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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-01-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By bacinmass
"Good Old Boat" From NE or FL Preferred?

Ahoy, all -
I currently live in NE, but I am contemplating moving to St. Pete, FL.
I'm "between boats", and I'm wondering if there's any advantage to buying something while I'm here in NE and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,644
Posted By bacinmass
how about getting out the mask/snorkel again, but...

how about getting out the mask/snorkel again, but also bring a hacksaw blade and gloves... run the hacksaw blade around the c/b slot, like loosening a cake from a pan. if the paint is what got it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-11-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1,151
Posted By bacinmass
Reefing Setup for O'Day 25/26?

I'm trying to be certain I understand how to reef on my O'Day 26. I'm fairly certain the O'Days in this size were set up with jiffy reefing, but that's about all I know.

It would be a great help...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-11-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,254
Posted By bacinmass
My experience has been on the O'Days there is a...

My experience has been on the O'Days there is a manual pump next to the sink. I had to replace both of mine (head and galley) as they were worn out after 25 years. Is there a pump next to your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By bacinmass
Keep Old Sails Aboard?

Ahoy all -

Last year I bit the bullet and bought a new mainsail and a new jib for my 1984 O'Day 26, retiring the old (original sails).

I've been keeping the old sails aboard, "just in case",...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-09-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,865
Posted By bacinmass
I don't know if mid-Cape is too far away for him,...

I don't know if mid-Cape is too far away for him, or not, but this guy is definitely worth a call: Peter Hunt, AMS – Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors #698, Norton, Mass. 02766 (508)285-4984.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By bacinmass
I have a 15 hp Mercury on my O'day 26. Former...

I have a 15 hp Mercury on my O'day 26. Former family boat was an O'Day 25 with a 9.9 Johnson. There were times when the 9.9 just couldn't hack it against a tide in a fast-moving river. With the 15...
Forum: O'Day   05-18-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By bacinmass
Anyone have any thoughts on what the SPOTLESS...

Anyone have any thoughts on what the SPOTLESS STAINLESS might do to my freshly waxed gelcoat? I've been following MaineSail's excellent instructions, and I'd hate to mess up all that beauty...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-17-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,810
Posted By bacinmass
Sounds like exactly the kind of May sailing day...

Sounds like exactly the kind of May sailing day we had last year here in Boston harbor. Except in our case, the roller furler jammed, and there was no way to furl the foresail, while the wind was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2010
Replies: 260
Views: 200,580
Posted By bacinmass
Total newbie at this, a couple of questions about...

Total newbie at this, a couple of questions about the compounding step...
1. How much compound should I use? Am I supposed to reload the pad at the beginning of every 2X2 area?
2. How does the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-14-2010
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,130,690
Posted By bacinmass
Boston Harbor Islands, Massachusetts Bay

Boston Harbor Islands, Massachusetts Bay
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 14,348
Posted By bacinmass
A related question for y'all -- I left my can of...

A related question for y'all -- I left my can of Cetol in the boat over the winter, do you think the stuff is still good to use this spring? (Boat is in MA, so we've had the usual freeze/thaw New...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 7,177
Posted By bacinmass
I have found BoatUS to be fast, reasonably-priced...

I have found BoatUS to be fast, reasonably-priced and very pleasant to deal with.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-03-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,381
Posted By bacinmass
Just to add to the caution about maintaining...

Just to add to the caution about maintaining tension on the lind as you let the sail out. Early this season I forgot to do this, and the resulting mess in the drum couldn't be untangled. As a...
Forum: Mass Bay Sailors   06-27-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,519
Posted By bacinmass
Sail Boston to Provincetown?

Ahoy all -

Anyone interested in sailing in tandem from Boston to Provincetown?

We would like to plan a trip with another boat to make the trip. We have the summer off, so mid-week sailing is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By bacinmass
Hi RubyVee - I'm a CPAP user, too. I...

Hi RubyVee -

I'm a CPAP user, too. I contacted the CPAP manufacturer for their advice, they told me that their advice to camping folks is to use a marine battery and an inverter to power the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By bacinmass
Are Pinholes A Big Deal?

Ahoy all -

Just had our 1985 O'Day 26 sodablasted.

It turned out great -- the hull is smooth and paint-free, and pretty much ready to go for the new barrier coat and then ablative paint.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-08-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,431
Posted By bacinmass
Marine Electrician Boston/South Shore?

Hi All -

I recently acquired a 1984 O'Day 26 that needs some re-wiring (mast lights), and some installations (VHF radio, bilge pump, depth finder).

I am only marginally "handy", so I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,541
Posted By bacinmass
Soda Blasting - Boston/South Shore Area?

Ahoy All -

My 1985 O'Day 26 needs to have the bottom paint removed and start fresh.

I'm new to boat ownership, so I'm looking for some recommendations...

Can anyone recommend a soda blasting...
Forum: Mass Bay Sailors   01-31-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,395
Posted By bacinmass
If renaming the forum/group enables us to get...

If renaming the forum/group enables us to get more folks posting and sharing, I think it is a great idea.
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