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  1. piper

    J/88

    How much have the A2 sail designs changed for the J/88? I'm using a 2014 vintage north A2 and seem to have some downwind speed issues. We are probably on the heavier side for crew weight and I'm sure we have room for improvement on our jibes. Just trying to gauge how much of our issue is using a gen1 J/88 North A2. Thanks in advance
  2. piper

    Performance boat as a family daysailer

    J/88: Roller furling small jib, prod, head, inboard, open transom. We weekend ours all the time. I think there is a nice blue one for sale in your area.
  3. piper

    J/88

    US built boats have Harken AA sliders for the main. https://www.harken.com/uploadedimages/CategoryImages/3d6548a0-1441-4cdf-a140-019315975b78.png
  4. piper

    J/88

    Do any of you J/88 owners have a remedy for putting the main on? I'm getting sick of dropping ball bearings all over the deck. I'd prefer to leave the cars on the mast but that seems problematic as well. I'd probably deposit as many nut/bolts into the harbor as ball bearings. While reading yachtworld write up on Ventus it sounds like they have a solution: " All cars with custom pins for quick removal for the storm trisail". I've thought of a quick pin type solution but I'd be concerned about them coming out as well. Thoughts?
  5. piper

    J/88

    I’m not able to race my boat (hull #28) for North Americans this year. https://www.chicagoyachtclub.org/verveoffshore PM me if you interested in chartering?
  6. piper

    J/88

    I'm interested in gently used 88 sails. If anyone is looking to clear out their basements let me know what you'd want for them?
  7. piper

    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?
  8. piper

    J/88

    On to the next thing?
  9. piper

    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.
  10. piper

    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?
  11. piper

    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.
  12. piper

    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.