Boat Reviews

O'Day 22

A nice cockpit, a touch of privacy and good looks, but performance is not a strong suit here.

O'Day Boats was around a long time by fiber-glass boatbuilding standards--about 30 years. When it was introduced, the O'Day 22 was touted as a competitive contender on the race course, a contrasting companion to the rather hazy 23-footer which it would soon phase out. The 22 had a masthead rig, a stylish rake to the transom, shallow (23") draft with a short stub keel and no centerboard, and a light weight (advertised 1,800 lbs) for trailering. Later, the 22 acquired a fractional rig, a centerboard and 300 advertised pounds.

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