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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20 April 2019 | Reedville, VA
Lawrence Bird
Looks like the weather is beginning to get warm enough to think about fiber-glassing. We're much healthier than last year at this time, and it is time to think about getting the hull done and getting Sanctuary back in the water. This is the largest of the cracks, and looks like it'll take a bit of grinding,, then some G-Flex, and then several layers of glass on both sides of the keel tail-joint. I can't seem to get a straight answer out of folks who are supposed to know this stuff, so I'm figuring that the supporting patch will be six to nine layers of glass to support that fillet, ands run it at least a third to maybe half the way forward along the keel-hull joint.

Also need to replace the sea-cock on the galley sink drain -- looks pretty corroded, and also to open up the sewage through-hull (which had been blocked with a wooded plug by a previous owner), and then insert the USCG required lockable Y-valve in the drain circuit, so this can be use when outside the limit offshore. Then it will be time to replace all the engine water hoses, as well as the sewage and freshwater hoses -- checking the tanks as we go. Won't be done this month I'm sure as I never seem to have that much energy, but would be nice to have Sanctuary back in the water by July.
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, [...]