Yeah, but if you're sailing and you get hungry, just pull some off the hull and throw in a nice marina sauce!Ouch. 4-5 years in the water means an awful lot of growth. Like mussels?
Barry, we're dragging another guy to the dark side!
BarryL's a big help. He even loaned me his car last year so I could see my son play Lacrosse during the fall migration of our boat. (Thanks Barry.)He's good to sail with too.
I must admit being interested in the boat with the good sails. I'm finding the spring projects on our boat are like thereapy or something. You get to 1) learn a lot, 2) see the results of you work very quickly and 3) enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done. However, not sure I have the driveway for it.
Now that's funny right there!! :laugher :laugher :laugher ........ uhhGood luck on your boat. Just set a splash date or you will be like the character from Cannery Row by Steinbeck. He works on his boat endlessly, but is terrified of the sea so keeps it in the woods. One night some people grab some sea life from the beach and put it on his hull. He moves away, afraid that his boat is taking itself out at night without his knowledge.
From Meridith CUTTING on 06/02/1999:
My boat was made in Brampton, Ontario, Canada and I have met the builder. He went on to form
Northern Yachts in Ajax. There are quite a number of Northerns sailing in this area. The O'Day Outlaw
was redesigned and had a fin keel added to replace the full keel and that boat became the Northern 25.
There is another O'Day Outlaw at the Oshawa Yacht Club, but I don't know its age or hull no. When the
boat was redesigned, a foot was taken off the stern and the cabin space was enlarged. The boat also
got a lot lighter, as they had found out at that time just how strong fiberglass was and they didn't have to
use as much lay-up as they were previously to get a strong boat. Boats of the age that mine is tend to
be very strong and although heavy for a 26 footer, she is very responsive and fast. The overall design is
similar to that of an Alberg 30 if you are familiar with that boat. There is a reverse transom and the
outboard sits in a well covered by a lazarette. The whole picture looks very clean. Because of the
weight and hull design (Wineglass shape) the boat is very seakind and does not pond even in the
heaviest seas. The baby sister of the outlaw was the cruising version of the O'Day Tempest.
Hi Joe,A marine mechanic bud of mine who happens to be. The one responsible for converting me from power to sail said the '60s O Days are non~resellable items and not a big fan. Is this preference? My goal would to restore/customize her, sail her for a few years then go larger.
What's the difference b/w outlaw and 26?
Thanks BarryL who took the time to come and look her over for me this morning!!