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  • #2026

    Jean Andre
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    Hi All,

    Does anyone ever considered a carbon Mast for an Olson? Thoughts?

    Cheers

    J

    #3734

    Bill Vosteen
    Participant

    I think you know the answer, of course owners have thought about it. If you got a carbon mast, with less weight aloft, your boat would have a better righting moment which would effectively give you a stiffer boat which is a positive. The main negative is that you would never get the investment back when you sold your boat. You wouldn’t be a class boat and couldn’t race with it in class events with the carbon mast. It would help in handicap racing, though they would adjust your handicap accordingly.

    #3739

    Jean Andre
    Participant

    I am seeing a lot of radical modifications and refits to Olsons. Would it ever be a review on what makes it a Class boat? How far can someone go and still keep it “Class Legal”?

    #3812
    Bruce Hubble
    Bruce Hubble
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    Any deviation from a class rule and you are out. RRS.

    That being said, a class can give a written ‘pass’ on any class rule. I’m an inboard, I’m sure they would let that pass. My modified cockpit should pass, but would take a huge amount of discussion.

    Because I’m an inboard and race offshore/PHRF..not a worry for me or my boat. ;)

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