Here is a bit more activity from the Wilmette Dolphins – we have agreed to buy Auriga / hull # 63 from Dan Orth and Fred Lafnitzegger.
The first challenge we have is that of a centerboard (or really lack of one). Your web site is a wealth of information – but we aren't set up to make one - if you know of anyone with a spare O'Day centerboard it would be very helpful.
This isn't the first Dolphin we have owned – we were part owner in Celerity (but sold when our daughter was born about 10 years ago). We look forward to getting Auriga in the water and sailing again.
Daryl and Doug Varney
ps - On the centerboard - Dan said that their original one swelled and got stuck, and they replaced it with an aluminum one (that subsequently became too corroded). They have been sailing without a centerboard for the last couple years - but will check with them to see if they kept the aluminum one around (for possible use as a pattern).
I will also put up a request on the Forum - maybe something will turn up.