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  1. Goblew

    J/111 as a Multipurpose Boat?

    Well, as a J/111 owner and obviously biased - what I love about the boat: Sailing upwind with fingertip control of the helm Jumping on a plane when wind gets to 18+kts Feeling the immediate acceleration of the boat in a puff The look of the boat at the dock and under sail - they look cool The feel of the boat in a breeze - it's stable and under control The quality of the competition - good competition makes me a better sailor even if I'm not stacking shelves with silver Ability to sail short/singlehanded or with less experienced crew. I find it's relatively easy to train a new person to do the basics I could go on.
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    J/111 2011 questions

    Not exactly sure how much time it took. The dealer I bought the boat from did the repair. Seemed pretty routine. I think hardest part was refairing the cover plates once reinstalled.
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    J/111 2011 questions

    I had a problem with the keel leaking when I first got the boat. Fix is to drop the keel and rebed. No problems since. Since I got it taken care of early, JBoats covered the repair. Only other problem I had was one of the deck organizers was put on without caulking.
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    J/111 2011 questions

    Um, no. I own hull 25.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    That seems pretty consistent with my experience. I haven't calculated that closely, but always figured about .5 gallon per hour.
  6. Goblew

    J111 Worlds Chicago, IL

    Asked and well answered. Thanks.
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    J111 Worlds Chicago, IL

    We all appreciated you guys making the trip and glad no one was more seriously hurt. I am curious how you thought this damage wasn't considered serious enough to warrant consideration of an appeal? What is your definition of serious damage? Seems to me a hull breach qualifies. I'm not intending to flame you guys, just curious.
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    cell phone range extenders on Great Lakes

    I have verizon. I sit at my cottage and get regularly get connected to Rogers in Canada 40 miles away even though I'm in Verizon coverage area. Verizon isn't the answer.
  9. Was my goto place for equipment. Always seemed to have what I need. New APS is just another clothing store. Guess they figure by losing one customer they will gain 2.
  10. Goblew

    Stanford sailing coach gets probation

    Disagree on fact or opinion? Memes are cute, but not very insightful.
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    Stanford sailing coach gets probation

    He got off easy. Lot's of people have gone to jail just for lying. Multiple, repeated, premeditated felonies, While not taking cash, he would benefit himself through prestige of a stronger sailing program that he would have gotten credit for, Discredited the institution and the sailing program, Likely denied other worthy applicants, Not sure if he is married or has kids, but if so, he likely has impacted their future well being and lifestyle - who's going to hire him? and all the other impacts previously noted. If he had not been caught, he would have continued the same behavior. Hard to believe his claim of being devastated now that he suddenly found his moral compass. Ohh, the crocodile tears. Hopefully USSailing and/or ISAF will ban him as well.
  12. Goblew

    Black Widow

    Did you sand per instructions? hand sand or machine? I've got my 3 coats on keel and rudder and need to burnish.
  13. Goblew

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    OK, for what you describe for top of the line gear, etc. that's about in the ball park. Hope you included the professional bottom prep :-) Almost consider selling mine at that price - on second thought, no. Having too much fun with it. Hope he can find a boat soon. Great to see the fleet grow. Maybe the Nationals there next year.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Go with the J88....like a modern Mumm. Love the boat...$165K ALL in This! Cant wait to launch our 88. So what does "all in" include and how does that compare to Charliegolf's undefined half million?