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Review of O´Day 37


Basic specs.

boat specifications
The O´Day 37 is a sailboat. The O´Day 37 is built by the American yard O'Day Co..

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Rig

Keel
The boat can enter most marinas as the draft is just about 1.53 - 1.63 meter (5.02 - 5.32 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.

Engine
The boat is typical equipped with a Universal diesel engine at 32.0 hp (23 kW).

Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

Immersion rate
The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for O´Day 37 is about 251 kg/cm, alternative 1408 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 251 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternative, if you load 1408 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.

Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 22,000 boat types and 350,000 data points.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)
What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?
The l/b ratio for O´Day 37 is 3.41.

Wide Slim 69% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is slimmer than 69% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more speedy hull design.


Maintenance

Rig
Dimensions of sail.
mainsail specifications headsail specifications
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If you need to renew parts of your running rig and is not quite sure of the dimensions, you may find the estimates computed below useful.

Guiding dimensions of running rig
UsageLengthDiameter
Mainsail halyard 29.1 m(95.6 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Jib/genoa halyard29.1 m(95.6 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Spinnaker halyard29.1 m(95.6 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Jib sheet 11.3 m(37.1 feet)14 mm(0.55 inch)
Genoa sheet11.3 m(37.1 feet)14 mm(0.55 inch)
Mainsheet 28.3 m(92.8 feet)14 mm(0.55 inch)
Spinnaker sheet24.9 m(81.6 feet)14 mm(0.55 inch)
Cunningham4.4 m(14.5 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Kickingstrap8.8 m(29.0 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Clew-outhaul8.8 m(29.0 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)


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