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O'Day 37
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Description: O'Day 37
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Tue November 26, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Roomy boat with good turn of speed. Seaworthy and comfortable. Ideal for two couples with enequalled privacy. Ws reviewed in Used Boat Survey by Practical Sailor in Spring of 1996. Favorable review. Holding value well.
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cichal
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Registered: March 2000
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Review Date: Sun December 21, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Very good above 15 knots wind.I've sailed only from Marathon,FL to Port Chester,NY. I need more information about her (engine, tanks capacity etc)Anybody help me?
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Review Date: Fri January 23, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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NEW OWNER OUT OF ST. PETE. HANDLES WELL AND RESPONDS QUICKLY. QUESTION: HAS ANYONE
HAD A PROBLEM SEEING FROM THE HELM? WHAT'S YOUR CURE. THE NEXT FEW MONTH'S SHOULD GIVE MORE INFORMATION THAT I CAN SHARE. SO FAR, VERY COMFORTABLE.
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Review Date: Sun January 25, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I recently purchased an Oday 37. I will be sailing it on Lake Michigan. This boat has severe delamination on the Port bow to the stays. It is also in need of painting from top to bottom. I am interested in any performance information that is avaliable. I am currently planning on painting the boat from top to bottom after the fiberglass work is complete.
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Review Date: Thu June 25, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This boat provides great comfort and privacy for two couples in an easy to handle layout. The boat sails well, particularly in winds above 10 knots. In winds above 25 knots it is forgiving and sails well with shortened sail. The main cabin easily accomodated six adults for dining and the large cockpit expands this space with a dodger/bimini for protection. It's a great cruising boat, but doesn't like light air.
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Review Date: Fri March 26, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I have owned the boat for two years. I sail it primarily in the New Orleans/South Mississippi area of the Gulf. I have re-worked a number of systems on board(electrical, heads, added air conditioning, replaced the cabin sole, reworked the main cabin sette backs, etc.). The boat is now out of the water while I do a complete gelcoat strip, epoxy, and fairing job. This was neccessary due to severe glecoat and the first layer of chop strand delamination on the keel. While the boat is out I am also replacing all the through hulls and seacocks with GROCO bronze. The plastic/glass ones are worthless. I give this boat a B+ for comfort(I have 3 kids and tolerant wife). We put the kids up front and they only comeback 10 or 12 times a night when we anchor. The main cabin is small and I removed the table since it took up so much room. I plan to put one on the bulhead that swings down. The engine access is actually poor even though its a centercocpit. The use of space in general by O'Day was poor. The chart table for instance really isn't useful as a chart table and there is all kinds of wasted space underneath( I am going to enclose it if I keep the boat). I would only give the boat a C for construction. Chain plates are poorly located and subject to corrosion and you can't visually inspect without pulling all the cabinetry off. The hull thickness in the bottom of the boat is only 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick. It does get much thicker in other areas but I like alot more between me and the fishes where my two major seacocks are located. I put in a dripless stuffing box because O'Day didn't leave enough room to repack without taking out the shaft! The engine compartment is also poorly designed. The drainage to the bilge is only possible if the water makes it under the transmission. If you are starboard tack it can get stuck. On performance I give the boat a B-. It does point fairly well but it needs 10 knots just to move it. The topsides of the boat have held up well for a twenty year old boat. The gelcoat is in fairly good shape but it will need painting in 3-5 years. I did replace the main cabin hatch boards with a bifold door I manufactured. If you want more info e-mail. You might be able to benefit from all my mistakes. I do all my own work(that's the only way I can afford this beast)and I would be happy to share my triumps and catastrophes.


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Review Date: Sun November 21, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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recent purchase
30 HP Westerbeke
nice design and very good coastal cruiser
PW says 4' 9" draft, I am at 5' 6" which limits fla keys/bahamas.
based in ft.lauderdale
good luck

contact practical sailor, they did a review of boat and will send for modest fee. it's good info on strengths and weaknesses
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Review Date: Tue May 23, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Bought this boat almost 2 years ago after much looking around. Coastal sailing in S Cal. Find it a great coastal cruiser. At first I couldn't figure out how to get the boat to move in less than 10 knots. Found that the boat is very sensitive to sail trim. Attention to trim and a slightly larger genny and I'm able to get a solid 5 knots in 8 knots on a close reach. Very stiff boat. Out last weekend in 30 knots and 15 foot swell without feeling in-secure.
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