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
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20 April 2019 | Reedville, VA
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01 December 2017 | Reedville, VA
29 November 2017

Second thoughts

08 July 2022
Lawrence Bird
It's been awhile, but after chatting with some boat-builders (professionals), it appears that I probably should remove the gelcoat in the areas I plan to add glass and epoxy... given that strength is far more the issue that esthetics (for me, at least), I ordered a couple of 60grit abrasive wheels to hopefully speed the process of gelcoat removal, and then I can get back to the task at hand...
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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, [...]