Joe and I wanted a nice little sailboat and trailer to sail whenever we wanted and keep those sailing skills up for chartering. We have been watching Craigslist for about 6 months to find just the right boat. We finally found one yesterday, and arranged to meet the boat’s owner down at the lake marina today.
Here are the pictures from the Craigslist ad for this nice little 1984 O’Day 23:
Above, shown in the marina yard.
and on the water below. The person taking the picture is standing on the bow (front) of the boat looking back to the cockpit:
No photos of the interior. It is clean, but the cushions are original to the boat, so I will get them recovered. Same goes for the forward V- berth. The interior is very spacious for this size of boat.
After a detailed survey, we bought it!! We plan to keep it for few years, then upgrade to a bluewater cruising boat. Joe and I are excited! The name of this boat used to be ‘Tee-Time,” so Joe and I started talking about potential names for our firstboat. Picking a name for a boat is harder than you think. I’m sure the right name will come to us, but if anyone has any ideas, bring them on!!
I started making a list of essentials to buy at West Marine. New anchor & rode, fenders, some extra lines, depth finder, handheld radio, and boat hook to start. Now I need to hunt on craigslist for a used dingy, too. Life is fun!!