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O'Day 31
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Description: O'Day 31
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Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu December 26, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Aft Cockpit Sloop. Fin keel, spade rudder. 31' length, 10'9" beam, 5'3" draft. Nicely equipped with Edson wheel steering, Harken roller furling, main traveller, ST winches, Universal Diesel, H&C pressure water, holding tank, etc. Comfortable for 4 friends, 6 embittered enemies. Good family coastal cruiser. Lots of storage compared to newer designs that maximize acommodations. We've cruised Chesapeake Bay, Puget Sound and Vancouver Island. Step transom (swim step) a big plus. Sails well when powered up. "Smallish", high aspect main and large foretriangle (J=13.5') makes a 150% genoa a key sail. Tacks through 90 degrees (with 11 year old dacron sails!). 6 knots +- to weather, stable and fast under spinnaker. Handles most conditions without drama. 14 HP diesel a little underpowered, but gives an honest 6.5 knots in flat water. Lack of an active builder a negative, but nothing tragic. Overall very satisfied with value for money.
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Review Date: Sat February 15, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Larry Howard's review is complete and accurate. In terms of performance, I just purchased my O'Day 31 last fall and have only sailed her a couple of times. But, his analysis is consistent with everything I was told. I had a very critical surveyor survey the boat and he commented that it is very solid and has some structural features not found on similar boats. My purchase decision was based on cost, condition of the boat, cabin layout, reverse transom and performance reputation. I will update this as the sailing season progresses.





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Review Date: Thu February 1, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Sloop, 14HP Univ dsl, btm/hull/decks in terrific condition, new in 98 trvlr/vang/bs adj, many custom features, h/w, chgr, ckpt spkrs, most of rng rigging new 98, swim pltfrm, slps6, hd w/shwr, mail for complete info.
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Review Date: Fri July 19, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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A 30'1.5" sloop with 10'9" beam and 5'3" draft. Has a nice swim platform and is very comfortable both under sail and on the mooring. The 25 gallon water capacity is small, as well is the 15 gallon holding tank. We are on our third season with the boat and have gone to the Buzzards Bay for 2 weeks with no problems. We have replaced the jib and she is now much faster than we had expected. We did replace the fuel tank (2002) as it developed a small pinhole leak. Company still in business and made a duplicate for under $200. Boat looks and shows like a boat alot younger than her years. Nice boat to sail.
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