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    And there is the rest of the story! Quite a comeback from second leg of the offshore, and quite a race the last day I bet!! Any go fast/point high tips you want to share with a new J/112E owner that just took delivery on Friday??
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    Just bought a J105

    Welcome to the J/boat family!!! Spent many years racing against J/105s in PHRF fleets in my J/109, and watching them race each other in one design. If you consistently have breeze in the teens and above in your area, using the one design sails gets you a very favorable handicap, and your should be competitive right out of the box. If most of your sailing is in wind speeds in the single digits, you might want to consider using the larger Genoa and spinnaker options, as the boat is a bit under-powered in class sails in the light stuff. Also, try to find another 105 with a similar sail plan to tune with, so you have an idea of how fast/slow/high/low to sail the boat for best VMG. Finally, get the polars for your sail plan, and set up target speeds/angles for 6/8/10/12/15/20 knots of breeze, to help you get a sense of the "right" speed to sail the boat. Downwind it will be fun to sail hotter, faster angles, but they don;t always result in the best VMC. Oh, and HAVE FUN!!!
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    Well, you can DM them to me, because I PROMISE not to campaign my J/112E in Europe!! ;-) Great job at the European Championships, looks like the the boat and crew respnded well to all types of conditions...can't wait to get mine splashed, perhaps as early as next week.
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Live now!
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    Don't Be This Guy

    Doubtful, as you only get a credit for that under ORR... ;-)
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    Airmar leeway measuring log/depth sensor

    I have one on order to be installed with B&G electronics on a J/112E. My understanding at this point is that the speed/temp/depth info will make it to the mast displays, but the leeway data will only show up on the Airmar app running on the iPad. Like the idea of no paddlewheel, interested to see if it truly displays speed as a negative number while moving backwards!! With any luck, I'll have some real-world feedback for you by the end of June!
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    Well, after a few months of eager anticipation, it would appear that there is a spiffy new J/112E (hull #35 it turns out) sitting on a large transport ship in Baltimore, waiting to be offloaded to clear customs!! Many thanks to TJM.CODE for all of the great help and data from his build of #32, you saved me hours of research time. With any luck, sometime in a month or so she should be all commissioned and ready for sea trials. There may be pics...otherwise, how would you know it happened?? BTW, ratings came in at 57 for PHRF New England, 60 for PHRF Narragansett Bay, and 0.900 on the dot for ORR-EZ.
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    J/109 Chartplotter Advice

    Couldn't find any good pics, but you can see the setup we had on the 109 pretty well in this video:
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    J/109 Chartplotter Advice

    I wish I had a better picture of the setup, but apparently I never took pictures from BEHIND the wheel looking forward. I liked the fact the setup was so high, it made it easy to see, and not once in 25,000 miles did I eve get the mainsheet fouled around the binnacle/electronics pod. That is why I'm doing pretty much the same thing with the 112, albeit with a larger chartplotter. Now I WOULD be worried the mainsheet would rip off the 4" Garmin handheld...
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    J/109 Chartplotter Advice

    Well, I for one when it was time to set up electronics on my J/109 said "to hell with the aesthetics" and was not at all concern what having a chartplotter above the binnacle would look like, and BOY was I happy to have had it there for 12 years!! I had one large Northstar 6000i below at the chart table, and another smaller unit networked on a Navpod with custom stainless steel above the binnacle. The autopilot and a WHAM for the VHF were also mounted there, and it was a fantastic setup functionally speaking, ESPECIALLY when the going got rough. See attached pics of the setup. Beyond making it really easy for the helmsman to figure out where to go, the height of the stainless steel 1) gave us something to pin the boom to as we were dropping and flaking the kite, and 2) a reality-check as to when we needed to increase the hoist on the main because there was so much backstay on.It also was a terrific hand-hold as one moved for and after of the wheel, as that 54" wheel did not leave much room to get through. On my new J/112e, I'm going with a 12" B&G Zeus3 on a Navpod in the same spot, but as the autopilot can be controlled from the Zeus3 I don't need a dedicate control at the helm, and can have a smaller pod with a bigger chartplotter. Which is good, because as I get older my eyesight seems to be getting bad, so the bigger the screen the better. Not a big fan on a loose tablet in the cockpit for navigating, especially if I am single handing. One more thing to drop in the drink!! ;-)
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    what is it?

    As long as you were doing it while drinking Greek beer downstairs at the bar, I approve!! ;-)
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    what is it?

    Hey, aren't you supposed to be working?? ;-)
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    Sooty transom

    I only had that problem when the mixing elbow on the Yanmar engine had become constricted, which kept the engine from burning all the fuel and led to a loss of power and very dirty exhaust fumes. And a sooty transom. As soon as I replaced the mixing elbow the power came back, the dirty exhaust went away, and the transom never looked sooty again.
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    Ubi Maior Jiber

    Good point. The one negative is having four pieces of string to lead across the deck and back to the cockpit versus the 1 with the traditional discontinuous line. But, no more overrides on the furler, or running out of line when you're furling up in a big breeze, so that is nice. And thanks J28 for that link, somehow I did not se the previous thread. Sometimes the "search" function seems to not work for me, telling me to retry in 3 seconds while returning no results. Ugh!
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    Ripoff Alert! Vsport

    Surprised to hear this, I must have used them 5 or 6 times over the year for hats and crew gear for my previous J/boat. They always delivered just what I ordered in a short amount of time. As J/boats touts their status as a "official" supplier and links to them directly off the J/boats web sites, have you thought of reaching out to Newport to see if they can assist you with this? Might be worth a shot, and far less work than small claims court.