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  1. J27 predomonent sailmaker?

    All my sails come from Doyle RI. And you can buy all the sails and a lovely J27 to go with them! Yes, I DID buy an ad!
  2. J 27 - ancient history

    When you say pre-production, what hull number would that be? I know we used to have a very early boat, White Rabbit that was RCR Yachts demo and then raced locally for a number of years. It sat on the hard for a long while and then was sold on, I have no recollection of what the hull number was.... I have hull number three. One through four were built 'pre-production' as boat show boats. For example, mine has a J24 electric panel. There are a couple of other quirks. Since I had known the boat and the owners and storage yards where she wintered for more than 10 years, I was happy to buy her. The first 4 boats weren't boatshow boats, they were built for the 1984 Block Island Race Week as their debut. I sailed hull #1, we split the rudder down the center on the way to BI from Newport (a new rudder showed up after everyone had left the docks, we were drilling the pintels in as we were going out the cut). The first rigs were, I believe, 2 feet shorter and the boom was a foot shorter, we sailed all week feeling like we were reefed. After the week, J-Boats bought new rigs and mains for the boats but kept the I measurement the same so they wouldn't have to buy new headsails and kites which is why the rig looks a little unbalanced. We were top boat of the 4 but were around 5th in class, pretty noncompetitive. I sailed one later that year locally with the new rig, big difference, sort of made BIRW a waste. Ah ha! All these years I'd had the story wrong. Glad I missed trying to sail one with the stubby mast. Hulls four and five were at my club back at the boats' infancy.
  3. J 27 - ancient history

    Thanks! However I've resigned myself to leaving the boat as is. I did snag a slightly more powerful two-stroke, longer shaft OB, so that's something. All my money will continue to go to sails to race!
  4. J 27 - ancient history

    Much as I dream about 'easy' options I expect I'm going to deal with the OB for as long as I have the boat. I'll want her to go on to another J27 lover who will race her, with much hope of getting her to a one design fleet. I figure any attacks on the hull beyond maintenance aren't a great idea. I do think the boat is great, and fast (when sailed decently) which is a hard feeling to give up!
  5. J24 Bulkhead issue, repair or replace?

    Can't answer to the 24. The 22 bulkhead went in in one piece with a little finagling.
  6. J 27 - ancient history

    When you say pre-production, what hull number would that be? I know we used to have a very early boat, White Rabbit that was RCR Yachts demo and then raced locally for a number of years. It sat on the hard for a long while and then was sold on, I have no recollection of what the hull number was.... I have hull number three. One through four were built 'pre-production' as boat show boats. For example, mine has a J24 electric panel. There are a couple of other quirks. Since I had known the boat and the owners and storage yards where she wintered for more than 10 years, I was happy to buy her.
  7. J 27 - ancient history

    Inboard on the J29? It wasn't MHOB to start with, at 111?
  8. J 27 - ancient history

    Wow - 18 seconds a mile! I owe him time now. Thanks for the thoughts on that one.
  9. J 27 - ancient history

    I've thought about Torqeedo on and off. I worry about how long it can run. A ride to Newport and back is hours each way. But it certainly is worth looking over again at the boat shows this year.
  10. J 27 - ancient history

    Thanks! One is more than I knew of. Love my boat (number 3), hate the OB thing. Hey young lady, Careful what you wish for............. I had an inboard on my O29 and yanked it after 2 years. On boats like yours and the O space is at a premium and the real estate under the cockpit is prime stashing area. Without it the already small interior becomes smaller rather quickly. Add tankage, exhaust, venting and controls and the the weight adds up making your spritely craft less agile and svelte. Also add greater winterizing costs and overall complexity. Outboards suck but do have some distinct advantages. Since you're keeping it for a while have you thought about having 2 outboards, a really light small unit for getting in and out of the harbor for day sails/evening races then a heavier more powerful unit you could leave on the stern when you cruising and might have to cover more ground? Keep it simple. Where have I heard that before? It's a great idea (ditto to Blackadder) except for who is going to wrestle the damned bigger OB. I can handle the 2.5 two stroke. The boat came with a four stroke 5 HP. Not only could I not lift it off the stern, half the time I couldn't even start it with the pull cord. And store the extra ... where? Since I can't move it easily? My J22 came with a 5 HP long shaft two stroke and I could barely horse that thing around, and that was 15 years ago! Age and decreasing upper body strength has created a conundrum!
  11. J 27 - ancient history

    Thanks! One is more than I knew of. Love my boat (number 3), hate the OB thing.
  12. J24 Bulkhead issue, repair or replace?

    I started with a first year J22 and the bulkhead was very soft. A friend rotozipped the old one out (except for what crumbled ...) and we replaced with an already cut bulkhead from Waterline/Watercraft. Much easier than trying to cut a new one. Pretty easy to replace and then you know you've got one solid bit as you start to find other issues down the road. Best of luck!
  13. J 27 - ancient history

    I recently came across a 1984 document with all the original equipment and offerings for the J 27. Interesting as owner of one of the pre-production boats. One of the options was a 9 HP diesel engine. I've only seen a J27 with outboard motor. Does anyone know if any boats were ordered or produced with this? As I age my desire and ability to move an OB on and off to race is dwindling! I did try and get on the J27 Yahoo group, where I was a member but the site is moving so slowly it's agony.
  14. Southampton Solent Model Yacht Contest

    LOL - In my mind Will is still about 10 and building cardboard boats on the front porch! Will - this is spectacular!