GregLynn

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  1. GregLynn

    Dynex Dux vs. New England STS

    Sorry, my mistake. I meant to type .5%. But now that I check my math it is more like 1% as the headstay is 70' and it has crept close to 14" in 4 months. We don't have turnbuckles, the line terminates on Colligo fittings at both ends with the top on a loop around a dog bone in the mast and the bottom lashed.
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    Dynex Dux vs. New England STS

    I use the Marlow Max99 for a headstay and shrouds and it has much more creep than we expected, close to 5% now after 6 months. So I will go to EC6 for the headstay. John Franta claims the DynaDux has less creep so I would talk to him. Where creep isn't an issue Max99 is the greatest. Very happy with it. All our halyards are Max99. Marlow's Grand Prix line is able to put in hoist marks, diameter increases and all kind of trick details that are much appreciated. The ability to size down diameter due to strength makes the Max99 competitive in pricing; sometimes cheaper. Using less of a stronger material is always good and often economical.
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    Rolex Wild Oats XI

    Maybe a hull on each side to go with all those appendages?
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    Bieker-53

    Looks great. Really like the driving and trimming positions not being separated by a living room and kitchen!
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    Bieker-53

    Can't compare a Volvo 70 to a racer cruiser catamaran. The Mercedes dealer will tell you their AMG sedan is just like an F1 car too but its salesmanship. Recently, a much heavier version of an Orma 60 trimaran with a short rig (Paradox) finished more than 10 hours ahead of a Gunboat (Phaedo) in a 2 day race: http://www.rorc.org/raceresults/2013/rc600-multihull01.html
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    Bieker-53

    A better comparison is the Beiker 53 will have amenities similar to but less than a Gunboat 55 and performance that is much better but not as good as the GunboatG4 (if they can hit the advertised weight by working with a yard experienced with cooking pre-preg Nomex and if they build the interiors in something lighter than plywood).
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    Artemis?

    I'm with knarly34, looks like a 72' A-Cat. Hull forms are full and rectangular from midsection to stern and look good to work with the lift generated by the foils.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    How does the J111 rate in PHRF against the Beneteau First 40? I noticed the J111 finished behind one in the Newport to Cabo race which was a relatively light air race for their fleet. I was surprised. I expected the J111 to be a rocket off the wind and much faster than the IRC oriented Beneteau. I would imagine the Beneteau will go to weather better and faster around the buoys but thought it would be smoked on point to point ocean races by the new J.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    I can only assume that the post by the engine and prop guy about sail area the similarity between the 111 and 125 is in the ratio of sail area to displacement (69%?) as the 125 is a longer boat, with taller rig, and higher righting moment so it must have more sail area than the 111; if one believes the specs online it has +300 upwind and up to +650 downwind. If the comparison holds and the E-glass 111 performs for its size like the larger full carbon 125 it should be in great shape.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    My bad. I should have looked at M34 more closely. Nothing down there but 4 berths and a bucket.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    It's not so much about knocking the J boats, they're fine boats and have been. It's just that this isn't a big step forward by any stretch. It's a response to the SC37 to protect an existing market. Nothing newsworthy about the J111 though, it's an "evolution" not a "revolution". How is it that the Archimbault M34 is so much lighter and so much more powered up in the specs? If someone is looking for one design potential it would seem between the tour and the specs the M34 is a much more likely candidate. It allso doesn't come with all the options and is made by one boat builder so boats should be tighter to rules making one design more viable. You can sleep on it too unlike McConaghy 36 or Soto 40.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    What the J111 has going for it is the dealer network and repeat buyers. Sad to see this knock off of the SC37 presell 30 hulls if this is true. The SC37 already tried to do too much (being trailerable) but at least the SC37 is looking forward. The J111 has a whiff of fresh thinking but its real appeal is to all the J repeat customers.