Jean Andre

 

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  • in reply to: Spinnaker Sizes #3380

    Jean Andre
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    Thanks for the info guys.
    Bruce thanks for the measurements.
    I am working on getting a nice boat for a 2015 Solo Mas, 2016 Bermuda 1-2 and 2017/8 Singlehanded Transpac… So far 2014 will be the year to become the boat´s best friend :D

    in reply to: Deck Layouts #3366

    Jean Andre
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    So if I bring the the foreguy to the base of the mast but on light winds I use a snatch block to fix it to the “normal position” I would theoretically have the best of both worlds??

    in reply to: How much are these sails worth #3356

    Jean Andre
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    Hi Jonathan,
    I agree partially. I agree that the technology has leaped in the last years but also the similar sail of today is around the $2500.00 per sail, so even if these sails are dated, I assure you there is no delam and they were very well cared for. I agree that the value of some things is not measurable like a building or a car, but, for he who has no sails, having a dated but still really good sail for less then half the price of a new one…

    in reply to: How much are these sails worth #3353

    Jean Andre
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    I just spoke to Keith at Quantum yesterday, they are both 2002 sails. They are on Corsair. I can´t say how much use they had but I can say they look really good and well cared for.
    If anyone has a mainsail with 2 or more reefpoints and a number 2 sail other than Dacron they would like to trade, maybe it would be good for both of us.
    Hank on headsails or slugs main would be a joy…
    I even have a Tuff Luff I can throw in the deal.

    in reply to: Deck Layouts #3347

    Jean Andre
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    Jason,
    I am also a newbie to all this spinnaker stuff but this is my thinking see if I am on the right track.
    The foreguy (pole downhaul, right?) controls mainly the height of the pole, and the after guy its position to the wind.
    My set up today does not allow me to bring the pole back without releasing the foreguy.
    My idea is that by having the foreguy at the base of the mast, I would be able to bring the mast foreword of aft without touching the foreguy. Does this make sense?
    Cheers

    in reply to: Fiberglass Repair #3346

    Jean Andre
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    Hi Shad,
    IMO, for the transom, I would either do the proper repair at once or if you are really going for a complete overhaul at the end of this season I would just duck tape it so no more water or moisture gets in to damage it further.

    Many heads, many solutions!

    Cheers

    in reply to: Autopilot mount #3344

    Jean Andre
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    Ray- I am using the measurements provided by Navico, for my TP-100.
    Bruce- The TP is also the entry model tiller pilot. I got it online for about 200 bucks, and for now I only use the pilot for entering the harbor, raising sails, and tacking and jibing in moderate winds at Carlyle Lake. Like Ray I also plan on adding something stronger for future Solo Races (Mackinac, Transpac, Bermuda 1-2) and keep the TP100 as backup… but that will come in the future.
    I just fabricated a mount out of some crome tubing I had laying around and a flag staff holder (I am a budget sailor). I´ll post a picture soon.
    Cheers

    in reply to: Deck Layouts #3343

    Jean Andre
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    Thanks Jason for the input. My rig was converted to double spreader. So I guess I do not need this track anymore.

    I am working on making my Olson a Singlehander, and I plan to replace the track with a hand rail, your deck layout description especially the Foreguy helped a lot, mine is attached to a Padeye in front of the hatch, but I don´t like it very much, I think I prefer it at the base of the mast too.

    What size line do you use for Spinnaker Halyard?

    in reply to: Autopilot mount #3336

    Jean Andre
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    Hi Bruce,
    Thanks for the info. I did not remove my coamings. Is there any advantage not having them?

    Thanks for the Picture Ray it did help me a lot. I see you do not have your coamings either. Any particular reason it is so?

    Thanks

    It is though being in St Louis with no other Olson Owner close by to exchange ideas in person.

    in reply to: What are these? #3333

    Jean Andre
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    Thanks everybody for your your inputs. Just came back from the boat.
    Lilya I like your mesh bags idea for the rails above the bunk and I will for sure “borrow” it.
    Thanks Richard, that is indeed a horn. I blew on it inside the boat and my ears rang for the next 10 minutes… This thing is loud! And the “horseshoe” is indeed for a deck tiedown only the deck portion is no longer there.
    Have a great week

    in reply to: What are these? #3297

    Jean Andre
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    HI Derek,
    It is not a check valve. The plastic film I assume will be removed when this is used wherever that is. I think this may be a rudder bearing as Bruce suggested. Anyone else can confirm this?

    in reply to: How do I get a PHRF Certificate #3296

    Jean Andre
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    Hi Bruce,
    I am planning on racing at Carlyle Lake. But the certificate is for the Chicago to Mackinac Solo Challenge.

    in reply to: What are these? #3290

    Jean Andre
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    Hi Lilya,
    THe “horseshoe” I don’t think is for a portapotty as mine is in the regular place.
    The Red cone was laying in the boat box of miscellaneous parts. That is a plastic film I suppose has to be removed… Can this be a rudder bearing?
    I did not touch my rivets before checking with you guys for ideas.
    I like the mesh bag idea a lot.
    Thanks
    J

    in reply to: Olson Tough! #3285

    Jean Andre
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    Hey Bruce,
    your boat is coming along really nice! Congratulations!

    in reply to: What Sails are these? #3269

    Jean Andre
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    Thanks Old School, your advice makes plenty of sense… I like it… less sail to tack is always good…

    in reply to: B-O-D #3265

    Jean Andre
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    While I do like the idea of the ring, I think keeping the OD of an Olson is one of the most appealing characteristics of these boats. I think I will own mine forever but I feel keeping it OD still holds the best market value, doesn’t it?

    in reply to: What Sails are these? #3264

    Jean Andre
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    Hi Old School,
    Do you think your #2 experience holds for solo sailing?
    I feel that using #1 and #3 sailing solo would be easier with fewer sail changes… Makes sense?

    in reply to: B-O-D #3260

    Jean Andre
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    Hi Mike,
    I did a Google picture search “Olson 30 Beam of Destiny” and saw a couple of ideas.
    My boat has a pretty sturdy mast step reinforcement, but she was raced so hard that my chainplate bolts are all misaligned. Since I plan on redoing the chainplate fixing points on the bulkhead I will also install a BOD and jockstraps. I saw some discussions on SA about this and my thinking is: Whatever does not kill you makes you stronger.
    I Like Piotr BOD a lot, I like the shape and the CF, But I also like the ones that have the wood look.
    Input of people who have done these additions is greatly appreciated.

    in reply to: What Sails are these? #3258

    Jean Andre
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    Thanks Bruce!
    What is the wind range you would use each sail?

    This is a question by someone who is used to roller reefing on cruisers…. So new to this sail change and racing thing…

    Cheers

    in reply to: What Sails are these? #3255

    Jean Andre
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    Thanks for your input.
    What numbers would then be a 155, a 125 and a 95% sail?
    Thanks for the HIN decoding

    in reply to: Non Skid Paint #3251

    Jean Andre
    Participant

    I really like Piotr´s result. But I think I like the simplicity of KiwiGrip.
    I will probably do a KiwiGrip try on my Y-Flyer first and see what I think before committing to one for the Olson

    in reply to: N/As con’t #3217

    Jean Andre
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    Hi Dave,

    jeanbrzdesign a t Gmail

    I am from St. Louis, MO and sail mostly at Carlyle Lake, IL

    I am planning on doing the Solo Mackinac Challenge this June and I will be sailing around Lake Michigan with friends this April.

    Cheers

    Jean

    in reply to: N/As con’t #3215

    Jean Andre
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    Hi All,
    I am new Olson owner, my boat is Clarice M. (former Corsair).
    I am not sure I can make it right now with the boat, but I sure would like to attend an Olson event. Youngstown and Loyalist are the best options for me, with or without a boat.
    Cheers
    Jean Andre

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