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    J/105 Hoisting

    In my original post, i wasn't so much asking if the 105 could be hoisted - i know they can... the thing i was trying to learn was whether they are all picking off a _single_ keel boat. Some boats pick off a bracket that spreads the load over two (or more) keel boats. The J/88, for example has a plate with a cross bar that goes under two keel bolts. All newer X-yachts - even the big ones - can be hoisted.., but they have a plate that spreads the load over two keel bolts. I have since learned that most 105's doing this are in fact using a single keel bolt.
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    Traveler control line

    I just used FSE Dinghy Control Line - 6mm- on a boat with a ~275ft^2 main https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?id=2439714 it has a dyneema core.., runs pretty well.., but might be a bit small in the hand for strong winds - I haven't used it yet in any kind of strong wind, but i am guessing i will need gloves. 6mm is the biggest they make for that product i might swap it out for the jib car control, if the piece i got is long enough BTW - i also used the McLube One Drop on my traveler bearings - seems much better, but the real test will come when i get out in some breeze. https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?id=1197753
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    diy cooler?

    i was thinking of getting of these - supposedly the zippers aren't that great though https://rticoutdoors.com/shop/coolers/softpak/Soft-Pack-30-Grey?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9deSyYW76gIVlY3ICh08_w6iEAQYASABEgJLyfD_BwE
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    B&G Vulcan Reviews?

    i think the Zeus scrolls, or pans faster than the vulcan, and redraws faster than the vulcan. the vulcan isn't actually slow, but if you are used to the Zeus, you might notice it
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    How do I remove bowsprit cap?

    does your bobstay go through a hole in the end piece so that it can be taken up by shockcord inside?
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    Spin Pole Ring Height?

    I need to add a ring to an aluminum mast The boat has a sprit and asym, so I will only use the ring for poling out a jib in weeknight non-spin racing. I don't want a track How do I know how high to put the ring - is there some rule of thumb? the jib is non-overlapping I was thinking; put it at the height of the jib clew when the jib is out as far outboard as it will go, and still attach to the pole - so the pole would be horizontal any thoughts? I figure it's probably not super critical - but I don't want to have to move it and end up with extra holes in the mast.
  7. NOAA Chart 12364, for example in inavx, i can view heading/waypoint up.., or chart up what i want is true north up
  8. A friend is in the administration at a university they are trying to figure out whether to have students on campus and what to do in the dorms. they have a list of (potential) rules to be followed by students in the dorms... my opinion: either open.., or don't.., whatever .., but forget about the rules.., people say, 18-22 are not going to follow any "distancing" rules in the dorms. i don't see Jr. sailing being much more successful in enforcing distancing rules if you feel you need to have rules in place for appearance sake.., then fine - have them. If you think the rules are really important, and that a situation in which they are not followed closely would be a big problem.., then probably better to not run the program in the first place.
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    those races can, on average have decent wind..., but it's not uncommon that in the middle of the night, or early in the morning, there is a few hour period of almost no wind. This can happen all over new england of course, i have seen afternoons with no wind too.. but in those very light wind parts of the race, big moves can be made by connecting little puffs - a boat that can react to them has a definite advantage - it might mean the difference between making or missing a tidal gate.., or sometimes you might have a situation where breeze is dying west to east.., and you are headed east - a boat that gets just a little bit ahead will always have better breeze - the rich get richer scenario. it all just emphasizes the long-term advantage of a boat that performs okay in a wide range of conditions.
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    The thing is that in the USA (East Coast at least).., IRC is all but dead - most regattas and distance races have dropped it completely, or are now offering dual scoring with another rule - usually ORC I Think though it is not clear where we will end up in the USA - ORC in the short run.., but after that, who knows. with respect to the 1030 and the 3300, I have seen them both out sailing, and they each look great. The 1030 seems pretty IRC focused.., the 3300 i guess is less so... Either way, in the US market, it's probably not a good time to bring a new rule-specific design to market. the 99 seems pretty non-specific with respect to rating rules. Another thing, is that distance races in the north east (US) typically have a wide variety of conditions - upwind, down wind, reaching.. light breeze, heavy breeze.., no breeze - all in the same race sometimes. I have anchored in distance races here... I've seen them be all upwind.., and all downwind - anything is possible. One thing I have seen many times in these races is that a boat's performance in 2-4kts of wind can be of great importance. Anyway, the area I am talking about is probably the global epicenter of J Boat ownership I think for this area, in today's rating environment, you probably want a boat that can compete in a wide variety of wind conditions, and under a variety or rating rules. I don't know which of these three boats fits that niche best - they all look great.., and I wouldn't dismiss the 99 yet.
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    Harken Jib Lead

    thanks - as you say.., 8deg is what i saw in some harken manuals. i am not sure of my exact model, it's harken, but not a current winch.., so i will check when i get on the boat. i basically was never getting overrides - until a crowded mark rounding a few days ago...
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    Harken Jib Lead

    so, the manual will specify an angle with respect to the deck that the line should take when it approaches the winch? why do you have two rings..? other than to have something to tie together... I am pretty sure that solution will not work - this boat has a non-overlapping jib, and i think the track ends too far from the winch
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    Harken Jib Lead

    I'm thinking of installing the Harken jib lead to help prevent overrides https://www.harken.com/productdetail.aspx?id=41968&taxid=7602 I assume I want them directly in-line with the jib car and the point on the winch where the sheet first makes contact - right? how far in front of the winch should they go?
  14. i forget... is there a way to have a raster chart displayed north up in inavx , if the actual chart is not north up? many noaa charts are not north up
  15. i asked them years ago for it... but i think they think that the little graphical measuring tool is sufficient - it isn't. first - you can't actually use it from a waypoint.., you can use it from a place adjacent to the waypoint, but not from the waypoint. When you are moving the other end of the graphical tool, it will not pan the map.., so if you want to measure to a place a few miles from the first waypoint, you need to be pretty zoomed out when you start. this means that when you select your starting point near the first waypoint.., you actually need to be pretty far from it or you will select the waypoint.., and if you do that the measuring tool won't activate. so - you end up with incorrect range and bearing. also, at the far end it is hard to get the new wayoint exactly at the end of the line - and the more zoomed out you are, the harder it is. it really is a crappy tool explain that to them. it needs to be set up so that the user can select a waypoint, and enter range and bearing from that waypoint - that is the only way to get a precisely located new waypoint.