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  1. Tommyboomer

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    20 boats sold in 15 months vs. a total US market of 1900 sold over same period = 1% market share It's a $350,000 36.5' racer cruiser. You are saying that there are 1900 new boats in that target market sold in 15 months? Wow. The US Economy is hotter than I thought.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    +1 someone with an agenda I guess
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    I guess as a point of comparison I had J120 hull 98 which was built in the summer of 98. That would have been 4 years after production started. Given the economy, I think that run in basically the first full year is pretty successful and there are still orders in production as far as I know. THey have been putting them out as fast as they can build at CCF, at least until the fall.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Is this accurate ? 25 boats sold/delivered for North America 30-35 boats for Europe 5-10 boats for Asia. Well 28 was delivered in NA last May, so I would think it is higher than 25.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Market is proving that it is NOT a problem....this is an incredible successful design (based on boats sold) introduced in the lousiest economy in living memory....so, buyers are in fact taking the cost in stride. (I own #4) +1, it's obvious price isn't a problem for those who want to buy it. Porsche makes some great cars, the only problem is they are too expensive
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Preference is to bring the headsail down as fast as you can once the kite is up. What Mental did in the Chicago Noods this weekend was... Hoist chute Ease jib completely Then when kite fills roll jib up. BTW: we have the collapsible horizontal battens on the jib (Doyle). They work really well. Much better than the horizontal battens we had on the J109 5 years ago. Those sucked. I was told that over 12kts or so, doesn't hurt leaving out the jib.... haven't really had a chance to try this yet, as we've only seen light winds since I launched the boat.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Truer words have not been spoken here ;-) +1 Crew=fun Owner = hold pickle dish on occasion.
  8. Tommyboomer

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    First of all, congrats on signing up to the boat! Boat is fast out of the box (our first race, we received a provisional PHRF of 20, and still stayed ahead of everybody on corrected), so we experienced that as well. Still room up, boat is quite sensitive to trim. Plenty to sort out, tune and dial in. I got Hull 28 coming in May so I want all your intel T
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    The answer to the ten questions above is, "you could do that, but it'd be heavier." If you did any one it probably wouldn't kill the boat, but you'd be headed down the 109/105 path..... I had a 120 and 35, I look at the 111 as a modern version of the 35. The J120 has all that comfy stuff and part of the reason I like the 111 is it doesn't. If you want all that stuff, get the 109. THe 111 is a completley differnt beast.It's also a foot narrower than the other designs, It's not even comfortable to put a table in the salon - this boat isn't meant to be converted into a cruiser, and it's not in the design spec. IMO. I agree that the interior finish could be a little cleaner but on the other hand, I think it's still a great weekender just like the 35- which is fine for what it is intended to be used for. It's certainly not the boat to be taking guests for a comfy weekend cruise - it' built for sailors.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Check out the rudder owned.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    This was in Halifax Harbour - wouldn't be much room for sea build unless it was an easterly I would think. Crew flying to Halifax shortly to take a ride, I'll have a better impression then.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Well compared to my J/109 that is 10 m2 of additional sail area with 2,000 fewer lbs. of displacement. So it should go faster DW then my current ride. Of course the J/122 has a 155 m2 kite (so an extra 35 m2 of chute) but displaces 4,000 lbs. more than I do. So maybe the J/122 will get to the windward mark first, but the J/111 will make up much of that spread on the DW leg? At any rate, I would LOVE to see the 109/111/122 all out racing at the same time. That would be kinda cool...heck, throw in a 133 for shits and giggles... Z The J/122 should gain upwind, but give it all back down wind. It is not just sail area and displacement. They really tried to get the rig and hull shape as efficient as possible for down wind speed. When the boat breaks loose on a plane, it won't be close. You need about 18 kts. of breeze for that from what I've been told. We can pretty much count on that and more every day here in the summer. Exactly, this boat was built up a lot for it's downwind performance, but I have yet to see any video/pics of it doing exactly that. Right now we are still speculating. I know J Boats has been successful in the past, but in this day in age the average consumer needs instant gratification. Are we still waiting on more hulls to be launched before we see a better marketing effort? The marketing seems to be just fine based on pre-orders. And as for instant gratification, hull #1 was only launched a few weeks ago, jeezez.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Well compared to my J/109 that is 10 m2 of additional sail area with 2,000 fewer lbs. of displacement. So it should go faster DW then my current ride. Of course the J/122 has a 155 m2 kite (so an extra 35 m2 of chute) but displaces 4,000 lbs. more than I do. So maybe the J/122 will get to the windward mark first, but the J/111 will make up much of that spread on the DW leg? At any rate, I would LOVE to see the 109/111/122 all out racing at the same time. That would be kinda cool...heck, throw in a 133 for shits and giggles... Z Yes my J120 as a 165m chute but is 5,000lbs heavier and a much lower aspect Rig. This thing should get up and go downwind in a breeze. Nor a sportboat by any means but still good performance on a fairly comfortable platform.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Seriously? It will be just six seconds a mile slower than the J/122?? A couple feet shorter but a lot lighter with a better SA/DSPL ration I suppose. Hmmmm, very interesting... I guess it will be all condition dependant to some extent. With the sail area downwind, I would assume she will get up and go in a breeze.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    I've been told by a reliable source it will be 36.