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  1. Five months "adrift"?!?

    Said a mast component broke, a spreader.
  2. Olson 30 vs. Soverel 33

    Trailerable might be a stretch. Anything is trailerable I suppose if you have a big enough trailer. Both are keel stepped masts, both exceed legal width. The Olson can use a single point lift. Maybe think Hobie 33 if that is your goal.
  3. cool or horrifying?

    I've worked with my hands all my life and consider them to be pretty tough but I wouldn't think of sailing in 30+ knots without gloves. Are you guys just really tough?
  4. Antrim 27

    Thanks, I'm looking for an affordable, ramp launchable boat that can sail distance races short shorthanded and give me a place to sleep when I get there. Seems to tick a lot of the boxes. Can the mast be stepped without a crane?
  5. Antrim 27

    Is it ramp launchable?
  6. Chicago-Mac/Meridian X MOB Recovery

    Glad to hear the good outcome. This has to be my biggest nightmare. Was the MOB on the GPS activated?
  7. BYC-Mac

  8. BYC-Mac

    Not in my fleet. Seems myself (the Olson) and the j92 don't quite match the 'type'.
  9. Another killer cop walks. Shocked I say. Just shocked.

    So don't be black?
  10. BYC-Mac

    Maybe it's in there but I didn't see what boat you have?
  11. BYC-Mac

    I wasn't complaining. Just had hoped to sail in the same class as the O30. Same hull, very similar boat. Every other rating system has us basically even. I'm not sure how much speed that difference represents.
  12. BYC-Mac

    My Olson 29 inboard rated 646.1 which puts me in a different class and a different course than the Olson 30 which rates 663.4. Most rating systems find the two pretty similar. IRC rates my 29 at .980 and the 30's I've found at .973 to .981.
  13. Did you just make this up? I spray Iso every day. It's in every bodyshop. It's sold at every autoparts supplier. Yes, use fresh air hood and spray outside or have enough exhaust to exchange the air in your booth 3x every 2 minutes.
  14. ORR-EZ

    I'm not sure if I'm going to be allowed to race at all yet. The response from the races 'technical adviser' is not making me confident. First, a boat must have a minimum ORR stability index of 103 to enter the race unless it or a sister ship did the race in 2016 an has a good safety record. Your boat did the race last year and in prior years without incident so the Race Chair has the discretion, but not the obligation, to waive this requirement. I have not seen an ORR cert for an Olson 29 but I have seen one for an Olson 30 with an SI below 103.
  15. ORR-EZ

    Interesting that they have hull measurements of an O30 on that ORC Cert. O29 LOA 29'8" Draft 5'7"