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Does anyone know where you can purchase a blank face replacement for an older NavPod?See More
May 9
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Apr 22
John commented on SeaKnots's group O'Day Corner
"On my 1984 Oday 30 there are teak spacers between my center deck cleats and the deck.  They are about 1.5" to 2" spacers that are rotting fairly badly.  I'm thinking I will have to reproduce them myself to replace them.…"
Aug 8, 2016
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Sailing in the Buff

Lou, for some unknown reason the group has mysteriously vanished.  It no longer appears on my page either.  Hope it wasn't something we said!See More
May 25, 2016
LOLA left a comment for John
"I haven't been on for awhile,  I decided to check in now and then."
Dec 17, 2015
John commented on h's group Zen and the art of sailboat maintenance
"Some of us still monitor it.  Its a great group to learn things about old boats and how to maintain them."
Dec 16, 2015
John commented on SeaKnots's group O'Day Corner
"Thanks for the advice guys.  I'll have to find someone who carries 6" stainless steel bolts.  Any ideas.  Local hardware stores are a bust."
Oct 31, 2015
John commented on SeaKnots's group O'Day Corner
"Well I managed to replace the calking under my top side hand rails.  I used butyl tape and that presented me with an unexpected problem.  The butyl tape is a little thicker than the old silicone calk that was previously used so after…"
Oct 31, 2015

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Homeport:
Menominee, MI
About Me:
My wife and I started cruising about 10 years ago, so we are rather new but have fallen in love with sailing. Prior to purchasing our 30' Oday, I had been sailing small catamarans for years. I'm still learning a lot about cruising and hope to have many, many, more great cruising experiences.
Destinations visited:
Green Bay and Lake Michigan
Sarasota Bay, FL and the Gulf of Mexico
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Sailing in the Buff

Posted on September 20, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Lou, for some unknown reason the group has mysteriously vanished.  It no longer appears on my page either.  Hope it wasn't something we said!

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At 8:03am on December 17, 2015, LOLA said…

I haven't been on for awhile,  I decided to check in now and then.

At 11:10am on April 1, 2009, Capt Tom said…
Hey John,

I did it!!! There now be some music on my page. So Check It Out. I know it is silly to get excited over something so minor, but I can't effect most of the major things in my world, so every success is something to celebrate.

Taking Cayo Mio for an overnight to Naples, Fl this weekend, and the repaired radar will be reinstalled on Monday. So that puts most major systems back on line. I still will have to be careful on longer passages offshore because I can't put the motor over 1500 rpm due to the slightly bent prop shaft. But she is a sailboat after all, and f the forecast is OK we an go.....

Have a great day and enjoy.
capt Tom & Queen Olivia
At 1:56pm on March 28, 2009, Capt Tom said…
John,

Love the music and the pics!!!! I am so jealous....

Anyway, I finally figured out how to delete both applications that seems to be designed for music. So I can at least go to "My Page". So how do you down laod MP3 music after you enter "add music".

Thanks,

Capt Tom
(the computer challeged one)
At 12:23pm on January 31, 2009, Captain Bill Scanlon said…
Hi John,

We loved Marrero's, wouldn't go elsewhere now, recommend it!
At 12:35am on January 5, 2009, bob-f said…
John, thanks for getting back to me on the charter question. My initial posting was written at my desk in Iowa, but since then my wife and I (along w/ 2 other couples) have led 21 students to New Zealand. As a result, I'm writing to you now from a marina office in Auckland, where we're getting ready to do a 2 day charter. This is truly an amazing city for anyone who likes sailing.

Anyhow, my point (other than bragging about being in NZ) is that I'll have pretty irregular internet contact for the next couple of weeks, so if you respond, I'm not sure how long it will be till I can acknowledge.

Thanks again for your response.

bob-f
At 11:01am on January 2, 2009, bob-f said…
John, I see that you sail out of Green Bay and based on your photos, it looks great. I've chartered several times in the southern half of the lake, out of Michigan City and enjoyed the experience a lot. Now, I'm looking to explore a bit farther north. Do you know of any charter opportunities out of the Green Bay area? I'd be driving in from Iowa, so the western shore of the lake is much easier to reach for me than the eastern.

If you have any thoughts, I sure be appreciative. Thanks, and hang in there till the warm weather returns.

bob-f
At 9:29pm on December 1, 2008, LOLA said…
YES ST BARTS SOUNDS GREAT
At 4:49pm on October 27, 2008, Scott said…
I don't know I will have to ask, but i don't if they would know
At 11:41pm on October 25, 2008, Scott said…
I asked at my marina yesterday and they said they were the biggest O'Day dealer in the U.S. because they were only a few miles from them. and yes they did sell all the molds to Japan
At 9:55am on October 6, 2008, Scott said…
John, I will find out about the molds from my friend Carl Tripp. He owns a marinia where I keep my boat. The marina is only about 20 miles from the old factory. He sold O'Days for years and he was also a board member for O'Day
 
 
 

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Yanmar 4JH4AE raw water pump wear plate

I recently changed the wear plate on the raw water pump on the Yanmar. I have about 1675 hours on the engine and the plate showed significant scaring and wear. It was an easy change-out. After removing the impeller the plate simply sits behind it and is easily removed with a dental pick/ bearing pick/ or toothpick. I also added the Speedseal Life cover. Nice device.The wear plate made a difference. Upon startup after an impeller change before changing the wear plate  out, I would sometimes need…See More
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Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Larry, that's two of us that wishes you had posted your fix sooner. I just paid over $300 for a new tach, and that was at wholesale cost. I sent a note to James Taylor telling him about your LCD screen fix. Hopefully it works for him as…"
Monday
Larry Witty replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Should have posted my fix earlier. I had the same problem with the tach on my 323 before I bought the 43. I was able to get the hour meter to work on the 323 by following the processes out on the web about cleaning the silicon & the ribbon…"
Monday
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"After trying all the fixes I finally bit the bullet and replaced the entire tach unit. Other than needing to adjust the tachometer for correct engine speed it was an easy repair.  Mike"
Sunday
Luis Vieira de Sa replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Jo, I read the referred to fixes in the other forums and it was strange what people said. For me it looks like a bad contact in the connector as you say. I wrote my experience above (2015) and I must say that came to the previous state that…"
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Oct 7
Jo replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi to everyone, before doing anything that can ruin your tachometer, please try this first that worked for me after having tried everything read on the internet about this problem. I had the same problem with my tachometer/hour meter (yanmar) and…"
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