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O'Day 240
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Description: O'Day 240
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Tue May 6, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Very happy with the boat. Sails fast in light winds. Doesn't like anything over 25 knots. Enclosed private head is great convenience, as is two burner alcohol stove. This boat has the largest and best designed cabin for a boat its size as any I have seen. Sleeps 3 comfortably, and four if you don't mind some familiarity. Have cruised extensively from City Island, New York as far as the east end of Cape Cod. A great cruising boat easily sailed singlehanded.
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Review Date: Sun November 15, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Good trailer cruiser, easily updated and modified for shorthanded sailing. rudder needed fairing to eliminateslight weather helm. pointed better than most wing keeled craft.made several rigging, interior and other modification. Happy to discuss ! Peter
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Registered: May 2003
Review Date: Sun May 11, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Nice looking boat built by Pearson.
Very solid 2'8'' wing keel. Very tender boat. Lots of weather helm which fairing of keel and rudder could not eliminate. Easily overpowered and heels quickly. I used a tiller extension and held on for dear life. I felt like I was in a huge one-design like a giant Laser.This design was penned by C. Raymond Hunt of Hunter boat fame and really is a Hunter 23 and 1/3. Enclosed head is a rare feature on a 24' sailboat. A sailing instructor of many years who tried and could not balance this boat under sail commented that the designer was trying to stuff 10 gallons on S_ _ T in a 5 gallon hat when he designed this one. I sail on Lake Erie which is choppy and unforgiving. The O'Day 240 is terrible in this environment. Wing keel allows too much motion in a seaway. The outboard on a bracket is difficult to work with and OB engine cavitates with moderate following seas. A gentleman I used to sail with owns a 240 and sails on a river. He loves this boat for this application as it is good in light air and flat water. I have sailed on an O'Day 270 and have the same impression of it. If you are going to sail on a lake with moderate plus air and some chop I would not recommend this well built, good looking, terrible sailing boat.
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