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12-10-2012 10:44 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Is 2 years and 1' worth ~$8,000?

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Originally Posted by miatapaul View Post
I don't know, NADA average retail for the O'Day is about 23,000. Granted they are not terribly accurate, but the only instant publicly available source I know of. I also did not take the time to check any options. Boat US will do a good evaluation, but it is a manual process and takes a few days to come in.
Just did a quick check on YW - 9 boats listed asking $26 to $33, average $30
12-10-2012 05:38 PM
vtsailguy
Re: Is 2 years and 1' worth ~$8,000?

I'll have to check that Catalina out.
12-10-2012 05:32 PM
miatapaul
Re: Is 2 years and 1' worth ~$8,000?

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Originally Posted by caberg View Post
I'd look at both.

We bought our boat through Bruce Hill this past August. They were very easy to work with and coordinated it so that we had several hours on the boat with the sellers at the time of closing.

FWIW, the O'Day is not priced too outrageously based on a simple search on yachtworld: O'day 322 boats for sale - www.yachtworld.com

Finally, I watch the craigslist boat ads for our area. Here's one that might fit your criteria: 1988 Catalina Sailboat 30' (although that's quite the head sail!)
I don't know, NADA average retail for the O'Day is about 23,000. Granted they are not terribly accurate, but the only instant publicly available source I know of. I also did not take the time to check any options. Boat US will do a good evaluation, but it is a manual process and takes a few days to come in.
12-10-2012 04:45 PM
caberg
Re: Is 2 years and 1' worth ~$8,000?

I'd look at both.

We bought our boat through Bruce Hill this past August. They were very easy to work with and coordinated it so that we had several hours on the boat with the sellers at the time of closing.

FWIW, the O'Day is not priced too outrageously based on a simple search on yachtworld: O'day 322 boats for sale - www.yachtworld.com

Finally, I watch the craigslist boat ads for our area. Here's one that might fit your criteria: 1988 Catalina Sailboat 30' (although that's quite the head sail!)
12-08-2012 09:12 PM
RobGallagher
Re: Is 2 years and 1' worth ~$8,000?

I'm not gonna comment on build quality or sailing characteristics because I don't have the experience. I will say this, O'day and C&C of the late '80's where leaders on modern, what might have been called at that time "Euro" cabin design.

Walk through transoms, decent enough sized cockpits, overall head room, comfortable aft heads, aft cabins, and galleys, that worked about as well as one could expect for a boat that size. With a comfortable salon/dining on top of it all.

Find out what those 322's are actually SELLING for. I think you might be in for a surprise.

It's a buyers market right now. Don't be afraid to haggle. My advice, for what it's worth, get a survey and if there are no major issues... two hundred and twenty $100 bills in a wad might make any O'day owner think hard and fast. Then don't be afraid to walk away and let them ponder.

JMHO. YMMV.
12-08-2012 07:58 PM
vtsailguy
Re: Is 2 years and 1' worth ~$8,000?

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Originally Posted by asdf38 View Post
The two years (out of 25) and 1' are irrelevant. You've got to look at both boats and get a sense for which boat you like better and compare their condition. And get a survey.
Yes, I have seen them both. They are right next to each other! Both in good condition, the ODay a tiny bit better.

It was also a thinly disguised oday vs hunter thread
12-08-2012 07:57 PM
BarryL
Re: Is 2 years and 1' worth ~$8,000?

Hello,

I am prejudiced because I own an O'day boat and I don't like mid 80's Hunters.

The O'day is a newer design and has the rear swim / boarding platform. If you swim off the boat and / or use a mooring, the swim platform is very valuable.

That being said, the two boats are pretty comparable. Look at both and then decide.

As previously mentioned, the O'day is way overpriced.

Barry
12-08-2012 07:36 PM
eherlihy
Re: Is 2 years and 1' worth ~$8,000?

Impossible to say. Without looking at either boat, they are just a bunch of pictures, and claims that are largely unsubstantiated.

After carefully reading the listings, I would lean toward the Hunter, because of newER sails, and the included dinghy, as well as the asking price. That said, I believe that the O'day, which I feel is a better built boat, could be had for about the same price.

Look at both, and make an offer on the one that you like the best.
12-08-2012 07:26 PM
miatapaul
Re: Is 2 years and 1' worth ~$8,000?

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Originally Posted by vtsailguy View Post
They both seem a overpriced. I wonder if boats on lake Champlain generally are as its fresh water and we only sail half seasons.
Yes boats on Lake Champlain seem to go for more, because many have had only fresh water exposure and light use for there life, yet are easy enough to get to the east coast via the canal and the Hudson. For some reason Bruce Hall seems to price there boats quite high as well. Not sure as to why, but that is an observation from looking at a few of there listings, as they frequently come up in searches I have made. They did seem to give a quick and seemingly honest reply on the one time I emailed them a few years ago.

The O'Day seems to have the better layout, if that is important to you. I know a lot of boats on Champlain seem to get used more as a summer cabin than anything else so that is important.
12-08-2012 07:11 PM
asdf38
Re: Is 2 years and 1' worth ~$8,000?

The two years (out of 25) and 1' are irrelevant. You've got to look at both boats and get a sense for which boat you like better and compare their condition. And get a survey.
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