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    My turnbuckle has failed........

    FH has been hauled out for winter storage...... The task has been completed, however not without a hitch. The marina calls me at work to tell me that the turnbuckle connecting the backstay has failed during the haulout, and that they recommend that I have our rig inspected and the backstay...
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    Among the winter projects......

    So among the winter projects on my list for 2018, is the updating of our battery charger. I am certain that I will buy the Sterling Pro Ultra 40 from Maine Sail, but my uncertainty lies in where it is to be installed. Our electrician, (yes, we source out that type of work per order of the...
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    Uploaded some files I had.....

    Season's Greetings To All !!!!! So, first snow fall of the season, and I haven't gotten clearance to drive yet so I have to wonder if FH has been shrink wrapped... The Admiral won't even let me go out of the house for fear that I may fall, so I sat down with my trusty old laptop while she...
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    Hip Toe.....

    Season's Greetings to you all!!! So, I had a left hip replacement surgery on 14 Nov., and it has been a week now and I am fairly mobile with the use of a walker. Cannot quite get in or out of bed yet on my own, mostly due to my Heineken 24 pack. I am not cleared to drive myself for another 3...
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    Trouble reconnecting the forestay

    I need advice and in a hurry..... Our '84 O'Day 39 needed to have the forestay disconnected in order to commission which is a normal practice for us. However, this year we are having more difficulty repinning the forestay to the deck plate. We have released the tension off the backstay, and...
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    Trying to locate companionway latch

    We are trying to replace a companionway latch that was originally made by Schaefer marine for our 1984 O'Day 39. All hardware is missing with exception of the plate shown in the attached photo. Can anyone identify what this latch looks like with all parts together? And are there any resources to...
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    Replacing a paddle wheel in a knot meter transducer

    As a new member to this forum community, I first would like to Thank all the contributors here for making my life as a DIY boat owner a lot easier!!! Now to question at hand. While in winter storage, I found that our knot meter paddle wheel to be in need of replacement, as the pin retaining the...