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  1. AFAIK, Andy Green lives in the Houston/Galveston area. Met him 2 years ago. He purchased one of his old boats back (Shazam, I think) and is day sailing it.
  2. VC Performance Epoxy is just that....epoxy. And thus, not really UV stable over the long term. It will last if maintained, but eventually fail as you describe. Very similar characteristics to a flat roof....only 2 kinds of flat roofs....those that leak and those that are gonna leak. BTW: I stripped all the VC off, primed with VE primer and re-gelcoated.
  3. Someone posted about this subject on the J22.com forum site. Don't remember what was said. I would think the boat would do nicely on random leg courses (not W/L). If you have trouble getting a good foredeck, it might help as well. J/22 is a PHRF killer if sailed to it's full potential. Best of luck.
  4. If you are looking for great one-design racing on Galveston Bay...the J/22 Fleet is your best option. Fleet 6 is strong and experiencing great growth at the current time. At least 4 great local sailors have moved into the Fleet this year. Tons of fun on the Wed night races and there are plenty of major Regattas on the Bay. The SW District has Circuit Races around Tx, Ok, & La. The top of the fleet helps coach new skippers and crew. Everyone shares knowledge and more than willing to share a beer. They have a website: www.j22fleet6texas.com I realize that the J/22 is not a genuine sport boat and does not have a sprit; but you can have a great time racing them. In my book, having a great time is more important than if I'm sailing 5.9 knots or 6.5 knots.
  5. All the J22s I've seen are grounded this way. No plate, no bare spot on keel. BTW, the keel is not really "sealed"; kinda....but not really. Not sure if it is correct or not, but that is the way they are built.
  6. Just my opinion......the new rubrails look great and I like the low/no maintenance; however, if you have an older boat, the teak is significantly stiffer than the new plastic stuff. I replaced my worn out teak cockpit combings with teak. Don't know about you, but I want all the stiffness I can get in my old boat (yep I own an older boat). The Metal handrails are a good stiffener over the old wood ones. So if Gov wants me to install his cockpit combing stuff, I'd need to know that is at least as stiff as new teak (don't forget that the teak is bent in a gradual curve and not straight that adds stiffness). Other than that, I like Gov's idea and appreciate his efforts, but also understand the "issues" with getting something like this passed as a class rule.
  7. I'm kinda partial to the step down ladder!
  8. 3m has videos on Youtube
  9. Read dem class rules Jboats has been constraining the class rules over the years trying to achieve, run what you bought. What you get is what you get.. Not bashing, they are just trying to make campaigning costs in check, if possible