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Old 25-05-2014, 21:18   #1
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O'day 35' late Eighties

Hi all,
I am wondering what do you think about the O'day sailboats in general, and the specific model above. If it is a good boat to buy.

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Old 25-05-2014, 21:26   #2
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Re: O'day 35' late Eighties

Nice boats. What engine?
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Old 26-05-2014, 04:18   #3
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Re: O'day 35' late Eighties

The engine is Universal 25hp
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Re: O'day 35' late Eighties

Many of the O'days of that era were Jeneau's
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Old 26-05-2014, 09:39   #5
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The engine is Universal 25hp
Actually it is not. The M25 engine is 21 hp. A common misinterpretation of the engine # assignment.

Here are links to lots of information we have developed on that engine:

This topic includes a lot of M25 engine information, please read it all (Critical Upgrades):

CRITICAL UPGRADES - DO THESE OR ELSE!!!

Our C34 Tech wiki has a great deal of M25 series engine information as well:

Diesel Engine - C34

The "rest of the boat" is fairly simple and this will help you review it:

Boat Inspection Trip Tips - SailboatOwners.com

Good luck.
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Old 27-05-2014, 14:52   #6
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Re: O'day 35' late Eighties

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.
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