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  1. 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.
  2. Small issue — deck stepped mast.
  3. Nothing up there is strong enough. Build a bridal from the primary winches. Lots of chafe gear.
  4. IMR

    Chicago Mackinac Race drowning

    Or ais mob equipment.
  5. 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!!
  7. 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
  8. IMR

    Pac Cup 2018

    Tweener is a r1 or something like that they don’t have the mid-girth to measure as a spin so they were measured as a jib. Orr changed the rule in March and NorCal phrf did not have time to adapt.
  9. IMR

    Cruising a J-24

    Have you been on a cabin top moore? Way more room below!!
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    Pac Cup 2018

    Alessandra Day 6: Someone used the aft head but the tank was full. The treatment plant in the rudder compartment proceeded to spray fecal matter in a circular pattern all over the rudder post, quadrant, bearings and cables. I spent 2 hours this morning trying to address the rudder bearing issue -- in that compartment. So I'm covered in the crew's excrement. We had a water panic yesterday when the faucet ran dry. Had to pull up floor-boards this morning to figure out wtf is going on with the water. Turns out we have a full tank but somehow the autoclave refuses to stop pressurizing and the risk is we blow a hose right off the fitting and lose all our tank water. I have 75 gallons in separate bins intact, ready to go so not panicking. We finally have kites up this am and are rumbling along at 8-9 kts, so helm is better now than with JT/GS combo. Pray for us. G
  11. IMR

    Pac Cup 2018

    Nope — when it all fell apart, my wife put a friends wedding on the calendar before I could find a new ride. So I am heading to Chicago for a Mac race.
  12. IMR

    Pac Cup 2018

    That would be an interesting idea! Hand out class assignment and have a start every day at noon. Let each boat pick when they start. The current reason for staggering the starts is so the big boats the slow boat have more overlap in weather.
  13. IMR

    Pac Cup 2018

    Well the Euro and GFS are disagreeing more and more, still too far out, but fun to take a look at.