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    J27 class site

    Post it here: https://www.sailboatlistings.com/search/
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    what's your top boatspeed in a J boat?

    North of 14 Knots on a J27...although they have been clocked at better than 17...not bad for a 30+ year old design
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    J29 or J27

    27...Cheap Speed...way cheaper to buy, transport and fund a program. Race competetivly with 4 crew...old class rules were 1,100 lbs I was pacing a J35 downwind in 20 knots this summer...likes anything over 5 knots of air. Base PHRF Rating of 120 I had the same questions when I bought mine 16 years ago... still haven't found a better boat bang for buck and can sell it today for what I paid for it in 2002
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    Is there a new wiki site for the J27?

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    J/27 rig tensions

    Rig Tensions/Setup are pretty much universal we've found...whether they are Doyle, Quantum, UK or North...some discussions arouind Norht liking the Butt of the mat a bit further foward (i.e. Back of mast 8" forward of the main bulkhead as measured at the butt) Remember the idea is to have neutral helm when sailing totally flat...match the bend of the mast to the curve on the main..
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    J/27 rig tensions

    Back of mast 7 1/4" forward of the main bulkhead as measured at the butt Forestay Length Maximum = 31' 6 1/2" Pin-2-Pin (may need an extra toggle) Uppers & Lowers = 750 lbs (Uppers on Aft/Outer Chainplate, Lowers on Aft/Inner Chainplate) Intermediaries = 250 lbs (On forward Chainplate)
  7. Two Fleets of J27s Resurrected...New Orleans, LA & Oakville, ON/Canada Compliments of a group of enthusiastic owners...a bunch of new core and a ton of epoxy
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Interestingly enough I have it on good authority that a 9th J27 will be joining the Oakville Fleet in a week or so (working on a 10th boat). We seem to have the boats, owners and anyone in Oakville still wanting to race is moving to the 27...the issue now is crew and time for people...not like old days when there were kids everywhere scrambling to get on a decent ride. We have the boats...getting them to the start line is our new challenge.
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    And back in Oakville we've resurrected the J/27...Fleet of 7 in the water & one on the hard being restored/refurbished plus possibly another new owner showing up this year. Added a total of 3 more to the Lake Ontario fleet in 2014 and have hosted the NAs at OYS for the last 3 Years...10 boats the first year, 16 last year and we expect 15~20 this August.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    And than there is the fact she was kitted out with a Gybing Daggerboard...
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    I think the real "appeal" of Evergreen was not that she represented the worst of IOR...but rather the most extreme of her era. She was cutting edge for her time and that was what was and still is very cool
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Well sadly, that seems to have put an end to that mystery...and doesn't seem like any amazing pictures survived
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Mike...probably right...I can't even remember where I heard the South America rumour...would have certainly added something more mysterious to the story than rotting to death on her mooring. Someone will probably find her in a warehouse somewhere with that missing Avro Arrow :-)
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Have no idea where I found the attached...but that's all I have. I also have a pile of Black & White (yellowed) proofs from Sharon Green when the boat was originally launched and being trialed before the Canada's Cup in Hamilton (I grew up in Oakville where she was built). Knew one guy who worked on the build...they use to refer to her as the "Big Green Breakfast Bowl" and apparently she was built to implode on the finish line of the last race...I understand they even under engineered that and had to install an Aluminum Frame inside at one point. Final rumo(u)r I am aware of is she went to South America, had her gybing daggerboard replaced with a keel and was told never to reveal her identity as C&C felt it bad for their production reputation. All just rumour...someone who knows Sharon Green should simply ask her...she probably knows the real story give it was her dad's boat. Definitely the proverbial Unicorn...the stuff of urban/nautical/anarchy legend. Otherwise there were a couple books written about her Canada's & Admiral's Cup adventures. All I "know"