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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By HGSmith
Tiller Question

A maddock handle reinforced with a stainless steel band works great as a replacement tiller on my Daysailor II. I''ve used it for two years.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-02-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 1,914
Posted By HGSmith
moisture trapped between two gelcoat layers

Big Red 56

Arrrr. I enjoyed your reply, but I''m still trying to figure out the leap between fiberglassing and success with women.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,026
Posted By HGSmith
Blister Repair

Last winter I handled the blisters on my ODay DaysailorII by sanding the bottom smooth (but not down to matt) with a Makita sander with coarse to medium sandpaper, then applying two coats of West...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,249
Posted By HGSmith
Evinrude 9.9 question

I recently went through the exact scenario with an evinrude 4.5 and decided to just run it choked. However, once I got it in the water it ran great. My conclusion was that there was a bit of trash...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By HGSmith
new sails needed

I am relatively new to sailing and need to replace the sails on my ODay Daysailor II. I would appreciate any advice on how to start this endeavor.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 5,232
Posted By HGSmith
Bottom paint -- how often?


I too have recently undertaken my first bottom paint job. A person at a local West Marine was very helpful. Some paints are "non ablative", and this makes a difference. Sone require...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-19-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,987
Posted By HGSmith
gelcoat hardener

Is methylethylketone peroxide interchangeable, drop for drop, with benzoyl peroxide as a gel coat hardener?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 3,316
Posted By HGSmith
Putting boat on yard-jacks

I just recently did this with a 17'' ODay, and it was no easy feat doing it alone. I used a hydraulic car jack (like mechanics use) and good padding under the keel. I jacked up the aft first and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,762
Posted By HGSmith
water inside centerboard

I am re-finishing a 1979 O''Day DaysailorII. I kept it in fresh water all last summer, and it has been trailered since Sept. ''00. In removing the centerboard this week I found it sloshing with...
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