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    Somewhere in the south US
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  1. overserved

    J 121

    You might have the close to the same size me as the OD suggested square footage, but we find that it's very undersized. So we have a true running kite with big shoulders on the 121.
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    J 121

    If you want to race short handed in any sort of breeze, I would put ALL chutes on a furling unit. There is NO way you can take down a true running chute in a blow with 5 people on the boat. Let along trying to gybe one. I'd like to the the J marketing team do take on the 121 in 18 knts with 5 people.
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    J 121

    Well, sorry you do not like the graphic yes it can be removed with out an issue.. Yes, when you live in the deep south it is nice to have an AC, which is about 50lbs. I have seen the guide and we actually starting moving crew and gear forward prior to the guide coming out. Just keep an eye on the knuckle in all other conditions. We opted to keep the life raft in the stern for ease of deployment during the Isla Mujeres race.
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    J 121

    Lightly used J121 for Sale in New Orleans. Take a look at the link. https://sailinganarchy.com/advert/2018-j-121-turn-key-4/
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    Seascape 27

    So, the difference in performance was the crew? I would like to hear from them. Yes, I have spoken to Phil and know Andraz as well. The SSC27 likes to reach and run hard. The Mac race was more off the wind than up and down. The Mac is under ORR rules, measurement based and CRW uses PHRF or performance based. Obviously a very good crew for the Mac, but they did not have a shabby crew for CRW. With that said, the PHRF rating out of the box was incorrect at 96. That is the same rating in most areas for the M24. Even though the SA/D is comparable, the 27 has a hard time competing at that rating. Particularly going up and down. The 27 has more wetted surface with a stiffer platform and two rudders. The boat acts more like a light displacement hull and needs a true running chute. Atleast up til about 10 knots of breeze. The rating in the GYA, USA 18, is getting close with a 111 rating. More in the range of a J29. But we will see what the new season will bring.
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    Seascape 27

    FWIW, one of the J/88's had never been rigged or launched before Charleston, and the crew had never sailed together. I was there, the Seascape was very slow, conditions were light to moderate. OTOH, in the 2014 CYC Race to Mackinac though in different divisions, the Seascape 27 edged out the J/88 boat for boat (not on corrected though, which makes no sense to me) - that race was almost entirely off/downwind. I gather the Mac doublehanded crew on the Seascape are world-class sailors (eg, bonafide rock stars). http://www.philsharpracing.com/ Yes, Phil Sharp, Vendee Globe sailor and Andraz Mihelin, 2 time Mini Transat sailor and Seascape designer/owner
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    Seascape 27

    Ya'll must be from the Left Coast....it's in NY.
  8. overserved

    Seascape 27

    where is the third one? New Orleans, Canada and one on the way to Seawanhaka.
  9. overserved

    Seascape 27

    Closest one to you is Lake Champlain, but there is one coming in February to Seawanhaka. If your down south for Mardi Gras, give me a PM.
  10. overserved

    Seascape 27

    I have actually been in 28knt puffs with the wrong chute up(full hoist runner). And she was well under control. Hit 15.7knts!
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    Seascape 27

    The Seascape is more like my sister in law. Hot with a nice rear.
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    Seascape 27

    No, it actually moves fairly well in light air. The boat is still light enough to move the weight forward and get the ass end out of the water.
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    Seascape 27

    It is pretty close in size and measurements. The SSC27 is a big 27' boat. The foot print just seems bigger and has more wetted surface than the A27. They rate pretty close 96(SSC) to 93(A27) on the gulf coast. The A27 has an inboard and a couple other tweaks to it, so it may be the slowest rated A27 in the country. And is currently for sale. We have done a couple of beer can races against her and have beaten her boat for boat in the the lighter stuff. Hope to see more of them in the future to see how it all fairs out. There are a couple of coast races that we will do, 50 and 100 mi in the future. Should be fun.
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    Seascape 27

    There are two in North America. One on Lake Champlain(CAN 17) north of the border and the second one, down on the Gulf Coast in New Orleans(USA18). Send me a PM if you are really interested.
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    Seascape 27

    A couple of things. Yes, the boat does fit in a 40'HC container but it does need to be canted on the trailer to fit into the box. The boat is actually 254cm wide. But it is pretty simple to get her in and out of the box. Try the website www.thinkseascape.com as the boat has changed a bit from the conceptual PDF in the link that you supplied.