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  • in reply to: FOSS/alternate rudder experiences? #5207
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    Did the 5199 drawing come from Foss recently, as a result of an inquiry? Just curious more than anything (not trying to give you the 3rd degree!) Yes it’s interesting how they differ slightly.

    Is the image in post 5197 an Olson 30?

    in reply to: FOSS/alternate rudder experiences? #5205
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    The drawing in post 5199, I just noticed it is slightly different than the current Foss rudder – however both drawings appear to me to be done by the same person. The angle of 80° noted on the drawing is wrong. This angle is 90°. Both drawings have this mistake. Also funny how on the more recent drawing they spelled Olson wrong!

    The post 5199 drawing, where did that come from?

    in reply to: FOSS/alternate rudder experiences? #5202
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    The drawing is of the most recent Foss built rudder. Note that there is a mistake in the drawing, the top plane of the rudder should be square to the rudder post. The actual rudders are not like the drawing in this detail.

    What rudder is in the photo in post #5197?

    in reply to: FOSS/alternate rudder experiences? #5196
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    OK I see. It’s hard to see the rudder in that picture because it’s turned away from the photo. But I do see that now. We don’t have contact info for this person on our suppliers page, I think we should.

    in reply to: FOSS/alternate rudder experiences? #5194
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    What is a “Tuttle Rudder”?

    in reply to: FOSS/alternate rudder experiences? #5191
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    I don’t disagree on Facebook. Unfortunately the ‘Olson 30 Fans’ Facebook page has almost replaced the forums here completely, which is a big loss in my opinion. There is a lot of great info in these forums and sero white noise to deal with, just discussion of the Olson 30.

    in reply to: FOSS/alternate rudder experiences? #5189
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    Mike,

    Here is some info, it’s on facebook unfortunately.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/olson30/search/?query=foss

    Also follow along with Jason’s posts in the link above, he recently installed the Foss rudder and he has sailed a lot of offshore miles with it. The same rudder was installed by Jiri on a boat that won class in the SHTP. The boat is now in Hawaii. Everyone who has installed the Foss rudder has positive reports. It’s probably slow in very light wind due to the large wetted surface. But offshore and in big breeze it gets great reviews, and if you were offshore with an autopilot it’s much better than the stock rudder. For course racing or inshore racing it might not pay off as much.

    in reply to: Spy photos: O30 under complete restoration in Santa Cruz #5175
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    Look forward to seeing more! The traveler in interesting.

    in reply to: Barient Owners Manuals #5152
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    Thanks, great info.

    in reply to: Spinnaker Pole Storage On Boom #5151
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    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.

    in reply to: Spinnaker Pole Storage On Boom #5144
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    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 reply to: Winterize #5142
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    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.

    in reply to: Crew seating when spinnaker reaching with the twing on #5134
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    Not much else you can do I don’t think. Make sure your twing setup is strong enough not to break!

    in reply to: Chicago-area Olson 30 help? #5126
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    Dan,

    I will see what we can find as far as owners in your area.

    in reply to: Fully rigged Olson 30 weight… #5114
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    This IRC certificate shows 3,827lbs.

    http://www.olson30.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PANTHER_IRC_2013.pdf

    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.

    in reply to: Olson 29 registry #5110
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    Thanks!

    in reply to: Stem Fitting #5101
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    Posted to the Facebook page, thanks for letting us know!

    in reply to: Turnbuckle Screw Size #5088
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    The original turnbuckles are 5/16-24. The threaded part of the turnbuckle as shown is 6″ long.

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    in reply to: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA OLSON 30'S #5046
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    Dan / Freakshow,

    Welcome!

    Make sure to let us know about which boat you purchased:

    Hull Database Submission

    in reply to: 2017 North Americans July 21-23 CORK, Kingston, ON #5041
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    Yay! Thanks for all the good work you are doing Mike! BOOM will be there.

    in reply to: Olson 30 Jib #4 #5035
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    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.

    in reply to: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA OLSON 30'S #5033
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    Welcome to the community!

    in reply to: Olson 30 Jib #4 #5032
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    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”.

    in reply to: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA OLSON 30'S #5025
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    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.

    in reply to: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA OLSON 30'S #5023
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    I can try to connect you with some of the Bay Area owners.

    in reply to: Which first? Twist or travel down? #5004
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    Tip #4 in this page is useful (as are the others). Diagrams are well done too.

    5 tips: mainsail trimming. Getting the best from your main can turn it into a tactical weapon

    Suggests keeping the traveler as high as possible.

    in reply to: Olson 30 CAD file #5002
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    in reply to: Which first? Twist or travel down? #4996
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    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.

    in reply to: Olson Fleet #4934
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    Agreed, would be a great venue.

    in reply to: 2016 National Championships #4916
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    Posted to the Class Facebook!

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