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nogin 04-22-2010 09:26 PM

Free O Day - How bad is too bad ? ? ?
 
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So I am in the market for my first sailboat. I looked at a 1968 O' Day 26 today and boy she was a mess. Structurally she seemed very sound. Cosmetically, well that's another story. How far gone is too far gone?? That last pic is of a small section if the interior showing the paint from the ceiling pealing off. The entire interior would need to be gutted, power washed and pretty much have an entire re-fit done. Look:

deniseO30 04-22-2010 09:32 PM

O26 is a very solid boat. Looks like someone used house paint or at least never prepped the surfaces in or out. the hull is solid glass decks and cabin roof may be soft which is typical of older boats.

bljones 04-22-2010 09:34 PM

The cosmetics are the least of your worries. How is the important stuff? The engine, the mast, the boom, the standing rigging, the sails, the wiring, the electronics? Paint is cheap, engines ain't.

BTW, don't even think about pressure washing belowdecks, unless you like the idea of becoming a mildew farmer. Pressure washers have their place, but inside a boat ain't one of them.

nogin 04-22-2010 09:35 PM

I walked the entire boat knocking all over and it all seemed very solid. The only part that was soft or perhaps not soft just thin glass was the cockpit floor. I mean this boat was absolutely disgusting but I like the romance of bringing her back to her old glory days! The owner admitting to painting the interior and the hull. He used Pettit EasyPoxy for the hull which is good but obviously skipped the prep process.

nogin 04-22-2010 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by bljones (Post 596407)
The cosmetics are the least of your worries. How is the important stuff? The engine, the mast, the boom, the standing rigging, the sails, the wiring, the electronics? Paint is cheap, engines ain't.

BTW, don't even think about pressure washing belowdecks, unless you like the idea of becoming a mildew farmer. Pressure washers have their place, but inside a boat ain't one of them.

I agree however this boat has sat for years neglected and I noticed several uncapped openings and water all inside! No black mold except under the birth cushions. I was thinking of completely gutting the interior then power washing it then blowing it all dry with my back pack heavy duty leaf blower. Kind of ghetto, I know. Just thought that would "clean the slate" so to speak.

No engine, good sails plus one brand new Main Sail never used. Rigging looks good but I need help to check that all out since I am new. A fellow forum member, BarryL, has kind of taken me under his wings and given me great advice and agreed to help me check a boat out and even help sail her home if need be!! Great guy!

hellosailor 04-22-2010 09:46 PM

Oday generally built a solid heavy boat. But if you don't have the experience to survey a boat, to be sure you are sounding the deck and bulkheads for internal rot, etc., then all you know is that the guy who didn't get the paint job right, might have made other mistakes.

I'd suggest a surveyor, even for a free boat, because a free boat sometimes is a real steal--but usually means "How the hell am I gonna get five thousand pounds of toxic waste out of my yard?!"

If you buy it and there are problems you haven't found, yes, you really may have to pay hazmat fees to have it hauled away. You can take a bath on it. And if there's nothing else wrong? The cost of cleaning off all that paint may compete with the price of a boat that doesn't need stripping. (And many yards won't allow you to strip paint, another hazmat problem.)

What's the saying? What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Or broke.

nogin 04-22-2010 09:55 PM

Yeah good point. This boat kind of scares me.

tager 04-23-2010 01:13 AM

Do you have a backyard and a lot of time? If so it is a steal. If not you better get these things before you get this boat.

I would take it, if it has decent sails. If it doesn't include decent sails it is a loss.

MARC2012 04-23-2010 04:46 AM

SCARY.marc

tommays 04-23-2010 05:34 AM

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/s...r/PB292609.jpg

As said step one is having a place to do the work as it will TAKE a GOOD year

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/s...306_154839.jpg

Be prepared for some adversity You will get through But there will be some WTF did i get myself into time


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