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    J27 class site

    Note that my old Nut Case web site for J27 #150 is back up and running in a new location. http://www.hoytsailing.com/J27Web/Index.html The Projects page documents the initial process of re-coring the deck in several places and may be of interest. This was one of the links on the wiki page. Mike Persistence, 1987 Frers 33 #16 www.hoytsailing.com
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    J27 class site

    Try emailing to the J27 group. J27Sailors@yahoogroups.com Mike Formerly Nut Case. J27 #16
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    Are boat shoes cool?

    Croc actually has a boat shoe that has a very grippy sole. Mens Beach Line Boat shoe is what they call them. They have been discontinued
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    How make a cruising boat fast for racing?

    why not just buy a small race boat as a second boat? A used J80 would likely cost much less than new sails on a 37 footer. Use that for your normal racing and enjoy the bene when you want comfort or distance events where the waterline length is more important
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    Which factors do make us attend a race event?

    On shore activities after the day's racing. Appreciation of visiting boats by host club. Well run races. Good venue both on water and on shore .... and of course when a good friend is running event you enter to support the friend
  6. protest them for flying non declared inventory. let the rc and protest committee sort it out. Will make life better down the road this is not really any different than a boat whith largest declared headsail at 110% flying a 155 genoa during a race
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    Modified Dip Pole?

    On a dip pole the outboard end is not supposed to cross above the pulpit. Inboard end up and outboard end down near deck level. You should be able to easily convert your pin stop car to block and line. Usually is a way to lock the pin in open position. Mike
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    J-27 vs J-80

    The J80 is 12 years newer. if the same price should be a good deal. The J27 often has had problems with wet decks and occasionally wet hull. Not sure what coring material a 2001 J80 has in deck but think it is not balsa. These issues may make the J80 a better boat but you need to check both out carefully. I have a friend with a J80. Big cockpit. We owned a J27 for 7 years (Nut Case / Lickity Split / Reckless Disregard and now Line Drive). It has a huge cockpit as well but has coamings so is a more relaxing cockpit when at dock or just day sailing. More interior as well (it has an interior but is cramped). We overnighted aboard the J27 many times. Bunks are comfortable and have slept 4 at times and often 3 aboard. Not really possible with the J80. I think the J80 is probably simpler to race with a crew of 3 but on the J27 we often raced with 3, 4 or 5. In anything but light wind 5 was necessary. Loved the 27. The J80 seems fun as well. You will love either boat Mike Formerly Nut Case 1987 J27 #151
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    J27 vs Evelyn 32

    We had a J27 for 7 years and loved it. Now have a Frers 33. Everything is MUCH MORE expensive with the 33 and I would expect no different with a 32 footer. The Evelyn is a Masthead rig vs the J27 a fractional rig. J27 headsails will be FAR cheaper as a result. With a 32 foot Masthead rig you will probably want at least three headsails vs only 2 for the J27. A 155 genoa on the J27 runs under $3000 CAD vs on a 32 or 33 ft boat at least $5000 CAD and probably more. The other thing I would consider is that the 32 is likely better for distance and offshore conditions than the 27. Our 27 was a great boat but a wet ride. Not sure about the Evelyn. Typical J27 crew is 5 or 6. Good luck. They both seem to be great boats
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I would sail around the world in a SJ24. Of course I would have it lashed down in the hold of a very large freighter ....