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    Tawas Bay, USA
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    J/22, Lightning, Laser, J/105

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  1. Will

    Newer J80 Crazing

    Give Waterline a call. I thought those hulls and decks were built in china and only assembled by US Watercraft. I have a 2004 J/22 built by US Watercraft and it has zero crazing or cracking.
  2. Will

    J22 Worlds

    The North guys including Allan are nothing but great to their customers at these events. Some of them had bad days but were still seen on the dock every single day going over rig tune with customers and talking things thru.North was well represented at the worlds and I think you can ask most anyone, that a north rep when asked helped them out and quite happily. They have a pretty amazing group of talent in this class and more people should think about buying a J/22 and racing in this class if they want good racing. Yup, it is not the latest and greatest, but it is extremely even boats and great racing! As far as Team Thunder Chicken protesting Team Fluffy. Guys c'mon! It is a world championship! Hell yeah you protest if you think there is a chance!
  3. Will

    J105 sheets and halyard

    Hey Paul, try Todd Jones down at Thomas Hardware in Detroit. Great rigger experienced on all boat small to maxi. He has done some J/105 work and will know what is the best. (313) 886-6094 Cp
  4. Will

    Waterline J/105

    Waterline is handlaid fiberglass and NOT scrimp. According to smart people, that is the way to go, either a pre-scrimp TPI boat or if you can find one, a Waterline boat. I also heard they are light and need max correctors. The boat I sail on has a Hall Spar and it is beautiful. I have not seen the Sparcraft, but they are supposed to be the same (wink wink...) Good luck.
  5. Will

    Vinyl Graphics/Name

    I used Award & Sports in Saginaw, MI. They are sailors. Send Chris a email chris@awardandsports.com
  6. Will

    2 bolt lifting eye for J/22

    Call Waterline, they have them. http://waterlinesystems.com/
  7. Will

    J/22 hiking straps?

    No. I have never seen a boat that had them installed. Their location is kind of awkward and to me, would cause more issues. Plus, you dont want your weight back there.
  8. Will

    J/29 Shopping

    Buy the one in Traverse City. Been indoors for 16 years unused! http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1984/J-Boats-J-29-3009739/Traverse-City/MI/United-States#.WbiE8siGPIU I have nothing to do with this boat, just thought if your buying a J/29 that is not Hustler, than this is in better shape than any of them.
  9. Will

    J/22 vs Sonar 23

    J/22 is more fun. I have an 11 year old and she has always sailed on it, but now at 11, she is in her second year as bow chick on the J/22. Much better for kids, less loads, less upkeep, less cost for sails, dockage, maintenence. National class with major regatta's and high resale values. J/22 all the way.
  10. Will

    Tripp 33 polars

    I will check with Mike, thanks Cam. Looking forward to giving her a spin
  11. Will

    Tripp 33 polars

    Any chance I can get a copy of those as well?
  12. Listen to Gouv, he is what you call an expert!
  13. Will

    What size Tuff Luff for a J/33?

    Your sailmaker will know. JWW is right though, if it down by the feeder, just shorten it. However if it is not, you could repair it using West System G-Flex epoxy. Go to fix it forum and ask bruce (Gougeon tech advisor) for details if needed.
  14. Will

    J/22 rules changes

    wont make much difference. Talking to someone smarter than me, there really is no plan to change the sail shapes. Longer battens will extend sail life on the jib for sure. Be interesting if the two major lofts decide to keep offering the short battened sails asTDG suggested. If so and the mix and match becomes a reality, than this rule change (if implemented) will fail to live up to its intent.
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    J22 Midwinters

    Great job and congrats to Vic Snyder, Kevin Doyle and Aaron Snyder. Long time coming and well deserved!