The O'Day 28: Twenty-Five Years of Experience Built In (1984)
O'DAY 28 Sailboat
Roomy, Comfortable and More Secure than Most Thirty-Footers
As soon as you step aboard you'll notice a major difference between the O'Day 28 yacht and other boats you've looked at in this size range: the O'Day 28 is bigger below and on deck.
There's a clean, uncluttered look throughout the interior, and, in the cockpit and forward, you'll have the feeling of being on a larger boat.
But, you're looking at boats such as this because they're in a size and price range you're comfortable with. For many the O'Day 28 is just the right size for sailing, entertaining and just "being aboard.'
Similarity with other 28's and the O'Day is not what has made it so popular. It's the differences that make it "more boat per foot" than the others. More features. More space. More performance. More value.
The table folds up against the bulkhead for more cabin space. Settee backs flip up for wide bunks.
The cockpit is roomy and accommodates wheel or tiller.
Features on Deck
Before you look anywhere else, look aloft. Mast and boom are anodized for longer life than any painted coating and finely crafted mainsail and jib are included in the low sailaway price, not a necessary four-figure option.
The spreaders are an airfoil design and the upper and double lower shrouds are attached to Navtec rod chainplates, which anchor the rig to the hull and UniPan grid. Underfoot, the decks are two-toned soft beige with color and anti-skid pattern molded right in, not glued or painted on. Lifelines are standard equipment along with stainless steel bow and stern pulpits.
The stanchion bases are bolted through aluminum backup plates. There are sturdy throughbolted handrails on the cabin top (that sometimes can be footholds as well.) Beneath the foredeck is a stowage locker for anchor, chain and rode. It cannot leak into the boat, and drains overboard.
The daytime delight is the cockpit, while below there is a complete accommodation for five or six. The cockpit easily seats that many, or more, on comfortable proportioned seats. The helmsman's seat is specially shaped for visibility and comfort over an extended time. Beneath the seats there's plenty of easily reached stowage for sails and gear. Although the O'Day 28 is easily handled with a tiller, you may want to add the optional Edson pedestal mounted wheel. That's o.k.
We designed the cockpit with just that thought in mind. In fact, we beefed up the cockpit sole just in case a wheel was your preference. Sail trimming is easy with Barlow jibsheet winches and Schaefer mainsheet blocks and traveler.
Step up onto the bridge deck (it adds strength to the whole boat and keeps cockpit water in the cockpit) and go below. The ladder is welded stainless steel with teak treads.
Comfort and Convenience -- The Inside Story
Beneath your feet is the cabin sole with teak and holly bilge hatches. It is the heart and soul of our UniPan O'Day construction which forms a grid, giving the hull great strength and resistance to the twisting and wracking forces hard sailing exerts on lesser boats.
To port is an "L' shaped galley with heavily insulated (we flow in thick foam) icebox with an insulated cover, stainless steel sink, stove and generous locker and shelf space. If luxurious cruising is your forte, order the optional stove with oven and hot and cold pressure water.
Berths and settees benefit from the 28's 10'3" beam.
They're deep foam and the settee backs flip up to make them extra wide. A double berth is optional for snugglers.
The head of the quarter berth is the seat for the navigators table, which gives the cook more counter or bar space.
The dining table stows against the main bulkhead when not in use. It has a heat and stain resistant laminated surface for long life and easy cleaning.
The forward cabin has a long and wide vee berth, and is very private because the head compartment is the full width of the boat. It has a hanging locker, molded vanity and plenty of locker space for toilet articles and necessities. Light and ventilation forward come from four opening ports, and a translucent, aluminum-framed hatch recessed in the deck.
Enough Sybaritic Comfort! How's She Sail?
Like a winged rodent from Hades. With either keel depth, shoal or deep, you'll find the O'Day 28's performance to everyone's liking and to a racer's awe.
The designers at C. Raymond Hunt Associates have more than just a few fast cruisers and winners to their credit. Sail setting gear includes main and jib halyard winches, along with extra long genoa sheet tracks for finite adjustments.
The hull and rig are balanced to each other to give the feel of a thoroughbred. Stable yet responsive. Swift but never skittish. Steady to windward and smooth off the wind. The ballast is lead bolted to the hull. This allows the designers to use the most efficient shapes for both shoal and deep draft models, resulting in improved performance over less expensive construction methods.
Under power, the strong diesel pushes her easily-driven hull through a chop, and the responsive rudder well aft of the keel makes close quarters maneuvering seem simple.
First Boat. Last Boat. Bigger Boat. Smaller Boat.
Wherever you are in this picture the O'Day 28 yacht is first choice with few compromises. The O'Day 28's forgiving nature, easy stability and long list of standard features and equipment make her the top choice for sailors new to boat ownership or the more experienced trading up or down.
The current O'Day 28's are the best we've ever built. Throughout the long production run of more than 500 boats, we've made constant improvements, making this the most refined 28 available from any builder.
The extensive list of options and solid standard boat specifications will allow you to customize your 28 to the sailing you do.
Any way you look at it, you get a lot of boat, and a lot more boat for the money.
All O'Day colors are molded in not merely painted on. Two-tone decks, blue stripes and hull colors are permanent.
THE O'DAY 28
I 36.0' E 10.0' P 30.5' J 12.08'
Sail Area (100% Foretriangle): 396.9 sq. ft.
Mast Height Above Water (one DWL): 40'1"
Draft (Deep Draft): 4'8"
Draft (Shoal Draft): 3'8"
Displacement (Deep Draft): 7,300 lbs.
Displacement (Shoal Draft):7,700 lbs.
Ballast (Deep Draft): 2,550 lbs.
Ballast (Shoal Draft): 2,950 lbs.
Berths: 5 (Optional 6)
Fresh Water Capacity: 25 gals.
Icebox Capacity: 4 cu. ft.
Fuel Capacity: 18 gals.
Engine: 10 HP, 2 cylinder, Universal, Diesel
Shaft, 1" Bronze/2-blade Propeller
Water Heater (Optional): 6 gals.
Stove (with Oven) - Fuel, Alcohol (Optional): 3 gals.
Head Holding Tank: 15 gals.
Call it unibody or monocoque, the net result of this interior pan is all parts of the boat are tied together for tremendous strength. This is the unified grid pan bonded to the hull at three levels.
(O'DAY 34 pan shown.)
This close-up shows the floors - the cross members which give the boat tremendous strength along its backbone, and provide a rigid mounting base for the keelbolts and the mast. We use colored bonding resin to show even coverage.
Our Navtec chainplate rods are anchored into specially engineered bases reinforced to twice their maximum working load. Tying the rig to the hull over a broad area spreads the load and serves to further attach the deck to the hull.
All boats built by Bangor Punta Marine are constantly being reviewed and improved. As a result, standard equipment and options are subject to change at any time. See your dealer for the latest specifications. Some photos may show optional or special equipment and accessories used as photographic props.
STANDARD FEATURES FOR ALL O'DAY YACHTS
HULLS AND DECKS
- One piece, hand-laminated hull with molded-in boot top and sheer stripe.
- Rudder of high-density foam encased in fiberglass, stainless steel shaft and reinforcements.
- Below water thru-hull fittings are bronze with brass ball valve shut-offs.
- Hand-laminated fiberglass deck with plywood and balsa core.
- Two-tone deck with colors and non-skid molded in.
- Deck turns down over hull; it is bedded and fastened mechanically with stainless steel, then covered with a two piece, vinyl gunwale guard. (Except the O'Day 39 which has slotted aluminum toe rail mechanically fastened, and joint is glassed from inside.)
- Anchor locker in foredeck with overboard drain.
- Molded fiberglass toe rails with teak caps. (Except O'Day 39 which has aluminum slotted rail.)
- Smoked plexiglass penboards.
- Custom teak cabin top hand rails.
- Teak eyebrow on cabin side. (Except O'Day 39.)
- 11/4" anodized genoa tracks with blocks.
- Back-up plates on cleats, pulpits, and stanchions.
- Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits and stanchions.
- Teak bulkheads and trim throughout interiors. Major bulkheads are bonded to the hull, bolted to the pan, and screwed to the headliner.
- Molded fiberglass headliner.
- Textured fiberglass structural grid floor pan.
- Towel ring, glass and toothbrush holder, toilet paper holder, and mirror in head.
SPARS AND RIGGING
- Anodized extruded aluminum masts and booms.
- Two sets of internal reef; internal outhaul; adjustable boom topping lift.
- Single spreader, double lower shroud masthead sloop rig. (Except O'Day 39 which has double spreaders.)
- Airfoil spreaders.
- Anchor and bow lights.
- Braided running rigging; halyards are internal, low-stretch braid.
- Stainless steel 1 x 19 standing rigging with swaged terminals; stainless steel and chromed-bronze turnbuckles.
ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING
- Number coded 12-volt wiring.
- Circuit-breaker panels with battery-selector switch, power-on light and battery-condition meter.
- FDA approved polybutylene plumbing.
- Seamless plastic, baffled water tanks.
- Lightning-ground system. (No lightning-ground system provides complete protection.)
- Bonded thru-hull system.
- Manual-bilge pump accessible with all hatches closed.
- Aluminum fuel tanks.
O'DAY 28 STANDARD FEATURES
HULL AND DECK
- Cast lead keel attached to hull with stainless steel bolts.
- Welded stainless steel stemhead fitting with anchor roller.
- Laminated wood tiller; stainless and anodized aluminum tiller head fitting.
- Stainless steel chainplates. (Navtec System.)
- Genoa sheet turning blocks.
- One 8" bow mooring cleat.
- Two bow chocks.
- Two 6" stern mooring cleats.
- Two fixed ports and four opening ports with screens.
- Two Barlow #23, two-speed chrome genoa winches with cleats.
- 1" x 4' mainsheet traveler with mechanical stops.
- One wet storage locker in-cockpit.
- One cockpit seat hatch opens to large storage locker; lockable.
- Aluminum-framed, translucent forward hatch.
- Winch handle pocket in port coaming.
- Cambered helmsman seat along taff-rail.
SPARS AND RIGGING
- Two Barlow #16 LT chrome halyard winches with cleats.
- 6.5 oz. mainsail with single reef point.
- 6.5 oz., 100% LP working jib.
- 4:1 mainsheet tackle.
- Split backstay.
- 2:1 outhaul purchase, internal.
- Teak forepeak storage compartment.
- V-berth with removable insert, measures 6'3" x 4" fabric covered foam cushions.
- Removable dry storage bin under berth; bins aft of berth.
- Folding door separates head from forward cabin.
- Headroom, 5'9"
- Spacious mid-cabin head compartment runs athwartships.
- Marine head discharges into 15 gallon seamless plastic holding tank with dockside discharge.
- Molded vanity and sink, faucet, and storage locker.
- Cabinet with mirror, sliding doors, and shelf over vanity.
- Teak bifold door separates head from main cabin.
- Teak hanging locker outboard of head; shelf over.
- Headroom, 5'10"
- Port and starboard settees with tufted, 5" fabric covered, foam cushions and padded seat backs. Seat backs raise up to increase sleeping space. Each settee is 6'3" long by 30" wide.
- Shelf over each settee with 8" solid teak rail for storage.
- Storage under port berth in two removable dry bins.
- Overhead, custom teak grab rails.
- Large quarter berth with 4" fabric covered, foam cushion and solid teak storage shelf.
- Bulkhead mounted fold-up, double-leaf table with laminate finish and teak trim - storage behind table.
- Locker/bureau outboard to starboard - converts to convenient chart table with hinged extension.
- Curtains on fixed ports.
- Headroom, 6'
- L-shaped galley aft.
- Two-burner, recessed gimballed alcohol stove.
- Molded icebox with polyurethane foamed-on insulation; insulated lid.
- Stainless steel sink with manual faucet.
- Teak storage locker outboard to port with dish rack; locker under sink.
- Teak utensil storage bins along back of galley.
- Stainless steel and teak companionway ladder; teak companionway grab rails.
- Engine access from galley top and removable galley face.
MACHINERY, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING
- Diesel engine - Universal Model 12, 2 cylinder, freshwater cooled, 10 horsepower, inboard diesel engine.
- Bronze 1" shaft and two-blade 12"D x 11" pitch, R.H. drive propeller.
- 18 gallon, aluminum fuel tank with mechanical gauge.
- Fuel filter.
- 95 amp/hour battery in acid-proof box.
- Complete electric panel with circuit breakers, battery condition indicator and power-on light.
- Battery disconnect/selector switch.
- 25 gallon, deck-filled, seamless plastic water tank under starboard settee.
- Engine access through galley front and top, quarter berth panel, and seat locker.
- International running lights.
- Five cabin lights - one in V-berth; one in head; two in main cabin; one over galley.
O'DAY 28 OPTIONS
- Boom Vang - 4:1 purchase boom yang with integral cam cleat; (shipped uninstalled)
- Carpet - Off white, shag carpet in main cabin.
- Compass - Pedestal Mount - 4" Ritchie SNF-44 or equivalent, installed in pedestal (available with wheel steering option only).
- Cradle - Heavy wood shipping/storage cradle designed for the O'Day 28.
- Dorade Box - Two teak dorade boxes with plexiglass top and 4" flexible PVC vents; installed over main salon.
- Double Berth - Slide-out berth extension mounted on port settee, converts settee to double berth. 5" cushion provided.
- Double Lifelines with Gate - Second set of lifelines at mid-stanchion height. Boarding gate with braced stanchion aft on starboard side.
- Engine Insulation - Absorbs engine noise for quieter operation.
- Extra Battery - Second 95 amp/hour battery installed in a battery box and wired to the battery disconnect/selector switch.
- Overboard Discharge Head - Addition to standard head installation, which allows the holding tank to be discharged in uncontrolled waters.
- Icebox Pump - Manual pump, discharges to galley sink to keep icebox water out of bilge and help prevent loss of cold air from icebox.
- Mainsail Cover - Blue cover for mainsail when sail is left on boom. The cover protects the sail from sun and weather.
- Mid-Boom Traveler- Roller bearing traveler mounted on cabin top. Mainsheet led to cockpit thru lead blocks. Barlow #16 chrome winch and cleat included.
- Pedestal Guard - Stainless steel helm guard, use as handhold; for winch handle holders, tables, etc.
- Pressure Hot and Cold Water with Shower - Same as pressure cold water with the addition of a 6 gallon water heater which operates off either the 110V AC system or the engine heat exchanger. Faucets in both head and galley. (110V AC system is not included - must be ordered separately.)
- Sea Water Pump in Galley - Manual pump faucet installed in galley with thru-hull and shutoff. Delivers sea or lake water to galley.
- Shore Power System -110V AC electric system for dockside power. Installation includes circuit-breaker panel with sonic and visual polarity indicators, 50' power cord, power inlet on deck, outlets in galley and head. If shore power is ordered, the hot-water heater is wired to the 110V system to produce hot water at dockside.
- Shower Curtain - Vinyl shower curtain installed on overhead track in head compartment.
- Teak and Holly Cabin Sole - Teak and holy veneered plywood covers cabin sole throughout interior except head area.
- Two-Burner Alcohol Stove with Oven - Two burner stainless steel stove with porcelain-lined oven; 3-gallon alcohol tank with pump (in lieu of standard two-burner stove without oven).
- Special Stripe Colors - Chinese Red or British Racing Green sheer and boot stripes in lieu of standard Blue.
- Teak Accessory Package - Pencil/Divider rack, galley tray, paper towel holder, magazine rack and binocular holder -all constructed of solid teak and installed.
- Transom Boarding Ladder - Stainless steel swim/boarding ladder installed on transom. Folds up into stern rail when not in use.
- Extra Water Tank - 25 gallon seamless plastic water tank installed under port settee and connected to standard plumbing. Selector valve allows user to draw from standard and extra tank at an equal rate. Deck fill provided.
- Wheel Steering - Edson steering pedestal with 28" stainless steel wheel; brake and engine controls mounted on pedestal. Emergency tiller provided.
- Winches - Two Barlow #24STC, 2-speed. self-tailing chrome winches mounted in lieu of standard #23C genoa sheet winches.
Specifications shown in this catalog (standards, options, etc.) are subject to change without notice. Some photos may show optional or special equipment and accessories used as photographic props. Bangor Punta Marine builds O'Day boats from 12' to 39' in three distinct lines: Daysailers and Weekenders (Widgeon, Javelin, and O'Day Day Sailer); Trailerable Cruisers (the O'Day 222, 23 and 26); Yachts (the O'Day 28, 30, 34, 37 and 39).
Free brochures are available on each of these three lines from dealers or from Bangor Punta Marine. Full-size architectural drawings are available directly from Bangor Punta Marine on Cruisers and Yachts (the 222 through 39) at a cost of $5 per set per boat.
O'Day/Cal/Ranger Boats are built by BANGOR PUNTA MARINE
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