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  1. Blackadder

    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.
  2. Blackadder

    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
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    Defending an existing PHRF rating

    Seriously, you are on the SoCal Board and don't know about SD? SD has its own regional Board and three of them are also SoCal Area G Board.
  4. Blackadder

    Defending an existing PHRF rating

    That's only if you are still trying to prove yourself. Physically, Etchells are a big challenge for DC, plus he likes to race with friends, albeit mostly very good racer friends. OD racing is part of the scene in SD, but a long way short of the PHRF scene, with a lot of boats and a lot more fun for DC, and many others. DC loves sailing and racing, he's done a lot for the sport, let him do as he likes. And no, he does not win every race, and neither does he care about that. he does not have anything to prove and I'm pretty sure he does not care about that either!
  5. Blackadder

    boat suggestion? light, small, blue water potential

    IIRC a slightly modified Cal 20 went around the world a few years back,even ended up being a family liveaboard.
  6. Blackadder

    SDYC HOT RUM Race 3 Photos Posted (2017)

    What is the sunken1- sailboat on pages 7 and 8??
  7. Just checking in to see if you would be interested in Hot Rum #2 tomorrow on J/27

  8. Blackadder

    Eds SC-33 Anarchy 3

    1. He's San Diego not SoCal 2. No credits 3. The only published changes are for Corinthian ratings
  9. Blackadder

    New Sails

    For 3500 you can get the main or the genoa, not both
  10. Blackadder

    J/27 rig tensions

    Lots of help on J/27 Wikipedia Uppers and Lowers even tension around 850-900. Mast butt position determines mast prebend, so find out what that should be for your main. We have about 8 3/4" from main bulkhead to back of mast as run a very flat main, about 1" prebend, to get max leach projected area. Double toggle at bottom of headstay to get the 31' 5'' - 6" headstay length.. take off 4 turns for very light, add 8 for medium heavy
  11. Winning would depend on whether your boat likes to reach and whether you went inside or outside at Todos Santos Bay.
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  14. Blackadder

    Pole back! From the FP...

    Looking forward to hearing about that trip!
  15. Blackadder

    J27 vs Evelyn 32

    Had my 27 20 years, very fast in all conditions, squarehead main is great addition. regularly 8-10 in medium air, maxed out 17 in big waves, nice thing is huge barn door off back gives great control Mains are almost same size on both, but foretriangles pretly different. 27 built to last, and very raceable with 4.