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Don't we think Oceanlivin' has figured out by now what to buy, since he asked about it four years ago?
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****! I posted on an old thread! I should've looked...
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I've owned my 1974 22' Oday for about 4 months and I like it fine. It was in very nice shape so I didn't have to do a lot of work on it to go sailing. It was equiped with a main, 2 storm jibs and a working jib. It also come with an 8hp Johnson Sailmaster outboard. It's plenty of horsepower but at 70 lb it's a little heavy to pack around. It is a 2 stroke twin with a remote tank. I bought this boat because I wanted a trailer-sailer. And essentialy that's what I got. Alone, it takes me almost 1 1/2 hours to step the mast, get the sails from storage inside the cabin and launch before I can go sailing. It's a handfull but it can be done. With a draft of 1ft 11in it and a 5ft extention on the trailer tongue the front wheel of my pickup is in the water during launching. I've since rigged up a strap-launching system like the deep keel boats use. It's a little more complicated but is just as quick with just one helper. I've heard that the 22 Oday is not very competitive in racing but it is comfortable and a lot of fun. Weight is not a factor for may 1/2 ton pickup in towing. Get a boat and have fun.
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Can't comment on the boat in particular, but I've seen people learn on anything from an 8' Optomist Pram, (myself), to larger keelboats, (J 24's). So I think you can learn on just about anything...

As far as motor size goes-my 7300# displacment 27 footer does fine with a 9.9-(I wouldn't want a larger motor, but some have mentioned going with a 15for similarly sized boats).

So I would think a 6 HP on the 23 footer ought to do fine. There's something I heard about not getting too large a motor, because then you run it in the lower rpm range most of the time, and you're more likely to foul the plugs, (I suspect this has more to do with 2 cycle then 4 cycle motors).

And then there's hull speed-you can only push a displacement hull so fast, no matter how big the motor, and with applying more power after you've reached hull speed, you're basically just using more gas and not going much faster.

And if I could get away with using a light 6 hp instead of my heavier 9.9 I would, because hoisting the 9.9 out off the transom for service is no pleasure...
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P.S. Gottoa learn to look at the date of the initial post...Sorry, all.
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"Oceanlivin" may have figured out what to buy, but I'm still looking. This kind of info doesn't sour with age. I, looking at a 22 with Shoal Keel.

P.S. I didn't see where anyone mentioned how well the 22 points to windward.

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With a shoal keel, not as well as some other boats.
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****! I posted on an old thread! I should've looked...
I'll never understand the complaints about old threads. Maybe it's bad for bragging about the site?

It sure is better for us readers to have the similar info in one place. Time doesn't matter when doing a search for info, I like it all together and encourage people to search for existing threads and amplify them with their own experience.
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I'll never understand the complaints about old threads. Maybe it's bad for bragging about the site?

It sure is better for us readers to have the similar info in one place. Time doesn't matter when doing a search for info, I like it all together and encourage people to search for existing threads and amplify them with their own experience.
Overall, it's not a huge deal, but some people clearly respond to original requests for crew, or buddy sails or sailing conditions, etc.; in other words, requests that are clearly time sensitive and not relevant four or five years later. The original poster has probably figured out his engine needs by now and chances are, not even visiting the forum any longer so responding to him directly to answer his question is probably pointless. This thread just happened to segue into a discussion that could be useful to future readers as you say.
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