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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. The funny thing is a few years after these were launched they we considered failures and could be bought cheap 150 -200k range. shit I missed that window!
  2. The way these boats have become so in demand you wonder why J boats didn't just update this boat and start building them again instead of the J121.
  3. I would second using Zane. The guy knows M24's and know how to both break them and fix them
  4. It's got wet core and is not worth what they are asking. There you go.
  5. Since we are playing the not as good game: Not as good as a Melges 32 , but still pretty damn good.
  6. The Seascape 27 by me on the Gulf Coast can't seem to get out of its own way. The boat looks awkward, rated at 127 and still doesn't do anything.
  7. Just my opinion having owned both boats, a Melges 24 is a better all around boat than the Antrim in W\L racing. The Antrim will be faster in big breeze. Just my .02 cents.
  8. Very sticky in light air, comes alive in breeze.
  9. I have seen a T-10 do well in light air with a %155.
  10. Grind it out and fix it.
  11. If its the 32 that was in Tahoe and Cali (Muddy Waters) I think. It was a factory converted 32. Keep in mind the actual 32 was built a little different and somewhere else. 32's are getting real cheap buy on of them unless this boat is in great shape and very cheap. Sails are expensive as hell, used sails are hard to come by as the fleet has declined. in any breeze you will need 8-9 to hold the boat down. A 24 is a great option if you want to go fast with only 4-5.
  12. Ft Walton Destin beach area is awesome. The sailing area is protected and close to the club. This should be an great regatta. As for Masters John Dane can make a bathtub fast with only a bar of soap and wash cloth as crew. He will be gunning for the overall win, not the Masters title.
  13. I agree, still can't understand why anyone would buy a new 30fter for 150k +++ and go slower than a used Melges 32 for 80k
  14. Anyone sailing this boat in the U.S. under PHRF? If so how is it doing and at what rating? When I asked the Rep at the Annapolis boat show in 2015 he said it should sail with a FT10 at 48-54 which I thought was damn fast for the boat.
  15. Front page Kiwi 35 mod, same guy who did the J120 this thread was started about.