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  1. sreidvt

    New Owner O’Day 23

    Great. I hope you enjoy it.
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    New Owner O’Day 23

    Heated storage. Nice! In that case, I recommend doing it as I laid out above. Doing it right will take some time but be worth it. Also check the windows for leaks. Good luck.
  3. sreidvt

    New Owner O’Day 23

    It does take a long time. A helper is invaluable so that one person can turn the nuts below while the person above holds the bolts. Crowfoot sockets can be very helpful for reaching nuts that are in tricky locations. I can't imagine trying to do this outside in upstate NY right now. Is that...
  4. sreidvt

    New Owner O’Day 23

    Rebedding all of the deck hardware after epoxy isolating the holes is important for virtually every old boat. In my experience, O’Days are no more prone to leaking than any other older boat. I have rebedded almost everything on my 23 and will do the same with the next boat I buy. If you do a...
  5. sreidvt

    Opinion on Keel Crack

    +1 on the suggestions to carefully check the FG thickness above the keel. If it is too thin I would lay up additional FG layers to bring that area of the hull up to the needed thickness.
  6. sreidvt

    23-2 Anchor Size

    I haven’t used it yet but I just ordered a 13 lb. Mantus to use on my 23-1. I am also installing a bow roller. You might want to check the Mantus measurements. Maybe the locker in not deep enough but it might be worth checking.
  7. sreidvt

    Was O'Day 28 Standing Headroom, Now Various Questions About 28 and 30

    If you have time, that would be great, thanks. Perhaps this will be one of those threads that people find in the future when they are wondering about headroom on these boats. In my experience, having enough headroom when cruising is a real asset.
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    Was O'Day 28 Standing Headroom, Now Various Questions About 28 and 30

    Would any 30 or 28 owners want to weigh in on their experience with the rudders on their boats? Like many boats this size I know that they use spade rudders without skegs. I did see the one thread from the 30 owner who bent his rudder shaft after being grounded (with a towboat trying to pull him...
  9. sreidvt

    Was O'Day 28 Standing Headroom, Now Various Questions About 28 and 30

    I've had crazy sailing days like that too. I've rebedded (and epoxy-isolated) almost everything on my boat and expect to do that again with whatever boat I buy next down the road. Thanks for the information.
  10. sreidvt

    Was O'Day 28 Standing Headroom, Now Various Questions About 28 and 30

    Under power or sail or both?
  11. sreidvt

    Was O'Day 28 Standing Headroom, Now Various Questions About 28 and 30

    Thank you, that's helpful. So if you're averaging 5.75 at 2850 rpm what are you able to do against a strong headwind? I would imagine hull speed for a 30 should be 6.5 - 7 knots. What has your experience been with the chainplates, esp. the forward ones?
  12. sreidvt

    Was O'Day 28 Standing Headroom, Now Various Questions About 28 and 30

    Thanks Richard. So your forward lowers anchor to the wooden bulkhead and your other chainplates are Navtec?
  13. sreidvt

    Was O'Day 28 Standing Headroom, Now Various Questions About 28 and 30

    By the way, is this true (forward lower stays anchored by a backing plate) for both the 28 and the 30?
  14. sreidvt

    Was O'Day 28 Standing Headroom, Now Various Questions About 28 and 30

    Thanks very much Richard. I'm glad to hear that you like the boat so well. My standard procedure when I get a boat is to rebed the fittings and add 1/4" thick aluminum backing plates. So I expect to do that work on whatever boat I get next. I mostly just hope the decks are still OK near those...
  15. sreidvt

    Was O'Day 28 Standing Headroom, Now Various Questions About 28 and 30

    Thanks very much. I will check out the links and look forward to your write-up.
  16. sreidvt

    Was O'Day 28 Standing Headroom, Now Various Questions About 28 and 30

    I hope your trip is going well. Your headroom report is exactly what I heard from some later model 28 owners on the FB group. So it does indeed seem that some of the late model 28s had a couple inches less headroom. Maybe it was a certain production run. I'm glad the engine is adequate and the...
  17. sreidvt

    Was O'Day 28 Standing Headroom, Now Various Questions About 28 and 30

    That's very interesting. Thank you. What is the backing plate made of? Is it just below the wood core but above the inner glass? On my current boat I have rebedded and epoxy-isolated almost every fitting and backed them with aluminum plates (the ratio of plate to fastener should make that...
  18. sreidvt

    Was O'Day 28 Standing Headroom, Now Various Questions About 28 and 30

    OK, so that's 1000 lbs. more than the 30. So I think 20 HP in a 30 should do well. Is there a thread already about your removing the NavTec plates? If so, I'd like to read it. What were you removing them for and where exactly did they seize? That is something I definitely would want to keep in...
  19. sreidvt

    Was O'Day 28 Standing Headroom, Now Various Questions About 28 and 30

    Thank you. Being that the 31 is nearly the same boat as the 30 your post supports my sense that I'd rather have about 20 hp on that boat in case I am headed into the wind trying to outrun a storm (or for whatever reason). How do you like the boat otherwise? Pros and cons. I very much like the...