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Day Sailer ID help

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:12 pm
by drewschaub
Attached a few pictures of a boat that I recently bought. The paperwork says that it is a 1960 O'Day Day Sailer, but the pictures and descriptions of I/II's that I have seen don't match what I have exactly. Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if any additional pictures would help.

Drew



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Cuddy and Centerboard Trunk
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Re: Day Sailer ID help

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:13 pm
by GreenLake
drewschaub wrote:Attached a few pictures of a boat that I recently bought. The paperwork says that it is a 1960 O'Day Day Sailer, but the pictures and descriptions of I/II's that I have seen don't match what I have exactly. Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if any additional pictures would help.


The HIN is a hull identification number issued by the state of Rhode Island - presumably to a boat that did not have an manufacturers plate or HIN. If RI registered that boat with a state issued HIN, but then listed a manufacturer, that name would most likely be based on whatever the then owner declared. Not the first boat with demonstrably mistaken entries in state papers.

The 'date' is 04/60, which matches the idea of it being (presumed) to be a 1960 boat when that number was assigned. But it does not look like a DS1 from that year.

I'm thinking that it might be some other sailboat model entirely, perhaps a DS clone. The scalloped cuddy opening and the intricate support beams under the deck are something I do not recall ever having seen on a DS.

Pictures showing the transom (both inside and out), bow and or side view might help.

Re: Day Sailer ID help

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:50 am
by jeadstx
Since there is no lever for the centerboard, it would make me think it is not a DS I, definitely not a DS II or III. I think Greenlake might be correct in that it is a Day Sailer clone. Apparently O'Day had several legal dealings with manufacturers making clones of the DS I. Pictures of the exterior would help.

John

Re: Day Sailer ID help

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:52 am
by drewschaub
Thanks to you both for the reply. Here are a few more pics that I had available. I'll post a few more when I can get them.

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Re: Day Sailer ID help

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:57 pm
by SUNBIRD
Looks like an ANNAPOLIS DISCOVERER 18 to me.
O'DAY did have a legal fight with Sailstar over their 17' EXPLORER model, which admittedly does look very close to a DS I, however, that boat was slightly longer and quite different, although to really see that you need to see the 2 boats side by side. I think somewhere on the Day Sailer Association forums I have posted pictures of a DS I sitting next to a Sailstar Explorer.
My first thought was that this boat might be a Sailstar, but the cuddy is different, more rounded than an Explorer.

Pretty confident this is a Discoverer 18.