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.

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29 November 2017


03 December 2017

Photo-op with my Dearly-Beloved, the great-grandson and “Wings.” Angels Wings remains on the hard about 75 feet from Sanctuary, but needs lots of TLC – however I still think this is where my heart is. Grandma likes the ODay, Sanctuary, and there is a lot to like – newer, much cleaner and the cabin is almost obscenely large for a thirty-foot boat, not to mention Sanctuary’s lively sailing qualities. However, the Bristol 24 is just a reassuring little chunk, a serious little boat… I had meant to sell her off, but didn’t find a buyer who was interested in the type of work that might be needed – and the more I think of that, I’m rather pleased. Was heartened to see that the B24 has made at least two blue-water boat lists (actually surprised; especially since Paul Coble didn’t seem to think it was particularly suitable for that – but with the floating condominiums/solariums they now call blue-water voyaging boats, the B24 probably is more than suitable).
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, [...]