I realize it’s an old sport boat but I was hoping someone will have an answer for me. I bought an Olson 30 a little over a month ago. Love the boat but I can’t seem to point as high as other boat out on the course. Is it me or the boat? Any tricks?
Last night we had the #2 up (100%) and the wind was 20 gusting to 30 and there was 4 guys on board. Bottom was redone before the boat went in the water 6 weeks ago. As far as set up goes I guess it’s pretty standard for and Olson. It’s my first boat so if I sound a bit lost it’s because I am.It could be sails, rig tune, wind conditions, bottom job, or you.... How is the boat set up? How many crew are you sailing with?
It's a 2 spreader rig, and the inside stays were a sloppy upwind last night. they have been ok in less wind, should I tighten them up a bit? How tight should the headstay be? so many questions.... Thanks for the feedback.4 bodies not enough in that breeze. A 100% jib is a #3 normally. Sounds like you could have used a 3 or a 4. How many spreaders do you have? I haven't sailed the two spreader boats but the single spreader you can damn near fold the mast in half trying to apply headstay tension. Main should be board flat. Two more guys on the rail would have been the difference.
The boats in Whitby, just east of Toronto. I'll read the class site again and get 2 more guys on the rail. I think the mast step is OK, sails are good not great but good. Thanks for all the info guys
I don't know shit about the Olson 30, but I'd take the slack out of the leeward shrouds while sailing. Rig tuning doesn't stop at the dock.It's a 2 spreader rig, and the inside stays were a sloppy upwind last night. they have been ok in less wind, should I tighten them up a bit? How tight should the headstay be? so many questions.... Thanks for the feedback.