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    Transom: Solid Fiberglass or Cored

    Gentlemen, thank you for the feedback. After thinking about traditional boat building, I thought decks should be cored and the hull should be solid glass. Hearing tht you are thinking that too is reassuring. I had viewed some of the archives and read repeated reference to rebuilding the...
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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

    WOW. I thought I was listing a boring subject matter. The amount of answers has been great, and the suggestions and tips will be put to use. I live in the big city and have friends who have moved to the country. I've always noticed the guys that have moved out of the country, don't come back...
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    Need your help. I have no experience with moorings

    My most common motoring would be 15-20 minutes, to and from the mooring. There will be longer motoring from time-to-time as my wife and daughters do not have patience's for downwind sailing (can't we just motor?). Love the idea of changing the lights to LED's. Been thinking of doing that for...
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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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    Great Lakes Cruiser

    Hey Jgizzy31, like many Michigan sailors, sitting in my family room reading about sailing, hoping that the next few months pasts by quickly (although I have been able to get a good number of house projects done). Would be interested in what, if anything, you have done. Have you purchased your...
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    Standard Horizon Instruments

    From Skipper "If you want to replace, keep in mind that most new instruments may appear square on their face, but have a round backside. I think I just described myself." That was hilarious, and good advise. A common statement heard form most sailors when talking about their instruments "I have...
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    Need your opinion. Help me spend my money

    Just wanted to thank everyone on this post from a couple of months ago. Took the advise of 100% of the replies and bought a new set of sails. Michigan's start to the summer has been ridiculously cold and rainy, so it has taken a while to get out to try the new sails. Did one test sail to get...
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    Need suggestion on furler issue

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Wing15601 you got it right (and the fastest and easiest adjustment to be made). When putting up the genoa I did two 90 degree turns on the winch with the winch handle. Went to the boat, backed off two 90 degree turns (1-3 inches), problem gone. Furler rotates...
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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

    jibes138, I do have a pole jackdaw, your drawing is exactly what I try to achieve and like best, but now that I think about it, were I'm coming up short is the ultimate importance of the use of the pole. Especially in light winds. I've tried to fly the genoa "free", and being a ODay 28 with...
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    Used sails price. nt to insul

    Wing, I just bought a new set of sails for my ODay 28, and I can assure you I paid a lot more than $500.00. I am also pretty sure anyone who has sails that were used for 1 year still refers to them as "new sails". You did well my friend. My old sails set up very similar to your old sails (from...
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    O’Day 322 core

    Mickstr, When replacing your old hatches with new ones, how close were the dimensions of the new ones compared to your old hatches. Did you have to do much modifacation the opening?
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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

    MikeHoncho and dmax, thanks for the suggestions. Nice options that I would not have otherwise considered. I've got some experimenting to do.
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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

    Thanks for the great feedback. My Barlow 2 speed winches are 1984 vintage and are not self-tailing. Still work great, but want to upgrade. See my earlier post of a couple of weeks ago "Help me spend my money". PS: I took everyone's advise and I do mean everyone's advise and bought a new set...
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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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    PolyGlow quick shine solution - beware !

    I have zero poli glo experience. I have 25+ years of polishing compound (two years in a row) followed by wax, then rubbing compound (on third year) and then followed by wax. Regular car products from the local discount store. Cheap, cheap, cheap. Every year I step back (OK, after working my...