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08-11-2015 07:05 PM
Re: Galilee 15 mainsail shackle dimensions

Hiya, would some kind person please send me the dimensions of the shackle that holds the tack of the mainsail to the gooseneck of the boom.


07-28-2015 10:29 PM
Re: Galilee 15

I recently managed to break off the cheek plates off the rudder post of my Galilee 15 and lose the rudder - and all steering. Anyone know of a reasonable replacement rudder or have one lying around from a junked Galilee 15? I figure if I can get new cheek plates made and welded on - but then I need a rudder blade. Any other suggestions for the repair would be helpful. Thanks!

Chris P
05-18-2015 05:19 PM
Re: Galilee 15

Finding an exact replacement may not be possible.

Edson Tiller Head Fitting for 1" Rudderpost - Bronze | Mauri Pro Sailing
05-18-2015 05:06 PM
Re: Galilee 15

Originally Posted by doubled6953 View Post
I have been sailing a galilee since 1985 and have had great times
Have you been able to find replacements parts when things break or go missing? I need a new tiller head as a major piece has broken off into the ocean...Any ideas?

08-06-2013 05:52 AM
Re: Galilee 15

I just brought one back to life and sailed it yesterday.It had been sitting uncovered in a backyard for 4 years. Boat and trailer took about 600$ to get it back in shape. The person that bought loves it.
08-05-2013 07:27 PM
Re: Galilee 15

I have a Galilee 15 that I bought in less than prime condition on Dregs list a couple of years ago. Just before I started having health problems following an automobile accident.

I am pretty much over the problem I was having and have the minor dock rash on the bow patched up, leaves, scum, varnish, rigging and now the trailer problems mostly cleaned up. I was going to go plunk it in the water last Saturday and see if it floats but the trailer developed a hot wheel bearing which has lead me to have to replace both hubs, bearings and spindles on the wimpy little axle the tiny wheels turn on.

I'll splash her shortly after the wheels on the trailer are turning again. There will be a little welding job there to replace both spindles, springs and fix bunk brackets. If after that, I think it is worth it, I will make new splash boards as the old ones are split and down right scaly looking.

Wish me luck!
07-27-2013 08:36 AM
Re: Galilee 15

I have been sailing a galilee since 1985 and have had great times
06-27-2013 01:20 PM
Re: Galilee 15

Yes -- the boat listed for $650 (including trailer) a 15 foot O'day is $900 (w/trailer 'that needs work')

BTW. thanks for the response ... 11 years after your first post
06-27-2013 12:33 PM
Re: Galilee 15

My accessment has not changed in 11 years. I have not sailed one and barely even seen one since. In a slight coincidence, I had an intern architect who worked for me whose uncle built the Galilee. The molds still existed and at one point Jonah (that really was his name) was thinking of building one for himself.

The only thing I would say is that it was a ideosyncratic design and has some interesting and perhaps appealing features and some odd less understandable features.

There are a lot of neat daysailors out there many of which are simply better boats in a very general sense. There does not seem to be a following for these boats.To buy a used Galilee today, the price would need to be very cheap, and her design well suited to where and how you plan to sail.

06-27-2013 07:53 AM
Re: Galilee 15


It's 11 years later and there is a Galilee 15 for sale in the local craigslist.

Wonder what your assessment of the boat is now....?
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