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  1. J35 Anarchist

    Been back in Detroit for about an hour and a half, Fleet 7 did an outstanding job with the NA's. It's always good when you win it, but this was not my first rodeo, that would have been Chicago 96-97? Roger it was good to meet you, and thanks for giving us that 3rd. Hope that Tawas can pull off 2018 NA's after the 2nd Mac race next season. Come on up try the freshwater, tick off a couple of boxes, time does not wait.
  2. J35 Surveyor wanted

    Then you gotta buy sails that cost more than the boat, get 5 guys that know what they're doing, 5 more guys to rotate in and out for rail meat, sail packing, and other stuff the first 5 guys ain't gonna do. BUT if you can do it you will not be disappointed. The boat is responsive, fun, and has a great groove. good luck 2017 J35 North Americans, Annapolis Yacht Club 9/21-9/24
  3. Thanks to all the SA community that have contributed to my question, you've given me more insight and knowledge with this than I ever expected. When this place works it really freaking does. Good on ya mates, When I figure out whats best I'll give ya'll a report. Again my thanks. Old Bow
  4. Thanks friends for all the input. Will look into the altenator issue, as per the listing the drivetrain is "#5411 Diesel Inboard w/2:1 reduction gear, ¾” SS shaft & Martec Folding Prop". Thinking the hp rating is at the flywheel but not sure.
  5. Looking at an 84 Tartan 3000, with an 5411 Universal diesel. With 7950lbs displacement and an 11 horsepower diesel I'm concerned she's underpowered. It's a long motor up current on the St Clair River to get to the Lake Huron cruising grounds. Let me know what you know SA family. Even what ya just think.
  6. Anyone have any experiance, positive or negative, with sailboat surveyor in the Montreal CAN. area? Thanks geatly for any comments and please don't pat your own back.
  7. BYC - Mackinac

    So they have now moved the J33 into class E, leaving only J & T 35s in class G. These are the same bosts that have been racing level for over 20 years, now forced to race on handicap. WE DON'T WANT TO! Solution: Rate all boats in class G ,886, the fastest measured boat in the class. Nope won't happen will it? I'm pretty sure that if you want to race as a level class, the class needs to apply for/request a level rating. Did anyone in the J/T 35 class apply for or request this? I cannot answer for the class, but would offer that perhaps it was assumed that BYC would treat this new rating system as they did with IRC. The class raced level and our IRC rating was only in play for overall. Which is why they say don't assume, it just makes an ass out of u and me. Sorry to sound all lecturey, but that word assume says it all. The Beneteaus and 120's made their desires known to the committee. The 35's assumed. There's your difference. (The C&Cs and Level 126's are PHRF rated and not measurement-rated, otherwise they'd have the same issue.) Lecturey? Please allow me. Every savy business person is aware that there are a multitude of reasons why customers go elsewhere. Statistcaly, the #1 reason is that an employee has shown an attitude of indifferance to the customer. That said, why in a time of diminishing participation is BYC not moving to a customer friendly position? They have had plenty of time to respond and amend, but they won't. Level 35 is the only keelboat class in the race that does not have a BYC boat in it. Would that change things? I don't know, I'm done ranting, see you on the island, have fun, go fast, and take chances. Please tell us you're not complaining because you used to race level against a slower boat and now you have to give them some time? Nope we rate ORR mid pack, not concerned about our rating just want to race without one.
  8. BYC - Mackinac

    So they have now moved the J33 into class E, leaving only J & T 35s in class G. These are the same bosts that have been racing level for over 20 years, now forced to race on handicap. WE DON'T WANT TO! Solution: Rate all boats in class G ,886, the fastest measured boat in the class. Nope won't happen will it? I'm pretty sure that if you want to race as a level class, the class needs to apply for/request a level rating. Did anyone in the J/T 35 class apply for or request this? I cannot answer for the class, but would offer that perhaps it was assumed that BYC would treat this new rating system as they did with IRC. The class raced level and our IRC rating was only in play for overall. Which is why they say don't assume, it just makes an ass out of u and me. Sorry to sound all lecturey, but that word assume says it all. The Beneteaus and 120's made their desires known to the committee. The 35's assumed. There's your difference. (The C&Cs and Level 126's are PHRF rated and not measurement-rated, otherwise they'd have the same issue.) Lecturey? Please allow me. Every savy business person is aware that there are a multitude of reasons why customers go elsewhere. Statistcaly, the #1 reason is that an employee has shown an attitude of indifferance to the customer. That said, why in a time of diminishing participation is BYC not moving to a customer friendly position? They have had plenty of time to respond and amend, but they won't. Level 35 is the only keelboat class in the race that does not have a BYC boat in it. Would that change things? I don't know, I'm done ranting, see you on the island, have fun, go fast, and take chances.
  9. BYC - Mackinac

    So they have now moved the J33 into class E, leaving only J & T 35s in class G. These are the same bosts that have been racing level for over 20 years, now forced to race on handicap. WE DON'T WANT TO! Solution: Rate all boats in class G ,886, the fastest measured boat in the class. Nope won't happen will it? I'm pretty sure that if you want to race as a level class, the class needs to apply for/request a level rating. Did anyone in the J/T 35 class apply for or request this? I cannot answer for the class, but would offer that perhaps it was assumed that BYC would treat this new rating system as they did with IRC. The class raced level and our IRC rating was only in play for overall.
  10. BYC - Mackinac

    So they have now moved the J33 into class E, leaving only J & T 35s in class G. These are the same bosts that have been racing level for over 20 years, now forced to race on handicap. WE DON'T WANT TO! Solution: Rate all boats in class G ,886, the fastest measured boat in the class. Nope won't happen will it?
  11. BYC - Mackinac

    So why has BYC given level ratings on the shore course to the old Level 126 class and C&C 35s. On the cove island course Ben. 36.7s and J120s also get a level rating for the whole class. Level 35 (J35 & T35), has been racing for 20 years as a level class but now we have to race handicapped. Additionally they've thrown a J33 into the class. I'm calling bullshit, Is Declerque on that J33?
  12. Lauderdale to KW Race Tips

    Win the start and extend.
  13. too good to be true?

    You can fix a Farr 40 ?
  14. Bells Beer Bayview Mackinac

    Yes I know we will have weather, but whose got the prognosess, predicttion, or the inside schnizzle?
  15. J35 Anarchist

    Kudos to Larry and all the members of MYC. Great event, the race commitee, venue, food, you had the whole package!