Little Boat, Big Dreams

Our ODay30, "Sanctuary," is still on the hard in Reedville, VA, waiting for warmer weather and some glass-work to the keel.

08 July 2022
13 September 2021
11 May 2021
20 April 2019 | Reedville, VA
27 May 2018 | Reedville, VA
14 May 2018 | Reedville, VA
22 December 2017
10 December 2017 | Reedville, VA
03 December 2017
02 December 2017
01 December 2017 | Reedville, VA
29 November 2017

Going slowly, but going

22 October 2017
Progress has been a tad glacial to say the least, but the sump pump is still performing just fine. Can't really tell how much water is coming into the boat as usually the level is so far down that it looks nearly empty... then every now and again I'll catch Sanctuary with 3-4 inches in the sump, which the sump-pump vacates in about three minutes; that the issue exists at all still irks me, but that's what I get for dealing-making in haste I guess. Hooked up the ProMariner ProSport marine battery charger on Sunday -- temporarily. Didn't mount it yet, as I'm still trying to figure out where I'd like it permanently, but according the idiot-lights the charger is doing all that it is supposed to; will let it sit another couple of days and at that point will figure it will be reliable for keeping the 12-volt system topped-off and I can sort out the marine bilge pump and ditch the 110-volt sump pump.
Vessel Name: Sanctuary
Vessel Make/Model: Oday-30 -- sloop
Hailing Port: Colonial Beach, Virginia, USA
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"Sanctuary," is esthetically better maintained than "Wings" (our previous Bristol 24) and of course noticeably larger, with two foot wider beam and almost six more feet of length, but not so large we've fallen into a large maintenance trap -- we hope. Despite a metaphoric barnacle or two, [...]