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    Autohelm recommendations

    If I proceed, does anyone have suggestions on where to mount it? Seems like I'll need to partially cover either the fuel compartment or the battery compartment... And keeping room to operate the outboard. I would think port side perhaps with an extender so it's farther off to the side?
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    Autohelm recommendations

    That's great. To answer some of the questions above, 1) yes, the wind is rarely very stable compared to the coastal areas I've sailed but the trade off is that the water is also usually quite flat. So it sounds like a worthy investment. 2) no need to tie it into any other electronics because I...
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    Autohelm recommendations

    Thanks everyone, appreciate the input. I've also been working on trim and balance as well :) So far I have two good sailing books (Annapolis, and Sailing Fundamentals) but I'm always looking for me. Books, forums, and YouTube seem to be the best teachers in our current social distancing...
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    Autohelm recommendations

    I've taken a look at this thread and it seems people are pretty happy with the clutch. Obviously $100 and no electronics is less of a fuss than $500-600 for autohelm. But I'm still curious if anyone is going to pitch autohelm options, especially if they tried the clutch and upgraded.
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    Autohelm recommendations

    I've definitely been considering that option as well. I'm just not certain it's sufficient for circumstances like putting in or taking out a reef, or taking down sails.
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    Autohelm recommendations

    Hi all, thinking of adding an autohelm to my O'Day 222 with the goal of opening up more single-handed sailing. It seems like a lot of folks have used them based on searching the discussions. I'm wondering if anyone has recommendations on a specific model and any advice on mounting it. (also...
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    2 dumb questions about the jib on an o'day 222

    For that it's worth, this is my setup with the Genoa I have... Does it look right?
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    2 dumb questions about the jib on an o'day 222

    Here are two more screenshots of what look like configurations not using the standard jib blocks. I guess I'm just wondering what the advantages of the modification are / making sure I'm not missing something! I haven't been able to get an owners manual yet so I'm mostly guessing at everything :)
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    2 dumb questions about the jib on an o'day 222

    As for the jib... Here's a picture. There's a solid steel cable running through it, my assumption is for hoisting it free from the forestay so it can be furled. But it also has clips which would be jammed within the inner part of it when it furls. I guess in worried that they might wear out...
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    2 dumb questions about the jib on an o'day 222

    Thanks! Perhaps in the videos they have additional blocks on tracks further out on the main deck or something. This was one examplehttps://youtu.be/kcBFyZk1VZ4 but either way, it doesn't seem like I'm doing anything crazy then.
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    1988 O’Day 192 Restoration

    Thanks so much for posting all this. I just got a 222 this summer and I suspect I'll have more than a couple similar repairs to make. Your work looks great and I appreciate all the progress post you made, very helpful!
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    2 dumb questions about the jib on an o'day 222

    I'm still very new to this boat (coming from a really basic dinghy) so please excuse my ignorance! Question 1) are most people using the block on the track to route job sheets and Genoa sheets? Of the sparse photos and videos I can find, it seems a good many are doing something fancy and...
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    How does a roller furler work?

    This might have some useful comments here, lots of smart people answered my somewhat related question Furling Genoa - ownres manual says 'not designed for reefing'
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    Furling Genoa - ownres manual says 'not designed for reefing'

    Mine is a Schaefer and I'm also pretty new, so I may not be the best to answer. But yes, mine at least appears to be separate from the forestay (though the jib has hanks too, I'm guessing for using it without a furler). I found this helpful Barton Marine - Tech Info - Jib Furling with Sail Hanks...
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    Furling Genoa - ownres manual says 'not designed for reefing'

    Appreciate the comprehensive explanations too! Best way for a newbie to learn. :)