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Spray 07-09-2013 08:49 AM

Not even a neophyte
...but I hope to be someday! I've read about sailing and as silly as it sounds, built a few wooden models. I've always wanted to sail, but never got around to it....until recently. I just bought a Challenger 15 and immediately had buyers remorse as the trailer tire went flat on the way home. However, I'm eager to get it rigged up and try it out.

I was just thinking last night how lucky these types of forums exist. If I would have bought the boat before the internet, I would have never had any knowledge to reach out to, save for sailing schools (which aren't conducive to the cash strapped like me). Just wanted to again express my appreciation for a wonderful site.

jimgo 07-09-2013 09:26 AM

Re: Not even a neophyte
Welcome aboard!

What kind of trailer tire? If it's a small size tire, Harbor Freight sells them, and I know they are/were having a sale.

Spray 07-09-2013 09:40 AM

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Jim--they are 5.70-8, 4 ply. They were terribly dry rotted, but I thought I could at least get it home. No dice, I ended up donating some money to the Turnpike roadside assistance crew as I did not have the proper size of socket on my tire iron.

My brother told me about a site called toolshedofamerica where they go for $39.99 a piece. That seems sort of reasonable I suppose. Thanks for the tip though, I will check Harbor Freight as I am also in the market for a large (10x20) tarp for storage in between use.

deniseO30 07-09-2013 09:46 AM

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Nice boat! fractional rig. bet it can "plane" under the right conditions.

Before I had my Oday30 I had a H23. nice boat (hunter) but it was TOO SMALL! sold it in less then a year LOL Now my 30 seems... well...:D

Spray 07-09-2013 10:05 AM

Re: Not even a neophyte
Thanks Denise! Yeah, I've heard about that phenomenon and it sounds quite exhilarating!

I was looking at the Odays as well; they all seem like quality boats. Wow, a 30! Do you have a crew for that?! :)

bljones 07-09-2013 10:16 AM

Re: Not even a neophyte
you're gonna love it.
welcome aboard, and welcome to the life.
Model building is a great start to understanding boats, rigging, hull form and shape... and a great way to pass the long, cold winters.

Spray 07-09-2013 10:31 AM

Re: Not even a neophyte
Thanks for the warm welcome bljones! Everyone on here seems very knowledge and so friendly. I'm looking forward to entering this great community!

jimgo 07-09-2013 02:45 PM

Re: Not even a neophyte
Stick around...I'll be sure to disabuse you of both of those notions. ;)

Spray 07-09-2013 02:53 PM

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Ah, too modest I'm sure :)

deniseO30 07-09-2013 03:40 PM

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Crew? don't need no stinking crew LOL. It's set up for single hand which I do up to about 10-15 mph of wind. Then it gets difficult on the River. Most of my friends are sailing clueless and just come along for a ride.

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