Something old is new again…

In today’s world of throw away technology, it’s not often that many people think about making something old new. However, in the world of boats with a little bit of effort you can take something old and make it new again.

The opportunity to make something new again took the form of a 1967 O’Day Widgeon sailboat. When we started it was about giving it a good clean up and making sure she was sea worthy. But something happened along the way. This old and tired boat started to come alive.

First it was a coat of new paint on the inside of the hull.

That led to sanding the hull down and applying a new blue coat of paint.

Some serious sanding and varnish led to a beautiful set of wood cockpit seats.

A can of PB blaster, a good drill bit, and a set of vise grips pulled out the rusty screws to repair the mast.

While there is certainly more to in search of “perfection”, I’ve now hit the point where she is ready to launch.

This old boat is new again and ready for its next adventure.

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  1. Gilbert Wright says:

    We are looking for 1 or more widgeon sailboats for youth sailing club in Jacksonville fl. Do you know who or where is bast contact fpr used widgeon. Thank you. Gil Wright, QHYC.

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    1. Gil. I found my Widgeon on our local Craigslist.

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    2. Here in Maryland, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has a Widgeon for sale. Take a look at their website.

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