About Idefix

Idéfix beating to the mark in the 2009 PSSC.

Idefix has been sold

Idefix is Olson 30 Hull Number 39. She was launched in Santa Cruz, California, in January 1980. She lived in Victoria and Sidney, B.C. for a while, where she raced under the name M.O.F. I bought her in April 2009, and sold her in Australia in March 2013.

Dimensions and Construction

  • Length over all: 30′ 0″
  • Waterline length: 27′ 6″
  • Beam: 9′ 3″ Draft: 5′ 1″
  • Displacement: 3600 lbs (1630 kg)
  • Fin Keel Lead Ballast: 1800 lbs (816 kg)
  • Mainsail + 100% jib: 380 sq. ft.
  • Spinnaker: 760 sq. ft.

Construction is fiberglass with balsa core, vacuum-bagged on a female mold. The boat is very light and stiff. She’ll surf easily and plane in flat water with a decent breeze.

On the hard.



  • Forespar aluminum mast with single spreaders, carbon boom
  • Navtec Rod shrouds
  • dynex dux forestay, spectra backstay
  • Lewmar 40ST self-tailing primary winches, Harken secondary winches
  • New chainplates 2010.


  • VHF radio
  • Garmin GPS
  • Raymarine X-5 autopilot
  • ST60+ speed and wind instruments.
Starboard side chart table.

Starboard side chart table.


  • 2×110 A.h AGM batteries, 130W primary solar panel, 60W secondary solar panel.
  • LED and incandescent interior lights.
  • LED running lights.

Safety Gear:

  • EPIRB, MOB pole, 4-person liferaft.


  • Ullman carbon #1 (good)
  • UK tapedrive #3 (fair)
  • North 3DL #3 (fair)
  • Ullman dacron main (fair)
  • Ullman 0.5 oz spinnaker (fair)
  • Hyde 1.5 oz spinnaker (excellent)
  • Hyde trysail (excellent)
  • dacron #3, #4 and #5.


Accomodations: This is no cruising boat, but the interior is plenty roomy for an overnight trip. A v-berth forward, space for lines and a porta-potti just forward of the mast, nav station to starboard, two quarterberths, a large aft cockpit locker. Sitting headroom.

Engine: 2000 Yamaha 4hp outboard.


  • 2011 Baltoplate bottom.
  • All halyards and halyard sheaves done 2010.
  • Quarterberth cloth replaced 2012.
  • Topsides and deck redone 2008.


Sailing upwind with full crew.

Sailing upwind with full crew.

Sailing upwind.

Sailing upwind.



Port side cabinets.

Port side cabinets.

Chainplate backing and strap.

Chainplate backing and strap.

Stern view.

Spinnaker reaching.

Spinnaker reaching. Photo by LaDonna/Latitude38

1.5oz spinnaker. Photo by LaDonna/Latitude38

1.5oz spinnaker. Photo by LaDonna/Latitude38

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