly. All great ideas here. I did notice today that the port toerail looks like it’s been caked on with...
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    Rebedding bow pulpit Oday 25

    Thank you sir! This 40 year old boat is in pretty good condition, with just a couple minor issues. I plan to sail the rest of the year and learn and when it gets cold here in December start the repairs. Rebel all the topside items, clean and polish the boat to remove the oxidation, make the...
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    BoatUS tips on rebedding hardware

    okok I gotcha. just get it! That duck story though....... Had a similiar one, not a boat though. I used to build stores for a big box company. They took over an old Kmart. After years of letting the ducks up on the roof, come spring, all the drains were plugged with about 2' of water on the...
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    Rebedding bow pulpit Oday 25

    On my 25, the bow pulpit moves quite a bit, a lot more than I think it should. The bolts are tight, deck is sound but I wouldn't want to rely on holding on if I fell over. I did notice that someone put silicone on it to stop leaking. Last night there was some rain and today I could see water...
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    BoatUS tips on rebedding hardware

    I didn't mean to cause any issues, and if it seemed that way, I didn't mean to. Mainsail's contributions to the forum aside, what does it have that's different? what changed with the EPA? Based on answers maybe not much.
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    BoatUS tips on rebedding hardware

    Why? I read that article and it entirely sounded like a marketing ad for the bed-it-tape to me. Nothing about how it’s different etc. Plus I couldn’t find any other place saying the same thing except for where this author posted. Just asking as a Newby. Ray
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    Trailer for oday 25

    Thanks guys. Most of the things I already thought about. I'll be looking at it next weeked. I'd rather find a trailer already set up for an Oday.
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    Cleaning

    Wow! I just got an 83 Oday 25. It needs cleaned, but I wouldn't think about pressure washing it on the inside. Plus I'm not sure on the Marina's feelings on this... Good luck
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    Trailer for oday 25

    My boat is the centerboard. Definitely will check on brakes and the modifications. It sounds like it’s doable. boat is at marina now, just want something to put it on in this winter to close up the through hulls and clean the bottom. Probably trailer it to Florida in the future. the joys of...
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    Trailer for oday 25

    i‘m looking for a trailer to use for my oday 25. Just wondering if something like this is possible to use? Yes, I know it’ll need to be modified, I.e. keel support and bunks, etc. I have the tools and ability to do that work, just wanted thoughts on good bones or not to start with. It‘s a...
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    New O'Day 25 Owner

    Thanks everyone. I did notice there is a TON of silicone on the deck in places. I’ll work on that this winter. My plan isn’t to make too many changes but to get sailing, which can be done today. Putting on a Bimini tonight and then attacking this leak with a hose method are the absolute...
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    Hello, new 25 owner with questions!

    Nice boat! Looks a lot like mine. See you around!