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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.
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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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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"There's no circling on the 40/43 winches. It's simply a screw off collar. WD40 and a heavier hammer should get the job done."
Jun 12
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike is correct. The is a vertical pin in the middle of the winch handle hole that pushed down and disengages the electric motor on the winch. Also, on my Oceanis 45, there is a circlip that holds the top on. I don't remember if the 40 electric…"
Jun 12
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike. I did use a light hammer but I do have heavier ones at work and I did use WD40. As for a disengagement pin, I didn't see one when I looked down in the top of the winch. I did see a small circular pattern in the bottom that I…"
Jun 12
Frank & Donna left a comment for Mike Brown
"Thanks Mike, however I have tightened both attachments and if you grab the track in the middle you can move it side to side making the noise. I took it apart, slid the track forward to add tape to both side of the boom, than careful slid the track…"
Jun 12
Mike Brown left a comment for Frank & Donna
"Frank your comment didn't show up in the discussions on the 40/43 site. It's simply a comment on your page. Not sure if others will see it. For what it's worth I don't have the problem on our boat. There are two pieces of…"
Jun 11
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I can't imagine anything in the winch top that would bend. Other than the electric drive and a disengagement pin that activates when the winch handle is inserted the winch is the same as the others. It sounds like the collar is jammed due to…"
Jun 11
Wayne added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch

Took care of the lint build up on the fridge condensers and the leaky shower sump this weekend. Then went to the electric cabin top winch to disassemble, clean and lube only to find the top cap wouldn't unscrew. It should have by light tapping with a screwdriver but to no avail.So I stepped it up a notch with a brass drift and screwdriver and again, no go. I then tried a steel drift and the cap never moved in the slightest. It is as if it was secured with permanent Lock Tite.Now when I say its…See More
Jun 11
Frank & Donna commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I'm having a knocking from the boom while sailing. The track on top of the boom is loose, but it can't be tightened any further. Has anyone else had this problem, if so has anyone found a solution"
Jun 11
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