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Old 02-05-2010, 12:16   #1
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O'Day 40 Ruggedness

Anybody knowledgable on the construction of O'Day 40 prepared to give their opinion on the suitability of these boats for ocean cruising, and/or suggested modifications to hull or rig to improve ruggedness if necessary. Many Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:36   #2
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Like all O’Days, the 40 (Jeanneau “Sun Fizz”) was a “value” boat, noted more for it’s low cost per unit volume, than for it’s ultimate quality & strength.
The price should be attractive, though.

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What Gord said. A good coastal cruiser, comfortable boat. We had one years ago for a week in the BVI. Actually really liked the boat.

I wouldn't be inclined to choose it for long ocean passages, though.
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