"Give us a fast racing boat," came the challenge, "that's a family boat, too." Not a simple task, but we found the answer in Tempest, and she soon established a name for herself in day sailing, one design racing and long and short cruising.
Sail area: 211 sq. ft.
Designed by Philip L. Rhodes to O'Day's specifications, Tempest combines a hull of medium displacement that's easily driven with a full masthead rig for the most efficient performance under any sailing conditions. The fin keel and spade rudder make her extremely fast, very responsive to the helm. Extra beam stability reduces the need for shortening sail except in the heaviest breeze.
Eight foot (8') Self-bailing cockpit
Self-draining seats w/storage beneath
Large forepeak for storage
Large overhead opening hatch
Removable 1250 lb. iron fin keel
Telescoping tiller extension
Full masthead rig
Anodized aluminum spars
Separate galley area w/counter and storage area
Two 6'6" berths w/storage beneath
Outboard well with lid
Formica galley and head tops
Hull and deck glassed together
Philippine mahogany trim
Mast stepped on deck
Full width mainsheet traveler
Two Barient #10 jib sheet winches
One Barient #9 deck mounted halyard winch
Genoa fairlead cars on tracks (adjustable)
5 rope clutches on cabin top
Sliding companionway hatch
Cam action main sheet cleat
Electric start Nissan 8 hp outboard
Anchor and rode
Needs a little work done on the deck.
The deck has had some water intrusion in the past and it is weak in places.
Otherwise, the hull is solid, as is the rigging and sails.
Sail inventory includes main, two jibs and a spinaker.