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  1. IMR

    what's your top boatspeed in a J boat?

    Here we are at a smooth 24 knots with the a2.5 up. TWS was only 26 knots. We had a kiteboarder 100 feet off the bow with eyes about as big as pumpkins.
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    Full Main + HW Jib?

    I have used both a reefable #1 and #3. The #1 just had a second higher clew this made a jib top. The 3 had both a second clew and tack. We went to the high clew first, making a blast teacher and then to the second tack to be a heavy weather jib for the offshore rules.
  3. IMR

    Sealing dyneema rope in a thru-hull

    we use pro-set, works great.
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    Non-spinnaker TP-52 spinnaker pole

    Silly just switch to ayso kites on a 5 string set up. Easy for double handing
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    Jib up with assym on sportboat?

    So we take it down with the #1 and #2, around the cans when it’s #3 weather we leave it up. Offshore we set a spin staysail in anything over 14 knots tws. Bbs the downwind legs were short this year with the flood. So with that said on a 15 minuet run we did not want to spend 2 minuet fucking around with a #3 jib. Your results may vary.
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    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    Love the hats, I wear them oldest to newest. Current hat is 2000 Pac cup, when I loose it I move to the next one.
  7. IMR

    Jib up with assym on sportboat?

    With the #3 we did not want to send the bow guys to the bow and the pit to the pit. We wanted full hike, as we were trying to pass the timeshaver, and we did before the bottom mark of that leg.
  8. Small issue — deck stepped mast.
  9. Nothing up there is strong enough. Build a bridal from the primary winches. Lots of chafe gear.
  10. IMR

    Chicago Mackinac Race drowning

    Or ais mob equipment.
  11. IMR

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Question -- Why in all of these heavy air videos is everyone sailing with the vang on so tight? On the 125 we basically run with no vang on 90% of the time, inshore we only put a little on to help in jibes otherwise its off. This opens up the top of the main and lets you get the main sheet in more. With the main trimmed in more the slot between the kite and the main is wide open, this is our planing set up. We use the main trim to keep the helm honest and low, if we are sailing too high we bring on more main and head down to get back to 6 to 8 degrees of heel. We always sail with some heel, the boat never is flat and never rocks to weather once we can plan.
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    Improbable

    looking good!!
  13. IMR

    Thoughts on old molds and new boats

    Take $25k and walk around Richmond yacht club. You will have a turn key moore 24 in no time