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O'Day 22
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Description: O'Day 22
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Tue May 27, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Oday company has gone through several owners. The 1974 Oday 22 I believe was from the original company founders. Solid boat for day sailing and overnight trip. Shoal keel allows me to almost beach her for land exploring. Full keel would be nice for strong winds on Long Island sound. I keep boat at dock when winds go above 15 knots.
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Location: maryland
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Review Date: Wed August 6, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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As a new boat Owner, I have been extremely happy with my 22. It has a 1 foot fixed weighted keel and a retractble centerboard going down an addittional 3 1/2 feet. I have seen other almost identical O'day 22s without a centerboard and their owners tell me they don't do well in heavy winds or going to weather. I have not experienced those problems, and attribute that to both the Centerboard and the 600lbs of lead in the Keel.

The Boat came set up from the factory with a mini Galley consisting of an alchohol stove and a hand pump sink with 10 gal. tank. No Ice Box, but there is room under the companionway for a good sized cooler.

There are 2 qtr berths long enough for people over 6ft, but a little narrow, as well as a V berth that comfortably sleeps 2. The 22 also came with a porta poti and more storage than we have been able to use.

The rig is simple, and allows for easy singlehanded sailing, my only complaint here is that reefing of the main is done by rolling the sail around the boom. A system I plan to change this winter. she is also lacking a stern pulpit and life lines, but the toe rail is set up for stanchions to be added and that too is a winter project.

All in all We are Very hapy with our O'day, she is perfect for sailing big lakes ( we sail her on Lake Champlain) and fair weather costal cruising.(original owner had her in long Island Sound)

Please fell free to E-Mail me with any questions.
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Review Date: Sun November 16, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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A basic sloop rig with two six-ft cockpit seats and two good sized berths in the main cabin. The V-berth is only large enough for children. ( We use it for storage.) A delightful boat for "gunkholing" here in the Florida Keys. Run aground? With a 23 in. draft, just get out and push it off! The outboard's prop never gets near bottom. Sails nicely with just 140 genoa. Comfortable for two persons for overnite or several days. Limitations are ice and water. Added life lines, stern rail (used), roller furling, all new navigation lights, Origo single-burner alcohol stove, stern-mounted charcoal barbecue, compass, vhf, 10 gal. water tank, 12 gal. gas tank on aft deck of cockpit, awning, electric bilge pump, cassette stereo, used loran and used autopilot. Converted mast to internal halyards and lead them back to cockpit. Upgraded primary winches (with used ones) and put original primary winch on cabin top for halyards. Makes a nice comfortsble compact cruiser. WEAKNESSES: (1.) Both original u-bolt-style "chainplates" failed from cracks while under sail. Had to get new ones hand made for $85. (2.) Carry a spare tiller. I slipped and fell against mine, and it split right at the rudder. It's a weak design, and you can't get home without one. Overall, my wife and I love the boat.
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Review Date: Fri January 8, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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A good beginning platform. Easily sailed by one or two persons. For a 22 footer, it's ammenities make daysailing or overnighting pleasant. It's weaknesses are basically due to the shoal draft design. With a draft of only 1'11", upwind sailing is a chore, and leeway is annoying. Overall, I've enjoyed owning the boat, but I grew out of her quickly.
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Review Date: Fri January 8, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Like the design. Am building a small storage for the gas tank under the port seat. Would like to change the backstay method of connecting the main sheet. Am going to put an additional chain plate on the transom for this attatchment. I like the stability of a fixed keel and I need shallow draft where I sail (Barnegat Bay N.J.). Good compromise boat.
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Review Date: Wed March 31, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Pocket Cruiser.
Sleeps Four
Well made.
Low aspect, slow in light air.
A great starter boat for first time buyers. Trailerable.
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Review Date: Sat November 24, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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O'Day 22, fixed keel for sale.
Boat has motor and trailer,with new main and jib sails in 1999, and mast cover 2001. Boat was repainted in 2000 and has been well maintianed. Asking $2,500
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Registered: November 2001
Posts: 4
Review Date: Mon December 31, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Good overall boat, my first "Big" boat, I had owned daysailors previous to this. Shoal draft keel made it nice on Lake Erie, only found the bottom once. Relativly stable and comfortable in all but the heaviest chop, sleeps 3 in comfort, 4 if you know each other well. I had a add-on cockpit tent, allowed 2 to sleep in the cockpit as well, really nice in the summer.

Aux power was a 8 H.P. evinrude, more than sufficient, I have even towed disabled boats on the stern and hip before, once for several miles...

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Review Date: Tue August 27, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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cruiser with low draft keel. main and jib sails, plus genoa, spinnaker and storm sails. sinnaker pole/rigging. cushions, sleeps 4, radio, pdf, safety equip
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landlockvasailor

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Registered: August 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 132
Review Date: Wed August 22, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $2,500.00 | Rating: 5 

 
Pros: Fits in my driveway (Not much posting on this site?)
Cons: Can't stand up inside

The is the four boat I have owed. The last was a Morgan 416 Ketch. Due to distance to Chesapake from home sold and now purchased 22 O'Day in 2007.
Have no idea what I will find when starting to work on. It is sailable now, but with any unknown boat, I have always taken them apart, so to speak.
Tom

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When I go, let it be by boat, with a steady breeze on the Chesapeake with a bottle of 7-up, a bag of ice, a plastic cup, and a box of wine
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Starlyte

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Registered: September 2009
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 30
Review Date: Fri August 20, 2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $3,000.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Handles well
Cons: None

I love mine.

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O'day 22
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kpgraci

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Registered: May 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 62
Review Date: Tue December 20, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,200.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Well built, easy to sail, shoal keel
Cons: shoal keel

1973 Masthead rig, 600# shoal keel (no centerboard). Very easy to sail, safe and reliable. I listed the shoal keel as both a pro and con, because it is just that. The shoal keel makes pointing less than efficient and stability in over 15Kt winds is reduced. I like the simplicity of the fixed keel, and grounding is never a concern. Roomy but safe cockpit, small galley, 4 berths, private head, a lot to offer in a 22. Perfect for lake sailing and well planned coastal forays.

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kpgraci (Ken Graci)
Lake Pontchartrain
New Orleans, LA
'73 ODay 22

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 BC - 65 AD)
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