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.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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.