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utchuckd 03-30-2013 05:29 PM

My boat!!! (part 2)
Ok so my attempt at moving to the ocean and sailing away was thwarted (extraneous circumstances, blah blah blah). So I've been looking at smaller daysailer/weekender type boat to do some lake sailing and get some chops while I'm back home. Found it! Today bought a 1980 O'day 23 in pretty good condition on Percy Priest Lake in Nashville. Without further ado:

Came with two 110's, a 150 genny, extra set of stays, partnership in a trailer, and a grill (charcoal). Previous owner had the sails sent off and what I would call refurbished 2 years ago (all stitching checked and repaired). New cushions/upholstery, bottom done a couple years ago, should be good for a few more. No sign of water inside. Very clean boat, in as good of condition as any I've seen the past year and I really like the layout, should be pretty good for spending a couple days at a time on.

msmith10 03-30-2013 05:35 PM

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Very nice. O'Day built a solid boat. Enjoy her.

BarryL 03-30-2013 05:36 PM

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Congrats! That's a nice looking boat. Have fun and enjoy.

FinallySailing 03-30-2013 05:38 PM

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She's a beauty ! Congrats !!!

mad_machine 03-30-2013 05:51 PM

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in their day Odays were cheap and ruggad.. unfortunately, today they do not get the respect they deserve.

Am I seeing the galley areas correctly? They slide out from under the cockpit?

utchuckd 03-30-2013 06:02 PM

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Yes it has a small sink with pump water to starboard and a propane stove to port that slide out.

itsaboat 03-30-2013 06:32 PM

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Good lookin' boat, congrats! I have a couple of friends that live in Nashville and have wondered how Percy Priest Lake is to sail on.

SloopJonB 03-30-2013 06:37 PM

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Nice. Fresh water and a caring owner sure is easier on a boat than salt. :)

Jeff_H 03-30-2013 06:44 PM

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Congratulations, Those are very nice boats. I had use of one when I lived in Savannah Georgia. I traded use of the boat for doing maintenance and teaching the owner to sail better. The boat sailed very well as I recall. The only thing I did not like is that the mainsheet attaches directly to the backstay. That fitting broke while we were sailing and it was hard to even jury rig a temporary connection to get home on. But these were amazingly nice boasts for the size and era.

Capt.aaron 03-30-2013 06:48 PM

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Sh!t, that's a blue water cruiser IMOP. Congrats. Is'nt that about what Dove was? Maybe that was a 26 O'day. My grandparents retired on their O'day 30 something center cockpit. They loved it.

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