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    Olson 29, Sailing, photography, music, travel

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  1. sailronin

    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    You can't really sail the ICW, it's motoring from bridge to bridge so these idiots will do fine. Stop every night and beg for money to fund their "adventure", put some video online showing how well they're coping with the "hardships" of sailing motoring from point to point in calm, protected waters and gather a huge crowd of couch potato followers.
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    Fast singlehander for 60 yo's for messsin' about

    I'm not sure you can use Paul Elvstrom as representative of your typical 70 year old....the man was a true Finn God!
  3. I use a Pelagic tiller pilot on my Olson 29. The Pelagic is very well made and Brian (the designer) is available for tips and setup help. The auto pilot works great, even in surfing conditions.Best sailing autopilot I've ever used going all the way back to Tillermasters and up to modern Ray Marines, Pelagic has them all beat silly.
  4. sailronin

    Where Has Your Boat Taken You?

    Hawaii, Baja, USVI, British BI, Panama Canal, Costa Rica, US West Coast from San Diego to Canada, Mexico from Ensenada to Acapulco, Vancouver Island, US East Coast from Florida to Canada, Newfoundland, St. Maartin, St. Barths, Anguilla, Antigua, Norway, Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, Sardinia, Egypt, Suez Canal, Greece, Turkey, Monaco... Not all my boat, but all on boats, 55 years of sailing and working as a captain on yachts.
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    race committee boat, available cheap

    Not "investor #1 at Microsoft", co- founder who wrote the emulation program that allowed the company to develop Basic. Also wrote first floating decimal point program to allow computation of numbers larger than the number of bits the microprocessor could crunch at one time. Without that personal computers would be pretty useless. Show a little respect for genius...
  6. sailronin

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    They forgot to look where they were going, sailed into a dead end!
  7. sailronin

    Etchells or Star for single handed cruising?

    Unless your daughter is over 200 pounds and loves to hike, a Star will be grossly overpowered. If limited to those two choices go with the E22.
  8. sailronin

    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Absolutely right. On the ICW it's getting really difficult to find a place to anchor for even a couple of nights because the locals are sick of the "cruisers" who are really just squatters on a boat.
  9. sailronin

    R2AK 2018

    I wish that had been available a year ago, before I bought my boat!
  10. sailronin

    Craigslist Finds

    A Lindsey 505 should still be very competitive with a good rig and sails.
  11. sailronin

    Sailors Powerboat

    I traded in a Corvette on a Prius; salesman said it was the first time he'd seen that. My commute was 62.5 miles each way 5 days per week. The last full month with the 'vette my gas bill alone was $725 USD, the first full month with the Prius the gas bill was $140. Not as much fun to drive but left me with extra boat money each month!
  12. The Olson 40 was designed to be raced with a full crew, maybe 7 or 8 people or 5 to Hawaii, plus food and water for the same number. If you're talking one person and the gear you stated, probably similar weight to the full crew and provisions for a Hawaii race. I think storage space could be a bigger concern than weight i.e. surfboard and spearguns aren't too heavy but they are bulky.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    No kidding, this guy is amazing. Now I want a damn TIG setup....
  14. sailronin

    Swede 55

    One of my all time favorite boats. Wish I could afford slip rent for a 52 foot slip.