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.
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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.