Je Prefere

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  1. Je Prefere

    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Although it seems clear that this prototype is being tested in more salacious waters, perhaps its the first shot at a Race to Alaska qualifier ?
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    Defending an existing PHRF rating

    At least for PHRF-NW the whole idea is that the speed potential of the boat is based on top 1% crew and skipper, boat prep, sails, and gear. so yes, compared to me for example.
  3. this seems to work pretty well
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    Used J/109 Question

    Not that I’ve ever heard of. Very Early models had issues with the aftmost keel floors, and had a factory fix.
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    J/122 diesel heater installation

    Check the normal water temp of your engine before you think about a hydronic system
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    Mythical Front Page Upgrade

    Having observed it now for a bit, I’d say it’s even less relevant than before
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    Jammer Six has left and taken it all with him

    Fortunately not even close snaggle
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    Jammer Six has left and taken it all with him

    Possible that it’s one of his alternate personalities belongs to Styc
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    Bronze alloys in seawater

    It was “red bronze “ maybe, with iron and failed?
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    MAGNETIC NORTH on the move.............

    no worries about reversals and life. no one has found any good correlation between magnetic reversals and mass extinction events.
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    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    Afford has to include time and money for moorage and maintenance, even used boats are increasingly expensive per hour of use. Just tearing down and greasing 4 winches 2 x a year is more time than I spend directly on maintaining my car yearly, then add in everything else.
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    cost difference between J24 and J27

    All other things being equal, the 27 will want a jib, a light and medium 155 Genoa, a good main, and a light and medium or reacher and runner spin. All are bigger and more expensive than the 24 sails. If you buy wisely and figure to replace one a year, you’ll be running 3-4 k on sails. Bottom paint is marginally more for the 27, but not much. General maintenance, similarly. The 27 is a far more comfortable boat.
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    ToT PHRF pre race calculation

    Yep, another version is to assume the zero boat goes 6 knots, so multiply the tod rating difference by 6 and divide by 60 for # of minutes per hour racing allowed. If it’s the same fleet all the time, the time differences will be constant. Tod is not much less complicated imo, unless you’ve got a pretty reasonable idea of the distances.
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    ToT PHRF pre race calculation

    Can’t really work without a time difference between you and the other boats.