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    the pointy end of the boat

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  1. bloodshot

    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    I swear I saw that thing for sale in RI last summer.
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    The EP looks amazing, but I'd probably be fine with the Meris.
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    if money was no object, I'd look into Mustang. They have 3 and 4 layer membrane waterproofing for some of their kit.
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    Is the J/24 worth it?

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    Is the J/24 worth it?

    I would definitely consider something like this if you weren't going the J24 route:
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    Is the J/24 worth it?

    I was trying to keep it under 24-26 feet or so, but yeah, you can find those for cheap as well.
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    Is the J/24 worth it?

    I would also budget in any hatch conversion if you're going down the fixer-upper route. Its been a while since I looked into it, but think that can be somewhat pricey if you keep it OD compliant. as for phrf keelboats on the cheap, depending on your region, I'd look at Holder 20, Santana 20, Evelyn 25 (if you can find a nice dry one, they are the PHRF killer) or Capri 25.
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    anyone know of any peterson 34's floating around?

    there's one in the Mudheads
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    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..