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post #15 of Old 05-24-2007
gman0047
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I currently own an O'Day 28. Previously I've had a Catalina 270 and a Precision 23. The Catalina had a wheel and the others a tiller. Only the Precision had a centerboard. I would stick with a tiller because of the feel it gives you. Don't worry about O'days being out of production. They have a very active support group at sailboatowners.com and several good sources for parts. I would go with an O'Day over the Catalina if condition is similar. Consider a Precision 23 also if you can find one (several are for sale if you can go get them). They are simpler, lighter, and better designed in my opinion.
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