Recent content by terry_buda

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    Dodger and/or Bimini for O'day 28

    Thanks for posting! I need it to be wider, so I have to pass. The photo looks like it is a very nice bimini - I hope you find a buyer. :-) Take care
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    O'Day 28 wheel and binacle.

    My rudder tube is fully encased too. It looks like opening that up would invite a real catastrophe. I've done major renovations on stuff before, and have seen both good and bad outcomes. The potential for trouble has me re-thinking the project. Thanks for the excellent post. I will definitely...
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    O'Day 28 wheel and binacle.

    Thanks for posting. I don't want a different boat, but the good sense and logic in these comments are showing me the error of my ways. Take care
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    O'Day 28 wheel and binacle.

    I'm dreaming of replacing my tiller with a wheel. I know there is a lot involved, but hoping someone can take the edge off with some salvage parts. Thanks in advance!
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    Dodger and/or Bimini for O'day 28

    I have an O'Day 28 in need of some shelter from the sun and rain. If anyone knows of a source for used, but usable bimini and or dodger frame that I can buy, please post. I can fabricate from drawings, so if you have any plans that could work too. Thanks in advance!
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    New to me O'day 28 - Getting into the water, re-rigging and running lines

    Thank you very much for this helpful information. The transporter is delivering Cracker Jack to my new homeport tomorrow morning. I will post pictures when I get there.
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    New to me O'day 28 - Getting into the water, re-rigging and running lines

    Awesome! I did not think to try Harken. Since that's the make of all of my winches it will be a real cache of knowledge. Thank you very much for posting this.
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    New to me O'day 28 - Getting into the water, re-rigging and running lines

    This is a great link! Not sure why these did not come up on my searches. The traveler is similar to mine and looks like it attaches the same. Thank you very much!
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    New to me O'day 28 - Getting into the water, re-rigging and running lines

    The mast is down for transport. The boat, mast, and cradle are shipping together. I stripped the mast rigging myself, and I have no reservations about doing all of the re-rigging myself. I know how to route and secure the halyards, and topping lift. After the marina team gets me in the water...
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    New to me O'day 28 - Getting into the water, re-rigging and running lines

    I am a woefully underqualified new bigger-boat owner. After more than 20 years with my Widgeon, I just bought a 1979 O'day 28. I am simultaneously ecstatic and terrified. The boat has been on the hard in a marina with the mast stepped for a couple seasons, but lovingly well maintained by the...
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    Widgeon Seats

    Oops! I just noticed the detail of the first sketch answers my question. I also received my order today for a few needed replacement parts from Rudy at DR Marine. A local fiberglass guy convinced me to go all the way with minor repairs and new gelcoat. We are excited and hope it will be a...
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    Widgeon Seats

    Awesome! Thanks for these pictures. I am attempting to make my own using these as a guide. The seat boards seem to span a long distance for 3/4" lumber. Is there any support in the middle to keep the bench from sagging in the middle?
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    Widgeon Seats

    I have a Widgeon which is missing the removable "Teak Seats" (actually mahogany, I'm told). I can't find anyone who sells them, and am actually even having a tough time finding photo's of them. Does anyone have a set of the seats which need a new home? I am in Michigan. Alternatively...