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Hello, Roger here. My wife & I have sailed Lake St. Clair with friends on 20 to 30 foot boats and are now considering a first purchase. We are are planning on day sailing & maybe the occasional overnight. There are quite a few boats available in the Southeastern Michigan area in our price range of $3000 So they are older 20' - 22'. I'm presently interested in an O'day 20 or an American Mariner 21. Each is about 30 years old and seemingly well cared for. My take is the Mariner would be a nice camper & the O'day might provide more excitement. There is also a Mirage 24 but it may be more of a project than I am up for. Comments are appreciated.
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Hey rj - welcome to SN dude. Whatever you do, just get that boat and go sailing! Good luck on your hunt.
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thanks for the welcome

I'll post more specific questions after looking at some of the boats of interest - hopefully this weekend.
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rjf- I'm new to these forums as well (and sailing), and I've been amazed by how cheap it is to purchase a boat. Currently I'm only trying to crew and learn, but I might end up picking something up in a year or two. good luck!
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music - I don't know if you would call what I've been doing crewing - more like along for the ride on Hobies then MacGregors then I think it was a Pierson. Any way this is my second season of looking at boats and I agree that there are some nice boats available. I'm in the southeastern Michigan area and noticing 20' to 25' boats around thirty years old for around $3000. I'm also thinking that I will take sailing lessons at either American Sailing Association or American Sailing Institute if I proceed with a purchase. So, if they were cars you might say that I am kicking tires. What do they say when it's boats? - RJ
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The American Mariner was not much of a boat. If those are your only choices I would go with the Oday 20 which was a very nice boat for that era.

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Jeff,

Thanks for the comment. I've poked around on the internet regarding the American Mariner and found generally positive comments with the exception of it being regarded as a bit slow winward. The other comments were all pretty favorable. I hadn't heard the American Mariner name prior to the one being offered for sale. I appreciate any info available.

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