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O'Day 222, 1984, Sarasota, Florida, $4,950

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O'Day 222, 1984

The boat and trailer have clear Montana titles and are in above average condition. The boat is stored on it's trailer near Sarasota, FL and can be inspected. I will put you in contact with the person who has a key and can show you the boat. I have owned the boat for 4 years and can answer your questions.

The boat is a 1984, O'Day 222, 25th Anniversary Edition. The upholstery is in very good condition and the wood trim is teak. The V-berth is longer than other small boats. There is a sink with a drain and a manual pump. There is a 5 gallon tank in the bow. There is an original folding table than can be used in the cabin or the cockpit. There is an Igloo ice chest and a porta potty. There is a no-see-um screened pop top and hatch cover.

Rolly Tasker made the main with one set of reef points and the jib has CDI roller furling. See pictures for condition. There is a boom vang and adjustable travelers for the jib leads. The jib sheet winches are Barlow and have a removable handle. There are lifelines and a boarding ladder on the transom. The trailer tires were new 4 years ago, there is a spare tire, recently re-wired lights, and a new tongue jack. The tail lights need new brackets (rusted). The hull had new bottom paint 1 1/2 years ago. Included is 1/2 gallon of Vivid bottom paint and solvents ($150) that can be used to refresh the bottom paint. There are four fenders, mooring lines and a Fortress aluminum anchor with chain and rode. I made a custom, adjustable, mast support.

Much of the interior wiring has been updated. There is a 110 Vac outlet strip and a hot plate in the galley. There is a good battery with a 110 Vac trickle charger. There is a circuit panel, three cabin lights (one florescent for reading), three 12V dc outlets, four 5 volt USB outlets for phone charging, etc. There is a gimbaled, lighted compass, a digital Humminbird depth sounder, and running lights. There is a masthead wind vane.

I have been using a 2 hp Honda motor I borrowed from my dinghy at home and this motor does not go with the boat. A 4 hp motor would be about right.

The boat sails very well in all winds, is responsive, and seems perfectly balanced to me. It has a short fixed ballast keel. A centerboard nested in the keel is easily raised and lowered. The rudder kicks up for shallow water.

We made a long aluminum sprit which employs the trailer winch (new strap) to raise the mast with minimum effort. We made supports to hold the mast and the roller furling in place while trailing. See pictures. The boat spent about 2 months each winter in the Florida Keys.

Email Charless at charless.w.fowlkes@gmail.com

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