Join Date: Aug 2001
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Re: Is 2 years and 1' worth ~$8,000?
I'm not gonna comment on build quality or sailing characteristics because I don't have the experience. I will say this, O'day and C&C of the late '80's where leaders on modern, what might have been called at that time "Euro" cabin design.
Walk through transoms, decent enough sized cockpits, overall head room, comfortable aft heads, aft cabins, and galleys, that worked about as well as one could expect for a boat that size. With a comfortable salon/dining on top of it all.
Find out what those 322's are actually SELLING for. I think you might be in for a surprise.
It's a buyers market right now. Don't be afraid to haggle. My advice, for what it's worth, get a survey and if there are no major issues... two hundred and twenty $100 bills in a wad might make any O'day owner think hard and fast. Then don't be afraid to walk away and let them ponder.