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12-06-2010 09:50 PM
phantomracer We love our Ohlson 38! A little late to this thread..

some pics of our boat

some sailing pictures.. including a couple other Ohlson 38 boats

Some of our adventures
Spot Adventures

Any questions about our boat, let me know seebergp at gmail dot com

08-19-2010 03:23 PM
dbrimm Hi Jack, I've posted some pictures from our adventures on Picasa at the following link: Dave & Amanda's Ohlson 38 "Lorelei"

We found our Ohlson to be a very strong seaworthy vessel, great fun to sail and very wet.. which I suppose is part of the fun! She was happiest in 20+ kts of wind with a full main and genoa and never batted an eye at our common 6-8' seas.

We also rode out a couple tropical storms aboard while anchored in Culebra... and felt safe, though I suppose that is mostly a matter of ground tackle.
08-19-2010 09:35 AM
jack2 That is a good site. I have spent a good deal of time there. I would be interested in any pictures or insights into the boat as a result this last year of cruising. Thanks
08-18-2010 11:06 PM
dbrimm My wife and I just finished a year cruising the SVI, BVI and USVI aboard a 1979 Ohlson 38. When we bought ours I found a bunch of good information at a German fan-site: Fan Site

Maybe I will post some pictures of our year if I can dig up some time...
08-18-2010 10:50 PM
jack2 PaulK
Thank you for the suggestion, I was able to find a copy on Amazon for less then $4.00. What I would really like to know is what sails did you run in 40 knot winds. How did you sail it or did you just heave to? Where you pointing into the 20 foot seas or running with them? So far the most we have sailed in has been 18-24 knots with one reef point and were in complete control on any point of sail, but the waves were not more than 3 feet.
08-18-2010 10:39 PM
jack2 Thanks, I was able to get a copy. I will also look for a copy of the book. To clarify the boat was built in England by Tyler Boat Works and finished in Sweden. One Day I hope to sail it back.
08-18-2010 11:36 AM
Originally Posted by jack2 View Post
I am looking for the following article "Classic Plastic: Ohlson 38" from Cruising World, v.26, no. 4 (April 2000): p.114 Does anyone know how I can get a copy. Thanks
I have the issue and could send you a photocopy of the article. There is another excellent write up in "Choice Yacht Designs" by Richard Henderson published by International Marine Publishing in 1979. This book is out of print but there are usually used copies floating around Ebay or Amazon.
My brother is currently rebuilding an Ohlson 38. Nice boat.
08-18-2010 10:29 AM
blt2ski In other words, the old smith vs smyth spelling of smith. or add an 'E" in the son/sen part of olson/olsen and get different spellings of the same word too........I knew that ericson built an "olson" as one of the people that post on here has one, and is a moderator on that board. I was thinking a bigger version.
So OP, do not look at ericson board!

08-18-2010 10:06 AM
puddinlegs Different 'Olson'. Ericson build the final round of 911s's, designated 911se (designed by Carl Schumacher, not George Olson) after Pacific Boatworks went under. The Ohlson 38 is here:

OHLSON 38 Sailboat details on

and here:

08-18-2010 09:35 AM
blt2ski Those boats were also built by Ericson as I recall. You may want to find the ericson site/forum, and info may also be on the site too.

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