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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By tadavidson
Sailing Hardware Question

Hi All:

So, I just removed my roller furling genoa, except, that is, for the spring loaded shackle at the foot of the sail, which has been unmoved for who knows how long and I cannot, for the...
Forum: herSailNet   06-02-2014
Replies: 234
Views: 23,383
Posted By tadavidson
Own My Boat

I own my O'Day 32' and live aboard alone very happily in Ventura, CA. People even here in California look askance at this, because I suppose I'm in a minority.

Tania Davidson
S/V Ashera ...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-19-2014
Replies: 158
Views: 37,857
Posted By tadavidson
Love the Sea Life

This is my third (could be final, as in never go back to land again) time living aboard. I have lived on a mooring off Shelter Island in San Diego, in marinas in Mission Bay, Channel Islands Harbor...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-19-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 12,666
Posted By tadavidson
Ventura West Marina

I do live aboard at Ventura West and have elsewhere and have to say it is fantastic. Southern California isn't an easy place to find good livaboard slips but Ventura West really works hard to make it...
Forum: Living Aboard   08-16-2013
Replies: 237
Views: 97,900
Posted By tadavidson
I have lived aboard a Catalina 27 on a mooring...

I have lived aboard a Catalina 27 on a mooring ball, a Columbia 29 in a Marina and now on my O'Day 32 (all sailboats ), the last 2 alone. Love the life, the community and may never go back to land.:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-04-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,059
Posted By tadavidson
Companionway Sliding Hatch Removal

Hi all!
My neighbor/friend in the slip next to me has an older (appears to be late 70's, early 80's) Newport 30 with a companionway hatch that when it slides, produces a screech that would make any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-19-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By tadavidson
Westerbeke Diesel on O'Day 32' Aft Cabin

I need some advice...recently, I bought a 1978 O'Day aft cabin with an inboard diesel (passed the surveys, both above and below the water with A-Ok's), that several weeks after, began to leak diesel...
Forum: Diesel   02-23-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By tadavidson
Marine Diesel Mechanic In Ventura, CA

Greetings All:

I need a diesel mechanic to look at my older Westerbeke on my O'Day 32. I am fairly certain there are fumes leaking out (the aft cabin reeks horribly) and I need to get that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,466
Posted By tadavidson
Removal of Mainsail

Thank you so much, Faster! That is reassuring. Doesn't sound that bad. :-)

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,466
Posted By tadavidson
Removal of the Mainsail

Hi All:

I had a most unfortunate ripping of my mainsail on my O'Day 32' on my way up to Ventura, CA in a storm last weekend. I'm going to have it mended until I can gather enough clams for a new...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   12-28-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,481
Posted By tadavidson
Southern California Sailing Crew Needed

Hi All!
I am moving my O'Day 32' sailboat from San Diego (Mission Bay) to Ventura, CA and need some competent help to do this. Experience with sailing off-shore and navigation are desired. I don't...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-27-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By tadavidson
Back On The Water

Hi Everyone!
I am just returning to the sea after 10+ years away, although I live right next to it. I am located in Southern California (San Diego), and have owned several sailboats, lived aboard...
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