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    Biggest, Baddest Trailer Sailer?

    Lord, Yes, Noah? What is a cubit? Great job!
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    Thinking about moving up.

    Ward, thanks for your previous help on this forum. What about a smaller 2nd dog and one of the several mods to widen the cabin berth? BTW, I found my centerboard! If the 25 has enough headroom for you, why not try spending the night on her before you decide?
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    Boss stereos sold by Defender

    I read this with interest because my (un)used boat came with a Boss CD/radio. Have not fired it up. The App Store for iPhone has a low cost audio meter for decibel and other functions by Performance Audio (good to tell you when you are too close at live concerts). An onboard portable battery...
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    Biggest, Baddest Trailer Sailer?

    It resembles a boat from the Zuider Zee, im gracht. Congrats on completing a huge project.
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    How Many Times a Day...

    Sailing attire includes a pith helmet? OR Nickname is "Gimli"??
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    How Many Times a Day...

    Larry, My uncle was 6'4", in submarines from WWII diesel days to the Trident Boomers. He hit the deck at least once from a "low" hatch. "Skipper on deck" usually means something entirely different.
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    What to Look for in (Almost) First Sailboat (Used)

    I saw the Craiglist suggestion. Beware of fraudulent sellers there. I walked away from a non refundable "deposit" of 2/3 of the sale price several years ago. The seller, A. Belter, turned out to be a tri-coastal con-man, able to pull the same trick on 2 or more inexperienced buyers for the...
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    Hmm. Try and find the problem here.

    I have sunk in all the best harbors. Tipping without flotation is not fun. I rented a 14 foot FG daysailor in Nantucket about 1975, the rental shop was on the newer North wharf. it looked like a good i.e. windy day. I assumed the boat would have flotation. If there were any, someone had removed...
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    Launching Oday 25 C/B 3.9 draft without a tongue extension.

    Re: Launching Oday 25 C/B 3.9 draft without a tongue extensi Great advice, Thanks!
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    Launching Oday 25 C/B 3.9 draft without a tongue extension.

    I agree, the ideal for me is not roping in 4 people who would probably rather be enjoying the weekend another way, but controlling the process without dislocating a shoulder or breaking any hardware. Since the Oday mast raising system that uses the boom, winch, and inserted triple shackle points...
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    Launching Oday 25 C/B 3.9 draft without a tongue extension.

    Nice extension! Great pictures! Those are very excellent and useful pictures, thank you. As I posted below to Chief, I wouldn't have guessed that the ball and trailer tongue would be fixed on the boat end of the extension, but I guess that makes backing up a lot easier and double...
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    Launching Oday 25 C/B 3.9 draft without a tongue extension.

    I see your point. Yeah, I guess the 2" square tubing of steel, bored for a hitch ball and reinforced at the ends, would be about the simplest way to go. For a shallow Florida ramp and a for a 8+ foot extension, then it needs to articulate on both ends though, I think, to reduce stress at the...
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    Launching Oday 25 C/B 3.9 draft without a tongue extension.

    That axle video was cool to look at. Maybe that explains why my friend with two Suzuki "Submurai's" -snorkels for intake air and exhaust head up to the roof!- has become a expert and changing out rear axles! I'll ask him to look at my F150 with me. Mud bog season is about over so I think he's...
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    Launching Oday 25 C/B 3.9 draft without a tongue extension.

    Re: Launching Oday 25 C/B 3.9 draft without a tongue extensi Thanks for your thoughts, Chief and Ward. That extension from the receiver sounds like a different way to skin a cat. With my backing prowess, I might have to weld on a new receiver after a couple of jack knifes. I'll start with the...
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    Launching Oday 25 C/B 3.9 draft without a tongue extension.

    Re: Launching Oday 25 C/B 3.9 draft without a tongue extensi I don't know why they sealed the centerboard. (Auction purchase) It doesn't sound like problems should be so bad as to need that, and no sign of damage. The lift line and cable are still connected. The keel looks like any shoal draft...
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    Headroom from the internet.

    Thanks for the heads up, bump-bump. I'm 6' 2 1/2", but if I crouch I can move in it. Funny some have claimed 6 feet on this little boat. Maybe they were standing in the bilge ;-) A recent poster working in Florida outlined his rebedding of the mast step area and resetting of the pulled...
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    Launching Oday 25 C/B 3.9 draft without a tongue extension.

    I have an Oday (new to me) 25 centerboard/shoal draft. The previous owner closed off the centerboard. It's come with an excellent double axle trailer with full rollers. The tow vehicle is a 2011 F150 4WD Eco-boost rated for 11,300 pounds so no difficulties there. Most ramps could be pretty...
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    Headroom from the internet.

    There are lots of threads on headroom, mentions of headroom in discussions of individual boats, but as far as I know, no published lists of headroom data as a statistic for yacht models. Definitely not on Sailboatdata.com. Any resources known to you taller folks? Another lacking item on...