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Old 05-06-2017, 06:14   #1
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New to us boat- first timers

We found, liked and bought our first boat, a 1983 O'Day 30 this weekend. She needs a little work but we're looking forward to getting busy.
If anyone has any words of wisdom about this model we'd sure appreciate your participation.
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:15   #2
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Congrats! Don't know that one specificity but awesome!
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Great! Have fun.
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:33   #4
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Hi Keith , congrats to you and yours . We had a O'Day 23 back in the 80's we loved that boat . Oh boy where to start , of course you must check the big stuff before leaving the dock like seacocks , motor , stuffing box , rigging , safety equp. . But it's almost summer I would suggest not to decommission the boat with some big project unless necessary . Clean it up , BBQ in the evening spend the night it's a blast .
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O'Day made nice boats. Shame they went out of business.
Good luck with it.
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I really like the 30' . O'Day makes a center cock pit that IMO doesn't look as good as a aft cockpit . Hey Keith how about some pictures ?
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Re: New to us boat- first timers

Hey Keith:

GREAT Boats! we had a 1985 28', that we loved, reviewed as "The smallest big boat you've ever been on, or the biggest small boat"

If I may, there us an outstanding resource for you to take advantage of:

https://forums.sailboatowners.com/in...gger-boats.67/

a group of O'Day enthusiasts that love their boats, and are more than happy to assist you in projects, repairs, questions etc.......................
many images of my 28 are shown in the Modification section

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