Is this thread still going without addressing the topic? I have an OI 41 Classic. It goes upwind fast enough for me and it goes downwind like a freight train. That is completely beside the O/P's point.
I have sailed in the Pacific having learned on a Catamaran
in the 1960s. I've sailed the California's Channel Islands. I've crossed the bar and sailed up the Columbia
River to Portland
. I've sailed all over the Chesapeake Bay
and a bit of the Carribean.
I still don't know if my OI41 Classic can handle the not-so-Pacific Ocean. I'm not worried about hull
flex or speed. I'm worried about seaworthiness. I want to know that it will stand back up after a knock-down. I want to know if it will stay relatively dry inside. I want to know if those cockpit
drains are adequate.
I've read tons of passage logs
and it seems like nobody goes out for 20 or more days without breaking stuff. I want to know, what breaks on an OI 41.
Is there anyone on this forum who has made a Pacific passage
in a 1980's vintage OI41? If not, I'll let you know how it went in a few years.
Dana S/V One Love
'87 OI 41 Classic