Compare Capri 30, Olson 30, Hobbie 33 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Fstbttms
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-10-2011
SPC SPC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
SPC is on a distinguished road
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.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 09-10-2011
jameswilson29's Avatar
Senior Smart Aleck
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 2,003
Thanks: 25
Thanked 62 Times in 57 Posts
Rep Power: 5
jameswilson29 is on a distinguished road
Try Sailing Anarchy...

You will probably receive more responses to a post like this on Sailing Anarchy.

I crewed on an Olson 30 in the Chesapeake in the mid-90s and it was a cool boat. Seemed like a well-designed sturdy lightweight ocean racer. Spartan inside, probably 4' headroom with pipeberths and varnished plywood, simple to sail with a single-spreader, masthead rig, wet and fast in higher winds, especially downwind in a breeze. Shallow but fairly roomy cockpit with bridgedeck. It would probably perform better where you live than here on the Chesapeake due to our light airs and chop - the boat developed very little momentum upwind and had to bear off to maintain speed.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 09-11-2011
Fstbttms's Avatar
I don't discuss my member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 2,034
Thanks: 2
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Fstbttms is on a distinguished road
The Olson 30 is best suited to sailing in SF Bay conditions. The Hobie 33 is a downwind racer, not really designed for the upwind work you would find yourself doing. The Capri 30 is really too tender for the typically windy conditions found on the Bay (although they are winners in 'round-the-bouy racing on the Estuary.) Take a look around. There are many more Olson 30s in the marinas here than there are either Hobie 33s or Capri 30s. There's a reason for that.
puddinlegs likes this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Olson 911 SE normanmarsilius Boat Review and Purchase Forum 16 07-29-2013 04:07 PM
Olson 25??? mikehoyt Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 11-22-2007 09:55 AM
Looking for an Olson 911 or Capo 30 tbill General Discussion (sailing related) 0 01-05-2007 09:22 PM
Nigeria: Hobbie CAT 16 Holds Sept 23 in Lagos (AllAfrica.com) NewsReader News Feeds 0 09-07-2006 10:15 AM
Olson 34 by Olson? jackkunze Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 04-01-2003 04:50 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:54 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012