We have a 26x. These a great boats for gunkholing and areas that have shallow draft
. Very easy to trailer and set up and launch. Good for week long trips. Nice for a small family
as a floating motor
Having said all of that, its not a great sailer. Its fine for day sailing
in good weather
. However, the boats are very light which limits its abilities and is not great in anything over 10-15 knots. But that maybe our skill and not the boat. Colorado winds are very fluky. If the winds pipe up they also become gusty and unpredictable so we packed in for the day.
I have not sailed an oday but my gut is, if you really want to learn to sail the oday may give you a better boat
If you want to do some cruising light the 26x is a very nice camper sailer.
One other thing about that x -the price
is really low for an x. Does it have a motor
? Check it carefully. Also check the rigging
well. Many of these boats are not updated and these three things get abused. You could be lucky but the low price
should prompt you to ask why.