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Search: Posts Made By: wlcoxe
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-20-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 7,273
Posted By wlcoxe
John, Sorry to take so long to thank you for...

John,
Sorry to take so long to thank you for your tour of the boat and the opportunity to meet you. Almost makes me wish I weren't as encumbered as iIam, but if I weren't, there would be no boating...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-10-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 7,273
Posted By wlcoxe
John, Where are you now (5/10/08, 1650)? I...

John,
Where are you now (5/10/08, 1650)? I would be delighted to make your acquaintance in person, if possible. We're in Fairfield Harbor with MOTOR transportation if you need it.
Bill Coxe, O'Day...
Forum: O'Day 11-12-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,720
Posted By wlcoxe
Try ODAYOWNERS.com, part of sailboatowners.com,...

Try ODAYOWNERS.com, part of sailboatowners.com, and the ODAY group on Yahoo. You will probably find more visibility there. Luck and have fun.
Bill Coxe, O40 Kukulcán, New Bern, NC
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 11,134
Posted By wlcoxe
Smile What crossed the ocean?

NOT Photoshopped-the bone at the bow is different, and that is the first 26X I have seen that didn't have a wheel. Maybe he is something of a sailor? A little bit? Anyway, geat pictures as always,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 5,075
Posted By wlcoxe
We had almost identical quotes from Boat US and,...

We had almost identical quotes from Boat US and, (would you believe it?) The Hartford, the clincher being that the Hartford had an agreed-upon value without the survey, because they found other boats...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 2,015
Posted By wlcoxe
LB, As someone on my 3rd O'Day (22,28 and now...

LB,
As someone on my 3rd O'Day (22,28 and now 40), it appears you are getting comments from those of us who love them. As Denise said, boats of an era are somewhat similar as far as how they were...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-23-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By wlcoxe
Let's see, we have Fishers Island with West...

Let's see, we have Fishers Island with West Harbor, Mystic, including the Seaport, Stonington and going into Watch Hill and Napatree. negotiating the river into Westerly, going up the Thames to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-23-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,588
Posted By wlcoxe
Mike, I left EB in Sept, 2001, and haven't...

Mike,
I left EB in Sept, 2001, and haven't looked back. I worked overhaul and new construction through the start of the last class, told my boss that I was concerned about my attitude, checked with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By wlcoxe
Cam, Could be a combo of the two. I would have...

Cam,
Could be a combo of the two. I would have thought (dangerous) that a squatting stern would subject thru-hulls to a negative pressure, and tend to suck water out, but the same thing happened to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,847
Posted By wlcoxe
And that is why we will remain cruisers...

And that is why we will remain cruisers forever-Too much competitiveness takes the fun out of everything. Saw two Pearson 26s collide at Chelsea Yacht Club, lo, many moons ago, turned one into a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,585
Posted By wlcoxe
The problem is the same as that in many...

The problem is the same as that in many endeavors; just because ONE person understands the rules means only that one person understands the rules. Returning from the O'Day rOnDAYvous Sunday...
Forum: O'Day 07-10-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 3,106
Posted By wlcoxe
Oleg, If you join the O'Day email group on...

Oleg,
If you join the O'Day email group on Sailnet and/or Sailboat owners, you may find many more responses than just here on the forum. One of the principle organizers of our rOnDAYvous 07 in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-17-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 3,539
Posted By wlcoxe
If you see the USS Constitution in Baltimore, you...

If you see the USS Constitution in Baltimore, you are way off course, because she lies in Boston. The USS Constellation lies in Baltimore. Both are worthwhile
Bill Coxe, O40 Kukulcán, New London,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 16,727
Posted By wlcoxe
Just had a similar problem. I installed a...

Just had a similar problem. I installed a galvanic isolator during the spring prep period and it worked great, including at the dock after launch. Went for a short sail, came back, and the RP...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-11-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,281
Posted By wlcoxe
So what did I miss-going back to the original...

So what did I miss-going back to the original postit said "40nm" which I think means 40 nautical miles. Anyway, good bullet-dodging as someone said. Mr G, are you ever going to bring that beautiful...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,754
Posted By wlcoxe
In Southeastern Connecticut there is a product...

In Southeastern Connecticut there is a product used in place of duct tape. It is a tenacious, green, cloth-backed tape used extensively at Electric Boat (submarines, not eco-friendly launches),...
Forum: O'Day 04-13-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 3,560
Posted By wlcoxe
Rebedding sail tracks

I ended up doing this on my O28 several years ago and found that for a portion of the track, the screws penetrated the deck AND the cabin liner, and for the rest of the track, there was no cabin...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,274
Posted By wlcoxe
Question 220 vs 110 v SP

I'm a tad confused. Are you going to replace the components with 220 v components? For example, a light bulb has a resistance that is constant and draws X amps at 110v. If you appply 220v, it will...
Forum: O'Day 03-27-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 2,922
Posted By wlcoxe
ODay 40 owners

You can go there, you can go the Oday email list on this site, Odayowners at Yahoo, and a few other places. Major problem we had with the 40 we bought in August, 2005, was that the bottom was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By wlcoxe
Smile Defender Sale!

A reminder that the Defender warehouse sale in Waterford, CT, comences on March 29 thru Apr 1. I'm only a customer, not a rep, so no flaming, but I get to see a lot of friends and even make new ones...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2007
Replies: 103
Views: 7,383
Posted By wlcoxe
Collisions between subs and surface vessels are...

Collisions between subs and surface vessels are more common than you would think, I don't know why. The SSN 699 (Jacksonville) had at least three encounters of the worst kind. These often occur...
Forum: O'Day 01-05-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,347
Posted By wlcoxe
How about checking the previous thread? Your 28...

How about checking the previous thread? Your 28 doesn't HAVE a hull-to-keel joint, so I'm not sure what what you're looking at. Unless you have the 280, about which I know nothing. Good luck!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,737
Posted By wlcoxe
I took the boom on my ODay 28 down to bare metal,...

I took the boom on my ODay 28 down to bare metal, primed it with aluminum outdrive yellow primer, and spray-painted it with white Rustoleum. It has held up well for four years.
Bill
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2007
Replies: 92
Views: 10,744
Posted By wlcoxe
Maybe it got lost in all the others, but "Captain...

Maybe it got lost in all the others, but "Captain Horatio Hornblower" with Gregory Peck was a lot of fun and in keeping with the novels.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,879
Posted By wlcoxe
What kind of vessel are we talking about here? ...

What kind of vessel are we talking about here? And where are you? I have three sails for an ODay 28 (100%, 130% and main, all serviceable but vintage 1979 and a roller furling 130% jib and a main,...
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