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  1. Blackadder

    Why did J Boats drop the J100?

    love the pics, the 105 looks like a good choice. We have typically light air in San Diego, so the boat having 150 genoa tracks and a decent shaped 150 is a plus. She has Black Widow on the bottom now.
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    Why did J Boats drop the J100?

    Adrianl, seems my earlier post did not go through, amazing you owned her as fist owner. Yes she looks good, believe it or not she sold me on the photos and the condition, as I've never seen her first hand so I can't wait till hopefully this weekend. 2nd Owner kept her on a lift and the sails in nice dry storage. Did you use the jib boom and small headsail?
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    Why did J Boats drop the J100?

    G, saw you are a 100 owner, what did you do about inhaulers? seems like they are also needed for the 150 genoa.
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    Why did J Boats drop the J100?

    Seeing as I have never actually seen a 100 in the flesh this is going to be very interesting, but I obviously have faith! I did not even see Flash but survey was great and broker validated the girl. Really looking forward to being in the club!
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    Why did J Boats drop the J100?

    Yep, will be renames as Flashheart. Got anything on her?
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    Why did J Boats drop the J100?

    Last year suddenly feeling like life may be passing me by I started looking for a replacement for my J/27 which I've had since 1993. Wanted a bigger J/27 with an inboard and a sprit. The J/100 ticked all the boxes - provided it was standard draft, had a factory sprit and 150% genoa tracks. I also wanted a huge cockpit, great looking was a must. Every time i found one on line it was sold, but finally hooked into one in Annapolis and now in the process of bringing her to San Diego. What everyone has said about the boat being perfect for an old fart is right, can't wait to get her in the water. The boat is not really fast with Hoyt boom, 89% jib and asym tacked to the bow, but she will light up with the sprit. I think the narrow beam, relatively short keel and carbon mast are an interesting combination and we'll see how competitive she will be. On the other side cruising around with the wife and friends will be great, where the furling jib or Hoyt boom and asym to bow will be just fine.
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    J/100

    I am too, just went to here to post, and damn it you beat me to it...
  8. Blackadder

    Jumpers/Diamond Struts Designer

    Yes I can see you are right conceptually but, I'm not sure I can get a 4th shroud thu the existing 2 spreaders?
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    Jumpers/Diamond Struts Designer

    Beam 8.5', Displacement #3800, LOA 27.5, LWL 23.5, P=33. Currently has twin backstays to allow for oversized sqhd main.
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    Jumpers/Diamond Struts Designer

    Hi Frogman, This is what I have 1. Distance from forestay intersection down to existing top spreader - 8.5' 2. Approximate top spreader rake and length from cl, 6" rake, spreaders 2' long
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    Jumpers/Diamond Struts Designer

    Thank you, will measure
  12. Copied from J Boat anarchy. Looking for advice on cost effective spar designer for a set of jumpers or diamond struts on my bendy frac rig, to support masthead kite. Original ISP 30', new 37'. Something simple and cost effective... Quote Edit
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    Jumpers/Diamond Struts Designer

    looking for advice on cost effective spar designer for a set of jumpers or diamond struts on my bendy frac rig, to support masthead kite. Original ISP 30', new 37'. Something simple and cost effective...
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    cost difference between J24 and J27

    Used sails more available for J/24, J/27 a LOT faster. just get quotes from your loft on sails. Rest of ther boats, J/27 has double spread3r resilient mast and may be newer than the 24. I thnk bioth just as susceptible to balsa core rot. If cruising go verywhere with the 27 using blade, plus get a companionway race dodger for more room below, there is a hug e difference in "livability" between the boats, J/24 is coffin cruising.... As to costs if you already know the difference on slip and haul out and sail costs, very little difference other than those.
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    Defending an existing PHRF rating

    Area G ratings are for SoCal and that is a separate certificate, issued by SoCal. PHRFSD issues ratings for San Diego, sometimes boats are rated in SD differently from Area G. In that case the area G (San Diego area board) notifies SoCal of the Area G offset, however that boat still has to apply to SoCal. Thus boats in San Diego often carry both SoCal and SD certificates