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Old 04-11-2012, 23:28   #16
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Part out the wheel steering and go with a tiller!
Cut It Out!

For some of us, a ships wheel adds to the thrill of sailing.

(Or motoring across the lake the final time of the season with the masts down.)

A wheel you watch where you are going, a tiller you tend to watch where we have been.

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Old 05-11-2012, 05:54   #17
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You are right I suppose. But the cost for that feeling is high. IMO there isn't room on a 28 footer for the Rube Goldberg contraption. And if auto pilot is a consideration a tiller pilot is easy to install and a fraction of the cost of AP for wheel steering
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:55   #18
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Cut It Out!

For some of us, a ships wheel adds to the thrill of sailing.

(Or motoring across the lake the final time of the season with the masts down.)

A wheel you watch where you are going, a tiller you tend to watch where we have been.

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Old 05-11-2012, 09:46   #19
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Re: 1980 O'DAY 28, I think a good deal

I ended up getting the boat, I think it is a good deal and can't wait to start working on her. She already has an autopilot and chartplotter.....
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:49   #20
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I ended up getting the boat, I think it is a good deal and can't wait to start working on her. She already has an autopilot and chartplotter.....

bArring any hidden problems, you have a fine boat and got it at a good price! congrats!
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bArring any hidden problems, you have a fine boat and got it at a good price! congrats!
Thanks, owner took about an hour and a half and showed me everything. The leak in the V-Berth was because one of the tented "disk windows" had been cracked. He actually has a solar vent that goes there in which he included, so that issue is resolved. Only thing I have to do to get her sailing is to replace the edson steering adjustable idler, which is $350 from Edson. Minor cosmetic stuff, but not necessary.
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That's great. I don't have the experience most here do, but AFAIK older boats sometimes leak. Period. Mine does, so I'm hoping that's the case. A little caulk and mine is good till the next leak.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:01   #23
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Thanks RKO, first boat, looking forward to it.....naming her "Gordania" which is scottish name meaning "Heroic", after some Army Buddies who were less fortunate than me and didn't make it back.

I may even do some fishing on her (even though I know it's tacky to do so on a sail boat lol.
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Thanks RKO, first boat, looking forward to it.....naming her "Gordania" which is scottish name meaning "Heroic", after some Army Buddies who were less fortunate than me and didn't make it back.

I may even do some fishing on her (even though I know it's tacky to do so on a sail boat lol.
I read about your tribute to your military friends. Thanks to you and to all for your service! Fair winds and happy sails to you!
Excellent first boat, by the way. I'm on my 5th...
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I read about your tribute to your military friends. Thanks to you and to all for your service! Fair winds and happy sails to you!
Excellent first boat, by the way. I'm on my 5th...
Lol I know this won't be my last lol, hopefully my next one will be my last....planning on keeping this one for a long while though, then eventually want to go bigger, but not too big where I couldn't solo sail....maybe High 30's.
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Thanks, owner took about an hour and a half and showed me everything. The leak in the V-Berth was because one of the tented "disk windows" had been cracked. He actually has a solar vent that goes there in which he included, so that issue is resolved. Only thing I have to do to get her sailing is to replace the edson steering adjustable idler, which is $350 from Edson. Minor cosmetic stuff, but not necessary.
Outstanding news! Congratulations and good luck with it!
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The autopilot cost as much as you paid for the whole shebang. Nice score!
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I ended up getting the boat, I think it is a good deal and can't wait to start working on her. She already has an autopilot and chartplotter.....
The autopilot cost more than you paid for the whole shebang. Nice score! In Mexico a fella would take the old one out and find someone to build a new one for $100. But it will take you a few years to get there.
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I may even do some fishing on her (even though I know it's tacky to do so on a sail boat lol.
First, congratulations on what sounds like a great buy for a first boat.

Second, it ain't tacky to fish from a sailboat. Most cruisers do so incessantly, and in my opinion, not burning up twenty gallons of petrol zooming out to your favorite spot is anti-tacky. Folks with 250 hp on a 16 foot bass boat... that's tacky!

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