Spin Echo

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  1. Spin Echo

    New mast for 105

    Thank you guys for the info. Glad to hear the replacement Sparcraft mast is good. Bought the 105 specifically for OD, so no carbon for this boat. Wet spreaders, in your experience the broken masts you saw, did they break forward or aft?
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    New mast for 105

    Got a new to me 105 in beautiful condition, superexcited, only to have my mast destroyed in transport. Boat in Northeast USA. Need new mast. Looking for feedback on the new Sparcraft mast vs a used Hall mast. I know Sparcraft is a bit stiffer and slightly heavier, but would love to hear from actual owners. Thanks!
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    J 121

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    J 121

    Yup, also 125 built in carbon would be a few hundred grand more. Tough sell in a tough market. How many production (non-custom) builders of sailboats are left in US? Even Sabre is building motorboats now.
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    J 121

    I agree with you 100%. Horses for courses. Handicap rules suck. Across oceans shorthanded and cruising, Pogo no question. Racing in any handicap system, i'll have to pick the 121.
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    J 121

    Its a really tough choice. If for cruising, then Pogo has so much more boat to offer without a doubt, but if racing, its so beamy with so much wetted surface and a punishing rating. Just last weekend it came in about 1 hr before a well-sailed Hanse 375 after 190 nm. Phrf 6 vs. 114. Im sure 121 would have kicked ass.
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    J 121

    Yes, but there has not been any news on it lately. Isn't the launch of hull no 1 was projected for this August? Im really looking forward to see it already.
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    J/100 tuning #'s

    Whats the rating on the 100 with the 150 Genoa?
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    Construction of a Pogo 12.50

    Found that email from Charly: Hello,Yes, the mast is higher about 1meter and lighter with the backstays, you can have a spinnaker of almost 200m² instead of the 142m² of the Pogo12.50In attachment you can see a rigging and pictures of 2 Pogo12.50 racing versionI'm looking forward to hearing from you.best regards -- Charly Fernbach
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    Construction of a Pogo 12.50

    Jinja
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    Construction of a Pogo 12.50

    Hi JL, We did look into mast reinforcement, but on mine it was a flat no. even with runners it's not designed for rmastheads. Regards the pole, I thought of that at the build, it was a toss up, and I wrongly elected not to bother. A pole would have been interesting, when cruising in heavy airs once we'd just goosewinged the headsail and she flew. Unsure if ZSpars would let me just mount one post build, I'd need to check. Dragon, that's a first for me, didn't know of any with mastheads. I'll have to find out what they did differently! The pogo in question must be Jinja, former J122 owner. Here is a picture of his masthead during the ARC IMG_3628.PNG Yes, its Jinja, they have the taller racing mast with runners. Charly from Structures told me about it when i was inquiring about the 12.50.
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    Construction of a Pogo 12.50

    That boat has an optional, taller, class 40 racing mast with runners.
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    J 121

    A bit disappointing, for a short hander more form stability would be nice. Disp is pretty amazing though, thats pretty much the disp of an all carbon Andrews 39. 3K heavier than a J125. Hmmmm And pretty much the same weight as an Aerodyne 38.. I'm not hyper impressed. J125 is not a fair comparison. Its completely stripped out and much lower freeboard and zero amenities. Aerodyne, is fair, still impressive with 2 ft longer.
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    J 121

    A bit disappointing, for a short hander more form stability would be nice. Disp is pretty amazing though, thats pretty much the disp of an all carbon Andrews 39.
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    J 121

    Coming along....