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  1. Bowsprit Retro-fit (in-hull)

    try these guys yet? http://trogear.com/
  2. Hyde Sails cruising spinnaker

    what is your luff length on that? I have one that has 37.5 luff (580 sq. ft.) for my 29 and yours looks to be bit smaller. I do fly mine from a bowsprit which extends 30 inches from the head stay.
  3. Doyle Cable less Code Zero

    my understanding is that you do not need a luff cable and furling is from the bottom up like genoa. They have aligned carbon fiber panels at the luff so that the load is taken by the sail and not a cable. It must roll around these panels. I am in the market for a Code 0 and wondered if anybody outside the Doyle organization has used these new sails.
  4. Doyle Cable less Code Zero

    A huge jump in sail/asymmetric technology or just another marketing gimmick? Lower loads, easier handling would be nice. Is it $$$ though? http://www.doylesails.com/news/2017/09/doyle-introduces-cable-less-code-zeros.html
  5. Harken Reflex Top Down Furler Anyone using one?

    Most code zeros furl from the bottom up therefore it not necessary to have a kickass torque line that transmit spin effectively without winding up. I have the reflex and I agree with Overbored, the pin ring does need to be fixed because it does jam. If you go with a code zero, the selden bottom up will work. But if you want top down for an asym spinnaker then the harken is clearly better. The harken is nice because you can change it from top down to bottom up furling with a swap-able part that lives on the individual sail. So the top down swivels stay with the asyms and bottom up swivels stay with the Code zero and you just clip in the respective sails to the same bottom furling drum. Yes I furled asym in 15 knots key to making sure it goes smoothly is to turn down wind to blanket the sail with the main then start spinning that drum like crazy keeping some pressure on the sheets as it rolls up. It roll up very tight at the top so if you try and unfurl in lighter winds sometimes it needs a little goosing or back spinning the furling drum to get it to unfurl completely in light air. I have yet to get a furl on my asym that I would leave hoisted for very long, to much flapping. Code zeros do tend to roll tighter.
  6. Sheet bag design

    OK so I went to the Home depot last night and picked up a few of these for about $7. Seem to work and hold well. Keeps things somewhat organized I think they should work pretty well. Lets hope they hold better than the suction cups.
  7. Does anybody know what all this smoke could do to sails. create stains? There are small piles of ash accumulating in the nooks and crannies of my boat (Richmond, ca). I want to sail this weekend but beside air quality for breathing, could it impact my sails? Since this is going to be happening for the next 4 or five days should I remove the sails from the boat ( less than 1 year old)?. Wash or blow the boat clean?
  8. I will second the use of the Harken reflex system . I use it on a Trogear sprit off of an Olson 29 in SF bay. I single hand probably 80% of the time. Works pretty much as advertised no problems but I have not been able to get my Asymmetric to roll so tight that I would leave it hoisted for any length of time. I usually rig up at the dock then drop and store ready for use. It is very easy to hoist, fly, and stow; no problems having a newby use it as well, pretty basic. Been seriously thinking about adding a code zero.
  9. Camanche Documentary - June 29

    https://www.greatbigstory.com/stories/across-the-ocean-in-a-work-week-shattering-the-transatlantic-sailing-record
  10. Olson 30 Assym?

    one thing to consider if going with fixed TP style sprit, my marina said it would add to the overall length of the boat and thus was going increase my slip fee and bump me from a 30' slip. I went with a Trogear sprit so it would swing up and avoid this issue.
  11. Any Olson 29 owners?

    HD, What size outboard are you using? I am using a 4 hp and weighs about 50 lbs. Moving it while sailing is difficult but operating it is much easier than on an O30. I was thinking maybe a small 2.5 HP just enough to get out of the marina would be easy to take off the back. As it is now, I rarely take it off. Do you think the weight back there makes a big performance difference when short handed and under weight? It doesn't look as sleek with it on, and style is important.
  12. Any Olson 29 owners?

    I purchased an Olson 29 last year (hull #11). I have been setting mine up for short hand sailing. I just added a Trogear sprit for asyms and a code zero. Boat seems to dig an asymmetric but I do not know if it is any faster just a bit more controlled down wind and a bit easier to handle by myself. Definitely a head turner of a boat and blast if not athletic to sail single handed. Speeding past folks is always fun as George very well knew.
  13. Olson 29 performance day sailor set up

    Thanks for the replies. I did do a search on old threads where I found some info on his experience with asyms and it seemed pretty positive. I also found a shot of a 29 using an asym, seldon kit, and furler set up in texas(?) Looked intriguing. Do asyms apply any upward pull on the bow? What sail sizes and configurations seem to work best for a single or short handed operation is what I am curious about. Looking for opinions on what sails will be the most versatile and balanced given my sailing venue, use, and budget? I know there is a lot of experience with O30's on the bay, so I am hoping to tap into that. DAK you had some questions about rig tension a few years back. What have you learned about the rig tension with your 29? Also I have some play in the rudder. Is it right to assume that Olson 30 rudder post and bearings are the same in the 29?
  14. New to posting on this forum but followed threads for a few years so maybe not a total noob. I just purchased a Olson 29 (hull #11) and intend to use it on the SF Bay. I am looking for some advice from some of the long time Olson 30/29 sailors. The boat is a long time freshwater boat, very lightly raced, and has few modifications. It is basically like it came from the factory in 1986. My intention for the boat is general performance day sailing and light distance racing events such the 3 bridge fiasco, great pumpkin, Vallejo 1, 2 , and Wednesday night beer cans. Sailing out of the Richmond Rivera. Generally would be sailing shorthanded with single handing probably 75% of the time. I am lucky since my office is at the Marina and therefor have quick access to the boat for short lunchtime sails. I have thought about dry sailing but done that, and I know will not use it as much if I have to launch and reload off the trailer, so I plan to wet sail it for now. Given a new bottom with an epoxy barrier coat and close inspection of the standing rigging. At this point I thinking about installing a furler with either a 100% or 135%, retrofitting the main to go with full battens and mast slides for easy sail handling. I have been advised to get main cut a little flatter so it can be de-powered easier. A Hoyt boom system has been suggested but its a bit $$$ and it means significant deck modifications and limiting the jib to a 100%. Since return sails to Richmond typically involve broad reaches I have also toyed with the idea of adding a small sprit and utilize Asymmetric spinnakers for ease of handling. Would the asymmetric help with nose diving that the 29's have a bit of a rep for? Of course all these changes may not happen all at once. I would welcome any advise or opinions on boat set up and priority upgrades for my intended use. Anybody know a cheap place to store the trailer? Thanks for your help