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    Jeff,

    Give Ballenger Spars (https://ballengerspars.com/) a call. If i recall correctly, all new standing rigging for my Olson 30 was around $2000, approx five years ago.

    Sam

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    Enjoying view. 🙂
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    Good morning, What is the beam of the Hawkfarm? I see inconsistent info online. I’m thinking about trailer ability.
    Last edited by OlyJeff; 09-10-2023 at 06:50 AM.
    Jeff

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    Beam is 8.2 feet according to sailboat data
    8'2" according to Synthia's survey.
    Either way it should be trailerable on highways without special permit.

    A couple SF Bay Area riggers are Svendsens/Bay marine and Rouge Rigging.
    Both do good work and are always busy.

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    Oh thanks. I saw a post that mentioned 9.75’ which had me second guessing myself.
    Jeff

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    Arrow

    Maybe a dozen years or so ago, while hauled out at Berkeley, we pulled the Hawkfarm mast and I marked and removed all the standing rigging, which I took to Hansen Rigging. Jessie Corlett, who I had followed there from the Alameda West Marine rigging, did the work, (last I heard, he is now over at KKMI rigging shop). While the new rigging was being done, I touched up the paint and the spreader tips; ran new wire and changed the anchor lite and added a steaming/deck light combo.
    The new rigging bill came to under a boat buck, so for another couple hundred I replaced much of running rigging too. I also changed the backstay and diamond wires to Dynema to save a few ounces aloft.
    I'm sure prices have risen since, but new standing rigging is a good investment; lots of bang for the buck.

    All this is a long winded way to say, shop the job around.

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    I see another Wylie 28 for sale on Craigslist but the owner says itís not a Hawkfarm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    Though I hope SHARK On BLUEGRASS checks in with a report, my understanding was he was not a happy camper with the O-25 at the end of his SHTP. Hope I'm wrong, but I do note that SHARK is no longer on the PHRF rollcall. Have you considered a Wylie Hawkfarm? I know a good one available that has an excellent track record in races to Hawaii, including SHTP and Pac Cup. As well, it has an upgraded rudder, making losing steering control under spinny much less likely.

    The advantage of a Hawkfarm over an O-25 is it's more competitive in a Transpac. This is because it can be sailed closer to optimum efficiency more of the time than a more squirrely O-25. As well, for the Hawaiian channels, it's more bombproof. I know, I built them. My own boat of 33 years was the Hawkfarm prototype. Together we won both the SHTP and PacCup overall. It steered so well I could never get the boat to broach, even with the pole on the headstay in 20 knots.

    Would be happy to chat. I've been coaching Hawaii racers for some years.. PS, you can check out the shipping cost with Todd, who just shipped his O-29 home. You gotta add in the boatyard and land transport cost, Matson never gave him a quote, The shipping cost is based on the volume of the formula LxWxH, including the trailer height and length. For example if your O-25 overhangs the trailer by 5 feet aft and underhangs by3 feet forward, you will be charged for an overall length of 33 feet. Likewise, if the keel is a foot off the ground when on the trailer, the "H" is increased by a foot. No, the mast is usually not measured.
    I have sent a couple of private messages.
    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daydreamer View Post
    Beam is 8.2 feet according to sailboat data
    8'2" according to Synthia's survey.
    The beam measurement on my survey is incorrect (thanks for pointing that out), but my PHRF cert is correct at 9.75'
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    Do the boat yards in the bay area allow do it your selfers? I'm thinking things like bottom paint and hull waxing.
    Jeff

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