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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. On Blur we go directly from the vang to each side., Red line w Spinlock PXR Cam Cleats on each side.
  2. Unless I'm missing something a J/111, J/122 and Aerodyne 38 are pretty similar on the water (1.090ish in IRC). The J/121 will probably be 5-7% faster than that trio. This will be Ker 11.3, Landmark/Mills 43 and ClubSwan 42 territory
  3. Schrodinger's ballast? Haha, brilliant. BTW, the rating rules I've encountered are perfectly capable of rating water ballast as a separate entity (vs normal ballast vs crew). If its rated fair or not will naturally be part of the usual debate
  4. The big difference is that sprits simplifies sailing without sacrificing cruising comfort. Water ballast can be pretty intrusive (plumbing + reduced living/storage space) and there is a hard compromise between performance (big tanks + big pipes) and comfort/looks. For the absolute majority of cruiser/racers it's easier to just take a reef. That said, I'm sure J/boats take on the concept will take it to a new level.
  5. We run CAM-0608 on all ours. Some initial slip + good hold. We also tried the ceramic version for jib halyard this year, and then the grip is almost instant (very expensive, so can't really recommend those)... Upwind in 12+ knots we tend to keep the jib halyard on the winch. Code halyard is on winch 100% of the time. With a proper halyard/cover it should hold up nicely. We get 4+ seasons out of ours (Liros Racer Pro, 10 mm, SK90 core, Technora/Polyester cover).
  6. Retrofitted Carbonautica on both J/109 & J/111. Looks great + good value. Be very exact when specifying hub. More photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/blursailing/albums/72157626764973287
  7. Added weight :-) I often get the questions why J/boats don't hide halyards (or furlers) under deck, but I really like the no-nonsence approach where everything is accessible and easy to inspect and replace if necessary. Also, if I have a leak, I want to know asap. To have water standing inside a tube in the bow is not a good way to hide a problem. On several J/133 the tube have been removed, and I could see this happening on the 121 as well.
  8. It's well documented they had some issues with sprit seals in the early years. But I've owned 3 J/Sprit boats over the past 18 years, and I've yet to have an issue with leaks around the bowsprit. Have you had/seen issues firsthand? Nothing against external sprits, but that's another subject. +1 No issues on either the 111 or the 109, despite some pretty rough sailing.
  9. Same way a J/111 is different to a J/109. Or about 10 knots extra on a good downwind Wouldn't comparing to the the 121 to the 122E vis-a-vis the 111 to the 112E make more sense? The 111 & 121 are similar concepts, pretty much as the 122 were the big sister of the 109. 112E is a new series, and have little in common w the 122E (more than the E, but on the 122 it's just a facelift).
  10. Same way a J/111 is different to a J/109. Or about 10 knots extra on a good downwind
  11. I know. But the sprit + systems need proper dimensioning to handle REAL load. The standard setup + bobstay is fine for a IRC "code" w 75% mid girth in at TWA 80. It's a different thing with a "masthead genoa" or J0 in 3Di where you achieve tension with a 2:1 halyard before maxing out the backstay. We've tried both, and measured loads with a Rigsense, and the difference is huge. The J/111 (and the J/121) can't handle a tight reaching with a big code, so the loads from the sails are moderate. The big issue is forestay tension at tight angles, which is key both with jibs, as well as different code setups. It would be cool to find a way to "lock off" the sprit when in place, since the big force ends up on sprit outhaul (1 ton load in the forestay becomes 1500 kg on the outhaul when you tack at the sprit end). Constrictor jammer in the bow or some other clever devide
  12. Not disputing at all, but what sprit change are you hoping for? I'd root for a Spectra/shock cord bobstay like many owners have added. Code Zero's and other furling headsails have/are growing in popularity, and Hall won't condone them with any previous bow sprit design. It's time for Hall & J/Boats to address the issue...overdue IMO. Not really sure what's the best way to do it, but it's not possible to run a proper "upwind" code 0 (3Di + 50% mid girth + REAL forestay tension) from the end of the sprit. That's one of the reasons we run ours "mid sprit" and even then pushing the limits. http://www.blur.se/2014/08/29/j111-blur-code-0-setup/ I'd be happy to implement a similar arrangement if I get a 121, but then with a halyard lock and a proper 2:1 tackline. As you say, this would be a good time för J/boats and Hall to re-invent the retractable sprit :-)
  13. Ah, so then "inline" with the J/88 and J/111. Since J/112E and J/122E is another line (with similar pricing structure) :-) So should J-Boats have named this the J/Blur? Looks right up your alley, shorthanded distance racing "if I were going to modify the 111 I would..." Wala...J 1-2-1. I think the twists with 1-2-1 is pretty cool - and the boat looks perfect. I hope they do their homework on deck layout and sail handling systems (ie halyard locks, bow sprit, steering etc) but the overall concept is spot on. Disclaimer: I havn't ordered one
  14. Ah, so then "inline" with the J/88 and J/111. Since J/112E and J/122E is another line (with similar pricing structure) :-)
  15. vs Expectations: a bit heavier shallower not as fast a bit more but still a very nice concept Exactly the projections people made for the J/111 as well as the J/88 I think we can all say that those boats turned out pretty good despite all the complaints (as a Canon user, the Internet reaction when they launch a new camera is exactly the same; to late, to little, to expensive - but then it's spot on, and a fantastic camera, for many people). It's not that hard to scale the 88/111 numbers to a 121. I have a hard time seeing a "base price is inline with the 112e". Since that's where the J/111 is I would expect it to end up close to the J/122.