I owned a 1986 O'Day 35 from 1998 to 2010. I was very happy with the boat, and traded it in for an O'Day 40. The 35 was, in my opinion, a sweet sailing boat.
FYI the O'Day 40 is the Jeanneau
Sun Fizz. The O'Day 35 was made by, I believe, Hunt Associates.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the boat. I sailed Long Island Sound
, Block Island Sound. Took the boat to Marthas Vineyard, Block Island, Newport
, etc. Never had any problems. Felt the boat was adequately powered. Never had problems with the engine, although I did have the standard alternator
re-built. Added a small solar
panel, which kept my batteries topped off.
If you would like to talk about it in detail, you can pm me.