Mike in CT

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  1. Mike in CT

    Turning it upside down

    Yup that was the viper when I first got it and the bottom was a mess. I think I could probably do the J the same way if necessary but I'm hoping it doesn't come to that
  2. Mike in CT

    Turning it upside down

    It really depends on what kind of equipment you have access too. here is how I did mine. I think the same maneuver could be done with chain hoists and a stout frame. When I rolled it back upright I put plastic sleeves on the straps to protect the paint.
  3. Mike in CT

    what's your top boatspeed in a J boat?

    I assume the 125 right?
  4. Mike in CT

    Sailors Powerboat

    Yes, lots of storage under all seating. I was skeptical about the jockey seats when I first bought it, but they are actually very comfortable.
  5. Mike in CT

    Sailors Powerboat

    There is a nice "sailors powerboat" available in the classifieds. wink wink
  6. Mike in CT

    Show your boat not sailing

    In that pic its Baltoplate. this year I switched to Petit Black Magic and so far I'm very pleased with it. Red fleece fender covers were my first purchase when I got the boat
  7. Mike in CT

    Show your boat not sailing

    Now that's a good looking boat.
  8. Mike in CT

    what's your top boatspeed in a J boat?

    Agreed, 17+ no problem. There is video of Thin Man doing 19 with little drama. 27+, maybe down a huge wave? I did see the FB pic and those guys are definitely legit having sailed it to HI. As someone who used to own a Viper 830 and currently owns a J92, I can tell you I've never been on the J and thought "I bet we'll go faster down wind today than the viper"
  9. Mike in CT

    Fareast 23R phrf rating

    I look forward to hearing about that. When I had an 830 I wondered about it. I would think the 830 would plane a bit sooner.
  10. Mike in CT

    Fareast 23R phrf rating

    So based on that rating the boat is the same speed as a V830. Do you think that is correct?
  11. Mike in CT

    what is it?

    J/99?
  12. Mike in CT

    Favourite Boat pic?

  13. Mike in CT

    Black Widow

    when burnishing with bronze wool, is that done wet or dry?
  14. Mike in CT

    Black Widow

    great, thanks! I'll be taking a shot at it this weekend.
  15. Mike in CT

    Black Widow

    Cool, let me know if you are happy with how it rolls on. I plan to spray it but would prefer to roll if goes on smooth. much less prep and mess with rolling.