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    How to rig outhaul (and the rest) on O'Day 272? The manual doesn't show the outhaul.

    Great, thank you. I don't think I have the ability to install anything inside the boom. I'll run the outhaul through the stopper and to the cleat as you suggested. I should be able to get any sail outhaul tight enough just by hand, even with that heavy of a sail?
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    How to rig outhaul (and the rest) on O'Day 272? The manual doesn't show the outhaul.

    Does anyone know what this is in the boom? Is there what I run the outhaul line through?
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    How to rig outhaul (and the rest) on O'Day 272? The manual doesn't show the outhaul.

    Thank you. Yes, I still need to re-run the outhaul line. Do I really need to install a different clutch to be able to clutch the outhaul or can I just pull it by hand? The sail is a really heavy Dacron, Ullman Endurance sail. The engine oil sensor came detached, flooding the boat with engine...
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    How to rig outhaul (and the rest) on O'Day 272? The manual doesn't show the outhaul.

    Thank you for all the detailed analysis and advice! I'm working on this now, but wanted to reply to what I can at this time in case that changes any of the advice: 1) The tack of the mainsail is too far away from the mast. I don't know why you need two shackles there. Is this good now? 2)...
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    How to rig outhaul (and the rest) on O'Day 272? The manual doesn't show the outhaul.

    Thank you everyone for the great replies and information. I have attached some photos of what I'm dealing with here in hopes that you all can tell me what's right, what's wrong, and whether I need any additional blocks, shackles, a 4 rope clutch, etc. The sail is new, the lines are new, and I...
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    How to rig outhaul (and the rest) on O'Day 272? The manual doesn't show the outhaul.

    The mast is a Z-Spars (Z260?). There are two rows of grommets in the sail for reefing, though this is a new sail and I haven't ever done reefing so I'm not sure how to rig the reef line properly.
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    How to rig outhaul (and the rest) on O'Day 272? The manual doesn't show the outhaul.

    No, I only have a 3 rope clutch (and winch) on the starboard side. The main halyard, main sheet, and reef line are going through it.
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    How to rig outhaul (and the rest) on O'Day 272? The manual doesn't show the outhaul.

    There is a small cleat on the port side of the mast, but it already has the topping line attached to it. Would that work?
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    How to rig outhaul (and the rest) on O'Day 272? The manual doesn't show the outhaul.

    I wish I could, but the outhaul has become unattached from wherever it went to when exiting the boom.
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    How to rig outhaul (and the rest) on O'Day 272? The manual doesn't show the outhaul.

    Can someone explain, or better yet show a diagram or photo, of how to rig the outhaul on an O'Day 272? I installed a new sail, which is a loose foot sail unlike the original O'Day sail. The O'Day 272 has a 3 rope clutch. This is for the main halyard, main sheet, and reefing line. So where...
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    Mast step for O'Day 272LE

    Great, thank you for the additional information, this should be all I need. The text was enough, everything is clear now, no photos necessary. Thank you!
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    Mast step for O'Day 272LE

    Stanley, I have this same issue on my O'day 272. Is the Dwyer tabernacle you are using the DH 2151 Stainless Steel Hinge Top plate is 2-1/2" x 4", Bottom plate mounts to deck with four 1/4" bolts spaced 2-11/16" x 1-7/8" center hole to center hole (fasteners not supplied). or DH 2150...
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    O'Day 272 has a Vetus Water Loc for 2" hose but a 1 7/8" hose and 1 7/8" exhaust thru-hull? Is this right?

    Yes, it's definitely a 1 7/8 hose which is printed on the hose, and the exhaust thru-hull is 1 3/4 - 1 7/8 as well, definitely not 2",
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    O'Day 272 has a Vetus Water Loc for 2" hose but a 1 7/8" hose and 1 7/8" exhaust thru-hull? Is this right?

    I was replacing old hoses on my 1984 O'Day 272 and noticed that the exhaust water hose is 1 7/8". I then measured the exhaust thru-hull and that is also around 1 7/8", definitely not 2". Yet the Vetus Water Loc is a 50mm model (2") and is made for a 2" hose. Is it normal for an O'Day 272 to have...