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    Transom: Solid Fiberglass or Cored

    Truly like all the features and dimensions of my 1984 O'Day 28. Very manageable for solo sailing. Interior simple and roomy. Would like to add a swim platform to the stern for future boarding convenience (mooring) and the grandkids (swimming) . Got all the required dimensions for ordering...
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    Need your help. I have no experience with moorings

    Fellow sailors' All of my sailing experience has been based on the boat beings docked in a marina. I am now moving to a mooring ball at the local yacht club. Any tips and/or suggestions of the pro/cons of mooring would be appreciated. Would rather learn from fellow sailors than by trail and...
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    Need suggestion on furler issue

    Need suggestions for things to "look at" on my furler. It is a Furlex unit and believe it to be original to the boat. The sail is difficult to furl and unfurl. The top swivel car and bottom swivel cars both rotate freely, yet it takes major effort to unfurl. One characteristic that might...
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    Calling all ODay 28, 30, 31 club racers or sail trim fanactics

    Gentlemen, "I have the need, the need for speed" (Top Gun quote). I have a ODay 28. I suck sailing down wind, and down wind sailing is the ODay 28, 30, 31's weakest point of sail (largest head sail, small main). Has anyone found a set up, or trim combination that works best for this point of...
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    Need your experience

    Fellow boaters, I need feedback on an issue. I may have a issue with my marina launch procedure and need some of your experience. I'm asking this question very specifically as to not go off in different directions (which I typically enjoy, but do not want to do here. I typically service my...
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    Interior wood reconditioning

    OK gentlemen and ladies, need some help. The interior wood work on my ODay 28 is original. It is, however starting to show it's 34year old age. Not bad, but.......... I like the finish ODay had from the factory. The wood is a light teak. I'd call it a light golden. I've seen others, with...
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    Barlow Winches

    Barlow winches were standard equipment on ODay for quite some time. My primarily winches are Barlow 19's. I know that they went out of business, but heard Hutch Winches (Australia) bought most of the old tooling. Has anyone recently dealt with Hutch on the repair/rebuild parts for these...
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    Boring Engine question

    Like all boat lovers, I spend time during the summer cruising the docks in the summer, and website in the winter. I live in Michigan. One of the things I've noticed while looking at the engines on the "Boat for Sale" website is how nice and clean the engines are. Now I know a person selling...
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    Need your opinion. Help me spend my money

    OK, Status I own a 1984 Oday 28. Beautiful boat in very good shape. Truly use it for family day sails (including sons and daughters, son-in-law and daughter-in-law, 3and 5 year old grand kids), but once in a blue moon a local sailboat race (son-in-law as crew). Consider my self to be an...
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    O'Day 1984 28

    The aluminum hinges (2) on the frame of my forward hatch have broken. Has anyone had to replace their Bomar Nibo hatch. Do you know the model number? do you think it is the same hatch used on the later models 19 and 22's (purchasing of same hatch of several applications keeps manufacturing...
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    Should I be worried?

    There has been many changes with the marina I have my boat (1984 Oday 28) at this last year. The owners have changed, management has changed, the personnel in the service department have changed. I traditionally have the marina do my engine winterization. Issue is that there is some evidence...
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    ODay 28 Genoa Track

    Gentleman, My ODay 28 has held up amazingly well, but there are indications that my genoa track may now be leaking. Boat is now covered with snow and I forgot to count the number of fasteners (nots and bolts) that hold the track down. I believe the number is somewhere between many and/or...
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    C27TR Stem Reinforcement

    This is a topic I've not seen on this website. I have a 1986 C27TR. The front forestay is anchored to the bow via a stem. This is a metal bracket approx. 6-8 inch below the small bowspirit on all Catalina TR's. It has 3 heavy bolts, bolting the bracket to the bow. The bracket is starting to...
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    Need some handling suggstions ODay 28

    Fellow ODay owners, Need some sugestions. My diesel powered 28 seem to have incredit torque, pulling hard to the port side when in reverse. THis is typical behavior for a diesel inboard, but want to see if anyone has "tamed the beast" of reverse torque. When backing out of my dock I...
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    I love your bottom

    OK. So I have a new to me ODAY 28. Love it. The previous owner left a lot of records, but no mention of the antifouling paint he was using. The bottom is in very good shape, nice and smooth, so no worries there. Doesn't look like much build up. My question is how compatible are the...
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    Eyebrow Trim

    The teak (I believe) eyebrow trim on my "new to me" O'Day 28 is missing. Has anyone had to replace it, or had new teak trim made. If so where. Called Rudy, he does not have. Suggested maybe using teak toe rails and splicing them together. Will keep this in mind, but as a last resort. Any ideas...
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    Special O Day Project - Perch Seats

    Not sure I've seen any posts on this issue. So looking for some help. O'Day's traditionally have a single rail, stern pulpit. I'd like to add some stern "perch" seats to my O'Day 28, but the aftermarket seats mount to the center rail. O"Day's do not have that center rail for the stern...
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    Forestay tensioning with a furler

    I own a ODay 28. Wonderful boat. My experience with roller furlers is limited. I know how operate the furler, but don't know how to adjust the forestay tension (not for sail adjustment, but for standing rig set up). With just the smallest amount of wind, I have a sagiing "loose" forestay. It...
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    Trottle Asjustment

    Been spending the last 2 weeks getting use to my new (to me) ODay 28. Love it. My previous boat ( Catalina 27) had wheel steering with a trottle that was very loose. Actually used a bungie cord from time to time to keep it in place. On the new ODay it is just the opposite, it is vey tight...
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    28 Oday Reefing

    Need your help. I've owned a Oday 22, Oday 25, and now a Oday 28. The previous owner took excellent care of the boat and it looks like I have bought a beauty. The 22 and 25 both had external lines on the boom for reefing the main. The 28 lists internal reefing for the main, but the system...