I was actually kind of happy when an ODay came up for sale
close. Well, by close I mean a hundred miles away. I've been reading a quite a bit and they do seem to be a "good larnin boat."
I'm hoping to go see it this weekend. Hopefully it's been stored in some farmers equipment
shed and not outside, if so I'm pretty sure that water
in the hull
and decks won't be a problem.
? Yeah, good one. I don't think there's anyone qualified to do one for 5 or 6 hunderd miles. The closest ASA
is 600 miles away.
I think I can do ok, I've been around boats all of my adult life. I also worked in my brothers boat shop for a few years (he's a master marine
mechanic). I might be qualified to check out the mechanical and electrical
stuff having taught advanced auto mechanics in a post secondary school
and I currently hold many masters certificates including ASE and a Canadian Red Seal. My current
specialty is diagnosing and repairing advanced electrical
and drivability problems in a Chrysler/Toyota dealership. I'm pretty sure I'll do all right there.
Yeah yeah, I know boats are different but my job in my brothers shop was rebuilding and tuning powerheads and rebuilding legs.
My hobbies include furniture building and cedar strip canoe building. I also make handcrafted paddles so I think if there is rotton wood or glass I should be able to handle that also.
That being said, it will still be a huge learning
experience. Everyday I learn how much I don't know.
The big stickler is the asking price. It's over double what they are selling for on sailboat listings. However since it comes with a trailer and if it has been storedinside, out of the elements AND not used much, it might be a hidden jem.