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  1. brico

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    There's one in Switzerland for sale.
  2. brico

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Thank you, this solution doesn't work on the european boat: On the US boat, the max possible angle of the rudder is defined by a rope (the visible blue rope on your picture). On the european boat, there is no rope but a vertical bar. This bar not only limits the movement of the quadrant; it also disables the lower one of the two carbon parts from crossing the middle position. brico
  3. brico

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    On Kashmir, we started by buying the premade aluminum tiller arm from edson. It would work fine and you should check out their website. We ended up not using it and having Blair Ross make us two simple carbon plates that bolt on to the back of the quadrant itself. We have a raymarine setup that is completely removable so that the only thing on the boat while we are racing are the two 6 oz carbon attachment plates and the drive unit mounting bracket. Its a great setup. Thank you What is the dimension of the carbon plates? Do you have drawings?
  4. brico

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Autopilot question: Anybody installed an autopilot on a J111? As the (carbon) rudder stock is not round but kind of oval, it seems to be difficult to find a suitable tiller arm. So I think of building a custom made part to attach the autopilot to the quadrant directly. What do you think about this idea? What solution has been found on the other J111s to solve this problem? Thanks in advance for all serious answers. brico
  5. brico

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    166 sqm works fine in light winds. brico
  6. brico

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    I'm not really sure why the European built boats have their own numbers starting from #1? Or is that just on International #18 was the first to be built in Europe and it seemes it went to Switzerland. A couple af people up here in Scandinavia are interested in 111 so we'll see what happens... Hmmm. Just went out the the Lejouet site...the boat KAIROS is listed as hull #1 (first European produced J-111) and appears to be in Switzerland in alignment with your comment. With respeoct to the nunmbering convention, I might speculate that the European built boats would have their own Europe specific serial/ hull numbers and not be coordinating with the US Mfg entity. With this said BLUR is listed on the site with #18 so Lejouet may be pulling from multiple data sources to access and publish info... Great to hear about J-111 intetrest in Scandinavia. Are you still considering one in the future? The first european boat has hull Nr. 10 and went to Switzerland. brico
  7. Thank you!

    I'll ask him.

    Nr. 10 is going to sail by the end of June in Switzerland.

    Best regards

    Urs (brico)

  8. Brico -

    I think it wa sa coiuple thousandds bucks it cost me. Greg Nelsen who goes by solosailor on SA built it for me, he is also my boat manager. Not sure he wants to build any more but you can email him at

    Frank (Ragbag)