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December 16, 2017 at 4:54 am in reply to: Spy photos: O30 under complete restoration in Santa Cruz #5175
Look forward to seeing more! The traveler in interesting.
Thanks, great info.
Will be at boat on Thursday and take some photos. The Etchells setup is pretty slick. The one advantage over the bag is that it’s very easy to stow the pole. Much easier than with the bag. Not that the bag is all that hard but the Etchells setup is faster and easier to stow.
You will have overhang with the cloth sleeve. Close to 12″. It doesn’t see to be a big issue. I will posts photos of a different solution, which is a metal bracket that is used on Etchells, different than the sleeve and in a few ways much easier to use. But lots of people swear by the bag on the boom.
In the Great Lakes we haul our boats. Freeze/Thaw cycles are a significant issue here with the stanchion pockets filling, have seen boats with the outer skin of the hull damaged due to delamination, likely caused water in the pockets freezing. Our boat has the pockets drilled with drainage holes for this reason.August 29, 2017 at 3:46 pm in reply to: Crew seating when spinnaker reaching with the twing on #5134
Not much else you can do I don’t think. Make sure your twing setup is strong enough not to break!
I will see what we can find as far as owners in your area.
This IRC certificate shows 3,827lbs.
IRC requires the boat to be weighed fully rigged so it should be fairly accurate. I would not be surprised to see close to 4,000lbs for some boats, depending on installed equipment, water in core, sails aboard etc.
Posted to the Facebook page, thanks for letting us know!
The original turnbuckles are 5/16-24. The threaded part of the turnbuckle as shown is 6″ long.
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Make sure to let us know about which boat you purchased:February 26, 2017 at 11:02 pm in reply to: 2017 North Americans July 21-23 CORK, Kingston, ON #5041
Yay! Thanks for all the good work you are doing Mike! BOOM will be there.
Can’t have too many sails! We have one really old (original maybe) .5 spinnaker that still works great,, it’s very light and perfect for light breeze.
Welcome to the community!
I would say wind range for that sail would be 30+. We can easily hold our #3 up to 25kt. The crucial issue with an old sail like that would be it holding together. My boat came with a #4 that looks to have never been used but it’s a laminate sail and old. I would be hesitant to put it up in 30kt.
Our local UK sailmaker calls this kind of sail “Use ’til God says otherwise”.
Forums activity has fallen off dramatically. Blame Facebook. But we are trying to bring people here, the advantage to discussions here is we control the content, unlike Facebook.
I can try to connect you with some of the Bay Area owners.
Tip #4 in this page is useful (as are the others). Diagrams are well done too.
Suggests keeping the traveler as high as possible.
Not sure how far this project got:
After the cunningham, outhaul and backstay are hardened up to get the sail as flat, ease the mainsheet. If you can’t keep the boat on it’s feet playing the mainsheet then traveler down. Traveler down will be slow but might be needed depending on how much breeze.
Or do you leave twist as-is and start to travel down and then twist off the top?
This part I don’t quite understand.
Agreed, would be a great venue.
Posted to the Class Facebook!
Thanks, that’s useful. We have new Harken 35ST’s going on the cabin top this week. We have not removed the cockpit winches yet.
Interesting placement of the cam cleats, we will look at that. Ours are on the companionway hatch slide now.April 25, 2016 at 1:51 pm in reply to: 2016 North Americans July 21-24 CORK, Kingston, ON #4895
Registration is now LIVE!April 25, 2016 at 1:50 pm in reply to: 2016 North Americans July 21-24 CORK, Kingston, ON #4894
Awesome Old School! If BOOM needs crew (we might) we will have you for sure, it would be a pleasure.
That makes sense. There are two versions of the polars on the site. I have not scrutinized them super closely to see the differences.
There is nothing on the Olson 30 Class knowledge base that is newer. Why would the polars have changed anyhow, as long as the boat is in its original configuration.March 25, 2016 at 3:05 am in reply to: 2016 North Americans July 21-24 CORK, Kingston, ON #4867
We are planning a Class meeting at the NAC’s this year to discuss plans for next year, among other things. It would be a good idea for you to follow this thread and perhaps you could attend the meeting by phone or skype.