JBOATTROUBLEMAKER

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About JBOATTROUBLEMAKER

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    Sailing (Racing, rarely cruising), Hockey and Chess

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  1. JBOATTROUBLEMAKER

    Hobie 16 Rebuild

    Understood (BTW my approach either way would be that, I would just avoid spending a million bucks more working on the boat if it seems like it will fall apart, though I doubt that it is anywhere close to that bad).
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    Hobie 16 Rebuild

    *Update Restoration was finished. Pictures coming soon. However, having taken a closer look at the finished product while putting the boat away, I noticed that if I pushed with my thumb as hard as I could, about .5mm of give and a quieter version of the dreaded crunches that often spell the death of old boats. Hobie aficionados, should I be concerned about this, or am I picking nits?
  3. JBOATTROUBLEMAKER

    Converting broken Laser to Rowing Dinghy?

    I would part it out, you could get $300 or so of part value off of a hull (Rails, Outhauls, Blocks, Cleats ext).
  4. JBOATTROUBLEMAKER

    Donnie claims another award.

    If you enjoy hearing about stupidity, look no further...
  5. JBOATTROUBLEMAKER

    Donnie claims another award.

    Likewise (to your lord and savior Trump of course)
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    Donnie claims another award.

    And the "Bay of Pigs" Award For the most senseless conflict initiation goes to...Donald Trump Illiterate Trump Supporters: "Shut up @Navig8tor , pay attention, this is actually about Tax cuts"
  7. JBOATTROUBLEMAKER

    Most fun on a Laser

    Boat Locker in Bridgeport. They are adding some to their demo fleet. Not sure if COVID affected this, look at their event calendar.
  8. JBOATTROUBLEMAKER

    Most fun on a Laser

    I would be a little more quiet, the spies are everywhere. All I will say is, M14 all the way...ive said too much!
  9. JBOATTROUBLEMAKER

    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    Lost the chute of my old 92 under the boat in a similar situation, except the cluster f*ck was my wife "_"
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    I live a little inland so probably LYC. For now I am getting a double handed skiff/racing dingy to train potential crew (contingency plan (: ). My only barrier is the fact that the 111 is a little tempting...
  11. JBOATTROUBLEMAKER

    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    Who knows, maybe we will end up racing each other (:
  12. JBOATTROUBLEMAKER

    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    I am in your shoes. Family that hates sailing and one member (myself) who is absolutely obsessed. I would never consider a J11s (to neutered and rare) so the 99 and 97e are basically the only other options I would have. Have you raced thunder in any local offshore races? I couldn't find you in the PHRF/IRC NE registry.
  13. JBOATTROUBLEMAKER

    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    BTW @Roleur how has Raku treated you?
  14. JBOATTROUBLEMAKER

    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    Maybe, code zero makes a big difference when it comes to a boat like this that is very weak in light wind situations. The main thing that eludes me about the 99 is the comparison with the 111. Having owned a J92 "back in the day" (not really that long ago but feels like it) I garner great appreciation for the semi-offshore J's in this size range. A little over a year ago, I was looking to get back into the offshore scene after crewing in a few small club races and deciding that my now entirely dingy filled fleet wasn't cutting it for me anymore, I looked into buying a 111 (in my opinion the best value newer J right now) but ended up empty handed due to lack of inventory and the same problem that forced me to sell the 92...crew, even my family wont oblige me in some racing action, and it grows sour scrambling to find 4 crewmen every week for Sunday regattas on top of maintenance and the fact that contrary to popular belief, some of us need to work (: Still, maybe in a year or two I will look into a 99 (less crew, and hopefully similar in price once a few owners get bored) although in my opinion, for most people, the 111 is just a better boat for the money. Until then, II will just mess around with a beater 24 or 80 for the next year (: Based on your answer I assume you are a 99 owner, I would be curious to hear your take on the 99 vs the 111, which just seems a faster and more stable/comfortable boat for the money.
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    Thin Man does not have water ballast, and usually sails with a crew of 4. This year was a lot of light air, took some boats til Sunday to finish. The only other 99 in the area, is Agent 99, owned by the Johnstones, she rated 78 in last years much higher wind NYYC Round the Island Race and took 2nd overall, again though was corrected over by a J105...seems like a pattern.