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O'Day 322
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Description: O'Day 322
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Registered: July 2000
Review Date: Fri April 11, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Sailing Lake Erie --
Very satisfied --
Excellent Boat--
Interior cabin has the same layout and size as the Catalina 34, but two feet less in the cockpit







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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
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Review Date: Wed May 21, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Hard to beat the amount of space you get in this 32 footer. I have looked for larger but still come back and say that I can't Match the performance and room for the money. Odd forward cabin layout is only good for kids or the occasional guest. Great heavy weather boat beacause of the large winged keel.
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Review Date: Fri November 28, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Weíve had out boat since November of 1994, and itís been great. I have made several conversions including, icebox to refrigerator, added 2000W inverter, and an Autohelm 4000+ autopilot. She can sails a good 7 knots, and under power 6 knots. Easy single handed.
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Review Date: Mon December 28, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Good Family boat. Very Stiff. Can be sailed "hands off" on most points of sail. Wing keel works well but requires special consideration when aground. Not a long range cruising boat - poor anchor storage, interior storage marginal.
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Review Date: Sat February 6, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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We purchased our 322 in Rochester, NY, in 1994, and trucked it down to Lake Texoma in North Texas where we have sailed it since. The boat features the best thought out interior for any 32 footer we have seen, before or since. Additionally, she is swif - we have seen 7.2 on the knot meter on a close reach. All lines, save the topping lift, are led aft, she is well ventilated (important in Texas) with two ports in the aft cabin, a large hatch and two additional ports in the salon, and another large hatch in the forward cabin. One "gotcha" potential owners should check has to due with a standing rigging design feature.

On our boat, the load from the shrouds is transferred below via stainless rods which were terminated, via large washers and nuts, below the port and starboard bookshelves. While the shelves were tabbed to the hull, they were not very substantial, and, under load, they torqued the side of the hull inwards slightly. It was impossible to properly tune the rig, and the lee shrouds went far too slack above 8 kts. We spent $$$$s to replace this system and, in our case, the problem no longer exists. Allegedly, this was addressed in later models.

Overall, we are very pleased with the boat, and would recommend it to prospective buyers.
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Review Date: Sat August 14, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Have owned our boat for 6 years now. Race extensively on inland lakes in south carolina. Performance is easily managed and boat sails great to weather. Cockpit allows for 2 children, wife,and a dog to enjoy 2-3 days easily. Could use ice box upgrade, an additional opening hatch over stove would help with conditions while preparing meals. Have not been able to find a better boat even after chartering many from bvis to gulf. Would recommend to anyone as a great final boat for lake competition and cruising.
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Review Date: Sat March 25, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Just purchased the boat in January of 2000. Looked extensively at used boats to upgrade from our Catalina 25. For the price we didn't find a better value. Aft cabin not just an open berth, swim platform, roomy interior, bright interior with all the plexiglass and hatches, aft head, wing keel, etc. I'm confident we'll be happy for years to come!
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Review Date: Wed March 1, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
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We bought Argo II in 1998, and sailed her all over Long Island Sound, Block Island and the Vineyard, before moving her to Lake Erie 6 years ago, where we currently sail. It's hard to find a boat with more efficient use of 32 feet. She is sturdy, stable and on a close reach can sail at 7 knots. The only drawback is that the 18-horse Yanmar leaves her a bit underpowered, and the hull is a bit soft with a tendency to "oil-can" when stored on jackstands. The fix for us was a custom-made cradle. Other than that, we've been extremely happy sailing Argo II with our two children.
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