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  1. yeahbuoy

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Your Mom will make back those spots when they reach the ice cap. The rankings are a bit skewed. Northern boats will likely lose speed and not have as fresh of a breeze as the more southern boats. I picked the middle road.
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    J80 - Tacking Angle

    They sure aren't giving them away.
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    J80 - Tacking Angle

    On port its slightly higher. Just trying to figure out if we just need to reset the entire tune all together. Mast rake, etc....
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    J80 - Tacking Angle

    We've been having some issues with our Tacking angle north of 105 degrees total upwind. We're sailing with a 134 Genoa most of the time in under 10 knots of breeze. We're looking for any tips or tricks on how to improve this. Its likely our rig tune that has out out of wack. Thoughts, comments, heckling?
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    iPad Mount Bracket

    Does anybody have a good solution to mount our iPad to the mast of our J/80? I've been searching for something rigid that we can screw the case into.
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    J80 - Anti Fouling Paint

    Quick photo update. We ended up going with Baltoplate. We'll be tagging with graphics soon. We're real excited to get her back in the water soon. Thanks for all the input.
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    J80 - Anti Fouling Paint

    Thanks for this reply. We were leaning Black Widow. I don't mind the color. Its all about speed and durability. We have the ability to spray it on as well with our automotive spray booth. As far as taking down the E-paint. I was wondering why our eyes were burning. Luckily our shop has a hooded respirator. Who's chopping onions?
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    J80 - Anti Fouling Paint

    Do you have a go-to cleaning ritual? Looking for a submersible scrubber for a quick pre-race cleaning.
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    J80 - Anti Fouling Paint

    We sail Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans. It is a mix of fresh and salt. Mostly fresh, especially when the spillway is open. In the summer the water is very warm.
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    J80 - Anti Fouling Paint

    We are having to re-do our bottom on our J80 due to a massive breakdown in our e-paint. I attached a photo of it below to show how rough it is. It is like that below the waterline. Sanding it is a huge labor job and takes it down to the gel coat. We're back to square one with re-doing the entire bottom. We are trying to decide between Baltoplate racing finish and Black Widow. Does anybody have any experience or recommendations for either?
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    J80 - Spinnaker Help

    Just a few puff's that had us overpowered. Other than that it was real steady and we were able to lay the mark fine. The tack was no higher than the bow pulpit. 1' max. Good to know that hauling in the tack is better for heavier air. Always learning.
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    J80 - Spinnaker Help

    Thanks for the reply. We were able to carry the large class spinnaker last night on a beam. The wind slightly clocked behind us for a little bit which helped carry it. It had a ton of pressure loaded up. So we had to ease quite a bit. Letting the tack out helped a bit.
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    J80 - Spinnaker Help

    Hey all, I'm looking for some help with understanding when it is best practice to use the "Reaching" spinnaker vs the larger downwind class spinnaker. I'm fairly new to racing and would love some input. The course is typically a there and back race over 5 miles (occasionally we'll have a triangle course). Putting both legs of the race on a beam reach. In lighter air is it better to use the reacher, class spinnaker, or the 135 genoa? I know there are a lot of variables that help. I'm looking for just a broad rule of thumb so we can start testing things out. Typically we have a southern wind with very little chop. Also is the reacher decent in winds over 10knots? Or is it just a light air sail? Sincerely, Noob sailor.