O'Day 23

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O'Day 23-2
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Development
Designer C. Raymond Hunt Assoc.
Location United States
Year 1978
No. built 1,000
Builder(s) O'Day Corporation
Boat
Boat weight 3,425 lb (1,554 kg)
Hull
Type Monohull
Construction Fiberglass
LOA 23.00 ft (7.01 m)
LWL 19.50 ft (5.94 m)
Beam 7.92 ft (2.41 m)
Hull draft 5.33 ft (1.62 m) centerboard down
Engine type Outboard motor
Hull appendages
Keel/board type Centerboard
Ballast 1,200 lb (544 kg)
Rudder(s) transom-mounted rudder
Rig
General Masthead sloop
I (foretriangle height) 28.00 ft (8.53 m)
J (foretriangle base) 10.00 ft (3.05 m)
P (mainsail luff) 23.42 ft (7.14 m)
E (mainsail foot) 9.00 ft (2.74 m)
Sails
Mainsail area 105.39 sq ft (9.791 m2)
Jib/genoa area 140.00 sq ft (13.006 m2)
Total sail area 245.39 sq ft (22.797 m2)

The O'Day 23 is a series of American trailerable sailboats, that were designed by C. Raymond Hunt Assoc. and first built in 1972.[1][2][3][4][5]

The boat series was built by O'Day Corporation in the United States and the 23-2 was also built by Mariner Construções Náuticas Ltd in Brazil, but all are now out of production.[1][3]

Design[edit]

The O'Day 23 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim. It has a masthead sloop rig, a transom-hung rudder and a folding centerboard keel. The boats are normally fitted with outboard motors.[1][2][3][4]

When it was introduced the O'Day 23-1 model incorporated a unique and controversial pop-up "Lift Top", whereby the entire coachhouse roof could be raised on lift struts above the deck. The mast is keel stepped and the roof slides up on the mast, which does not move. On later 23-1s the lift top was reduced in size, called a "Convertible Top" and just lifts the area behind the mast. When the 23-2 was introduced in 1978 it was of a more conventional design and eliminated this feature entirely.[1]

Variants[edit]

O'Day 23-1
This model was introduced in 1972, with 500 examples completed. It has the pop-up "Lift Top" or later "Convertible Top". The design has a length overall of 23.00 ft (7.0 m), a waterline length of 20.00 ft (6.1 m), displaces 3,100 lb (1,406 kg) and carries 1,250 lb (567 kg) of ballast. The boat has a draft of 5.40 ft (1.65 m) with the centerboard down and 2.00 ft (0.61 m) with the centerboard retracted. The boat has a hull speed of 5.99 kn (11.09 km/h).[1][2]
O'Day 23-2
This model was introduced in 1978 and built until 1984, with 1000 examples completed by O'Day in the US and Mariner Construções Náuticas Ltd in Brazil. It has a length overall of 23.00 ft (7.0 m), a waterline length of 19.50 ft (5.9 m), displaces 3,425 lb (1,554 kg) and carries 1,200 lb (544 kg) of lead ballast. The boat has a draft of 5.33 ft (1.62 m) with the centerboard down and 2.26 ft (0.69 m) with the centerboard retracted. The boat has a hull speed of 5.92 kn (10.96 km/h).[3][4]

See also[edit]

Similar sailboats

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Browning, Randy (2017). "O'Day 23-1 (Lift Top) sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for O'Day 23-1". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Browning, Randy (2017). "O'Day 23-2 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b c InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for O'Day 23-2". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  5. ^ Browning, Randy (2017). "Raymond Hunt (C.R. Hunt & Assoc.) 1908-1978". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 16 May 2017.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to O'Day 23 at Wikimedia Commons