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    Double Espresso does seem like a good option. o30's are probably the most successful boat ever in the SHTP. We raced against DE this summer and Jason has had that boat for a long time, is meticulous, and knows the boat very well. You'd be hard pressed to find a more turn key boat at a good price.
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    Thanks for the lead on Double Espresso. I checked it out this afternoon.

    Sitting in Double Espresso was a bit of an eye opener ... I see yoga in my future ...

    My first impression was excellent. The hull looked great/shiny in the trailer and the boat basically looked new. I was really excited. When we climbed on the ladder to go on deck (it's on a trailer) things were different there and that first impression dissipated and was replaced with a generous dose of realism about what 30 years does to a boat. Lots of gear is available for purchase and there are a lot of nice touches throughout. Water is coming in as as the bilge was full (it's small to begin with) and there was a poodle on one of the "sleeping tubes". Maybe that's normal for these boats. Next step would be a test sail and trying to move around inside simulating cooking, navigating, personal business, sleeping ... cramped comes to mind.

    Please keep the leads coming about well prepared boat ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    I wrote that singlehanding a Hobie 33 to Hawaii would be a blast (and it would be) but I'll also suggest it would be like a driver-training graduate hopping into a Porsche Turbo. It will keep swapping ends on you and you won't know why. Maybe something a bit smaller, heavier and less powered-up for the first time?
    Back to the Olson 911s. A lot bigger inside than the O-30. More money, needs more setup.

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    Welcome to world of boat buying. Every boat is a compromise. You can have performance, comfort, and a good price. Pick any two.

    +1 on the Olson 911.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamottep View Post
    Thanks for keeping the thread alive and thanks for reminding me that a slow boat may not be the best choice.
    Links are for me ...
    I've emailed Sail California to inquire about the Olson 911s. http://www.sailcal.com/brokerage/?sl...ps=20&lineonly
    About Hobie 33s, I've contacted the one boat that doesn't have an address to find out where it's at. I don't have a vehicle to pull up a trailer. None seem to have any offshore preparation. http://www.hobie33class.com/hobie33-for-sale.htm
    I saw the Capri and Cal 29 but they're nowhere in terms of offshore preparation. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/search/b...pulsion_type=1
    There's a Cape Dory 30 cutter that's back from lots of travelling around that seems ready, although probably a little tired. In the slow category ...
    I've emailed the owner of Double Espresso. http://www.olson30.org/show-ad/?id=281
    Keep them coming :-)
    The Hobie33 list on that site, not sure how up to date it is. There are a few here to look at.

    http://www.sailboatlistings.com/sailboats/Hobie

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    I'm putting offshore readiness ahead of comfort. I am warming up to the O30.

    With regards to the water in the bilge, should that be a concern? Maybe hose the deck down and watch under? My assumption is that a boat on the dry should stay dry inside, even if it rains.

    Any surveyor to recommend, someone with experience with these boats? The cost of the boat itself, excluding sails and gear (14k), is low enough that I wonder if it makes sense.

    I'm not clear on the process:

    1. Sail it;
    2. Survey it (maybe);
    3. Buy it at DMV;
    4. Insure it (does this require a survey);
    5. Find a new marina.

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    First place I would check for leaks is where the mast passes through the deck. That's a very common and not worrisome leak point.

    Insurance usually requires a survey, but not always. Boat US did not require it for a similar boat earlier this year.
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    I got liability only insurance for my Hobie 33 without a survey. If I wanted full coverage a survey was required.

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    If you pass on the O30 because of the headroom....and pass on the O911 because of the price tag....unless Max scoops up the Scampi 30 that could be a nice fit...I imagine it needs work but it looks to be dirt cheap. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/boa/5911392758.html
    That being said...there will be some prep work and modifications involved with whatever you buy...which will involve cold showers and shredding $100 bills The bilge water in Double Espresso is most likely from the mast partners and the mast base via internal halyards...I get that in my Olson when it rains a bunch. Not a deal breaker...and having owned both....the O30 has a MASSIVE interior compared to the Santa Cruz 27...and more waterline But the primo fast is fun ticket for both comfort, headroom, and SH manners would be the Wilderness 30...but they are hard to find and I know Domino is NOT for sale

    Not sure if this is still for sale...but the O34 in SoCal looks real clean:
    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...887840937.html
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    Very nice cosmetics, but has a wheel, and no spin setup. Would cost a bit to get race ready. Probably a fair price though.

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