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Bruce, When in place is the 24 1/2″ high enough for double life lines? It would seem that with the shorter heights it would be difficult to get an upper and lower line in with room to get under the lower one. Do you have any pictures of your set up? Thanks
I wasn’t implying that you would need to purchase both styles, just that those who have switched to the A sails would be allowed to use them without having to go and purchase a new kite. A few of the local Olsons have gone to all Asymmetric’s for PHRF and I wanted to see if there was a way to include them for class events.
I know they are not as effective on W/L courses, but many times they can compete pretty well. Anyways food for thought I guess.
One more idea for the constitution, restrictions on standing rigging materials. So far there is nothing to stop someone from going to PBO or Carbon rigging. Can we add something saying only wire/rod are allowed? Thoughts?
Bruce, Ray when you guys ordered from Garhauer did you have to specify anything special for the stanchions or did their standard size work? I have been thinking of replacing a couple of mine but wasn’t sure about the fit. Also do you remember the costs for them?
Todd, is there any reason not to bring up the topic of Asymmetric kites and allowing those who have them to use them for class events? I know many one-design classes have allowed both to be run. Maybe make it “a boat may run either an asymmetric or asymmetric kite but not both during a class regatta”? Thoughts
For anyone interested I will be taking pre-orders for the class shirts. This year they will be a black shirt with the same design as last years. I’d like to get a general feeling for sizes and quantities. Last year we sold out, and hopefully with more boats this year we can sell out again. Email me with sizes and quantities and I will make sure they are available for you at the event. firstname.lastname@example.org
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1″ T-Track is what I’ve used and is what I have seen on most of the other Olsons.
Alright 2 boats registered, lets keep this going!
Thank you for the response. I too would like to see that modification. I will make sure it is brought before the board.
Jim I sent out a couple emails to some local boats who I believe are not going to Nationals but the boats are competitive. Hopefully 1 of them contacts you. Let us know if nothing happens. We really want to make sure you can come.
Great to hear. Scot make sure they get all the Olson news possible. Good luck to them.
I’ll take those harken adjustable cars and track. How are those harken winches?
I too use a homemade bag that was once a kite and has a bungee around the opening. The bungee wraps around the frame of the bomar hatch. This provides a smooth surface for the kite to go in and out of the hatch. I also use a couple pieces of velcro to hold the bag to the hatch frame to make sure on launches that the bag doesn’t go out with the kite.
I like using a bag to contain everything and also any water that enters is directed down rather then anywhere it wants to go. I haven’t turned my hatch around because I found I need to make a spacer to raise it so the hatch can lie flat when opened. So far not much water has gotten into the boat.
I second the Tohatsu 6HP. Mine is just the standard Long Shaft but it is great. Low consumption, low price and reliable. Pushes the boat right along at 6.5-7kts. Check out tohatsuamerica.com free shipping, no sales tax.
Thanks Jim, Sounds simple enough but I’ll wait for pics to really wrap my head around it.
I have about 1000# in the uppers and just over #500 in the lowers on my single spreader rig. What have you found if anything that is a benefit to having the uppers lower than the lowers? I do not have the jock strap or the beam on my boat so tensions can very.
Would you mind describing your under deck set-up or if possible to post pics? I am curious about doing a below deck install on my boat. Thanks
Bruce do you know if there is a difference between the polars for an IB vs OB? I too am interested in them. Hopefully Scott get’s them up.
I use spinlock XAS’s all around, one on each side of the mast for the spin halyards, one on each side of the companionway for the main and genoa. I use a cam cleat on the mast for the topping lift and a cam cleat on the back of the cabin top for the foreguy. Pretty simple, easy to use and has not been an issue for 4 yrs. If it is windy or we crank on the genoa then we leave it on the cabin top winch for added backup.
As a side note, careful cranking on the genoa halyard w/o inspecting the length of the luff. We ground the shackle into the sheeve because the luff had a loop that was slightly too long. Lesson learned.
I find the Olson to be a bandit in pointing vs the J80 in light stuff. Against the others you mentioned I am not sure as I havn’t raced against them. The Olson likes a little heel and loose trim in the light and she will take you to the moon. One of the great Olson tricks if you can’t quite lay a mark is to get close enough then heel the boat like mad, she’ll immediately point 5 deg higher and get you around. Much like a Laser. Just remember, more wind the flatter the boat.
Luckily PHRF So Cal does not hit you for carrying both Ayso’s and Symmetric kites.
Thanks Todd, I just mostly am curious about being symmetric. I definitely don’t want to shave off any lead.
Thanks Old School,
My biggest concern is that the keel is asymmetric. I am guess the only way to figure this out is to build my own templates. Any tips or things to watch out for when building them?
Old School, did you find that your keel was out of spec before you did the templates?
The second year I had the boat the boom cracked at the vang attachment point. Of course the previous owner had installed a hydraulic vang, way over kill for the O30. I know if you asked Ballanger to double up that area Buzz wouldn’t question. Vang attachment points are high stress areas and should be checked regularly.
No one has access to the templates?
Andrew, White Lightning is 24-7/8″ also
Al, if we can find them that would be great. I am sure there are a couple owners here in So Cal that wouldn’t mind sharing costs if we could get a set for this area. Anyone know of a CAD drawing available?
Interesting idea Al. What is your reasoning behind a loose upper tight lower? I am assuming this is on a single spreader rig.
I will say it was a wonderful weekend of sailing in Long Beach.
Day 1: Solid westerly breeze and flat water allowed for some great sailing. Many tactical decisions on which side of the course would prevail and how best to avoid the large commercial traffic. For many it was the first day sailing in awhile so there were some great mix-ups in the standings. The last race of the day saw everyone go to their #3, except us as we felt the #2 was still a solid choice. Blue Star dominated the fleet, but there were some close calls with Intense. Overall a well sailed day.
Day 2: SW filling to a decent W in some swell allowed for a little surfing but mostly hard concentration on boat speed upwind and down. Again great sailing by all and tactics paid bunches here. Going from 9th to 2nd in one beat was a reality. Again Blue Star took the podium but with three 2nd place finishes White Lightning made a major come back. Again all the competitors sailed spectacular races and made the most of the beautiful conditions.
Day 3: S to SSW winds poked their ugly heads and resulted in very tricky and very shifty conditions with 20-40 degree shifts in a matter of minutes. This allowed for some great tactical “rolling the dice” and resulted in a mix up in the top of the fleet. For the first time in the regatta there was another boat on the podium, fellow DPYC sailors on Grey Goose. With all the shifts and light winds keeping a clear head and making good calls paid dividends.
I want to thank ABYC for running a wonderful regatta. Everyone from R/C to the bar staff were superb and really showed what OD racing is all about. To all the sailors that came out and enjoyed the great conditions I look forward to seeing you next year in Long Beach for the 2012 O30 Nationals. And finally I would like to say to all the owners that came to the annual owners meeting, I sure hope you know what you’re in for electing me you new class president.
I look forward to serving you next year and I encourage all of the O30 owners out there to plan on making the trip next year. Long Beach is a great venue with wind and great R/C. I believe our friend from Hawaii, Jim Saylor, would agree. See you all next year, oh and KEGS on the dock :).