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weewillystine
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New Member Introduction

Hi, all!

Im new to the group but not new to ODay or to sailing.

My wife, Sandy, and I have visited most of the notable anchorages on the Chesapeake Bay during our more than 30+ years of Chesapeake cruising. We have also chartered extensively in the Caribbean out of the BVI, St. Martin, St. Lucia, Grenada and Trinidad.

Our boat is still in excellent condition and has been extensively upgraded. All work was DIY. Projects have included:

Complete replacement of the back end of the electrical system including high capacity alternator, new electrical panel, triple GR-31 house battery bank inverter/charger and controller, etc.

Construction of large refrigerator aft side of the galley and replacement of forward ice box with storage.

Replacement of 12 gal holding tank with 24 gal unit (get out the saber saw).
Installation of davits.

Conversion of most hanging lockers with shelves (much more efficient).

Many other minor changes.

Weve taken the boat down the Chesapeake Bay and ICW and explored the smaller islands of The Bahamas for the winter, an eight month trip. The detailed log with many photos are presented on my website at http://weewillystine.net

Im happy to share what I know.

Bill Stine
1983 ODay 34, Whistwind, purchased new
Berthed on Chesapeake Bay in Rock Hall, MD
on the web at Bill & Sandy Stine
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