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    the pointy end of the boat

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  1. bloodshot

    J105 light winds

    looks like some sort of luff tensioner? as for light air, weight position is a little screwed up by the skipper/traveler rule. leeward heel and crew up at the shrouds, even putting some in front. mast should sag to leeward upwind so 2-3 steps down from base tune is good. also, I find putting the boom above centerline in the light helps power the main up. downwind, hold the boom so the kite gybes first. once filled, gybe the boom over. this helps come out of the gybe with speed. this is tough crew-wise in light air as you really don't want weight aft
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    New, to me, J35

    yeah, ECSA is 72 as well, but I don't recall seeing one around here in many many years. I made my bones on a 35. love those things.
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    New, to me, J35

    Base rating 75
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    New, to me, J35

    there's a J35 in Newport that was modded with a sprit this past year.
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    i touch myself

    compared to other OD keelboat classes, I'd say its still pretty good
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    i touch myself

    2 of the 20 boats at the J109 NAs this past weekend had female owners/drivers. Not a bad percentage there..
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    what's your top boatspeed in a J boat?

    Technically, the 145 rates faster but I imagine the 125 has a higher documented top boatspeed due to planing
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    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    I was speaking about all cotton hats in general. way too unbreathable...
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    Best Sailing Knife

    can anyone lead me to a good sheath for my small myerchin folder? I'd prefer to avoid the Myerchin sheath as is failed pretty quickly with not that much wear and tear.
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    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    not for nothing, but I can't wear these fancy thick cotton hats anymore, especially not in the heat of summer.
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    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    there was a time in the early 2000s when it was very easy to get them. They since scaled back on their sponsorship so they're a little more rare. I have a bunch but ever since my well-loved 1991 BIRW hat went overboard, I lost the appetite for em.
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    J 70 PHRF

    no direct experience myself, but as observed from another class on the course, in the light, they don't seem to compete against the Vipers and Melges 24s
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    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    no idea how reliable this website is, but...
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    Death at Cowes week.

    sounds like a MOB...feet got tangled in mainsheet