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Started by Pete. Last reply by Pete Feb 21, 2012. 2 Replies 1 Like
Started by Pete. Last reply by Pete Jun 15, 2011. 8 Replies 0 Likes
Hey....Is anyone from the O'Day group still active on this site. Looks like it died back in 2011????
I'm not saying that the deck is bad, it's just that sqeezing silicone rubber rubber around deck fittings looks bad and often times doesn't stop the leaks your attempting to stop. Removing, cleaning and re-bedding the fittings looks better and seals better. I would use LifeCaulk. It's easier to work with and cleans up easier. Avoid 5200 because it could make the fitting impossible to remove without damaging the deck. Another place to check for leaks are the thru-hull fittings near the water line. When your sailing and bobbing around water could be coming from there, and it would be intermittent: just a thought.
We have a '78 22' with shoal keel. So it sounds like the deck to you as well. I guess I'll have to try to find someone that can go below with a wrench, while I unscrew things from above.
What model O'Day do you have? It will be more work, but I advise removing the "deck hardware", cleaning the base and the deck, recaulk and rebed the hardware.
My rudder bushings on my 27 O Day are shot They still work but are very loose and rattle. I will get through this season but then should consider changeing them.
Where and how do I go about doing this? Being a novice I don't know where to start.
Great to hear you found a home for your boat. I use to have a friend who had a boat there, well Machelhe Island anyway. That should be a little downstream from where your at. Lots of luck and have fun. My boat dragged the mooring in the fall and crashed into a motor boat on a mooring. It is in the shop getting those nasty scrapes and gouges fixed up and replacing the rub rail, that rubbed right off and didn't help with anything like what happened, so she will be back to looking good again.
Have fun and it sounds like you found a great deal for 100 a month on a dock in a marina. Great job!
Take care and if you travel up here to the NY/NJ area, drop us a note.
Good to meet you Jim. Looking forward to meeting you in person. I will make every effort to make the "ron-de-vous" this year.
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