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    D&R MARINE: Still in business?

    Love that barn!! Return communications are very spotty. I know he is busier than heck, and its really only a 2 person operation...but he certainly needs some help. I hate to see the D&R reputation tarnished. Rudy is like an O'Day national treasure!!
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    Cockpit Instruments Moving...or Not?

    OK. I've done my searching of old, and some very old, posts to try and find guidance on my planned move of instruments (Depth, Raymarine, etc.) from a pedestal structure, which must go, to the starboard cabin-bulkhead front. The contradicting opinion seems to be that there is not adequate...
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    Dicey Splicey

    Thanks. So bale of shackle into thimble, and then run core segment through thimble piece? Seems like bale would need to be threaded? T.
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    Dicey Splicey

    Hey all. Rather new to line splicing, but attempting an eye-splice for my new double braid halyard line. To make things more interesting and difficult, I would like to include a thimble and a snap shackle within the thimble in the eye-splice. So really trying to add both the thimble and...
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    Propane - Can I Keep It Simple

    So when you say "interior of the boat" that would mean any area below topsides? I have a spot in my port side settee that used to hold a water heater - about same size as a full size propane tank. I could certainly build a "locker" in that space for hold of tank. It is a tad close to the...
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    Propane - Can I Keep It Simple

    Sorry. Totally ignorant on this. What exactly would be draining. Propane as a fuel is burned and...??
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    Propane - Can I Keep It Simple

    Hi everyone. Finally got up the gumption to pull ugly and dangerous alcohol fueled range top and plan to replace with something simple fueled by propane. I'm not a world traveler and would likely use the range sparingly, but still nice to have. So simple me thought I could just place a...
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    Jib Sail Beat Down..

    Sounds like a little broad reach furling practice, on a less crazy day, is in order. Clear the Salem sound!
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    Jib Sail Beat Down..

    Will reply here and thanks for all on responses. I know its an amateur inquiry - but this is where I go with any and all questions. Some of your questions answered: - Main up and centered as best as possible - I usually take care of jib first. - Engine running at about 3 knots and wheel in...
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    Jib Sail Beat Down..

    Hey all. Still a learning-the-hard-way sailor 4 years in and yesterday simply could not furl my jib in 20 knots of wind. Day was over and I’d pretty much had it. Turned on to the wind but couldn’t stay on it...and so on...Mr. Jib mightily flapping and giving me and the lines a beat down...
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    Head Games...Oh No!

    Yeah. You never know when another 2008 will come rolling along - - though we can be fairly certain something similar is on its way....
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    Head Games...Oh No!

    Thanks. Lots of interesting resources to choose from. I may need to retire so I can spend all my time sailing, reading and repairing. Safe sailing. Tom O’Day 28.
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    Replacement M-25 Universal engine instrument panel?

    That is artwork!!!
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    Epic Fail

    Sorry to see this but thanks for sharing. My wife is always telling me not to rush, especially on the boat. No reason for it and it just leads to, well, you know... Wives tend to be right about some things!! Tom O'Day 28
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    Head Games...Oh No!

    Ms. Peggy's book is on the way - it will sit right next to my "This Old Boat" and "Annapolis Book of Seamanship" resources. Boy am I a newbie... Thanks folks. I'll keep you posted.
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    Head Games...Oh No!

    Yikes....$500.....the next owner will love me!!!
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    Head Games...Oh No!

    Holy Cow!!! Help abundance. OK, I'm a newbie, but I know when the tank is drawing seawater, how to pump dry, etc. With seawater intake closed, the pump handle effectively just goes up and down, without any resistance or pressure, and the "water" in the bowl just seems to wallow in place -...
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    Head Games...Oh No!

    Hey all. Newbie sailor here with a Groco HF toilet on my O’Day 28 doing a great job of bringing in seawater but not emptying the bowl. Have owned the boat for three years and assume some kind of basic rebuild is in order (I know I should replace but that needs to wait). So for rebuild, I...
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    I Finally Know Better...

    Thanks Will. I thought that was just my aging! I’ll take magic any day! Best. Tom
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    I Finally Know Better...

    I know I had taken photos but somehow they were misplaced on their elevation to a cloud. Most challenging part of new hose install was making sure that loop was in place - the below deck transom area is a challenge to work in. All set on the heat shrink heat connectors. For a bit more fun I...