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Search: Posts Made By: Ward H
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Ward H
Re: 1/4" line in a 3/8" rope clutch?

If 1/4" is strong enough for reef lines, why do you need 3/8 for halyards? Why not standardize on 5/16" for all lines you mention? Would make getting the right hardware easier.
When I needed 3 cam...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By Ward H
Re: Tinted 1/2" Acrylic Companionway Sections

D & R Marine has the tinted hatch boards, 1/2". Not sure if that is where they get them but I have seen a couple of O'day 25s with them. Nothing fancy with stiles and rails, just the plain smoked...
Forum: O'Day 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Ward H
Re: Now I am loaded with more questions--O'Day

Congrats! If your O'day is a 79, then it is 25. The 26s came out a few years later and replaced the 25.

1. Manual - Go on over to Oday Owner Forums -
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 898
Posted By Ward H
Re: Mainsheet and jib lines needed

I'm happy with the Trophy Braid for my sheets and XLS Yacht Braid for halyards. 5/16" sounds small for sheets that will spend a lot of time in your hand but I don't know your boat.
When considering...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By Ward H
Re: Wetting out horizontal holes?

I replaced the rub rail on my O'day. I removed all the screws holding the plastic rail on, then filled the screw holes with 610 in a caulking gun. As Eherlihy says, it is thick enough it won't run. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Ward H
Re: Bottle holders for cockpit

We bought these: Wine glass holder is also a coffee cup holder, water bottle holder and beverage holder. The universal Drink Holder fits all size rails/tubes (5/8"- 1¼") and can be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,866
Posted By Ward H
Re: Living aboard in the Florida Keys...

Very nice to hear someone living the good life. We hope to visit that area some day.
Forum: S2 01-20-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 6,655
Posted By Ward H
Re: New S2 7.9 owner, offer accepted.

"More pictures to the thread nobody ever looks at! hehehe... whatever, in for a penny..."
Hey Shnool, don't be so sure of that. Nice work.
Nice find on the O'day ladder. I've been looking for a 5...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,947
Posted By Ward H
Re: Florida Keys, Best Anti-Fouling

Super Ship Bottom. That was suggested to me for New Jersey sailing by someone up nearer Maine, I believe. I called SSB and they gave me references of users in NJ and PA. I heard good things from the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,810
Posted By Ward H
Re: Should Medsailor proactively rebuild his transmission?

Having little experience with inboard diesels, I've thought that diesels should be good for 8k to 10k hours? Your motor issue was caused by a non wear related failure wasn't it? So, 1450 hrs is low...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 3,927
Posted By Ward H
Re: Cleating off Furling line?

My experience also. And the furling line is always firmly tied off to a horn cleat.
Same with jib sheets. I do at least three wraps on the tightly furled sail, then lock the sheets in the STs, then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By Ward H
Re: want to learn on bigger sailboat

I know what you mean about just "feeling" what it is like on a bigger boat. I'd like to get out on a boat bigger than my 25 to see what the difference is. And I have dock mates with 28, 30 and 32...
Forum: Diesel 10-13-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,599
Posted By Ward H
Re: Won't Start after 4 hours of cruising.

I know nothing about your diesel problem but do have a comment on your towing insurance.
Check your TowBoatUS coverage. There are a couple of levels. Sounds like you have Basic which costs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By Ward H
Re: Boomkicker and winter storage

1st year I put up a tarp. I looked around and most did not.
2nd year I didn't and the freeze/thaw cycle caused ice to remain in the cockpit drain hose and cracked it, filling the bilge with water,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-30-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,540
Posted By Ward H
Re: Just set sail

Thanks for the update.

"I'm getting better and really loving the sound of the wind in our sails."
That's what its all about. Glad your enjoying it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ward H
Re: Electrical system

Actually, you can just get buy by knowing you limitations.
You now know you trolling motor will only get you about 4 hours of motoring. Your OB will also have limited range or time of use.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By Ward H
Re: Motion sickness question. Am I crazy?

I always got seasick on fishing boats. Hot weather, bobbing up and down. Would even get sick before the first dive on week long dive trips in the Caymans, which I took twice a year for 10 yrs....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Ward H
Re: finally!!

First thing is that beer needs a PFD so it doesn't get lost overboard.
Congrats and smart move to keep it flat until your girlfriend gets use to the healing. Lots of time we sail with just the jib...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-13-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,058
Posted By Ward H
Re: $1500 Catalina 27

"I guess someone has stolen the drop boards and the exterior teak work"
I'm sure whoever stole the teak did not plug the holes to prevent core damage and water damage to the interior. Sounds like a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-09-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By Ward H
Re: Winterizing Questions?

Hey Ken,
Sounds like you are thinking about Mariner's Marina? Great location. Not as crowded as around Forked River and very close to the GSP.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Ward H
Re: Sailing an ipad.

iPad and Navionics. I tried the Gamin Blue and other apps but like Navionics better. Especially like the way it saves tracks and they can be e-mailed to my Evernote account. I then add the track to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By Ward H
Re: Favorite iPad cover?

I second the Otterbox case. I tried the Lifeproof but didn't think it offered enough protection from the rough handling on the boat. I returned it and got the Otterbox. I'm more worried about it...
Forum: Chartering 08-06-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ward H
Re: Newbie renting a keelboat - dumb idea?

I sail the BB and took an ASA 101 class in Bayville. I am not surprised you cannot get a rental without a keelboat certification. Renters are probably more concerned about you damaging a $80k boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Ward H
Re: Outboard difficult to raise

I had a 4hp on a 17' boat that I could not raise the bracket on due to weight and having to lean out to far. I put a strap on it that allowed me to stand straight up while lifting it. That worked...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-03-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 12,222
Posted By Ward H
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

My boat was next to a guy who had moved up from a 25 to 30' boat. He and his fiancé were planning on living aboard. They lived in an apartment so over the winter they marked out their kitchen and...
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