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  1. CharlzO

    N28 progress

    Spent the weekend on the boat, and finally, FINALLY got through the whole thing! I started the weekend with a couple projects. First and foremost was to try to tackle my outboard situation. I can't remember if I mentioned in my splash thread, but the short version is this: The original A4 has...
  2. CharlzO

    Splashing Adventure

    Well that was an adventure! I finally got to launch my Newport 28 yesterday. The beginning of the day, light breeze with a couple little gusts, but nice and sunny, and great to put the boat in the water. First thing we saw was there was an older transducer thru-hull, with a plug in it. Started...
  3. CharlzO

    N28 Masthead Sheave Size

    Not sure if others had run into replacements, but when I purchased mine, two of the four were missing altogether and the PO (possibly the one before him too?) had just been using blocks on the outside for sail duties. Looking all over the place, I could find basically NOTHING that matched up...
  4. CharlzO

    New N28 owner, with a couple questions

    Good evening all! I have recently decided to take on the purchase of a 1976 Newport 28, and am anxious about getting to work on her throughout the winter and spring. She is far from perfect, and while there is a great following, I seem to be a little short on finding some pictures or information...
  5. CharlzO

    O'day 23 solar project

    Went out for this season's maiden voyage on my brother's O'day 23, with him and a couple of his friends. After ducking back into the marina after an hour or so to avoid a squall that came over the lake, they headed out with longer drives to go, so I stayed behind and worked on installing a solar...
  6. CharlzO

    O'Day 23 battery size

    This might sound like a silly question, but bear with me please! (TLDR - what's the largest physical size battery that will fit in the port hatch in an O'Day 23?) My brother has an O'day 23 (not sure what year), that he currently has slipped in a marina, and I'm able to go use it when he isn't...
  7. CharlzO

    Webb Chiles interview

    Great interview hearing from Webb himself on some of his experiences, and thoughts. He linked it on his journal earlier, I wanted to pass it along for others.
  8. CharlzO

    Finally splash time!

    Well, with any luck, she'll be floating ON the water when I get to the yard tomorrow, and not UNDER it. Very excited, though still nervous that I somehow screwed up my fiberglassing the thru-hull openings. Worse, was that I was there when they lifted her off the stands and started towards the...
  9. CharlzO

    finding Excalibur 26 parts?

    If anyone by chance has any idea where to try for finding some 70's Excalibur 26 pieces, would be great! The rear corner chocks on the rail, specifically. I'm missing both on my project, and I know two other people each missing one. Or, if anyone knows places to can do custom casting, one of the...
  10. CharlzO

    Excalibur 26 Project

    Hello all, Figured I'd post up in here. There's a bit of a backstory to it, but I'll make it a little easier in a moment lol. I recently picked up a 1970 Islander Excalibur 26 as a project. Has some stuff to redo, it's my first boat myself, and I'm sure I'll make plenty of mistakes to learn...