May 1, 2013 at 1:46 am #1934
Unfortunately I have to make this post. I have Olson 30 #201, Golden Brown, which was dismasted last summer. I have been struggling with what to do with the boat since then. After deliberation I have decided I need something with an inboard and head for the type of offshore sailing I do.
So the question is what do I do with Golden Brown? The easy way out would be to strip all the hardware, cut her up, and scrap the lead. But I can’t bear the thought. Olson’s are such great boats and deserve more than that. Obviously storage costs are a major factor at this point.
Is there someone on this list who would want an Olson hull? I would gladly give the hull to someone interested in getting her back on the water.
Aside from missing the mast she is a great boat. I even doublehanded her to bermuda and back last summer and have sailed her everywhere from Norfolk to Nantucket in the last couple of years.
If anyone has any suggestions on what I should do please post. If you or someone you know might be interested in the hull please get in touch. I am happy to answer any questions. The boat is on the hard in Brooklyn, NY.May 1, 2013 at 2:01 am #3127
WOW! Don’t chop it up! Have you priced a mast? Damage to the boat?
List it here in the classifieds..but make them pay something..like the storage. It’s like free puppies..no takers!
An increasing storage bill…equals buy it now!May 1, 2013 at 2:02 am #3128
Don’t forget lots of pictures. Scan a bunch into a single page of pictures. I think you can only post 4 single pics here. Trailer?May 1, 2013 at 3:19 am #3129
One of my crew guys is interested. He restores boats. Write to Garrett @May 1, 2013 at 6:47 pm #3134
I could really use about a 3-4 foot section of the mast…6 would be freaking awesome…
dMay 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm #3135
Dont scrap her. Come up with a price and try to sell her as is. I believe a new rig runs somewhere around 8k. I am sure someone on this site knows someone who’d be interested in her. Post to the classifieds.May 6, 2013 at 4:58 pm #3136
I have a crew member who I bet would be interested. I would also be interested in the remnants of the mast if there is enough left to make a gin pole for stepping/unstepping.May 6, 2013 at 5:03 pm #3137
Wilby at Pride Marine has a mast tube, but I don’t think spreaders or rigging.
Golden Brown’s mast broke at the spreaders, so could work for a deck-mounted gin pole.October 22, 2013 at 7:35 pm #3158
Sorry for the silence. I had several interested parties contact me but in the end for one reason or another no one was able to take the boat off my hands. Recently I found someone who came with a trailer and removed the boat with the intent of scrapping it. It turns out that after seeing the Olson 30 he has an interest in trying to get her back on the water. If anyone still has interest I can get you in touch with him. Worst case scenario if he does end up scrapping it, I’m sure he would be interested in parting it out.
In summary not my ideal solution but I could no longer bear the storage fees.October 22, 2013 at 8:07 pm #3159
Where is the boat and what kind of condition (other than the mast)?
I’ve got an open trailer at the moment and a line on a carbon mast.October 23, 2013 at 8:47 pm #3160
What about the sails? I really need a #2 and #3.October 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm #3161
If there’s a rudder that’s available and it has a stainless rudder stock, I’m interested. JonathanNovember 6, 2013 at 1:46 pm #3162
I have a spare spade rudder that I might be willing to part with. I am based in Vancouver, BC. PM me.November 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm #3163
Jon, why do you want the stainless rudder? If you bent it once..the next one will bend.
Go for the fiberglass one…much stronger.November 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm #3164
I might consider your stock rudder. Have a number in mind?
I’m guessing Fed Ex can ship.November 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm #3165
Just a reminder I have a stock rudder with a frp post in very very good condition for 500.00. My boat came with the elliptical and stock when I bought it ten years ago. It was coated with several layers of interlux barrier coat. I never used it. Ready for bottom paint.November 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm #3166
Has a fiberglass post ever failed? Yes my stainless post bent but I now suspect it was pre-bent. Still raises the question, if true, why/how was the post bent originally?
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