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  1. Panta Rei

    Stranded on I-94

    Yesterday I passed what I believe was an 1988 or so O'day 35. Grey with sugar scoop on the side abandoned on I-94 between Milwaukee and Madison. My buddies and I have the resources to help the owner if you happen to be reading this. I rebuilt my 39 in a yard near by. Not for hire. Will...
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    O'day 39 Head question

    I have an O'day 39 . The heads are elevated so the rims of the bowls are above the waterline while docked or motoring. I usually switch pump valve to empty and lock down the plunger when sailing hard but don't worry much about it. Yet I have never had a head overflow and believe the head may...
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    O'day 39 toe rail replacement

    As noted in a earlier Thread, Crest aluminum has sections of toe rail and rub rail for the O'day 39 and 40. I just received it so now the question is : How to I replace and seal it. The toe rail is thru-bolted through the hull deck joint and then completely glassed in on the inside. I intend...
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    O'day 39 and 40 parts

    It's barely above zero outside and my boat is 300 miles away likely buried deeply in snow. But I'm having a GREAT O'Day day!!!!! I found an exact replacement for the O'day 39 and 40 toe-rail and rub-rail. I've been looking for years and honestly gave up a while back and figured I'd have to...
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    Getting a bit better at Shrinkwrap

    Still far from perfect, my shrink wrapping is getting better. I'm getting better at the wrinkle free finish I need. I modified my torch which helped a lot and used up the last of the white material. My tutor and professional shrink wrapper says the blue material changes color slightly as you...
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    sandable bottom paint

    As you may recall from my refurb project Panta Rhei was originally sold into the Caribbean charter fleet. I don't know the name of the charter company but the work they did was top notch. One of the things they did was paint the bottom with what appears to be a coal tar epoxy. This stuff is as...
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    Captain Tolley's

    Andrew/ Agprice22 recommendation for acrylic sealers reminded me of another great product for ageing sailboats. Captain Tolley's creeping crack cure The product is a hoot and really works. Follow this link to the website. http://www.captaintolley.com/orig/orig.html The product is a very...
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    Replacing acrylic portlights and hatch lens

    Well spring is a long way off, Lake Superior is nearly frozen solid and my boat is covered with many feet of snow. For me, spring projects are starting. First on the list is fixing up my companion way boards and refinishing. Quick job, the glue is drying now. Next is Window and lens...
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    Thanks to all O'day owners

    Two thoughts: First: I just read an article about websites shutting down or closely monitoring their comments sections due to rude and nasty conversations. I've seen this on other sailing related sites as well. It made me think how enjoyable it is to check in from time to time with my fellow...
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    What happened here?

    I live near Madison Wisconsin which is in the southern 1/3 of the state. We have much the same temps as Chicago. We seldom have snow that sticks around this time of year. I don't remember our 1300 acre lake freezing over this early. Often it may be as late as January. It's completely frozen this...
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    Shrink wrapping or tarping O'day sailboats

    I've seen many ways to cover an O'day sailboat. Some techniques are expensive, some not so much. Are they effect?? I'd like to know. Please let us know how you do it. Give us an idea as to the cost, effort involved, and effectiveness. Do you check on your boat often or leave it until spring...
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    We need a sailing term for this.

    Sailing has terms for just about everything surrounding the sailboat on the hard, at dock, or underway. I was surprised to find no sailing term for the one process I seem to do quite often as I upgrade and refurb my boat. It is the act of reaching under the deck of a sailboat (generally...
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    Sea trials are over time to haul out and move on.

    We went Kayaking in the Apostle Islands on the south shore of Superior. We enjoyed it so much we decided to get Panta Rhei up there for a season or two. The problem is that it is at least a 100 hr sail from Sheboygan to Ashland. We can't be away out of the office that long without perfecting our...
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    Vetus Waterlock Muffler leak

    I've just refurbed an O'day 39. Put a PSS drip-less shaft seal and tracked down a few thru hull leaks. I'm getting picky here but the bilge is bone dry with the exception of a very small drip from what looks like is coming from the Vetus Waterlock muffler when the engine is running. I tracked...
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    SeaDek installation on an O'day 39

    This turned out very well. The SeaDek product is used on stand-up paddle boards and swim platforms. It's soft and very grippy. Everyone who has sat or walked on it loves it. I'm not sure how traditionalist would react to it but I don't really care. Installation is very easy as it uses...
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    Bulb for anchor light

    I went out of my way to get a power supply to test the anchor light bulb prior to the mast stepping. I just checked the light last night and it's out. Power is fine at the base of the mast. I'm sure it the same as other larger O'days. Does anyone know the bulb? Second item: I thought...
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    a few successes!

    The engine compartment on my boat was a total disaster with the sound proofing completely soaked with oil and the bilge water a slurry of anti freeze engine oil and transmission fluid and of course water. The previous owner used an abundance of oil absorbing pads but there was no way I could...
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    Me and my wife

    http://youtu.be/h-kBA-zZZG8
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    O'day 39 shaft replacement

    Most of the boats are in the water so the boat yard finally got to my shaft project. You may recall: My marina's service crew is more experienced with fishing boats than sailboats. They broke the 1 1/4 bronze drive shaft when attempting to pull the prop off to replace the cutlass bearing. At...
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    O'day 39 shaft replacement

    Most of the boats are in the water so the boat yard finally got to my shaft project. You may recall: My marina's service crew is more experienced with fishing boats than sailboats. They broke the 1 1/4 bronze drive shaft when attempting to pull the prop off to replace the cutlass bearing. At...