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12-04-2014 11:50 PM
Re: Just bought ODay 28, a couple of questions

Thanks guys.
You may want to hold off coming down here trying to escape the cold. It is down right freezing here too. I think yesterday we dropped down to the low 70's. We're dying here! LOL.
11-22-2014 11:34 AM
Re: Just bought ODay 28, a couple of questions

O'Day 302 owner here, welcome aboard AERCEN! There's many lessons found here from some very knowledgeable and friendly folks (and more every day).

I'm wishing I was down your way about right now - it's cold and windy here in Connecticut and we won't be out sailing again for some time yet!

11-20-2014 10:57 AM
Re: Just bought ODay 28, a couple of questions

Welcome to SailNet AERCEN.

The only dumb question is the one that you don't ask. Ignorance can be cured; stupidity cannot.

The only rope on a sailboat is the "Bolt Rope" all other cordage is referred to as "lines."

You may also want to check out SailboatOwners.Com, as they also have a forum specifically geared to O'days.

I have an O'day 35. My first boat too...
11-20-2014 08:52 AM
Re: Just bought ODay 28, a couple of questions

Welcome aboard! I'm sure that you'll find lots of good info on the '28 plus general O'Day info that will also be applicable to the '28. We're a pretty easy going group so don't worry about getting flamed for lack of knowledge.

There's a rather cute poem concerning the difference between ropes and lines, but I can't remember it now. The short answer is that rope on a boat has no purpose, once put to use it's called a line, a rode, a sheet, etc. Correct terminology is important to insure accurate communication onboard, not so important during that leisurely sail, however when that big blow comes up, loosening the wrong line can be a problem.
11-19-2014 07:51 AM
Re: Just bought ODay 28, a couple of questions

I will be keeping an eye on this and any other thread that makes any mention of 28' ODay.
I too just bought one. Just last week. My first sail boat! I will be like a sponge trying to soak any information I can on this boat.
Boy, do I have questions.
Too afraid or too ignorant to even ask those questions fearing I will only embarrass myself with my choice of sailing lingo. I am still trying to figure out why there are no mention of "ropes" on sail boats! See what I mean? LOL
09-10-2014 05:37 PM
Mr. Chef
Re: Just bought ODay 28, a couple of questions

My wife of 9 years just bought 'us' an O28 as an anniversary gift. Its been on the hard for the past year. Wood needs some love and she needs a buffing (the boat, not the wife), but it is huge compared to the Cape Dory 25 we have been sailing. I look forward to learning, as you are.
07-28-2013 08:26 PM
Re: Just bought ODay 28, a couple of questions

Great boats. My Father owns one and he loves it. Good luck with it.
01-01-2013 03:06 PM
Re: Just bought ODay 28, a couple of questions

Interesting discussion. I am looking at an O28 that comes complete with autohelm BUT it also has a nice dodger. Seeing this reminds me to check on how that will all work together in a single-hand situation which I anticipate will happen from time to time...
06-10-2012 07:25 PM
Re: Just bought ODay 28, a couple of questions

I just got a tacker from ATN Inc. I hope to solo fly my spinnaker!
06-10-2012 07:14 PM
Re: Just bought ODay 28, a couple of questions

Yankee cut jib I think was provided from the factory. still have mine.
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