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  1. 30-34ft cruiser racer

    The gs34 look so good but at just over 4900 it is the same displacement as the sunfast 3600 but shorter, I hope it doesn't follow the Elan range and favour style over performance
  2. 30-34ft cruiser racer

    Which country and fleet? If you're used to planing boats then it may seem boring. The old style cockpit layout isn't to everyone's taste but otherwise it's a fairly good boat that will sail well to an irc handicap
  3. Banque Populaire

    Stability in terms of flight, after all a car is more stable than a tricycle or bicycle...
  4. 30-34ft cruiser racer

    They're pretty robust boats, what's age is it?
  5. 3Di NorDac

    We have a new 36' racer cruiser coming this winter which will have a J3.5+reef and a furling storm jib/genoa staysail built in 3di nordac, will report back when we use them
  6. J/88

    There are a few subtle differences, with a full crew of 7 it will get up on the plane in around 18kts of wind sailing vmg angles, 2 up that will be much lower. The 92s dspl/L is higher than the 88s when not taking into account the spinnaker size, the 92s carries around 82sqm and the 88 around 92sqm. The d/L ratio of the 88 is lower than the 92. In typical j boats fashion nothing is drastically diffent between generations but a few small things add up to make the 88 just a bit sweeter to sail
  7. Mini Transat 2017

    The mini transat Facebook page just posted a livestream of Lipinski crossings ahead by not much more than 5 boatlengths
  8. North sails ,pricing, discounts

    This isn't strictly true. The basics of the North material numbering system are; 5 = technora, 6 = aramid, 7 = dyneema, 8 = carbon and technically you can buy a raw sail without no carbon at all. So for example our J88 has a 3di raw mainsail and 3di raw J2 and they are 780 material, higher blend of dyneema and small blend of carbon. Another project coming soon will have a 3di endurance main and 3di endurance J2.5+reef but the material is the same blend and both are 780 material. The difference is the surface finish, the endurance sail has a protective polyester surface (traditionally the grey striped finish of earlier sails) and the raw sails use a different glue on the final layer, a raw sail can noticed by the tiny holes in the material just small enough to let light in and also in the light you can see the individual tapes and patterns. the new project will come with endurance, raw and nordac in the inventory so we should get a good idea of the characteristics of each material when compared.
  9. Mini Transat 2017

    Looking at the pictures of the boats leaving earlier in this thread it looks like Lipinski's rig on 865 is bigger than the others? Could be helping in the downwind stuff
  10. North sails ,pricing, discounts

    Dealing with them right now, this time of year is the best time price wise and on top of that they have trimmed a quote back 7% since start of discussions
  11. 25'-30' Sprit Boat For $75k

    the j92 probably won't plane easily unless it's blowing over 20. The Far East 28 probably will, just be sure to go larger on kite size than standard because it's a bit small, however it's an outboard engine boat. Option 3 is you buy a Farr 30 and have someone fit a retracting bowsprit for you.
  12. Mustang Survival

    Any suppliers outside North America? Living in the U.K and may want to buy some. Anyone had any consumer experience?
  13. which yacht designer ?

    Probably Shaun Carkeek, or Nivelt Muratet
  14. J70, cheating and pros

    Are all the binned boats European built? Last year Vincenzo lost his shit at the Swan worlds (also YCCS) after he protested his main rival in the s&s class for being improperly rated under ORC, they did a full re measurement of the protested boat and it turned out an even lower rating than before! Vincenzo had turned up with a fully optimised Swan 38 with most of the interior removed and was expected to walk away with the class win. It's fair to say that he didn't attend any more socials, skipped prize giving and went home. I see a pattern here lol the word around that regatta was that it was a particularly bad showing from him and he was overly sore
  15. J 121

    I hope this isn't a classic jboat case where they have a great recipe with all the best ingredients and then slightly undercook it