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I’m purchasing a 1978 22 O’day and would like to put a roller furler on it. I was wondering if by chance you knew the center to center pin length or how best to measure this on mine.
Your boat looks great and I hope to get mine in that good of shape someday soon.
hey mike, i dont know the exact length of the furler pin. i am also interested in putting one on myself. let me know what you find out. I could use any knowledge that you gain from that. post some photos up of your boat in the forums…
I’ve been following you for a while now and feel compelled to speak out. you have found one of the major secrets of boating. The small ones are ‘fun’ while you have a good time on the bigger ones, The little ones get used much more often than larger ones. Your 22 will take you to the islands but for a short fun sail a small boat is needed. For your wife – it is easier (less intimidating) to learn and sail a small boat. just reef earlier and sail at the comfort level of your guest.
John, Lompoc, looking for an ODay 23 (with trailer)
hey john, thanks for the comment. I definitely agree about the small and convenient sailboats. They re definitely a blast. As for my wife, we have gone through all that and she’s just not interested in sailboats. I’ll just have to keep trying
I was very impressed with your blog. I got into sailing in a similar way as you did a few years ago and I feel I am still learning.
I just wanted to tell you that out there there might be many of us trying to “learn the ropes” and that with this blog you are inspiring a lot of people.
I live in Florida and sail regularly this waters, so when you come around here, either by the way of the Panama Canal, or Cape Horn, you are more than welcome to share a few moments with me and my wife.
Port St. Lucie, Florida
andres, thanks for the comment. i will definitely take you up on the invite when we make it to your neighborhood!
I finally have some feedback on my new furling system. I bought a CDI flexible furling system and although it still makes things a lot easier, I don’t feel real impressed. Even with the ball bearing, it is still difficult to furl the Jib tightly. I’m not sure if other non flexible systems are any better so if anyone has any advise or comments I would appreciate it.
To O’day22: Sorry I havn’t replied sooner. I spend every available moment on my boat and I wish I would have read your commemt sooner. Do you still need a pin to pin length? If so, let me know and I’ll call my sail maker and get it.
interesting. I have not yet purchased a furler and your experience kinda throws a wrench into the works. I guess I will have to look at little closer and maybe get on a boat to try it myself.
Hi, I am the fellow in the video demonstrating the anchors at the Ventura Boatshow. Please send me a link where I can download a copy of the video you took of me. Thanks Randy Boelsems
My wife and I were give an Oday 22, our son’s. We are going for our first sail in it today. I would like to set it up for a spinnaker. Do you have any information on this? The boat hasn’t be changed since it was first purchased in 1974.
Hi, I have a Oday ranger 26 that I am thinking of ripping all the interior vinyl out and painting. What do you think is the best process to do this?
Hi, I was wondering how heavy these ODay 22’s are roughly for towing. I’m going to North Carolina to pick up my dad’s and bringing it out to San Diego, CA in a week or two. I have a Toyota tacoma V6 sport that has the tow packag. Do you think this is enough to pull that boat? If you don’t know, don’t worry I know the truck can pull quite a load, but I’m more curious about the tounge weight. Thanks and nice site!
any idea where i could find a deal on a used sail kit for a walker bay 8. i have a san juan 24 sailboat that is dry docked for the winter and i need to go sailing before summer. im thinking a sail kit for the walker bay might do the trick.
I’m looking at an O’day 22ft that is used up here in Washington. Is there any place to store a head on the boat?
Here is the listing I’m interested in. He said there is no motor, but it comes with the main and jib.
there is space right on the other side of the bulk head to install a permanent head or to use a porta potty. Good luck.
Hey, Im looking to purchase a 1974 O’day 22 foot. Im going to be getting it for a great price but with repairs needed. Im just looking for an idea on how far a small boat like this could actually go. I would love to take it from VA, to the Caribbean. Do you think it will make it? also how long of a trip do you think that is?
I would appreciate if you could advise the depth you set your saw to remove the sole on Cassidy O’ Day 22. As you can see from my blog I am in the process of restoring a similar craft. I have certain enjoyed your comments.
Thanks for this website, both interesting and helpful. When it comes to DIY I’m challenged, but your website helps fill in the gaps. I was given my oday 22 by my sister who has become chronically seasick. Anyway, I’m trying to modernize the boat a bit. I’ll let you know how I go.
Nice blog!! I wanted to send an email but your email link appears to be broken, this is a bit lengthy and I hope it all fits in your comment section =D
I found your blog by looking for tips on beach launching. At first, I thought, “Oh great, another O’Day nut” but I’m at work and bored out of my skull so I kept reading. My jaw dropped when I saw Turkana II in some of the pics from your trip to Catalina. I’m not a member of Marina Sailing but my friend is and last year we were chartering yachts nearly every other weekend. We made a point of taking out different boats on an increasing size and Turkana II was near the front of our list. If you liked that Catalina 32’ then I really recommend Dust in the Wind she’s my favorite boat at that harbor in the 30’ to 40’ range. I don’t know if you have a preference between Hunters or Catalinas but I definitely lean toward the Hunter, they feel leaner, faster, and meaner and Dust in the Wind blows the Turakana II away in my book. Now I’m not talking smack on the Turk or Catalinas, she’s a fine vessel, but my hat is off to the Hunters and to Dust in the Wind!
I almost laughed out loud when I read about the maiden voyage of your friend’s 13’ Capris. Your experiences mimicked mine almost exactly one year ago. You see, like your friend, I live one block away from the beach (Belmont Shore, Long Beach) and I pulled my 12’ Holder out of storage and put it in my garage intending to launch just down my block. I wasn’t brazen enough to carry the boat to the water like you studs so I carpeted some planks and screwed them to 2 castered furniture dollies and put the Holder on top. My buddy and I pushed it down to the beach where we were advised that we had to go to the beach launch nearly a mile down shore… so we pushed it down the bike path smiling and laughing as the lookie-loos on their roller blades stopped and pointed. I read your words and relived the franticness of steadying my baby in the surf and I remembered the exhilaration as she caught wind and literally dragged me from the beach into deeper water before I was able to pull myself in. As I continued to read, I was reminded of the thrill of success as we screamed through the water, and ultimately, the grueling work of hauling the beast across the sand after we came back in… bringing my boat to the garage was back breaking and exhausting work, so exhausting that we only took the Holder out 2 more times last year.
But I’ve learned! I just bought a Trailex dolly (delivered this week!) and it suits my Holder superbly with easy rolling pneumatic tires. I have plans to hitch it to my beach cruiser so I can pedal it back and forth with ease. I’m taking it out tomorrow for the first time this year (sans bike)…. but I’m stuck at work right now and all I can do is dream about tomorrow and the sea spray hitting my face, the wind at my back, and the sun beating down on me. Yeah, it’s fixing to be a great summer!
Keep up the blogging, I’ll be sure to check back on it. Drop me a line, you have my email from this comment, if you’re interested in heading out on the small boats or chartering a larger one from Marina Sailing. I have a crew with one summer’s worth of big boat sailing (one of which is ASA cert. and member of Marina Sailing), we’re roaring to go!
ZOMG IT WOIKED !!!!!
Took my Holder 12 out today, it was towed with my friend’s tricycle with an assist from an additional beach cruiser. Left Long Beach/Los Alamitos Bay and sailed down to Seal Beach. Beautiful day, light winds, the open water was super mellow… Shoot me a line if you want, I’ll send you pics of the rig as it was being towed… doubt you’ve seen anything like it!
Hello, I have an oday 22 of my own, in fact i managed to get it for only 1500 dollars, and a rarity in bermuda, a real steal, and I was wondering if you could help me out. I am looking for some used sails for my oday because i cant find any here and the jib it came with functions, but looks absolutley dreadful, and the main is reduced to the height of the top of the jib. (which also looks dreadful) so i am in need of your expertise. Do you know anyone who is willing to sell sails to fit a 22 oday?
I hope you are still checking your site for e-mail.
I have an Oday 222 that I keep in dry storage at Channel Islands.
I’m planning a 3 day, 2 night trip up to Santa Barbara at the end of May 2000 with my wife and 4 year old.
I would appreciate any experiences you can share and words of encouragement.
Just found your site – fantastic!
My ‘74 O’day 22′ sits on a cradle that has seen better days. I’m looking for a trailer that won’t break the bank.
Thanks again for a great site.
I have been enjoying your web site…
I have been hauling an ODay DaysailerII since 1997 and finally reached the point that I want something in the water at a slip. going back the second time to look over a 1980 Oday 22 in good shape. Its a little tired but all in all very sound. I look forward to the clean up and making in sound. I am sure I wil refer to your sight regularily if all goes well.
take care. (Milwaukee Wisconsin)
I enjoy the website. Fellow O’Day 22 sailors and lovers. Am in need of assistance. My rudder and tiller were stolen right off the back of the boat. Big time Bumming. Nevertheless, the $800.00 or so at D&R is a little steep for, great place for parts though, so I’ll be fabricating a new one. Can anyone please provide the dimensions? Thanks for your consideration
have been taking a ASA keelboat class–very brief–always wanted to learn, waited ’till I was 51 so, well ya know may get a boat. Live on the water in TN–Tn river– but it’s shallow at the dock so would still be keeping it an marina
I have a ‘32 O’day and unfortunately I need a new roller furling / rigging so I can attach my jib sail, any ideas where I might find a used one?
Just purchased an Oday 23 with trailer for $200. Looks sound and complete but would like to buy more sails (used), what other boats use the same size?
Looking forward to sailing Puget Sound next spring.
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