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  1. 12' O'Day Widgeon - Missing Mast Step

    I recently acquired a 12' O'Day Widgeon, circa 1970's, from a family friend. Interestingly, they originally acquired this boat from my parents 10-15 years ago who purchased it used and sailed in New Orleans in their younger days. It's been through a lot. A little background about me... I took...
  2. Greetings from Michigan

    Introduce Yourself
    After 30+ years of sailing hobie cats and sunfish I've decided it's time to bring a bit of comfort into my sailing world and move to a small cruiser type sailboat. Plan on sailing out of Muskegon on Lake Michigan. I've come up with a list of criteria for a boat (some driven by my own...
  3. O'day 12

    Learning to Sail
    Considering buying and O'day 12... The cat-rigged variety, not the WIDGEON. I've seen the boat on land... seems to be in good shape. The mast concerns me. Does anyone have advise: what to look for; be concerned about, etc. I did see that one of the collapsible segments have some cloth tape...
  4. Just set sail

    Introduce Yourself
    good evening. wanted to pop in and say hello. My husband and I just bought our first O'Day and just started our sailing journey. The first time my husband took me out we heeled way too much for my comfort and it scared me greatly as it was my first time out on a "real" sail boat. I was...
  5. Need Rigging Advice

    Learning to Sail
    Hey guys, I have a 1974 O'Day Widgeon and when I got her, there was very little of the original rigging intact or even present. So I have a few questions that I was unable to dig up using the search function. First, is there a particular type of rope I should be using? the rigging that was...
  6. O'day Mariner 19 C/B setup?

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi everyone! I'm currently looking at a Mariner 19 for sale and its got an odd c/b setup. Has anyone seen this before? Cheers, Rhys :)
  7. O'day Build Quality in late 70's

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Would anyone care to weigh in on the general build quality of the O'day brand in the late 70's? I am currently looking at a 1978 O'day 30 that I would be considering for coastal cruising with an occasional foray out to the Bahamas. Needless to say, I would go through her thoroughly prior to any...
  8. Newbie-ish finally starting posting!

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello to all! I have been lurking around here and reading posts for a long time now. I am a newer member to the sailing community, and have been sailing for about the last three years. Sailing is no easy feat to accomplish here in New Mexico, where I currently reside.We have a ton of beach and...