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Mas Tequila

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Winter storage warning
« on: February 13, 2020, 05:51:03 AM »

A friend of ours had an Oday which I believe was a 28' but I could be wrong on the size. He sold it last summer and just shared some rather shocking news. The new owner let him know that water had gotten into the pad support posts on the cradle and one of them had ice build-up inside and it expanded and raised the pad like a hydraulic ram about 5 inches which then put a 3 foot crack in the hull. Now I really don't know anything about the construction of Odays or the condition of the hull except to say that our friend had it for years and sailed the snot out of it without any problems that we are aware of.

He's going to send me some pictures and I'll post those when I get them.

Obviously not a Catalina but I thought it was worth passing this on.
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Re: Winter storage warning
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 08:50:09 PM »

He should move to Maryland.  We did away with winter and hard water.   VIVA CLIMATE CHANGE
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Re: Winter storage warning
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 01:05:49 PM »

Mas T : Usually cradle supports have a pin that goes thru the outside sleeve and the inside pad shaft!??
I have heard that some O'Days have a balsa core hull!!

A few thoughts
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Mas Tequila

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Re: Winter storage warning
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 01:44:31 PM »

Lazybone,

I don't know about you folks from Maryland. I heard a rumor that you folks put salt in your water. Us folks from Michigan will put salt on our fries, heck some even put it on watermelon but, putting salt in the water? That ain't right. :-)
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