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Old 03-06-2014, 17:19   #1
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37' Self-Sufficient Center Cockpit O'Day Set Up For Cruising

1981 O'Day 37' located near Syracuse, NY on Oneida Lake.
$45,000 Contact with e-mail by replying to this post or leave a message on my skype number three 15- 2 54- twofour 5 2.

Dreaming of living aboard and sailing off to the islands?

Persephone is a beautiful, well-maintained, fully equipped, self-sufficient, center cockpit sloop ready for cruising. As a well equipped and comfortable long-term live aboard yacht, she has taken her current owners to the Caribbean and back to upstate New York a number of times- and now she's ready to take you to your dream destinations.

“Persephone” was designed as the perfect coastal cruising vessel... large enough to be very comfortable yet simple enough to be able to sail her by yourself... a perfect combination of comfort and function. Through years of cruising, thoughtful upgrades and enhancements, her current owners have produced an exceptional live aboard vessel. Her extensive upgrades and refurbishing over the years makes her the one of the best equipped cruisers you will find in this price range on the market.

Seasoned sailors will immediately appreciate the new Awl Grip on the hull, and on deck the Lewmar 65 winches and deep comfortable center cockpit protected from the elements by a dodger and bimini. Her windlass makes anchoring simple, and after the anchor is down, a cold beverage from the custom refrigerator will be appreciated. Worried about your beverages warming up at anchor? Never fear- her solar panels and wind generator output provides more than enough power.

Down below, she has a spacious salon with center folding dinette, 6' headroom that leads forward to a head and V-Berth. LED cabin lights and aluminum Lewmar port lights keep brighten the interior, day or night. Her two staterooms and two heads offers plenty of room, lots of privacy, and an abundance of storage.

When the winds dies, she is equipped with a 32 hp Universal diesel engine, 2 fuel tanks with Racor filters, and two 100 gallon water tanks.

Meticulously maintained by her owners who have lived aboard and cruised her. She would be well worth her cost at twice the asking price.

Main Salon
The main salon features settees, port and starboard, and a centerline table with folding leaves and storage. There are plenty of opening ports, and an overhead hatch to provide wonderful ventilation. There is a navigator's station aft of the starboard settee and the galley is aft of the port settee. A large custom made marquetry sailboat scene graces the forward bulkhead to port.

Master Stateroom
The O'Day 37 has a unique aft cabin master stateroom entered from the cockpit. It is completely private with a wonderful queen size custom pillow-top spring mattress berth. There is a hanging locker to port with storage shelves adjacent to the locker and berth. Additional storage is provided by more shelves and drawers to starboard. Five opening ports, together with the aft cabin companionway, provide wonderful ventilation. A private ensuite head contains a manual head and a vanity sink as well as a single opening port and overhead hatch.

Guest Stateroom
The guest stateroom is forward in the forepeak and consists of a comfortable v-berth with filler, storage under and in drawers and on shelves. An overhead hatch and an opening port allows for great ventilation. There is a full-size hanging locker aft of this cabin and opposite the head.

The spacious well laid out u-shaped galley is to port forward of the companionway and opposite the navigation station. It features 2 deep sinks with a butcher block lid, 3 burner stove with oven, a microwave, and plenty of easy access storage. The large, sensible, easy access refrigerator/freezer has a stainless steel holding plate and is just aft of the navigation table.

By far, the most comfortable cockpit you’ll find. Deep coamings with just the right angle to sit back and enjoy the sailing or the sunset. The teak table provides room for entertaining and dining all under the shade of the bimini. 2 huge lockers provides storage for everything! The helm has superior visibility while underway.

“Persephone” 1981 O’Day Center Cockpit Sloop
Builder: O'Day Designer: C. Raymond Hunt

LOA: 37' LWL: 30'4" Beam: 11'3"
Displacement: 14,000 lbs Draft: 5' Bridge Clearance: 47'
Ballast: 6,000 lbs

Engine: Universal Diesel HP: 32

Fuel: 50 gals in 2 tanks
Water: 185 gals in 2 tanks
Holding: 15 gals

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Rigging & Sails
New Rigging – New Stayloks – New Turnbuckles
New Fully Battened Mainsail – 8.4 oz. Contender Cloth, 2 reef points
Profurl Roller Furling
120 roller furl jib
90/Yankee 9 oz. roller furl jib
Barient #10 main halyard winch
Barient #18 mainsheet winch
Barient #18 jib halyard winch
Harken Lazy Jacks
Lewmar Boom Vang
Oversized Main & Jib Halyards – 9/16 Sampson Yacht Braid
All Running RiggingSamson Yacht Braid
2 Lewmar 65 primary self-tailing winches with Sunbrella covers
Schaeffer oversized jib cars


Raymarine 5000 Autopilot with below deck linear drive
Standard Horizon DSC VHF Mic WHAM capable
New Garmin 740 Touchscreen Color Chartplotter GPS (2012)
has US Coastal + Alaska & Hawaii and Bahamas Explorer charts
Standard Horizon DS 45 Depth Sounder
Standard Horizon Speed Log
Standard Horizon Wind Meter
JRC 24 mile radar
LaCrosse Weather Station
Mast VHF Antenna

12v/110v systems with clearly labeled electrical panel and breakers
12 Volt Ships Power System
30 Amp Shore Power System
3 Siemens 75 watt solar panels on custom built arch
12v lighting
Masthead Tri-Color Light/Anchor Light
Class 2 Running Lights which are larger & have more visibility range
4 Interstate Deep Cycle Golf Cart Batteries (400 amp hour) New 2008
New Alternator 2009
Aerogen 6 Wind generator
2000 watt Inverter
12 volt bilge pump
Propane shutoff solenoid switch for safety in galley

U-shaped galley with lots of storage
Isotherm stainless steel holding plate DC refrigeration system
with bronze March pump and digital Carel Controls
Hot/cold pressure water
Shurflo freshwater pump
Hillerange LPG 3 Burner Stove with oven
Microwave Oven
2 deep stainless steel sinks
Cabinets, drawers and top loading dry storage locker
Butcher block sink cover for added counter space
Force 10 stainless steel 6 gallon hot water heater engine exchange

New LED lighting in main cabin
15” Flatscreen television with DVD player
AM/FM stereo with 2 speakers
Teak Interior with Teak & Holly Sole
Large Framed Marquetry in Salon
Sckandvik Faucet/Shower – Forward Head
New Jabsco Toilets (2009)
(3) opening hatches, (16) opening Lewmar aluminum ports
Screens for some ports

3 Engine room lights
Rebuilt Universal diesel fresh water cool engine with easy access from
front and back with 2 New water pumps and heat exchanger
PSS Dripless Shaft Seal
Hurth Transmission new 2004
Groco Bronze Sea strainer
Dual Fuel Tank System with Dual Racor Filters - 50 gallon capacity
AWAB 316 Stainless Steel hose clamps used throughout - Superior Non-Perforated - Lasts forever

New vinyl covered stainless steel double lifelines with
opening gates each side
Foam vinyl covered custom cockpit cushions
Dodger with attached Bimini
Anchor Locker
Propane Locker on Aft Deck
44 lb Bruce Anchor with new (2012) 110’ oversized 3/8” chain
and 120' 5/8” rope rode
Fortress FX 23 with 50’ 3/8” chain & 80’ 5/8” rope rode
Lewmar 2000 Electric Windlass
Polished Stainless Steel Engine Controls
28” Stainless Steel steering wheel
Stainless Steel Ritchie Compass at Helm
Stainless Steel Bow Pulpit
Stainless steel Stern Rail with opening gate
Stainless steel built-in stern swim ladder
Brushed stainless steel custom-built stern arch with dinghy davits
Manual bilge pump
Keel stepped mast
Performance fin keel
Stainless steel bow chocks
3 Bow Cleats
Mainsail Cover
Custom made companionway washboards with Lexan windows
Edson Pedestal with Pedestal Guard
Teak folding cockpit table with 4 cup holder
Outboard Motor storage board
Lifesling with Sunbrella cover
Force 10 BBQ propane grill with custom cover

Davis radar reflector
USCG safety equipment
Boat hook, lines, fenders
Emergency Tiller

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Old 06-06-2014, 03:47   #2

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Re: 37' Self-Sufficient Center Cockpit O'Day Set Up For Cruising

is 45 the lowest youre willing to go?
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:53   #3
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Re: 37' Self-Sufficient Center Cockpit O'Day Set Up For Cruising

That's what I'm asking - I started at 54,900 so I've already dropped the price considerably. Come see the boat and you'll see why we want $45,000. Other similar O'Days are not set up like Persephone.
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Old 07-06-2014, 06:40   #4
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Nicest oday 37 I have ever seen listed... But I'm not in the market right now.... To me that's a good price.
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Old 10-06-2014, 15:43   #5
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Re: 37' Self-Sufficient Center Cockpit O'Day Set Up For Cruising

Wow this is a beautiful boat! Is she still for sale?
I'm not from the US so this might sound dumb but whats involved in getting the boat to the ocean? You mention sailing several times to the Bahamas.
I'm planning on buying a boat around the end of this year. Your boat is just what I'm looking for I think but just slightly above what I've budgeted for.
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Old 06-09-2014, 13:14   #6
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Re: 37' Self-Sufficient Center Cockpit O'Day Set Up For Cruising

If you were the owner of Persephone back in 2002 or 2003, I was moored next to you in Boot Key Harbor in my Nor'sea 27. Do you remember Jack?

Oh my, you certainly have kept your boat in wonderful shape. Wish I could afford it! Sorry, but I've forgotten your name but please forgive me as old age is here for me.
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