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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. Lol, thats what I liked about it.
  2. Guilty as charged.
  3. It's nothing like the 111 and aimed at a different market. Did you bother to look at the specs/pics.
  4. Sailed it last week. Nothing like the 111. Will perform nicely but won't get up and go downwind as quickly as the 111 but that's to be expected given its 2000lbs heavier. Really nice build quality. Interior finishes are nice, very European feeling and thats no suprise given that's where it's being built, for now. Sailed nicely in lighter air (6-8kts). A nice all around packqge for short term cruising and racing. Carbon mast is now an option for another 20K or so. Sails like a j-Boat. That's a good thing. I don't think it would cannibalize many 111 owners who want more performance.
  5. 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.
  6. +1 someone with an agenda I guess
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. Truer words have not been spoken here ;-) +1 Crew=fun Owner = hold pickle dish on occasion.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. Check out the rudder owned.
  15. 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.