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About Robertsail

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  • Birthday 07/15/1978

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    Detroit River
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    I own a J/92

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  1. Robertsail

    Should I switch my inboard to an Outboard...J/92

    Went out and checked using my GPS ..... I can go 6.6 with 3300 rpm 7 knots at 3500 rpm .
  2. Robertsail

    How to get rid of weeds .

    I am newbie in this forum and I feel like this has been discussed before here but could not find anything. I need to get rid of weeds on my keel. I have a shoal draft J/92 which is actually really competitive even with a PHRF rating of 108 compared. I race in an area with alot of surface and ground weeds and we get killed by a gradual build up of surface weeds or bottom weeds. I installed a window ( which rocks and I highly recommend them I can see my entire keel all the time. But I still can not get them off the keel. We have tried everything it seems. Flossing, flossing with 5lbs of weight, A stick with a tennis ball, a super longpole. All in my mind should work, all have failed out on the race course. I have heard of kelp cutters and the kelp sticks. What is my best option??????. I included a pic of my 4'9" keel ( this is before I completely redid the bottom) . Also here is a really cheezy quickly made video of refinishing my bottom.
  3. Robertsail

    Should I switch my inboard to an Outboard...J/92

    I will check for sure. I just have a gps reading no knot meter and I am always in current. But I think it is around 6.6knotsat 3300 rpm . I am usually the fastest under motor compared to the rest of my club. I have an extremely smooth hard bottom (VC offshore). Although if there is a headwind I do find the boat gets slow due to the windage of everything compared to others. Will find out for sure and get back to you but I have never felt underpowered.
  4. Robertsail

    Should I switch my inboard to an Outboard...J/92

    Thanks , The spreadsheet was great. Would love to talk to the one fellow running the outboard on his J/92. The funny thing is my wife is also wanting me to make the switch. She hates inboards mostly due to the smell and noise in the cabin while we cruise. How much faster do you think it actual helps,, 3s, 6s 10s etc?
  5. Looking for anybody who has any info on the improvement on the race course switching to an outboard compared to an inboard worked for PHRF racing. Currently I race my J/92 with a PHRF rating of 108 but would like to race closer to the Olson 30's that I race against. Thinking of switching to an outboard with the penalty. I have heard that it is well worth it with the J/29.. Any comments will be appreciated.