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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,325
Posted By TSchwarck
I can't say that I'm displeased with my purchase,...

I can't say that I'm displeased with my purchase, but that's only because I never received it. I placed the order almost a year ago. When I asked about the delay they claimed to be having...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-31-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,325
Posted By TSchwarck
I would advise you to avoid Kelly-Hanson.

I would advise you to avoid Kelly-Hanson.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,476
Posted By TSchwarck
I have had sails "reconditioned"(SailCare) in the...

I have had sails "reconditioned"(SailCare) in the past, but have found that its better to invest your money in new sails rather than try to salvage worn out ones.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-22-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 6,006
Posted By TSchwarck
I made the mistake of ordering a sail from...

I made the mistake of ordering a sail from Kelly-Hanson about a year ago. I never received my sail and couldn't get a response when I asked for a refund.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-28-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 810
Posted By TSchwarck
O-Day Outlaw

Someone should save this boat.

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,683
Posted By TSchwarck
I have had very good results using Bondo resin...

I have had very good results using Bondo resin with cloth/mat from a hardware store. I know that many say to use epoxy, but polyester has worked for me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,314
Posted By TSchwarck
I would start by adding reef points to your main...

I would start by adding reef points to your main sail and setting up a jiffy reefing system. I had to do that with my 15' boat or I wouldn't dare take it out some days. By reefing the main and...
Forum: O'Day   08-13-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,556
Posted By TSchwarck
I have a 1980 O'Day 22. When lowering the mast I...

I have a 1980 O'Day 22. When lowering the mast I attach the mainsheet to the stem and jib halyard and unhook the forestay. The shrouds don't do anything to keep the mast centered as it is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-22-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,877
Posted By TSchwarck
Stay away from Kelly-Hanson Sails.

Stay away from Kelly-Hanson Sails.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,083
Posted By TSchwarck
You are being too hard on yourself. I started...

You are being too hard on yourself. I started sailing with no experience, help or advice(I did have the owners manual) in an O-Day 22. The first time out was easy but the second time scared me so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,318
Posted By TSchwarck
I ordered a new jib from Kelly-Hanson 10 months...

I ordered a new jib from Kelly-Hanson 10 months ago and still haven't received it yet. Now I'm trying to get my money back.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-10-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6,202
Posted By TSchwarck
I've had similar experiences in both my...

I've had similar experiences in both my centerboard boats. They never really settle down well. But in my shoal keel/centerboard O-Day 22 it is totally different. It feels like the boat is sitting...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-10-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,220
Posted By TSchwarck
I've had the same problem. One way to fix it is...

I've had the same problem. One way to fix it is to attach a deck clip to the mast above the cleat and run the halyard through it. This way you keep the halyard under control without having problems...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,146
Posted By TSchwarck
trailerable boat

Ever consider an O'Day/Stuart Mariner? It's a great boat!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,360
Posted By TSchwarck
broken rudder

I broke the rudder on my 1980 O'Day 22 in a grounding accident. I was able to fix it by cutting a verticle channel across the break and filling it with a steel rod and polyester resin. I later...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-14-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,109
Posted By TSchwarck
My O'Day 22(shoal keel/centerboard) heaves to...

My O'Day 22(shoal keel/centerboard) heaves to very well with the main sheeted in(not luffing).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 9,492
Posted By TSchwarck
raising the mainsail

On any of my boats(O'Day22,O'Day Mariner,Challenger 15) I raise the jib first and come up on a close reach. Then I lash the tiller with a cord and the boat will hold it's course while I raise the...
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