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Seller's Description

Well equipped Oday 28, perfect for RI, New England or Long Island coastal cruising. Single handed sailing capable. I sailed her solo up the East Coast from North Carolina last summer. I did a lot of work this winter maintaining and getting her ready for the sailing season so you dont have to. Hauled out in mid-March and had bottom cleaned, painted, and replaced the propeller and zincs.

I have access to a mooring for use till mid-June if needed.

This is a small, affordable, easy to handle sailboat with big boat amenities! It is perfect for someone interested in getting into sailing and the cruising lifestyle. We have had great adventures all over eastern NC, up the East Coast, and throughout RI aboard Luck Dragon. She is named Luck Dragon from the NeverEnding Story (Falkor is a Luck Dragon).

Equipment: -Universal Diesel 5411 (marineized Kubota) rebuilt in 2018. Pulled out and conducted maintenance checks this winter to include installing a new damper plate on the flywheel, paint, fresh engine and transmission oil change. New glow plugs and relay added in 2020. -New LH 12x11 propeller matched to engine specs coated with anti-foul and two new zincs -Shaft and coupling, dripless bearing, cutlass bearing replaced in 2019, rechecked this winter -Mainsail has had a few repairs over the years, but is currently fine. It got me to RI from NC last summer without issue. -It has both a 115% and 150% Genoa, symmetrical spinnaker, and whisker poll for running dead downwind -Roller furling -Matching maroon dodger, binnacle/wheel cover, mast boot, and sail cover -New Bimini with removable side shades -2023 South Atlantic Servo-pendulum self steering wind vane for off shore self steering -Autohelm ST4000 auto pilot -Furuno Radar -Garmin EchoMap Plus 74cv chart plotter with depth sounder (with custom made pedestal guard mount) -Raymarine i50/i60 Wind/Speed/Depth System Pack -ProMariner ProNautic 1220P Battery Charger (shore power battery charger capable of live aboard use) -190W Solar Panel on a transom arch connected to a MPPT Solar Controller for off grid battery charging -Battery banks rewired for House and Start banks, connected by Blue Seas Automatic Charging Relay, additional battery added to house bank for a total of 2 deep cycle marine batteries on house bank and 1 marine battery on start bank. -Standard Horizon GX2000B VHF Radio-LED anchor light (super bright, easy to find boat in anchorage at night) -Isotherm water-cooled refrigeration! (best upgrade ever, not having to keep restocking ice). -Flojet freshwater pump connected to two 15 gallon freshwater tanks. -Marine head with holding tank, galley sink, head sink, & shower head that will extend out on deck. -22lbs Galvanized Delta Anchor with 60 of 5/16 chain and 140 of 1/2 braided anchor line. The boat doesnt move when anchored. -New bulkhead lined carpeting in V berth and Q berth. -LED cabin lights -2 burner gimbal alcohol stove -Cockpit cushions -Cushions reupholstered in 2019 -2x Fishing rod holders



Raymond Hunt (C.R. Hunt & Assoc.)
Bangor Punta Corp.
O'Day Corp.
# Built


Length Overall
27 11 / 8.5 m
Waterline Length
22 11 / 7 m
10 2 / 3.1 m
4 5 / 1.4 m
7,300 lb / 3,311 kg
2,550 lb / 1,157 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
370′² / 34.4 m²
Total Sail Area
370′² / 34.4 m²
Sail Area
153′² / 14.2 m²
30 6 / 9.3 m
10 0 / 3.1 m
Air Draft
40 1 / 12.2 m
Sail Area
217′² / 20.2 m²
35 11 / 11 m
12 0 / 3.7 m
Forestay Length
37 11 / 11.6 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
18 gal / 68 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
25 gal / 95 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
6.9 kn
Classic: 6.42 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

6.93 knots
Classic formula: 6.42 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
<16: under powered

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
<40: less stiff, less powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
200-275: moderate

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
>2.0: better suited for coastal cruising

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


A keel/cb verion of the the O’DAY 28 was also available. Draft BU: 3.25’, BD: 6.83’
Later, the the keel/cb version was dropped in favor of a shoal draft fixed keel: Draft:3.67’
Deeper keel: Draft:4.67’/ 1.42m
Alternate tall rig:
I: 38.00’ / 11.58m
J: 12.08’ / 3.68m
P: 32.50’ / 9.91m
E: 10.00’ / 3.05m

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