Category Archives: O’Day 22 Restoration

How to Buy Cruising Sails by Judy Blumhorst

After reading my post about my experiences buying a cruising sail for the O’day 22 online, Judy Blumhorst of Hyde Sails Direct offered to provide her perspective on purchasing cruising sails online. I think that it is a good summary of what … Continue reading

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New Sails (I hope)

Okay, I’m done complaining about the snow. At least until the next time it snows this spring. I have had the O’day 22 in the water for the past two summers. The mainsail is (I believe) the original. Which makes … Continue reading

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Yet another sailing post!

Maybe a month ago I complained that we had hardly used the sailboat this season. It wasn’t any one person’s fault in particular. We just had a busy summer. However we have been out each of the past three weekends, … Continue reading

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A tour, boat painting, friends over, playing in the sprinkler morning.

We had a busy morning. The town of Preston was offering a bus tour of the former Norwich State Hospital, Will and Ben wanted friends over, and I want to get the boat ready to get in the water next … Continue reading

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Sailboat – getting ready for the summer

The forecast called for rain all day yesterday. But, if the weather people could predict the future, they would probably work in the stock market. And be rich. The rain had stopped by the morning. The stream in the back … Continue reading

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Boom Vang

Tonight the parts arrived from Nautos – USA for the boom vang. I took a few minutes to install the hardware tonight after work.  The mast looks like it has a connection for the vang from before.  The only part … Continue reading

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Sailing!

Our sailboat has spent many years, first sitting next to the garage in Ledyard, and then (mostly) inside our garage here in Preston. I got the sailboat before William was born, so it has been sitting around for over 10 … Continue reading

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Looking like a sailboat

I got the mast up today. Finally! After a complete a$$ kicking last time, I took time to plan raising this mast. And I only dropped it once. And no one got hurt and nothing was broken. So it’s not … Continue reading

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… and there was light

Okay, so my labors in repairing the sailboat are nothing compared to that of creation. Nor is the labor close to that of slaying the Nemean Lion  However, it is one of my longest unfinished projects, so finishing any of … Continue reading

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(Almost) Raising the mast

So, I couldn’t get it up this evening. No not that… This is a (mostly) family friendly blog.  I tried to step the mast tonight after work, but couldn’t get it all the way up. The standing rigging isn’t adjusted … Continue reading

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