The New 1971 O'Day 23 Sailboat
Sailing on the New 1971 O'Day 23 with Family or Friends. Manufactured by O'Day, A Bangor Punta Company. GGA Image ID # 15d53c661d
Combine the unique PopTop cabin design of O'Day's new flagship with proven race-winning performance, and you have the most exciting break-through boat since the inception of fiberglass sailboat construction.
O'Day achieved this best of both worlds success by calling on the skills of two leading design firms: Andrew T. Kostanecki, Inc., nationally-known industrial designers and boating experts, designed the accommodations and engineered the expanding cabin concept (design patent pending); while C. Raymond Hunt Associates designed the hull and rig.
The combination of two specialist groups has resulted in a 23 footer approaching the comfort of many 30 footers with the potential of out-sailing many boats up to that size.
View of the New 1971 O'Day 23 Sailboat from the Front. Manufactured by O'Day, A Bangor Punta Company. GGA Image ID # 15d5a8fd25
With the cabin top in the "down" position, headroom is 4' 7", and all facilities including the four-place dinette are easily used. With a few turns of a single winch, the cabin top raises to yield 6' 4" headroom^nd amazing comfort.
The lifting mechanism is adapted from a system built into thousands of camper trailers, and like the rest of the boat, is warranted for two full years. Cabin facilities include berths for five adults, including the convertible dinette, a galley area, hanging locker and head area for either a standard marine toilet or self- contained unit.
Secure stowage is provided beneath all bunks, the dinette and galley counter. The cabin area is molded as a one- piece section extending from the bow to the cockpit.
A Couple Enjoys an Outing on the New 1971 O'Day 23. Manufactured by O'Day, A Bangor Punta Company. GGA Image ID # 15d5c42f5b
This adds strength to the hull, and eliminates many seams and joints, making the 23's cabin easy to clean and maintain.
With optional camper cabin curtain, the entire cabin area is screened, and with weather curtains zipped in place gives warm dry protection from rain and dampness.
When the cabin is in the "down" position, a pressure-compacted gasket prevents leaks from finding a way in through the over-lapping deck and cabin junctions. Since the "23" can be transported on a car trailer, she can be lived aboard while on the road, too.
Relaxing on the New 1971 O'Day 23 Sailboat Anchored off the Coastline. Manufactured by O'Day, A Bangor Punta Company. GGA Image ID # 15d5cb681b
In the water and on the wind, the design work of Hunt Associates comes into play. Her combination keel/centerboard gives excellent stability on all points of sail, while aiding windward performance with the board down, and reducing drag off-wind when it is raised.
The long, narrow keel is 1,250 lbs. and makes the O'Day 23 self- righting. It effectively reduces sideslip so that you can sail close-hauled with the board up in shoal-draft cruising areas — a nice safety feature as well.
Interior View of the New 1971 O'Day 23 Sailboat Looking Forward. Manufactured by O'Day, A Bangor Punta Company. GGA Image ID # 15d5d7a8aa
Her wide beam adds comfort below, while adding a shallow draft bottom for surfing performance downwind. The balanced spade-type rudder partially extends aft to the transom for maximum control and sensitive steering. Although not necessary, it can be removed for trailering.
The tall masthead rig affords generous sail area. When overlapping genoas are used, windward and reaching performance is startling. With the addition of a spinnaker, the 23 becomes the boat to beat in cruising class races.
Enjoy a Vacation with Your Family on the New 1971 O'Day 23 Sailboat. Mother with her Three Children are Shown Seated at the Galley Table. Manufactured by O'Day, A Bangor Punta Company. GGA Image ID # 15d5f09bdc
In her first season of racing, the 23 has beaten a host of larger, more racing- oriented competitors: both boat-for-boat and on corrected time.
In the deep cockpit, which easily seats six, and is self-bailing, you will find additional seat lockers for stowing your outboard engine and sails. A reinforced outboard mount is located on the transom. The cockpit floor, seat tops and deck areas are molded with a non-skid pattern.
Undoubtedly, this is the most amazing boat ever built by O'Day, as we are sure you and your friends will agree.
A Young Family Enjoys Sailing in Their New 1971 O'Day 23 Sailboat. Manufactured by O'Day, a Bangor Punta Company. GGA Image ID # 15d6311998
- Length: 23'
- Beam: T 11"
- Draft: Centerboard up 2' down 5' 5"
- Sail area: 245 sq. ft.
Schematic of the New 1971 O'Day 23 Sailboat, View from the Top. Manufactured by O'Day, a Bangor Punta Company. GGA Image ID # 15d65d922a
STANDARD FEATURES: All-fiberglass construction • Completely molded fiberglass interior • Galley area and dinette standard • Five oversize berths • Removable outboard rudder • Outboard mount on transom • 6'9" cockpit (self bailing) • Self-draining seat lockers • Wire halyards with Dacron tails • 2 jib sheet winches • Adjustable Jib sheet leads • Cam action main sheet cleat • Roller reefing • 2-year warranty.
Schematic of the New 1971 O'Day 23 Sailboat, Side View. Manufactured by O'Day, a Bangor Punta Company. GGA Image ID # 15d6864889