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    Anyone replaced stanchions on an O'day 23? Advice needed

    Notice that one of my stanchions has a crack near the base so I want to replace. I looked at the 4 mounting bolts and ???? I do not see any nuts on the inside of the boat. The stanchion is so close to the rail that I was wondering if they are lagged into something. Has anyone replaced the...
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    Subsequent years

    Maine Sail ... I have used your "process" in the past and am happy with the results but am now a little confused about the subsequent years ..... In your detailed outline you wrote..... [I]The Process: Buffing and waxing a boat the right way takes time and is a commitment. On a gelcoat...
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    Frozen Mooring

    Went to check on my boat at the marina and also the winter stick on my mooring. Thought you guys in the warmer climes would get a laugh from the situation up north .... The mooring field is frozen! Yes those are boats which were left to winter ... one of them is an O'Day 25! The temps...
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    Play in tiller

    Its not a big thing but I thought I'd ask this group if anyone has a simple solution to the "wobble" or play in the tiller on an O'Day 23. I've tightened the bolt which attaches the tiller to the rudder but it appears there is wear in the pintles and/or maybe the gudgeons. After 31 years a...
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    Gouges in gelcoat

    Mainsail - I have followed your waxing tips with great success. Now I'd like to do a littlw repair work on my dinghy. The bottom is a bit gouged and nicked etc. What are your receomendations/tricks etc for repairing this? Thanks James Oday 23 Bullocks Cove RI
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    Joe - The old fuzzy faced Captain of the "Trinkka"

    Joe - We were out on Narrangansett bay 2 weekends ago just of Warwick Point ..... I know there are some rocks there but when I saw this rock I tacked away thinking ... what the heck - I don't remember seeing that before. It was just below the lighthouse. Anyway tacked again when it looked as...
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    Using an extension on the trailer

    I have read some of the posts on trailers and the extension bars. I purchased a Triad trailer for my O'Day 23 and it came with an 8 ft extension. I use the trailer twice a year - to launch and to retrieve at each end of the season. My extension slides into another hollow tube. It is painted...
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    Rigging a spinnaker

    I need some advice about spinnakers and small boats. I have a 1982 Oday 23 and am now comfortable sailing in a variety of conditions. I have a sailing friend and we get out quite a lot in the summer so there will be 2 people on board. I would like to learn how to rig and sail with a...
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    Question for Maine Sail

    Hi Maine Sail - and thanks for all your contributions to this site - they have helped me tremendously. So now to the question of boat preparation and waxing/polishing. I have read your posts and this year I have used your techniques on my O'Day 23 - but only by hand since I do not have a...
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    Centre-board line feed tube

    We have shared our experiences with stuck centre boards and the various ways to loosen them etc. On the O'Day 23 series 2 (mine is a 1902) the line which raises and lowers the centre-board is in the cockpit. My question concerns the tube between the cockpit and the hull throughwhich the...
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    Telltails on the main

    Don, have re-read your book - or at least I speed read it looking for something on telltales and the main but do not see the answer to my question - so here goes. I recently purchased a used main and am currently "playing" with it. Interestingly it came with telltales on both sides of the...
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    My latest "must have tool"

    I used to think that plastic wire ties were the best thing and always had a few in every tool box I have. Last year I purchased what has become my new "must have" thing which I now carry in every tool box. It might sound silly but its a roll of green Velcro sold as a plant tie to hold tomato...
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    Checking Radio Ariel

    The boat is in the water and the mast has been raised. I am now doing all the other things to get the boat ship shape - bending on sails, re-checking systems etc Maybe I'm being anal but I would like to check the condition of the wiring and connectors for the VHF system. I have an installed...
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    Rigging a whisker pole

    Would like some help/suggestions. I have been rigging a whisker pole with the jaws at the outboard end facing up. Today I read that this is okay for a spinnaker pole but not correct for a whisker pole - When sailing wing on wing the jaw of the whisker pole should be facing down. See the...