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  1. Good point on the time lost - ratings assume no boat handling errors, so its a BIG intangible factor. Hit the 2:13 mark of our 2011 team video to see what it looks like when you foul up a gybe in a breeze with the asym on a pole With the sprit, we dump, douse, recover. With a pole, its really difficult to clean up w/out a total drop and noodle sort out = major time lost.
  2. I can't tell 100% from this picture, but I would guess that the first point of failure on this setup will be your 'pole out' line. It looks like it it wraps around the aft bracket, which depending how the edge on the bracket's bevel will create rubbing and friction which will eventually fray the line. I might also consider a fair lead mid bow to keep the tack line suppressed. Otherwise, impressive DIY clean set up!
  3. Oh my god that looks amazing. I'd love to get out on that sled!
  4. The outhaul attachment on the end of the boom (rigged through the clew back to an eye) looks a bit extraneous. Why force the outhaul line 180 degrees around the clew of the main? That will be loaded up, and end up rubbing right through the line.
  5. http://www.google.com/imgres?q=chicken+of+the+sea+ny+post&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Tjc&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1064&bih=892&tbm=isch&tbnid=muMKTpw_NCQ5tM:&imgrefurl=http://baltimore21201.typepad.com/baltimore21201com/2012/01/the-best-new-york-post-cover-ever.html&docid=ED2Q3Yz01-3a-M&itg=1&imgurl=http://baltimore21201.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83453b09469e20168e5c0495b970c-400wi&w=400&h=447&ei=WyQXT5ysGOjc0QGis_jCAg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=106&vpy=143&dur=33&hovh=237&hovw=212&tx=120&ty=133&sig=111273160595718775867&page=1&tbnh=164&tbnw=143&start=0&ndsp=19&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0
  6. 4 J111s in PHRF1 at BLOCK - lets hear some feedback.......
  7. Main reefed - so its likely they needed a reef to keep her on her feet upwind prior to flipping over to get the downwind footage? So she can't stay on her feet in 20 knots? Just pouring a bit of kerosene on the embers here....
  8. No offense but I can see why you're a boat salesman and not a rocket scientist. To discount performance opinions with sales figures wouldn't even fly in high-school debating mate, it's not the same topic. Lada's are slow but people bought 'em. Maybe about 10 people on the planet have sailed a J111 granted but I have faith there are lots of experienced nerds on the site who crunch key performance indicators (SA/Displ, chute size, upwind SA, LWL, BWL, draft, disp:ballast, etc.) and current J-Boat owners who can do some reasonable extrapolation of this coupled with the pictures they saw. I know that's what I did. It was light airs and I agree the boat a) sits quite low in the water compared to the out-of-water shots, and b ) didn't look like it had long legs. They're predictions, just like baseball, we've seen the team on paper, it's now spring training, it looks slow and overweight and not especially high performing, do we think it'll win the world series like we're led to believe in the press? Excuse us for having an opinion. Lastly luck you that you get to sail one, but what the fuck else are you going to say about it besides the obvious? Your wife will leave you if you don't make your sales target. Agree with the bulk of the 'constructive' critique here. One thing to note is that every shot was taken from the leeward side, so its going to appear settled in the water.