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Old 12-05-2016, 08:47   #1
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Hi! I'm fairly new to the forum but thought there might be some people interested in my project.

I have just purchased an Ohlson38 built in 1983 and feeling rather sorry for herself. I'm planning on completely refitting her and doing as much of the work myself as I can.

I'd love to hear any thoughts or tips and I will no doubt be posting lots of questions along the way.

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Old 12-05-2016, 10:18   #2
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Post some pictures and what's on the "to do " list. Welcome and have fun


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Old 13-05-2016, 11:38   #3
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Old 13-05-2016, 15:19   #4
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That boat has stunning lines, lovely!

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Old 13-05-2016, 18:11   #5
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looks like my contessa 32 on steroids! lovely lines indeed!
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Old 13-05-2016, 18:41   #6
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You might be interested in reading East to the Azores: Guide to Offshore Passage-making by Richard Henderson. It describes his passage across the Atlantic to the Azores in an Ohlson 38. You can pick up a used copy on Amazon, or I can send you mine. Send me a PM if interested.
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Old 13-05-2016, 19:30   #7
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Great boat. Sailed one transatlantic, around some in Europe and from Tortola back to the states. Reliable handling in nasty conditions (40 knots/20'seas) and decent performance in pretty much whatever comes. Plenty of of stowage. Pilot berths were great for comfortable sleeping under way. Transom was not as raked as yours seems to be. Enjoy!
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Old 13-05-2016, 20:08   #8
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Nice boat, congrats.

Get some side rails for your dodger. It's a safety issue.

Fair winds.
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Old 16-05-2016, 08:37   #9
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you can check out my website www.mildredrose.com

I have a personal blog on my O-38 here https://www.facebook.com/ohlson38project/

More importantly check out Ohlson 38

We have a discussion group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/ohlson38/

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Old 17-05-2016, 07:27   #10
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looks like my contessa 32 on steroids! lovely lines indeed!
Which Contessa are you on? I race Co32's in the south coast series, was out with them this weekend in fact. Its one of the reasons I love the Ohlson so much, very similar indeed!
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Old 17-05-2016, 07:31   #11
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Thanks Paul! I'm the same Holly who has been already pestering the facebook group! and am an avid reader of your page and blog! will certainly be using it for lots of tips. Mildred Rose is a stunning example of an Ohlson, If mine looks like yours in a few years i'll be very very happy!
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Old 17-05-2016, 10:29   #12
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You should start a facebook blog like mine on facebook (just start a facebook 'page') so other facebook members can 'like' it ... always great to look back to see the progress over the years!

If you ever want to know what I did, or why I did something, message me.
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Old 17-05-2016, 16:32   #13
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Holly,

PLS keep on posting your progress here.

Ohlson 38 is a great boat. Well designed&built, strong, seaworthy and fast. And, to top it all, a pleasure to look at!

We met a couple sailing one when we crossed the Indian back in 2006.

What a shame so many of them got so abandoned and undermaintained over (so many) years. This however is where you step in and I am most happy to hear another one WILL BE RESURECTED.

Good luck!

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Old 18-05-2016, 07:12   #14
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Holly,

PLS keep on posting your progress here.

Ohlson 38 is a great boat. Well designed&built, strong, seaworthy and fast. And, to top it all, a pleasure to look at!

We met a couple sailing one when we crossed the Indian back in 2006.

What a shame so many of them got so abandoned and undermaintained over (so many) years. This however is where you step in and I am most happy to hear another one WILL BE RESURECTED.

Good luck!

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Thanks I definitely will keep posting I've always dreamt of doing a renovation but not sure I ever really thought I'd go through with it. I'm just so excited about it all while also proudly waving the girls can do it too flag

I'm putting all the pics on my flickr account just search Holly Peters-Wright and blog also it my signature.
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I have recently been able to access a number of so far hidden files of the Ohlson 38 (and I will do more, time permitting). I will update the website dedicated for the boat with tech detail as much as possible for owners and potential ones to improve sailing performance and support potential repairs as good as possible. Please check Ohlson 38
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