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Compare Capri 30, Olson 30, Hobbie 33

Could someone please compare the sailing characteristics of the three?

Hobie Olson Capri
LOA 33 30 29.5
LWL 30.5 27.5 24.17
Beam 8 9.25 11.17
Draft CB 5.1 5.3
Displacement 4,000 3,600 5,000
Ballast 1,900 1,800 2,300

The use would be SF Bay, single or double-handed. The boat would probably be dry stored at the marina and perhaps trailered once a year to another location. (Capri and Olson would require wide load sign and there would be some other limitations on the Capri.)

It would be my sailing classroom for the next few years (just out of basic cruising and 95% of experience on a J24). Will not seriously race and unlikely to stay aboard for more than a day and that only rarely. Would like to be able to bring 5 crew day sailing in reasonable comfort -- wetness and tenderness a concern but not big problem. Would like to be able to sell the boat in 2 to 3 years with no more than a modest loss (10-20%).

Thanks in advance.
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