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My O'day 192 Sailboat

September 17, 2010, I traded my S2 6.8 for a 1986 O'day 192. Its little smaller boat that will be easier for me to set up and sail single handed. The S2 would have been difficult to do that.

Its has a roller furler for the jib so only raising and lowering the main would require leaving the cockpit. She sailed really nicely in light wind the other evening on the test run I made with the previous owners.

This boat is a better fit for sailing on Clearfork reservoir and it will be much easier to trailer to other locations (Lake Erie here I come).

There are plenty of minor things to do to make it really nice, but what boat doesn't need things done?

The previous owners are very nice folks. They spent a lot of time showing me the ropes (that is more than likely a nautical phrase I think). I can't wait to sail her tomorrow.

October 24, 2010

Yesterday, I ran the boat from the slip to the ramp and put the boat on the trailer and dropped the mast by myself. That was the first objective achieved of having a smaller boat. Today, I hung the mast diagonally in the garage and was able to close the garage door with the boat in the garage. That was the second objective. I like everything about this boat.

Specifications for the ODay 192.

Sailing Journal 2010

Work Journal 2010

Underway with stuff just thrown into the cabin. I have some work to do to figure out where to stow everything.

November 30, 2010

I've decided on a name:

Testimony: A solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter. Firsthand authentication of a fact.

God created us to glorify Him. Our lives are complete or fulfilled when we do that, and so I seek to glorify God. The best way I know to glorify God is to give testimony of what He has done in my life - what He means to me. Thus testimony results in a completed life - a life of fulfillment. Naming the boat "Testimony" is a reminder to me to do that.

Work Jornal 2011

Work Jounal 2012

Sailing 2011

Sailing 2012

Is it O'Day, O'day, or Oday, or something else? My boat has a little plaque that says O'day.. the apostrophe is a penant.

August 2012

- I created a checklist for rigging to trailer and sail.

December 29, 2012

With some time available to read during the holidays, I've been reading Across Islands and Oceans at http://atomvoyages.com/books.html. I also read some today about the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813. I noticed some towns on Lake Erie that I had not heard of before. This has incented me to make the following list of sailing goals for 2012:
- Learn to heave to.
- Sail on Lake Erie.
- Stay overnight on the boat.
- Practice MOB manuvers.
- Sail to Amherstburg, ON, CA (this is a long shot for sure).

I really need to find my wind vane. I don't know how I lost it. This is very frustrating. I also need to fix my VHF antenna (missing the set screw).

April 20, 2013

I just put the last week of June on my calendar for crusing the Erie canal. I've got to do it this year! I've been thinking of doing this for a couple of years. The latest issue of Sail magazine has an article about cruising the Erie. I've got to to do it. Connie says she is willing.

January 11, 2015

She looks kind of lonely and cold there in the garage. I haven't forgotten her though. I did charge her battery a week ago.

July 2015 - Sailing

May 21, 2016 - Sold the boat

Here's Chris & Marsha, the new owners of Testimony. Chris e-mailed me that he got home with no trouble. I hope he enjoys the boat as much as I did. Kinda miss her already.

July 28, 2019

I received this e-mail from Chris:
Hi Mark
Thought I'd let you know I'm putting Testimony up for sale this weekend. We bought an 86 Catalina 22 in May in the Findley Lake NY area. I've been working on it since I brought it home, it wasn't in bad shape, but after owning Testimony I wanted to get it as close to her condition as I could. I really hate to let her go, love that boat, but we've spent a lot of weekends camping on her and decided we needed a bigger cabin. Just thought I'd let you know. I have a couple people from the sailing club we're in that are interested. I get lots of complements on how nice she is and I give you the credit and have them check out your web-site My Oday 192.