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    J/112E

    Yes, Zeus 3 in Nav, all H5000 inside. The 'Glass Mast' is (4) GARMIN GNX 120s. At the Helm we will have (2) 7" Vulcans on NavPod swivels, down low, that can be turned out to the Driver seated outboard (Upwind) when single or double-handed.
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    J/112E

    Just getting it finished now...
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    J/112E

    So, we've only had two races in a mixed PHRF fleet. Our class has a J/109, 36.7s, 40.7s, Mumm 36, etc. Our current sail inventory is: a A2.5 (143SqM), Heavy Main, Heavy Jib - both Aramid, double sided taffeta. The wind on our first race was 8-10 kts. The course was a 6 nm triangle, run, reach, reach. We took Line Honors but a J109, 40.7, 36.7, and X402 all took our time. Yesterday's race was a more had mixed PHRF fleet with boats rating from 51 (us) to 168. Course was 23 nm, wind started very light and built to about 18 nm. Line Honors again but corrected to 3rd. We're still tuning the boat in but our thoughts: • She needs 9 kts to keep her time in our fleets, on our lake we sail in short chop • Above 9 kts we hold our time • Reaching with the A2.5 we check out • Close reaching without a Code Zero on our lake (using the 105% Jib) we cannot keep our time. • She points very well, even though we're still using temporary Inhaulers • She's very responsive to trim, driving, feels Grand Prix So, we LOVE the boat, it will perform (we have a lot to learn), it's very well built, it's comfortable, it's safe, and she's bone dry inside.
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    J/112E

    So, we've only had two races in a mixed PHRF fleet. Our class has a J/109, 36.7s, 40.7s, Mumm 36, etc. Our current sail inventory is: a A2.5 (143SqM), Heavy Main, Heavy Jib - both Aramid, double sided taffeta. The wind on our first race was 8-10 kts. The course was a 6 nm triangle, run, reach, reach. We took Line Honors but a J109, 40.7, 36.7, and X402 all took our time. Yesterday's race was a more had mixed PHRF fleet with boats rating from 51 (us) to 168. Course was 23 nm, wind started very light and built to about 18 nm. Line Honors again but corrected to 3rd. We're still tuning the boat in but our thoughts: • She needs 9 kts to keep her time in our fleets, on our lake we sail in short chop • Above 9 kts we hold our time • Reaching with the A2.5 we check out • Close reaching without a Code Zero on our lake (using the 105% Jib) we cannot keep our time. • She points very well, even though we're still using temporary Inhaulers • She's very responsive to trim, driving, feels Grand Prix So, we LOVE the boat, it will perform (we have a lot to learn), it's very well built, it's comfortable, it's safe, and she's bone dry inside.
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    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.
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    J/112E

    11233... As soon as we have our Factory dates I'll let you know. On the NAUTOS, I'm not sure of the standard Part No.
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    J/112E

    The owner's 11 year old son was helping him bring the boat to the hoist to winter. Dad told his son to tighten up the main sheet to stop the boom from moving around. The Main sheet on the J/112e is lead to two Harken 40 winches. The son must not have realized how strong his was with a 40 in hand... SNAP. The J/112e USA build still comes with the NAUTOS, so I removed it for a credit and I'm talking to Hall Spars, they still make the Quick Vang. I'm also considering going to a BOOM KICKER, it's basically impossible to break, I had one for 20 years on my Hughes 35... no noise, no breakage, no problems.
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    J/112E

    11233, when are you planning on going? We want to see her before the decking, so they're telling us to go somewhere in JAN 30 - FEB 5. We'd love to meet up there if we overlap. ... We had Zeus2 and Triton2 on our last boat... loved it. Advice: Be sure to install with cables from MARETRON not the cheap B&G cables. I work with DeviceNet (24vdc) in Auto plants. NMEA 2000 is actually 12vdc DeviceNet. Cables are everything. the MARETRON cables are made by TURCK... industrial stuff.
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    J/112E

    glexpress... Wednesday nights, for sure. Maybe Tuesdays or Thursdays. DRYA Saturdays, BYC Long Distance, WYC Overnighter. No Mac in 2018. Mac in 2019 for sure, and Huron Challenge is it is run. The boat will probably not be on the water until late June or early July.
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    J/112E

    glexpress... I remember GALLIVANT! My brother Leo and I had the Bristol 29 LUMPY GRAVY, and the Hughes 35 IMMISERICORS. My brother Damian had the J/30 LOOMING DEBAUCHERY. My parents had the Legend 37 HAWK. My cousin Mike has the Santana 35 ITSFUNAGAIN. And my Uncle John had Y.O.L.O. - he founded LSSC.
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    J/112E

    glexpress... We've moved to GLYC from JBM, longtime LSSC members. Freedom was BRITISH SOLDIER correct?