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

Yuck !! What's all this dust ???

03 May 2021
Lawrence Bird
Well, we've begun... this first week all I did was discover that grinding/sanding the keel/hull joint raises so ,much debris that my Covid mask was of no use at all. Had to break out the 3M mask -- I have to say, it looks funny, but was instant relief.

I did find the crack at the rear edge of the keel, right under the surface blemish we'd discovered a few years ago. It was obvious that someone had tried to throw some sort of a cosmetic patch over the crack -- wasn't really structural as there was no glass cloth in it. just some solidified magic-paste or something; don't know whether it was put on by the folks who sold Sanctuary to us, or someone previous -- doesn't matter, it was ineffective and needs to be fixed. It wasn't a particularly large crack, but enough that it exacerbated a weakness from the builder. Lots of fin keel boats have varying degrees of vulnerabilities at the keel/hull joint, but it appear that that critical area on Sanctuary had an air-bubble, a void, molded in where it should have been solid glass -- maybe a boat laid-up on Monday morning.
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, [...]