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    Detroit, MI USA
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    Sailing, Software, Diving, Cycing, Judo, Camping, Reading.

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  1. TJM.CODE

    J/112E

    We looked at ordering both the J/111 and the J/112e very carefully. Ordered new, they were basically the same price. So, it came down to how are we going to use the boat. We'll own this for the rest of our sailing days... 20+ years if we're lucky. We want to race always, but we'll not be leaving the Great Lakes. And we want to cruise safely and have some degree of comfort... More as we get older obviously (late 50s now). The J/112e is definitely a safer more easily handled boat for us. • Full Length Bulwark • Stiffer • Simple Winch controlled Main • Two full cabins for couples cruising • Provisions for Anchor Windlass in the future • Full Stove, Hot Water, etc. ...and still a boat fast enough to competitively race with a PHRF Rating between 54 and 63. It's the whole package for us. Everytime we step aboard we known we made the right decision.
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    J/112E

    When the J/112e was introduced I had been shopping for my next boat for about 2 years. I had looked at used C&C 110s, 115s, J/111s, 36.7s, etc. Even used boats in this pack very twice what I thought they'd be. Then I saw the 112 get introduced and immediately called my dealer. It was the boat of my dreams. My heart sank when he told me the price, it was easily $100K over my limit. So, I gave up on that idea. I had a deposit on Hull #32 of a new C&C 30 One Design but time with the class in Annapolis convinced my wife and I to pull back... So glad we did, that class fell apart shortly afterwards. Work opportunities out of town for 5 years let me bank a lot of money that brought the 112 back into reach. The wife and I looked at our 20 year plan and decided "You Only Live Once"... And secured a mortgage. Oddly, we got Hull #32 again, this time for keeps, my wife's High School and College jersey number. We will race her for the first time this week and hope the standard elephant foot keel isn't much slower than the straight!
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    J/112E

    We will finally be sailing Hull #32 this week.
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    J/112E

    Pretty amazing performance by the J/112e in the hands of a new (to the boat) team. When you have to keep a 39th and discard a 42nd, and still win 1st Overall in a class of 49!
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    J/112E

    J/LANCE 12 (last year and this year) is definitely optimized for IRC, but both have the standard cruising interior, which in the standard design is minimal, but gorgeous. I just took possession of mine this week.
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    J/112E

    So glad to hear #35 is State side! Very happy to have been any help to your process. Looking forward to many pictures of #35. I'm still waiting for my ORRez and PHRF ratings here in DRYA, not sure what the hold up is.
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    Triton 2 Mast Mount

    I'm about to do the same thing with (3) Triton 2s... Must be custom.
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    J/112E

    I forgot to mention we were also looking at the Dehler 38 and Dehler 34. The Dehler 38 was more boat than we wanted, the 34--while beautiful and apparenly very well build--was not sporty enough. The owner of the Dehler 38 at the 2016 Annapolis Show set us on the right path however: "You want the ultimate Cruiser and the ulitmate Racer... in the same boat, don't give up."
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    J/112E

    Peter, Didier told me in Annapolis that the AG+ Carbon Boom was added to J/LANCE 12 (the second one) as a test of AG+'s ability to build carbon components for J/Composites. They're shooting for the Mast business. AG+ makes the custom Aluminum Mast for the 112, and its very nice, light, bendy, and handles Antal cars or bolt rope with no track.
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    J/112E

    Agreed. I was talked out of taking the Carbon Rig by Al Johnstone and my salesman Rich Sterns (a competitive sailor) for this very reason. I spec'ed my J/112e to be 'PHRF/Rating Neutral', I'm relying on the boat's basic design to give me the performance I'm looking for.
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    J/112E

    It's defintely an optimized IRC version. They did a few things for a better IRC rating: 1) Removed the Bulb Keel, and went with a Fin. 2) Downsized some sails. And then they did a lot of things that are not penalized under IRC to improve boat handling and trim: 1) Removed the Furler 2) Added Locking Jib Halyards 3) Added Dual Jib Cunninghams led to the crew on the rail. 4) Added PBO Backstay 5) AddedJib Inhaulers 6) Spec'ed Carbon Mast etc. See attached. J112e - Grand Prix Version - Notes.pdf
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    J/112E

    One other thing... I followed J/LANCE 12 (the J/Composites 'factory boat') for all of 2017. She's a tricked out 'Grand Prix' version of the J/112e. Look up her race results. Didier (J/Composites CEO) proved to everyone that this boat can RACE. They won every major IRC event they entered, then sold the boat to Chaz Ivill in the UK (she's now called DAVANTI TYRES), and he's been doing the same there. That was all I had to see to be locked in, we put down our deposit in October.
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    J/112E

    When I first saw the J/112e announced around DEC 2015 it was exactly what I was looking for... until I saw the price, major sticker shock. So, for two years I searched for an alternative: a used C&C 110, used C&C 115, and new C&C 30 One Design, a used J/109, a used J/111, a new J/111... I went so far as to put a deposit down on a new C&C 30 One Design (its such a cool boat), but realized on the water in 18-20kts that she was not the boat for Single/Double Handed (my wife Cathy knew all along but humored me!). Then we went to Annapolis, saw the J/112e in person, came back the next spring, took a test sail, and I was convinced, this was the perfect boat for me, my friends, and family. She's stiff, stable, seakindly, easily driven, very well rigged, simple, and FAST. On a 18-22kt day we were doing 9-11kts effortlessly just screwing around with cruising sails and a undersized borrowed kite. I also test sailed a J/111 in Chicago, wow, that's a 'Wet Corvette'. So much fun to drive, amazing carbon rig, tracks upwind like its on rails. But, in heavy air she needs a full crew, light and nimble is not what I want by myself in the middle of Lake Huron in 30kts. So, I saved my money, sold my old boat, worked harder for few years; and now, I'm getting my dream boat.
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    J/112E

    We've booked our trip for the week right after the Düsseldorf Boat Show, JAN 29 - FEB 4. We should be in Les Sables d'Olonne WED-THURS-FRI, then in Paris FRI & SAT nights.
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    J/112E

    10-4, first order of training on our boat is to attach the Main Halyard to the end of the boom when the Main is dropped. Never lost a crew overboard, Thank God, and hopefully never will.