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Suggested 30' Boats for Short Handed Long Distance Racing

Ducati

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Nov 19, 2008
380
Boatless Boatless Annapolis
I have a budget between $20000 - $30000 for a boat around 30'
Must be trailerable
Single or Double handed, longer distance racing.
PHRF between 80-115

Here's My List:
Olson 30
Hobie 33
Henderson 30
Mumm (Farr) 30 (Probably cost more than $30000)
Nelson Marek 30 - MORC
J-80
Flying Tiger 10M
Admiralty 30

Comments and or suggestions of other boats to conisder?
Thanks
 

Rick D

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Jun 14, 2008
6,837
Hunter Legend 40.5 Long Beach, Shoreline Marina, CA
Recalling prices around here, a Hobie 33 or Olsen 30 would be affordable. Both of them have done and trophied In the singlehanded transpac. Several I recall seeing needed cosmetics but had a good inventory of sails. Good luck! Oh, a Capri 30 should be on the list.
 

dmax

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Jul 29, 2018
163
O'Day 35 Buzzards Bay
You could go to the dark side and consider an F-27 trimaran.
 
Oct 22, 2014
12,124
CAL 35 Cruiser Portland OR, moored EVERETT WA
You could go to the dark side and consider an F-27 trimaran.
Dmax... That is not really the dark side... Maybe just a bit shady;)

The Dark Side...
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PaulK

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Dec 1, 2009
459
Tillotson Pearson J/36 Southport, CT
We had friends who had a FT10. Quite a handful, even fully crewed. Needs crew weight to hold it flat, too, since the keel isn’t that heavy. Outboard power shorthanded might get old quickly. May be outside of price range as well.
 
Jan 4, 2010
824
Farr 30 San Francisco
Olson 30 they win the Single handed Transpac regularly. Farr 30 is a handful and is not set up for single handing. You will spend $$ getting it so. For example main halyard is led out the bottom of the mast in the cabin, you need someone to feed the bolt rope in at the mast, so it is a 2 person job as designed. Jib is on a foil so when you lower it it tends to form a sea anchor. No real provision for reefing is another one. The FT10 and the Hendo 30 are likely about the same.
 
Jan 4, 2010
824
Farr 30 San Francisco
Mount Gay 30, Figaro 2 Wyliecat 30 are designed for shorthanded sailing. Or look at the Single Handed Sailing societies website, in the forums for sale you find an 2 Olson 30's for sale.
 

Ducati

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Nov 19, 2008
380
Boatless Boatless Annapolis
Located an interesting boat - Nelson Marek 30' (1989) in Ohio.
Mark Lindsey built and then keel modified by Alan Andrews.
All redone (Bottom, hull and tops). Existing owner has done a very nice job on her.
Has the original triple spreader rig, looks like it's never been updated and that could be
an expensive piece of equipment to do.
It's have numerous owners (8), not sure why so many.
Looks like a sweet boat.
Comments?
 
Jan 4, 2010
824
Farr 30 San Francisco
Is this a class of 2 boats? Check out the entries for the SHSS three bridge fiasco. There are about 25 Express 27's entered ( a boat to consider) and about 20 Moore 24's entered.

The N30 weighs per sailboat data 6500 lbs the O30 is 3600 lbs and basically the same sail-area. So the O30 should sail better and be easier to tow.
 
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PaulK

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Dec 1, 2009
459
Tillotson Pearson J/36 Southport, CT
Was going to suggest an Evelyn 32, but it’s too wide. Tartan 10 would keep it simple, but too slow.