O'Day DaySailer II Cyane

Our O'Day Daysailer II Cyane

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17 Sep 13

The flat hull on the Daysailer makes it tricky to get back on the trailer, so we added some trailer guides to assist. Our local trailer manufacturer Eddie English in Milton, FL sells a nice trailer guide kit that comes with trailer brackets, steel guide posts and PVC rollers.

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The guide brackets bolt onto the trailer frame. In order to get the right size guide it is important to know the size of your frame, the width of the frame and the beam of the boat.

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The guide bolts into the frame and the PVC roller fits over the guide. These guides are pretty tall, but now I can see where the trailer is when backing up without the boat loaded. Before it was too low to see.

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17 Mar 13

Ordered a new self bailer for our ODay Daysailer II. It is the same as a Sunfish bailer except it has a longer neck. And it was more expensive. So if the bottom part of the bailer on you ODay gets damaged, just buy a Sunfish bailer and scavenge the bottom part.

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01 Mar 13

Cyane is getting a new Loadrite galvanized trailer:

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Back in May 2013 we added a topping lift to our Daysailer mast. We wanted to keep the sail on the boat, wanted to use the boom to support a rain tarp and also wanted to keep the boom from dropping into the cockpit when the sail comes down. Most of the time we sail with a smaller main on sail slides, so that allows us to keep the sail on the boom.

Added a Harken micro cheek block to the top of the mast, secured with stainless screws.


Every time I get around line, my Navy ancestors like to mess with this Marine and here's what happens with the line. That's why the Marine Corps emblem's Eagle Globe and Anchor has a fouled line around it, to signify our maritime skills :)





50 feet of New England Rope's 1/8 inch nylon line, 2000 pound test. Sold in 50 foot packs at West Marine, usually hidden in a basket back with the other line.


Nylon cleat at base of the mast.


Used a small shackle to secure the lift to the boom. Also that say we added a small block for the outhaul so it will rig and adjust easier.


Topping lift makes a good place to host a yacht ensign. You can see the smaller main that we use, it has sail slides and we can get it up and down easier.


Dolphin following Cyane in the Bay.

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15 Mar 14: Changed bunks on ODay Daysailer trailer to 2x6, moved them out and made them longer.

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Next we will put in bunks to support the keel

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22 Jun 2014: Took the Daysailer out for a few hours, explored Chimney Cove and practiced ghosting.

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Cyane insisted on going wing and wing for a bit.

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Capn Jack sailing Cyane.

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Skipper and Capn Jack, 2 generations of sailors on Cyane.

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16 Nov 15:

Made a rudder uphaul for launching and beaching. Also got a picture of the repaired centerboard, it had swelled from water intrusion. The repair involved removing the delaminated plywood, replacing it, sealing with epoxy and fiberglass, fairing sanding and bottom paint.




2015: Breaking in the Suzuki 4 stroke 2.5 hp. Quiet, pushes the boat over 5 knots at 1/2 throttle.



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27 Dec 16:

Nice day, light wind, 72F, so why not go for a motor/sail/paddle/stand up paddle? One of the great things about the Daysailer, she will float in a teaspoon of water with her centerboard and pop up rudder. We were able to launch and recover from the beach with no issues.



Skipper drove and we flew the spinnaker!



to be continued...

3 comments:

  1. What size trailer is your new one?


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    1. It is a Load Rite 14F1000W. 1,000 pound capacity, 14' 6" maximum bow eye to transom, 4.80x12B tires, overall width 64” , width between fenders 49”, overall trailer length 16' 4" It held a Bucaneer 18 before, I have the bunks extended about 2 feet off the back of the trailer, and it is balanced well. It tows great. Load Rite also makes a 16 foot 1200 pound capacity trailer that should work as well.http://www.loadrite.com/GalvanizedTrailers-Bunk-Single.php

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