"Very interesting to read your comments. They make so much sense to me.
As a mom, if I'd encourage my young teenager to undertake such a dangerous voyage and he would not come home, would /could I EVER forgive myself ? I could not. I could not…"
"I would not allow a 16 year old to take on such a journey.
At 16 the human brain is not fully developed, can not rationalize fully. So, I would fear that he would not make the right decisions when he needs to make them.
He has a lot of sailing…"
"Hi friend...what have you been up to? You have great pictures that would make great paintings.
Please post your beach rlated and boat ones here in our ART GROUP on Seaknots.
Are you painting anything presently?
I have added several boat…"
Hi, Mike. My boat is a 1970 Westerly Cirrus. It's a British-built pocket cruiser made for the rough Irish Sea and waters around the UK. Sturdy as a brick, but slow as a slug. It's 22' long and draws 3.5'. It's the largest 22' boat I've ever been on; 5'10" headroom, large v-berth, enclosed head with holding tank, galley, setee, etc. Sleeps four - drinks ten. Perfect for puttering around the bay and the occasional weekend trip. I looked at larger boats, but since I'm normally singlehanding I figured I'd be better off with something I could handle alone under any circumstances. I made the right choice. (But those classy 30' and larger boats at Toledo Beach still make me drool!)
Ahoy, Mike - and happy Independence Day. I was just cruising around on the site and noticed you're a bit north of me. I sail out of a small marina just south of Monroe. We were out enjoying Lake Erie earlier today, and we'll go out again tomorrow evening to watch fireworks in Luna Pier from the bay. Fair winds!
"Even though I owned an 1980 O'Day 30, I can't answer that question. However, a builder that screws in hand rails on a 30 foot cruiser would be asking for liability claims. I don't believe O'Day would have done…"
My Oday is an '84 Oday 30. It does have one or two white caps on the cabin overhead, but it also has an interior handrail that is mounted on black rubber blocks. I removed a bung from one of the interior handrails and…"
It depends. What model O'Day are we speaking about? Who put the rails on in the first place? Are there white caps about 3/4 of an inch on the cabin overhead under where the handrails are? If yes, the rails are…"
I'm going to attempt to reseal my handrails on our 84' Oday 30. I noticed there are screw holes (teak plugs) both on the topside and down in the salon. Does anyone know if both screws need to be removed to reseal or just the topside screw?See More
Just before my starting battery (six years old) went dead when I was at anchor (that was another story) I was having erratic readings or better saying - the lcd was very difficult to read even during the night. When the new battery was mounted,…"