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O'Day Javelin
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Description: O'Day Javelin
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Review Date: Wed July 5, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Wonderful boat -- large cockpit for such a small (14') boat. Easy to rig, easy to sail. We've really enjoyed it.
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu July 6, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Beamy, stable daysailor, easily rigged and sailed singlehanded. She may not be the fastest boat on the lake but she goes to weather or points very respectably. My boat is self-righting but not self-rescuing. In other words you must stand on the centerboard to help right the boat. But unless you make some clossal mistake this boat is forgiving enough that you may never need to do this. The javelin is respectably fast for a 14 ft boat, but she handles like a larger boat. Thje only limitation is that she sails best with less than say 400 lbs aboard. More than 2 adults for example and there is a noticable decrease in performance. But what do you want for a 14 ft boat? Other than this the Javelin is the safest, easiest, daysailor that I have ever been in. My 17 yo. stepson hates all the work of sailboats in general, and this is the only one he will rig and sail. Quick and easy. She sails surprizingly well for this type of boat and is actully very satisfying for a day on the bay. She takes heavy weather very well:you will probably tire long before she does. One hint for heavy air pull the centerboard up a little if she gets difficult to handle. You will lose some leeway but she will be much easier to steer. I use a 3.5 hp outbaord which works well in all situations. This would be a great 1st boat. No racer but sails very well and predictably. Unlike many 16-18 ft daysailors that are difficult to step mast, time consuming to rig, and difficult to handle without an experienced crew, the Javelin is a fun, easy and safe way to sail.
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Registered: September 2000
Posts: 3
Review Date: Sat February 10, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This boat shows as an almost new boat,it's in very good shape. Always maintained and clean. Sails are in very good shape also. Very FAST sailor, be ready to hold on. Comes with all accessories, No motor. Asking $2200.00
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