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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. J/88

    Looking at adding some wind instruments to #28. Currently we have a prostart and shift but we would like to have wind info for more repeatable trim and tuning. I did some research and I'm kind of leaning towards the B&G Triton 2 Speed/Wind/Depth package. I'm not interested in drilling holes in the boat to mount the displays. Can Triton2 displays be mounted on a simple open back mast mount or does it have to be sealed on the back side? Thoughts? Does anyone have any other suggestions? Garmin? Raymarine?
  2. J/88

    On to the next thing?
  3. J/88

    Originally the masts came with one halyard sheave, at some point the double sheaves became standard. I'm sure a second sheave can be added by a competent rigger, for a price. Single sheave (hull #24) Dual Sheaves (hull #80) Thanks that is helpful. I don't think I want to tackle that type of project. I was kind of thinking it was a side by side sheave set up.
  4. J/88

    Can a second Spin halyard be added on the 88? Or did the mast have to ordered with a second sheave/box? Not interested in any cutting or drilling to add a second. I'm wondering is you guys can shed some light on it prior to getting the boat back and having a closer look?
  5. J/88

    Hull #28 is coming to Traverse City next week. A little far from the southern lake Michigan fleet but we hope to join in on the Chicagoland fun soon. Maybe Nood's and Chi Mac after we cut our teeth this summer.
  6. J/88

    I know this was a touchy subject awhile back in the thread but consider this more of a survey question for J/88 owners. What type of vehicle are people towing their 88's with? We're going to move #28 to Traverse City, Mi from Youngstown, Ny in a few weeks and just need to know how big of a rig to line up.
  7. J/88 Opinions

    Thanks for the feedback. I started reading the J/88 thread then I had to stop because of some internet shit fight. I'm going to look at the boat in Sanilac this weekend and I hope to get out on one in the spring.
  8. J/88 Opinions

    Looking for some advice. I'd like to do the occasional distance race and some week night racing with my father (68), wife and two middle school aged girls. The J/88 seems like a great balance of stability, easy handling and performance. I've never sailed on or against the boat and I'd like to get some feedback from those who have. Pro's? Cons? I've read all the J-boat marketing material and watched all the you tube vids. Now looking from some personal feedback. Thanks