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  1. Olson 40 For Single Handed Blue Water Sailing

    carcrash, where will you be sailing/cruising your O40? Would you ever contemplate taking her around Cape Horn. Thanks!
  2. Olson 40 For Single Handed Blue Water Sailing

    Just an update: I have swung from the O40 to a Norseman 447 and back O40 again having not found the "middle ground" that I like yet (with the exception of the Saga 43 or 40). I'm probably going to pull the trigger on the O40 soon and I'll just have to experiment with how much weight I can put on it with overly compromising its sailing abilities. Like I said in my original post, I'll be using her for the next couple of years to sail locally from San Diego to the Channel Islands, Coronados, and Guadalupe Island as prep for a Transpac when I retire in 2021. After that and if I can figure away to pair down my cruising gear enough to cruise I will take off on the O40. If not, I'll have to get a different boat or change my goals. But at least for the next few years the O40 sounds like a shit load of fun.
  3. Olson 40 For Single Handed Blue Water Sailing

    Hi Carcrash. Thanks for your post. I have every post the pertains to Olson 40s and had come across your post about your wife getting the boat for your birthday. I guess somebody already asked if she has a sister I'm getting closer to pulling the trigger on the 040 that's available. I'm probably going to be sailing by myself with my wife joining me a a few months out of the year in different ports. I love to surf and spearfish so I have to bring that gear with me. But I don't have big needs. I'm fine with a lap top for entertainment. I do think I'll need a windlass, albeit a small one. If I get the boat I'm going to sail on it for six months or so before I add anything that isn't immediately safety related/necessary. Do you have a website where your pictures and stories are posted? I'm off on Mondays and Tuesdays and would love to come up to Santa Ana to see your progress.
  4. Olson 40 For Single Handed Blue Water Sailing

    Thanks Socalrider! you can ping me on robertwcass gmail, that would be great.
  5. Olson 40 For Single Handed Blue Water Sailing

    So I guess I can determine that the responders consensus is that the Olson 40 will not make a good fast cruising bluewater vessel. Probably should have kept my Bowman 57. I do like the Saga 43 and 40, but they are just a little beyond my budget for now.
  6. Olson 40 For Single Handed Blue Water Sailing

    Daddle, great list. Even with your paired down list it is still a lot of stuff to put on an O40. Maybe I'll go back to the drawing board as far as boat selection goes. Either that or change my goals.
  7. Olson 40 For Single Handed Blue Water Sailing

    Thanks for all the replies, good points all. I'll need to do some serious thinking for sure.
  8. Olson 40 For Single Handed Blue Water Sailing

    6 total crew at 150lbs each equals 750lbs. I'll still may have have to lighten the load as daddle suggests. My boards maybe weigh 25lbs total and fit nicely into the bow. I could do without the dive tank although I've always had one on my boat if needed to unstick an anchor. Dingy and motor can definitely be smaller. I could go with 30' chain. I could increase solar and cut battery size. I'm thinking that positioning and balance of gear is going to be more important than total weight if the weight is not more than a crew of 6. Why do I want this boat for cruising? I still think it is going to be faster than most moderate displacement boats of the similar waterline as long as I keep the gear down to less than what 6 crew would weigh. Plus she is beautiful to look at. But I hear you that I may need to go with a different boat. I'd love to get a gear list or estimate of weight of gear with crew from someone who has sailed the Olson 40 on a transpac or other long distance jaunt.
  9. Olson 40 For Single Handed Blue Water Sailing

    Too much as in it would be unsafe, or it won't sail as fast as it could?
  10. Olson 40 For Single Handed Blue Water Sailing

    3 surfboards, two spearguns, one dive tank, 60' chain and 250' of rode, 22kg bruce. Need to add water maker, solar, 2 4D AGMs and 1 100amp AGM for start, 9' inflatable, 9hourse outboard, some clothes, food for 30 days, tools, a few other basics. Hopefully that won't be too much.
  11. I am seriously considering an 1984 Olson 40 as my next boat. In the past I've sailed on smaller production boats and I owned Roger Swanson's Cloud Nine, a Bowman 57', for 3 years. I've done some significant offshore adventures on Cloud Nine and I sailed her single handed from San Diego to Monterey Bay. I discovered on Cloud Nine that I really love single handed sailing. I sold her due to not being able to convince my wife to sell the house and sail the world with me. I am now looking for a boat for myself that is bluewater capable and that will be fast, single handable, and within in my budget of $40-$75k. There is an Olson 40 on the market that is well set up for single handing by the previous owner who is a very experienced offshore single handed racer here in San Diego. I understand these boats can be wet and are weight sensitive, particularly in the bow. The interior is somewhat spartan when compared with my former boat but I am ok with this. As I said, this boat is for me. I'm hoping the community can provide some input on the bluewater capabilities of the Olson 40 and its potential as a boat for a circumnavigation, including a trip around Cape Horn. Over the next couple of years I plan to use the boat for sailing the Channel Islands, a potential Guadalupe Island race, and a trip to the Hawaii potentially via a Transpac campaign or just for fun. Thanks in advance for any thoughtful responses to this post.