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  1. Second for Ed at Sail22. I have gotten most of my rigging from him and several other parts from him. Also look at APS website. Under one design parts click on one design photos and there are some J/70 photos. A simple one to keep the pole from coming in too far is to put a figure 8 knot it the pole out line. Chinook
  2. Have had good luck with the Polar Bear coolers: http://www.polarbearcoolers.com/ The 24 pack size is what we use on a J/70.
  3. Lower boat size limit for climbing the mast?

    200 lbs at the top of a J70 mast exceeds the limit. Need to have bodies on deck to balance the boat and having a boat rafted up helps to stop big oscillations by grabbing onto that boats rig. Chinook
  4. Qingdao sailing?

    I will be in Qingdao July 3-8 and since this appears to be a sailing hub in China thought I might be able to get in a sail. Is there weeknight beer can racing there? Can someone with no Chinese language abilities sail with a crew there? I will be busy during the day but should have some evenings open. I am experienced sailor in all boat sizes doing mostly J/70 racing and frostbiting JYs these days. Any insight appreciated. Chinook
  5. Best mount- Hands free. It's the law

    Just picked up a few of these for the cars. Installed yesterday and seem to work fine with my iPhone 6. https://www.natomounts.com/cart.php
  6. LEEward or LOOward?

    Did you mean bow lines or bowlines? Here another sailing dogbone for you: That should've been "bow lines," yeah, with a space. No fixed cleats on the bow on this boat. And by the way, what is that? Hafta admit I've never seen one. It looks kinda.... dirty, without any background. Here's an example of that kind of dogbone: https://www.solosails.com/product/soak-dogbone/
  7. LEEward or LOOward?

    Did you mean bow lines or bowlines? Here another sailing dogbone for you:
  8. I haven't bothered with a companionway spin bag. Seems to make it harder to get to the cooler. - Electronics: I see mostly Tacktic with paddlewheel and/or velocitek - Budget some for upgrading stock lines. I have changed main halyard, tack line and spin sheet. - Not sure what they are supplying now for a cunningham, but the original was crap and needed immediate replacement - Windex - Lifeline covers if they don't come with the boat. They came with mine a few years ago. - Dockbox for trailer and trailer mounts - A couple of line bags in the cockpit are good for stashing water bottles, SIs, etc. - Hydroturf on the cockpit sole keeps the crew happy - Outboard - Honda 2.3, Suzuki 2.5, Torqueedo, Luhrs, old 2 stroke Tohatsu/Mercury/Nissan - Brackets for stepping / unstepping mast and for travel support - Straps for hoist - Cordless drill if you plan on using the keel winch often - Don't forget required safety gear both CG and class rules including anchor and rode. - Trailer options such a brakes (stainless/galvanized), extendable tongue (good for ramp launching), rear jacks, etc. Chinook
  9. What boat is this?

    Definitely a JY. You can see the logo on the mainsail in the video in post #4. Chinook
  10. J/30 Heavy Air Spinnaker Handling

    Good tips here. Since you are talking about a J/30 even doing all of that you will still get a workout on the helm. Eat your Wheaties before attempting.
  11. fouling finish pin

    At a Key West Race week the first place boat snagged the top mark and started dragging it downwind. We were a little behind in second and the rest of the fleet a little bit further back. We hoisted as soon as we saw what was going on and chased the mark down the course until the lead boat cleared the snag. The following boats cut the corner of the now closer mark. We applied for and received redress of the extra time (handicap racing) we sailed to windward and back. So getting redress is not out of the question. Chinook
  12. AYC Spring Series 2016

    John, in case you haven't noticed, we're having a great time sailing the J88: it's a fun boat, it has a lot of potential in light air and the windier it gets the more exciting it is. The J88 is more comfortable than a 70, cheaper than a 109 or 111 to campaign, and faster than a 105. From a boat handling standpoint, it is much easier than the Soverel and the J29 I guess. Since the class is still new, it is attracting a lot of good competition. On Deviation we are already averaging 4 or 5 one design regattas a season; the J88 is fairly easy to travel with. While it is true that we don't yet have an over abundance of J88's on Long Island Sound we have plans for a few OD regattas on the Sound this year and more the next. I don't know about 5 years, we're just going from one regatta to the next, trying to learn something each time. The J70 was introduced in 2010, it didn't have a one design class at AYC Spring until 2014. While the J88 production rate is nowhere near that of the J70, we plan to have a one-design start a AYC this fall. A little clarification. The J70 came out in 2012 and boats didn't start coming out of the factory quickly until the fall so we got to a OD start in the 3rd season. Of course being a much cheaper boat makes it easier to build a fleet. I think that about 100 J88s out there is pretty good so far. Its about 1/3 of the 29s built and a 1/5 of the 30s built. Chinook
  13. AYC Spring Series 2016

    Another reason to come out for AYC spring series. Commemorate the life of Reggie Imamura, the owner of the J/70 Ebisu, on Saturday 4/30. There will be a trophy given in his honor for the J70 with 2 or more family members with the best performance for the day. The J/70 fleet will be flying Reggie's distinctive Ebisu spinnaker during the regatta. Any J70 owner registered for the event please PM me for details. Event details below. Chinook PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK Sailors Wage Hope- Reginald Imamura Day 4/30/2016 Larchmont, New York Sailors Wage Hope- Reginald Imamura DaySailors Wage Hope Reginald Imamura Day- Saturday, April 30th Benefitting Pancreatic Cancer Action Network On Saturday, April 30th, the Larchmont Yacht Club, American Yacht Club and J/70 fleet will inaugurate the 2016 sailing season and honor our recently departed friend and fellow sailor, Reginald Imamura. "Reggie Imamura Day" at the AYC Apring Series will be held to raise funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN). Reggie was an early member of Fleet 15 and those who did not know him personally would surely recognize his vibrant spinnaker steaming down the course. Reggie was dedicated in all aspects of his life; he was a steadfast promoter of the J/70 class, a generous spirit, and embodied the best traditions of yachtsmanship, as a sailor, husband and father, and enthusiastic member of the community. On April 30th, The J/70 fleet will fly Ebisu spinnakers on the sailing course in honor of Reggie. One dozen North Sails spinnakers with the Ebisu and PanCAN logos will be awarded to select boat owners registered for the regatta. All are asked to make an online donation to PanCAN in honor of Reggie and the millions around the globe (1.5% of the population) who will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in their lifetime. Since 1999, PanCAN has been a leader in advancing research and advocacy, proliferation of critical information and patient support in the cause of treating and defeating pancreatic cancer. PanCAN is dedicated to the notion that no one should face pancreatic cancer alone and we ask that you make a donation in support of their mission to double survivorship by 2020 through their great works. Sailors, their families and Reggie’s friends are invited to join the festivities on land and as guests on the participating spectator boats. Activities for Reggie Immamura Day on Saturday, April 30th: 8:30-10:00 am: Brunch at the Larchmont Yacht Club 10:30 am: Departure from the LYC main dock to view the sailboats racing in the American Yacht Club Spring Series 11:00 am- 3:00 pm: Spectator viewing of the sailboats racing 3:30-5:30 pm: Post-sailing cocktails on the lawn at American Yacht Club We look forward to seeing you at LYC, AYC and on the water, and thank you for your generous donation! Link to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
  14. My newest project

    How DWG TrueView by AutoDesk. Worked for me on a laptop when my ACAD machine wasn't available. http://www.autodesk.com/products/dwg/viewers#
  15. Home built cloud

    I think the cloud solution the original quoted post is talking about is for offsite storage. If you set up a local networked attached storage of even some form of cloud in your house you are still susceptible to a single event wiping out your source files and all of your backups such as fire, flood, theft, etc. Having local backup that is easy to access is great and a wise thing to do, but a secondary backup such as a backup drive that is stored elsewhere or cloud storage should be part of your plan.