Jim Z

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    Sailing, Cycling (road and mnt.),open water swimming

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  1. Jim Z

    J/125s Are AWESOME

    Thanks for the confirmation Stu and Jackolantern. I'll update my file.
  2. Jim Z

    J/125s Are AWESOME

    Like ASP I have been trying to keep track of the J/125's hull numbers, ownership transfers and locations. In many instances I have been able to validate the boat names and hull numbers in the US via the USCG vessel documentation web site (HIN numbers). I have also used sail numbers race results and other public records to assimilate this list. It is my understanding there were 17 J/125 hulls built. Where I found a HIN number I have listed the hull number chronologically. Please comment with corrections and or updates. Hull #3 -Can't Touch This (ex-Double Trouble, ex-Narrow Escape, ex-Javelin) - San Francisco Hull #4 - Derivative (ex-Lucky Dog, ex-Snoopy) - San Diego Hull #5 - Eagles Wings (ex-Pearl, ex-Fuzzy Logic ?) - Annapolis Hull #6 - Hamachi (ex-Aunt Jessie, ex-Rain Cloud) - Seattle Hull #7 - August Ice - Lake Tahoe, CA. Hull #8 - Resolute (ex-Roxanne, ex-Erleichda, ex-Still Crazy) - San Diego Hull #9 - Reinrag 2 (ex-Strabo) - Portland OR Hull #12 - Time Shaver (ex-Strait Dealer, Malta) - Dana Pt., Ca Hull #15 - Spectre (ex-Jeannine III) - East Haven, CT Hull #16 - Warrior (ex-Velox) - San Diego Hull #17 - TYR (ex-Stark Raving Mad, ex- Shadow) - San Francisco Hull # ? - Jack Knife (ex-Wings of the Wind) - UK Hull #? - Air Is (ex-Ragtime) - Italy?, formerly Finland Hull #? - Rasin' Cane (ex-Crossfire, ex-Alfidastar) - Florida Hull #? - Morning Glory - Bermuda Hull #? - Magic Wind - France Hull #? - Needles and Pins - Germany
  3. Jim Z

    J/125s Are AWESOME

    Earlier in this string, "blofeld" validated SPECTRE was formerly JEANNINE III from Chicago/Great Lakes.
  4. Jim Z

    J/125s Are AWESOME

    Lat21 may be able to comment on the trailer as his HAMACHI is ex-Aunt Jessie, ex-Raincloud. I recall seeing an image of HAMACHI on a trailer; however it was not angled but flat. As an aside I believe HAMACHI is hull #6...I think the green hulled AUGUST ICE up in Lake Tahoe is #7... I did find an image of an angled trailer and a flat trailer on the Reinrag2 (ex-Strabo) website... http://reinrag2.com/photos.htm angled is image 2 of 52 flat is image 36 of 52
  5. Jim Z

    J/125s Are AWESOME

    SPECTRE is looking very "tidy!" Was she formerly JENNINE III from Chicago / Great Lakes area?
  6. Jim Z

    J/125s Are AWESOME

    Hi Fullres, ex-SRM is named "TYR" (i.e. name of a warrior god in Norse mythology; phonetically pronounced "tier"). Sail number is 52125. Best of luck with pulling together a one design start for the 125's for BBS!
  7. Jim Z

    J/125s Are AWESOME

    I believe the green topsides, hull #7 "August Ice" lives in Tahoe...think she made the trek down to SF and raced BBS in 2011(?) with a few of the other west coast 125's (SF's Double Trouble & Time Shaver and Resolute (ex-Roxanne) from LA).
  8. Jim Z

    J/125s Are AWESOME

    The J-125 "TYR" (ex - Stark Raving Mad) had a pedestal installed in a recent refit... http://www.crayivp.com/2015-StFYC-Regattas/AldoAlessio15/i-WWRsN9L/A
  9. Jim Z

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Assuming MENTAL is here to stay; following is the current SF Fleet # 5 J/111 list: A preliminary "inaugural" One Design regatta schedule has been published. Exciting stuff! Boat Name - Hull # AEOLUS - 7 MADMEN - 17 MENTAL - 22 TOPSY TURVEY - 39 FLASH - 54 SYMMETRY - 91 DOUBLE DIGIT - 94 TBD - 103 (March arrival)
  10. Jim Z

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    NEW GIRL IN TOWN? Skipper spied the red hulled, fresh water MENTAL, sidled up to MADMEN this afternoon at KKMI in Sausalito. So we have 8 J/111's on SF Bay now!
  11. Jim Z

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Unfortunately, MADMEN will not be able to make it out to Key West from San Francisco this January (2014). However we are seriously targeting 2015.
  12. Jim Z

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    MADMEN's first regatta and video...St. Francis YC Aldo Alessio. Great fun; the learning continues! Props to the owner's son Max (home from college) for video edit and production.
  13. Jim Z

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    We are sailing hull #17 on SF Bay. We seriously looked at NKE and it was highly recommended because of the regatta processing unit option (25 Hz), directly related to optimal autopilot functionality as we will be doing mostly short handed racing and day sailing. We had the privilege to sail with Bob Congdon (EuroMarineTrading-representing NKE - who is a great guy and scary knowledgeable) on Rag Bag's NKE equiped J-111 #4 "INVISIBLE HAND" here on SF Bay. Impressive gear, effortless calibration and very acurate data output. I am sure Rag Bag and or Bob would be happy to expand further on the benifits of NKE. We also considered Nexus gear; I think BLUR equiped his #69 with a Nexus suite and could provide insight on that fine gear. However as we have used B&G for over a decade and are very comfortable with the interface we decided to stay with what we were familiar with. We also opted for the B&G Zeus system at the nav station. In addition to the navigaton, chartplotting and instrurment repeater function it adds a "Sonic Hub" Audio Server which integrates (an OEM'd Fusion Audio) iPod/MP3/Satellite Radio and Satellite Weather functionality which is kind of cool...The B&G gear is working great for us, however I think both the NKE and Nexus gear we considered are top drawer.
  14. Jim Z

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Hi Espo, Sorry for the late response. We have hull #17 in SF Bay. From a time line perspective she was delivered March 2011. We experienced the exact same issues with the Facnor furler and the SailTech backstay pump. With respect to the furler I believe the early systems had an issue with the top spindle. The backstay pump came apart multiple times. We also experienced issues with the headstay foil and sail luff tape and the backstay. We assumed there would be some teething issues(new design/new boat and early in the production cycle). Norman and the boys at Sail California, Alameda were extremely helpful in trouble shooting and solutioning these issues. They ended up replacing the backstay pump with what appears to an updated design (new panel layout) as well as the Facnor furler. They also replaced the backstay with a shorter (or better preloaded) one. No issues since! We absolutely love the boat! 4 here on SF Bay now.
  15. Jim Z

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Hi Stephane, great listing of the J-111's hull production! I was attempting to do the same but gave up! I do however have one addition and a couple of clarificaitons for you. 1) Newly commissioned hull # 39 "TOPSY TURVEY" is sailing on SF Bay (she joins the 2 other SF Bay boats, Rag Bag's #4 "INVISIBLE HAND" and #17 "MADMEN"). 2) My records show "KONTIKI V" with a South America (Bogata, Coumbia) destination. The owner chartered her for a promotion in the US for Key West last year (Won PHRF 1). 3) Hull #3 (no name) is a JK3 Enterpries (J-Boats Dealer-San Diego CA) boat that is currently for sale (see YachtWorld). Hot Rum II is the name of a regatta the boat raced in SoCal. Love your website; thanks for being the de facto J-111 documentalist! Hi Stephane, Following is an update for your LeJouet website J-111 Listing Page... Hull #3, the JK3 Enterprises Broker Boat has been sold. Her name is "JATO" Sail # 7311 Sailing out of King Harbor Yacht Club Redondo Beach, California I believe she is the only J-111 in Southern California.