mmayer

Members
  • Content Count

    74
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About mmayer

  • Rank
    Member
  1. mmayer

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    The 2019 J/111 World Championship is being held at Chicago Yacht Club this August. The NOR has just been posted. Please sign up early - it helps the club plan for a great event. https://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=6143
  2. mmayer

    Chicago Area III

    To get back from the Ugotta, we are chartering a piper chieftain plane back Chicago Exec from Harbor Springs leaving Sunday night July 27th at 7pm eastern. It seats 7 and we have 4 so three seats are available. If you would like a seat please PM me. It will be $500 each.
  3. mmayer

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    About 300 is really the number. Not 500.
  4. mmayer

    Chicago Area III

    Need a car ride to PH friday afternoon from chicago... happy to share expenses... please pm me. thanks
  5. mmayer

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    In fact, within a 4 week period, a travelling J/111 could participate in the Chicago Mac, the Harbor Springs Ugotta Regatta, the Chicago Yacht Club Verve Cup (which will be used as pre-NA's, and the NA's themselves. All ONE DESIGN starts.
  6. mmayer

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    The 2013 J/111 North American Championships (hopefully worlds, if we can get some European teams to come) have been granted to Chicago Yacht Club to be held at its Belmont Station, August 15-18, 2013. We are sorting out the details, but wanted to get the date out to people as soon as possible, so they can make plans. At this point we know that free dockage will be available to the out of town boats for the event, and the the Verve cup the weekend prior. Much more information to follow. Please join us!
  7. mmayer

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    I note that your C0 doesnt tack at the full extension of the pole. Our North C0 designed last year does. Did you request this or did they change the standard design?
  8. mmayer

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Actually, here's my plan after giving it some thought: remove the stop. make one carbon arm, pointing aft, attach it directly to the rudder axis (oval - will try to get a drawing). Then it would be easy to set two new stops as endpoints for that arm? \\BTW - its interesting that the euro boats have carbon rudder posts. Ours appears to be aluminum.
  9. mmayer

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Actually, here's my plan after giving it some thought: remove the stop. make one carbon arm, pointing aft, attach it directly to the rudder axis (oval - will try to get a drawing). Then it would be easy to set two new stops as endpoints for that arm? You plan sounds like it would work much like ours. In looking at your picture, you might want to give some thought to mounting the carbon arm to the two square tabs on the quadrant where the steering cable turns in from the turnbuckles. It appears you could drill through those tabs and make a Y shaped arm that attaches to them. Just a thought as attaching ours to the quadrant worked out very well.
  10. mmayer

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Too bad.. it works well for us. You should probably use the edson arm then.
  11. mmayer

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    On Kashmir, we started by buying the premade aluminum tiller arm from edson. It would work fine and you should check out their website. We ended up not using it and having Blair Ross make us two simple carbon plates that bolt on to the back of the quadrant itself. We have a raymarine setup that is completely removable so that the only thing on the boat while we are racing are the two 6 oz carbon attachment plates and the drive unit mounting bracket. Its a great setup. edasner, If you could post photographs, that would be great. Cheers Jem No drawings but here is a pic. You could have Blair make you a set. You can reach him directly at Blair@sscomposites.com
  12. mmayer

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    On Kashmir, we started by buying the premade aluminum tiller arm from edson. It would work fine and you should check out their website. We ended up not using it and having Blair Ross make us two simple carbon plates that bolt on to the back of the quadrant itself. We have a raymarine setup that is completely removable so that the only thing on the boat while we are racing are the two 6 oz carbon attachment plates and the drive unit mounting bracket. Its a great setup.
  13. mmayer

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    If you come to chicago nood we will have nine
  14. mmayer

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    There is no 111 class racing yet, all irc and I recall the winter series allows irc crew limit+2. Generally pays to be as heavy as possible in winter series as its generally stronger winds. Ugotta Regatta on Lake Michigan last July had 5 J111's in their own class We had 6 J/111 racing OD there and at the Verve Cup in Chicago. Also 6 in the Chicago Mac.
  15. mmayer

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    pole halfway back would put it off center by what, maybe 3 or 4 inches? would that really make much difference in performance from one tack to the other? I wouldn't think so. my sailmaker doesn't think so. I'd like to keep the boat as simple as possible and not have to worry about attaching/removing bobstay's all the time. Agree that 3 - 4" won't make much of a difference - but when you deploy a 0 you want to grind it up w/o backstay, then pump the backstay to set the luff. Without a bobstay even the retracted pole will bend, defeating the purpose of the 0. The boat is simple as shit, and if all you have to worry about is removing the bobstay for class racing - doesn't seem too harsh. By the way - another 111 with a fully extended pole / bobstay designed 0 will be faster than a half extended pole design. Interesting comments about the C0. On hull 22 (MENTAL), we have a Code 0 that is set up to work about 18" to 24" extended. I figured a fully extended sprit would be be faster in some conditions, but not all. Anyone have any comments about why a fully extended sprit would work better/worse? My feeling is that it would produce more helm especially when going to weather. Ed, Im no naval architect or sail designer, but I think since the center of effort moves more forward with the pole further out, there is less helm. We havent had problems with the helm with ours, except when the boat is completely overpowered we should be in the jib anyway.