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  1. Soft Jib Hanks

    Not really on a bigger boat, where forestay tension is key to get the shape right. There's tension on the hanks, so it makes sense to double up near the top, especially if the luff is shorter than the forestay (as in jib #3/4).
  2. Soft Jib Hanks

    Works great, no problems w inside gybes. Once in a while, one opens when handling the sail on deck, but it's easy to catch when hoisting.
  3. J 121

    I'm not sure where this experience come from since there are many boats that do extremely well shorthanded with single rudder. Your statement is true for wide designs like Figaro 2, JPK or Pogo, but not for this kind of "narrower" design. I'm able to run the J/111 with very little effort from my NKE. Upwind is never any issue as the helm never loads up as the boat heels. Downwind, the boats naturally lack form stability vs an open-style-design, so there's no point in pushing it. NKE ok 90% of the time downwind vs 95% on wider, twin-rudder boats.
  4. J 121

    +1 On the J/111 I feel the wheel lets me drive the boat harder/longer in downwind conditions when the autopilot struggles. Also, I get a better overview of waves and what's going on to windward which is much harder with a tiller on ex Class 40. And with a crew, people tend to get in the way... I can see the benefits of both setups, with weight as an important factor for a tiller, but for a multi-purpose boat as the J/121 I think twin wheels makes sense and is the "conservative" option ;-)
  5. Soft Jib Hanks

  6. J 121

    Yup. And the 121 will to (changed from #1) The 111 is very well set up for the normal jibs, but when we run a J0 (code cut like a big jib, sheeted through the infucker) we're really pushing the limits. Ideally, we'd need 20 cm more track. This is addressed with the 121.
  7. J 121

    +1 I would argue that the infucker is essential on this type of boat, and the first thing people add on modern boat that doesn't have them. The reason for the mix of "floating" and "track" on the J/121 is to give maximum flexibility for the sailmakers. We're seeing similar combos of track/soft on JPK/Figaro/Class 40s. On damage, we've run unprotected rings on the J/111 for 12.000 nm, with just 2-3 small gelcoat dents.
  8. J/88

  9. j120 bobstay solution

    Our setup on the J/111. Just 1 meter out because of crazy load w the 2:1 halyard.. http://www.blur.se/2014/08/29/j111-blur-code-0-setup/ http://www.blur.se/2017/09/06/tack-code-halfway-sprit/
  10. J 121

    Lots of nerdy photos/details: http://www.blur.se/2017/09/26/j121-provsegling-newport-detaljer/
  11. Henri Lloyd Offshore Elite 2.0

    We've worn Offshore Elite since 2014 = 4 full seasons including a Fastnet Race campaign and 10.000 nm. Excellent piece of kit that's lighter than most stuff we've seen + keeps up very well when it gets rough. Strong recommendation. Previously had team gear from Musto HPX (also very good) and Puma (not so much).
  12. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Does anyone know if there is a mandatory service after 12.000 nm?
  13. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    There's nothing wrong with the Facnor furler. Or quality. It's preferred gear (together with Karver) for Thomas Coville and most IMNOCA-sailors, so I'm pretty sure it's good enough for the rest of us If setup correctly it works very well, even without backstay tension.
  14. J/88

    Some J/88 cruising. A friend bought a J/88 Mai Tai and sailed her from hamble to Gothenburg (11 days and 865 nautical miles).