A marine mechanic bud of mine who happens to be. The one responsible for converting me from power to sail said the '60s O Days are non~resellable items and not a big fan. Is this preference? My goal would to restore/customize her, sail her for a few years then go larger.
What's the difference b/w outlaw and 26?
Thanks BarryL who took the time to come and look her over for me this morning!!
You're very welcome. Like I said, I live about 10 minutes from there, so it was no problem to take a quick like. As you kniw, the boat appears to be solid, and everything is there. The rig looks fine, except you would have to change the spreaders. The boat has new sails, which is a major plus, and the standing rigging is in very good shape - no rust stains, no meathooks, the turnbuckles turned freely and were in good shape, etc.
The interior is a mess - note to all - don't use house paint and poor prep work to paint the interior of a boat. I think a good powerwash will make the inside look 100X better.
As long as you don't spend a lot of money making the boat seaworthy and family ready, you can't lose. With your skills, you should be on the water in after a few weeks labor.
It's probably true that O'days from the 60s are not desirable boats, but then again, not too many boats from the 60's are desirable anyway. As long as you don't put too much money into the boat you can't lose.