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Stu McCrea

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  1. Marine refrigeration ("happy wife, happy life")

    Josh I recommend the Sea frost BD system. Yes a plate, but the conversion is so simpler. You will want to install the unit (compressor) in the aft locker. Build a L bracket shelf and mount that to hull, keeping unit high up and allows for access in that locker.
  2. Sprit seal for J/125

    Did you try McMaster Carr?
  3. J 121

    Yup an 8 J120s. Will be fun to see how the new J121 goes against other J's (44, 122, 120, 125)
  4. J/120 offshore cruiser

    NP Send me a message anytime or check out J120 Atlantic Fleet on fb. Yes rudder bearings has/had been issues. Simple replacement. Shaft dia is somewhat undersize for boat, therefore close inspection there. Exhaust elbows like to rot out, check that too
  5. Stu- Thank you for your comments re J/120 for offshore cruising. I'm interested in any other pointers you might want to offer. There appears to be good consensus in the sailing community that it is a good offshore boat. I am also aware of potential issues with the rudder bearing.



  6. J/120 offshore cruiser

    Owned a J120 for a number of years and done bermudas marbleheads as well as inshore racing. Yes the sprit can leak if not properly sealed and or the drainage is blocked( that and burying the bow while doing 15 knots plus). We have engineered a shroud system that seems to keep water out. The boats are a great choice for offshore, their manners are very kind and with the large rudder very much have a lot of control. I own a late model (hull 177) and there is no sump issues. Those were hulls 1-20 from memory. There is a lot of other areas that you need to concentrate on that I can share if your interested
  7. J/125s Are AWESOME

    I thought Tim was keeping it for beer can racing? Whos got the listing
  8. j120 bobstay solution

    Josh buddy, could have asked me HA Send me a note, I will show our install.
  9. Marblehead to Halifax 2017

    Model accuracy has been problematic with anything over 72hrs for some reason this year. Sadly if the current consensus holds true, it will become a waterline parade of sail race, which is nice but would be nice to see some tactical bits.
  10. Marblehead to Halifax 2017

    That can be very true, but not every race is as foggy as they say. Full moon the 9th, so should get one night without fog.
  11. Marblehead to Halifax 2017

    Am doing it on our J120 Deviation. This makes my 13th or 14th run of this, seen lots over those races. This one should have a full moon, which might be fun.
  12. J120 One Design start - Marblehead to Halifax

    Update Appears 4 boats confirmed to date.
  13. We are trying to reach out and gain participation for creating a one design class start for the Marblehead to Halifax ocean race. Now before I get flamed, yes I know J120s bla bla,bla, but I hope everyone can reframe from the negativities and be helpful. Over the past few years the J120s have had a class in the 2015 Annapolis to Newport race, 2016 Newport to Bermuda race, and we believe there is interest in continuing this trend. Looking at the current scratch sheet for the 2017 Annapolis to Newport there appears to be seven J120s entered and we hope that some of these boats continue on to do the Marblehead race. Therefore I ask that if you are aware of any owners who might be interested to either have then register, or provide their contacts so we can help them decide. Stu J120 Deviation CAN 50271
  14. J120 in classifieds

    Yeah ok, give you its an older design, but as an owner of one its far from lack luster as you say. The boat still wins races and although its not a "sled" or a fast forty per say, its still a decent boat
  15. J 121

    Base price is $385,000.00 FOB rumour is the draft is 7 foot 9 Boats being built by same builder of J111 and J70 Not sure how IRC or ORC will deal with the water ballast, and well would be nice to know if they plan to use carbon or something exotic for layup.