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Old 11-08-2009, 01:28   #1
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Smaller Centre Cockpits

Morning,
I posted a similar thread yesterday hoping for some feedback but did not get one reply. Maybe yachts themselves are irrelevant.
Am seeking opinios / reviews/ comparisons re the following two smaller centre cockpit yachts.
CSY Watkins 36 and O'Day 37
Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:43   #2
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It would help to get some idea of your intended use for the boat. You would get entirely different responses if you asked about a boat to day sail around the bay vs a boat to single hand around the Horn.

In the right context either of these would be suitable.

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boat / purpose /quality ?

Both boats look OK - the Watkins probably slower and easier, the O'Day might be a bit faster (but also has longer skeg that is not all that great if you touch the bottom). You can look up their specs at sailboatdata or any other database, then examine the ones which you can find around you. Build quality will be of utmost importance, if you plan to take her offshore. Build quality will greatly influence your maintenance costs too. Otherwise they both look like great liveaboards and decent seagoing tools.
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Hi,
Having already done bluewater and coastal cruising on 2 diversely different boats namely a 58 ferro and a 33ft tupperware, I'm aware of pros and cons re that side.
Am just interested in the specs/layouts/reviews/ opinions etc of the 36 Watkins and the37 O'day.
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When I saw the title of your post, I figured you were going to ask about something like the 26ft S2 CC. When did 37 ft become small?

I guess my boat is a very small one at 32ft ;>

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I have an oday 32 CC, which is the earlier, smaller sistership of the oday 37. It sails very well even in fairly heavy weather (35 kts, gusting 45). Light air performance is not as great, because it is a heavily built boat, as is the 37. Oday made very good hulls, with moderate quality interiors.

My boat has survived two hurricanes on moorings. Hurricane Gloria in the Thames River at New London, and Hurricane Bob in provincetown harbor. The late 70s and early 80s odays were overbuilt and very strong.

Can't comment on the CSY.

Hope this is somewhat helpful.
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Thanks for beginning input. Apologies Witzgall after the 58 ferro the 33 tupperware was small.Many older centre cockpits ie Morgan and Gulfstar are 40+
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