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Old 13-01-2009, 01:18   #1
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I have been comeing to this site for a couple of weeks and decided to join. I haven't done much sailing, but am retired now and bought a small 22ft fiberglass production boat that was built in 69. At 66 I want a boat that I can be safe on, moveing about etc. Also to apply some of my ideas on, I think there is enough info here to fuel my ambitions.
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Old 13-01-2009, 01:24   #2
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Old 13-01-2009, 02:10   #3
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What kind of work are you doing to your boat?
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Old 13-01-2009, 06:18   #4
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Welcome to the forum, One I! I used to have an ODay 222. A boat that size is fun to sail and OK for weekending.
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Old 13-01-2009, 08:00   #5
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Welcome aboard, its never to late to enjoy sailing and you will find all the answers you need on this forum.
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Old 13-01-2009, 10:38   #6
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G'Day and welcome also.

I'll never forget the fun of our first 20 odd footer. Enjoy.

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Aloha One,
Welcome aboard! My first boat was a fin keeled Catalina 22 and it was a great deal of fun. When adding things to your boat or experimenting just remember that the boat is light and that trim is pretty important when sailing. Guess what I'm saying is that the more you add the heavier it gets and sailing performance might suffer.
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Old 14-01-2009, 00:11   #8
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Thanks James S, My first chore will be to stop the water. This boat is 40 years old, and it took me a couple of days before that really sunk in. This fiberglass is 40yrs old so what am I in for? My first act was to take everything out flotation and all. I emptied the bilge, when I came back later their was water build up again, the only place it could have come from was the seat on the starboard side or from under the foward bunk area, the owner had said the drain from the anchor well leaked and sure enough when I opened the inspection hatch their was a lot of water about ten gallons to be exact.
So No.1- Was to remove the blood so I could see the wounds- I hand washed the whole boat this way I would get to know my hull, it cleaned up pretty good I don't beleive their is any soft spots but I want to remove most all the fittings and re set them ,(these guys were not good craftsmen) this should take care of some leaks.
No.2 repair main hatch make new runners etc.
No.3 build a new hatch for the cabin roof (the one they made is useless)
When this is done I'll take stock and see if I stopped the water ( hopefully yes) Then I'll develope my next list. I would appreciate any help along the way . Thanks OneI
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