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Old 28-08-2009, 12:21   #16
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Bitman,
ovni 365 is 39 fot.
and ovni 395 is 41 fot.
the 45 is 45 fot.

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Old 28-08-2009, 15:39   #17
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Bitman,
ovni 365 is 39 fot.
and ovni 395 is 41 fot.
the 45 is 45 fot.

have a nice weekend.
How weird is that?

And, why do countries with a proud heritage in the SI system seem to name/number all their boats according to the length some old English King's foot?
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Old 29-08-2009, 09:39   #18
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you can also ask Charlie Sailing - Sailing School : Home as he has an ovni 385.
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neelie - this is because in "...countries with a proud heritage in the SI system ..." people get education and can use both systems: the SI and the weird one ...

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Old 31-10-2009, 16:26   #20
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Hello,
Alubat, the maker of the Ovni, gives to its models a denomination that is not related to the length but to the beam: so the 385 is 3,85 meter wide.
Simple... and very french!
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Neelie, I realize this is too late to help you, but just in case someone else looking at Ovnis reads this thread, they should check
In-Depth Discussion of Aluminum Boat Design & Selection, Part I|Offshore Sailboat Voyaging|Attainable Adventure Cruising
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There is lots of negative talk about the poor stability figures of this design
Lot of negative talking is all there is. I have never seen stability figures for OVNI. And they must be good enough if the boat is category A (Unlimited Ocean Voyages).

Practically, I know at least one couple who have circumnavigated and met a small OVNI in the Pacific that came the way of Patagonia. IMHO, they are fast, comfortable boats. Have never heard of any of them to go upside down or the likes. The downside is one has to keep eye on electrolysis issues and manouvering on engine is difficult in cross wind and reverse.

Now working to help owners of a new OVNI 445 to take her ARC. This one has some teething issues - probably because of someone at the shipyard working too fast. But I believe most boats have them nowadays.

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Old 01-11-2009, 11:10   #23
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Please find here the link to my site in which you can download an article from Yachting Monthly that gives you details of the OVNI 385 including the stability figures
Wishing you a good reading and I hope it will solve a lot of your concerns
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ovni 365 is 39 fot.
and ovni 395 is 41 fot.
the 45 is 45 fot.

have a nice weekend.
because that's the lenght over the waterline?

any how i have first hand experiance with these boats as i spend one week on a 385 doing my coastal skipper and i do like them very much. also very strong as one of the day skipper students parked it on the other side where the fenders were. and guess what... not even a single scratch on the hull. now try that with a grp boat as it was a hard landing agaist the pontoon!

this one had full battered main and was a fast boat while fully loaded with all kind of heavy kit on the deck.
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Alubat, the maker of the Ovni, gives to its models a denomination that is not related to the length but to the beam: so the 385 is 3,85 meter wide.
Simple... and very french!
is the 395 3.95 wide ? wrong.
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because that's the lenght over the waterline?

any how i have first hand experiance with these boats as i spend one week on a 385 doing my coastal skipper and i do like them very much. also very strong as one of the day skipper students parked it on the other side where the fenders were. and guess what... not even a single scratch on the hull. now try that with a grp boat as it was a hard landing agaist the pontoon!

this one had full battered main and was a fast boat while fully loaded with all kind of heavy kit on the deck.
Sorry to you to Bitman,
waterline length on a 395 is 10.3meters , and that is 32.8 fot
and the 445 has 12,68meters and that is 39.4 fot

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that’s why i had an ? at the end of the sentences
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Careka,
As I mentioned above the Ovni Alubat 385 is 3,85 m wide. The overall length is 12.60 meters and 12.10 meters on the water line. If you have any further doubts please go to my site www.ovnijad.com, click on the page that says Bateau and find in this page a report from a UK magazine about the 385. For specifications of other models please download the maker (Bitman referred the URL).
And by the way I am a very happy owner of an Ovni, living on board currently in the MED.
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Hay Jad, nice home page, but not one that i can read. sorry.
and a nice boat you have.
Here is spec on a new 395.
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Length overall 12,68 m
Hull length 12.22 m
Length at waterline 10,30 m
Maximum beam 4,10 m
Draught with centerboard down 2,10 m
Draught with centerboard up 0,58 m
Light displacement 8 800 kg
Ballast weight 3 200 kg
Water tanks 430 l
Fuel tank 250 l
Sail area on the wind 83,70 m2
Mainsail 35,20 m2
Genoa 48,50 m2
Staysail 14 m2
Spinnaker 115 m2
C.E. Approval A

and your 385 is about the same.
Waterline length is around 10.30 m, on your boat.
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if i understand what you are writhing, ? are you useing a MAC with chartprogms ? and if thats so, what is it ?

i wish i where sailing the med, and dident go to work,
take care and sail safe.
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And here is the spec on a new 365

Length overall 11,94 m
Hull length 11,44 m
Length at waterline 10,67 m
Maximum beam 3,92 m
Draught with centerboard down 2,35 m
Draught with centerboard up 0,77 m
Light displacement 8 800 kg
Ballast weight 2 800 kg
Water tanks 320 l
Fuel tank 180 l
Sail area on the wind 71 m2
Mainsail 31 m2
Genoa 40 m2
Staysail 14,50 m2
Spinnaker 95 m2

CE approval class A
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