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    O'Day 25 Shoal Draft Centerboard Water Leak

    I talked to Rudy at D&R Marine, he told be that the threads are in 1 x 1 brass plates glassed in. I brought a few end cutting dremel bits, I will try to cut the broken screw out and retap that hole and the stripped hole with 5/6-18 threads. I found the bits and 316 SS screws on...
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    O'Day 25 Shoal Draft Centerboard Water Leak

    This pic shows the soap bubble better at the mast post. The other shows blue leak detector coming back out of the bilge from the air pressure, and soap bubbles in the corner of the centerboard trunk and bilge bottom.
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    O'Day 25 Shoal Draft Centerboard Water Leak

    I used low air pressure to leak check the bilge. I cut the head off of a bolt and drilled a hole through it and screwed it into one of the centerboard plate holes and attached the air line to it. I found leaks in the corners of the trunk and around the mast post. I set up a fan and heater inside...
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    O'Day 25 Shoal Draft Centerboard Water Leak

    Besides the wind driven rain entering around the companiomway, I believe that water enters from the cockpit as there is usually water in the area under the sink. The boat is very clean and no buildup of debris around any drainage areas. I have a tarp on the aft section now as I want to dry it...
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    O'Day 25 Shoal Draft Centerboard Water Leak

    I saw that one thanks.
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    O'Day 25 Shoal Draft Centerboard Water Leak

    My keel has water trapped inside of it. I found that I had a missing screw on one of the plates- starboard side- that hold the centerboard axle wedges in place. The screw thread was stripped out. I removed the other screw on that side and alot of water came out. When I blow into the screw hole...
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    WTB or a lead- Oday 25 Hinged Head Port Panes

    No markings on it, they are original Im sure.
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    Greetings, New owner of an O'Day 35 here.

    Good choice, Odays are great boats, in all sizes.
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    Looking for Oday 25 Head Ports

    No luck with either one.
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    Looking for Oday 25 Head Ports

    I will check it out, thanks.
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    WTB or a lead- Oday 25 Hinged Head Port Panes

    I am looking for 2 factory original hinged ports with panes to replace mine that have cracked at the hinges and hold downs. I would like to keep the existing port frame in the cabin sole, not replace the whole port, just swap the hinged pane. The glass acrylic doesnt have to be be perfect, but...
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    Looking for Oday 25 Head Ports

    I am looking for 2 factory original hinged ports with panes to replace mine that have cracked at the hinges and hold downs. I would like to keep the existing port frame in the cabin sole, not replace the whole port, just swap the hinged pane. The panes are 15-1/4" X 5-1/4" and have 3 hinges...
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    Need your opinion. Help me spend my money

    I brought a new 9.9 for my $2000.00 boat, the scale economy may look a little tipped there, but to have a dependable engine is important. I sold the old one for $600.00. Found a good deal on an almost new autopilot. Brought a portable chart gps. Pretty much follow TomY and maintain things. We...
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    Need your opinion. Help me spend my money

    Spending what you need to get the most enjoyment is my point I guess. I have always had boats that were older, that I fixed up and enjoyed for awhile, and then sold to get something else for a new purpose or forced to sell for some unexpected reason. I came to realize through the sale process...
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    Line trouble caused by bird nests

    I had a liveaboard cat on my Bristol!
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    Need your opinion. Help me spend my money

    Save your money, boats are the biggest money grabbers out there! Just keep it minimal because you wont get your money back when you go to sell it.
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    PolyGlow quick shine solution - beware !

    I think Oday gelcoat holds up the best out of all other brands of older vessels I have seen.
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    Autohelm for the O'day 25

    I would go with the port side also. Does the ST get in your way when operating the engine? I see the need for the bracket. Lucky you with two hatches. I have a transom vent that I put my gas line through. 2000 seems like the way to go.
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    Autohelm for the O'day 25

    I was reading about both on Defender. Stronger is better on a boat. Which side did you mount yours? My engine and lazarette are on the starboard side.
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    Autohelm for the O'day 25

    I found a new Raymarine Autohelm ST1000 tiller autopilot unit on ebay for $325.00, thinking of getting it. Defender sells the Raymarine, Im sure its a good unit, but has anyone used one on a 25?