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O'Day 20
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Description: O'Day 20
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Review Date: Thu September 16, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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boat is very stable and takes a lot of wind while others are reefed down, solidly built. Interior cabin has a big boat look if not a feel. She does not point that great and with the keel centerboard design you get some leeway sailing in to the wind. A great first boat for a small family.
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Fri May 26, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Excellent first boat for a small family. Easy to trailer. Large teak handrails are handy and quite attractive. Good for lakes, bays, protected harbors. Centerboard can be adjusted to trim weatherhelm according to sail setting. Improvements I have made on the "standard" production model is improving the electrical panel (cigarette lighter comes in handy for lights and other accessories), installing automatic bilge pump (under and aft of sink), upsizing the lines and halyards, installing VHF and transom boarding ladder.
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Registered: January 2001
Review Date: Wed October 31, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This is my first sailboat, and I found that it is a great boat to learn how to sail. I am very happy with the boat overall. Pretty easy to single hand. Good looking boat with nice lines and teak trimmings. Trailers well. Seting up the deck stepped mast is not pleasant, takes three people, but I'm not complaining. It is economical to own & operate and because it is a small fiberglass boat maintenance is minimal.
Great for inland protected waters like bays, lakes, or rivers. The boat does not like too much wind. Any more than approx. 15 knots and I spill wind or reduce sail. I feel the standing rigging is a little undersized.
The swing-up centerboard helps to keep draft shallow, but I wish the fixed rudder was the kick-up type.
Only one of the three bunks ever gets used (they are all small). We do not make much use of the two burner alcohol stove or the sink, but the ice box is very handy.


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Review Date: Tue April 16, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Beautifully restored O'Day Mariner and it's all ready to sail!!!! Call for details 1-989-473-2827 $1800.00
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Review Date: Tue April 18, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Tough, weatherly and very easy to trailer.
Cons: Showing her age..... a little cramped but great for only being a 20.

I love my little boat!!!! I sail in the upper midwest in 15 - 25 mph winds with gusts that sometimes go higher and she eats them right up. We removed the sink/stove area as the sink had never been used and the entire feature was a poor use of space. I didnt like the spreader configuration it had lasted over 30 years but I decided that I just was not comfortable with my spreaders reminding me of a spaghetti noodle. I contacted Rudy at D&R marine and he helped me upgrade them to something a little more stable. I also had to replace the aluminum fittings at the end of the spreaders as the existing fittings had rotted away and were crumbling.... Lesson is dont use tape as spreader boots or the same will happen to you!!! We added a foldup table top in place of the sink area and the section under the V berth that probably once held the porta potti has been converted into a bin for storage of supplies and other essentials for short to mid length trips. I have some delamination on the starboard side of the front of the cockpit on the seat. I believe this is because everyone who is right handed uses this side when going forward. I also have a lot of nicks and scratches etc... that need to be cleaned up but aside from that the boat is solid as a rock. I do plan to replace all of the stays and shrouds as I believe what I currently have is all original. However overall I would have to say that the boat is exactly what I was looking for and with a little TLC will still be around in another 30 years.

Nick
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