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  1. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    What's a "Jib Reach"? I was going to ask what a "felch" is? or was it fetch...? Dems olden times mariner terms, bye. I reckon a jib reach is like reaching with a jib, rather than reaching with a spi. Have you heard of a spinnaker reach? We do a lot of "spinnaker reaching" on my boat. I figure when you gybe through 260 degrees it must be a reach when you come out the other side, right?
  2. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Doyle (for one) makes jibs with flexible horizontal battens you can roll.
  3. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Ya should have come down for BBR instead of farting around in some local race where the only ripples on the water were from the sewage outflow . We had two days of breeze in the mid- to high double digits. But thanks for sharing Big J. with us on Friday and Sunday... that guy can trim a kite! Hey, only ten more alimony payments to go and then I get 30% of my income back and we get to start doing AWAY regattas again!!! See you next August in Padanaram... And yes, he certainly can!!!
  4. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Well compared to my J/109 that is 10 m2 of additional sail area with 2,000 fewer lbs. of displacement. So it should go faster DW then my current ride. Of course the J/122 has a 155 m2 kite (so an extra 35 m2 of chute) but displaces 4,000 lbs. more than I do. So maybe the J/122 will get to the windward mark first, but the J/111 will make up much of that spread on the DW leg? At any rate, I would LOVE to see the 109/111/122 all out racing at the same time. That would be kinda cool...heck, throw in a 133 for shits and giggles... Z The J/122 should gain upwind, but give it all back down wind. It is not just sail area and displacement. They really tried to get the rig and hull shape as efficient as possible for down wind speed. When the boat breaks loose on a plane, it won't be close. You need about 18 kts. of breeze for that from what I've been told. We can pretty much count on that and more every day here in the summer. I think we've seen 18 knots of true MAYBE twice this whole summer. I am jealous! We just pray that maybe with a seabreeze we will get close to double-digits...of windspeed that is. It takes 18 knots of true to get the BOAT into double-digits!!!
  5. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Well compared to my J/109 that is 10 m2 of additional sail area with 2,000 fewer lbs. of displacement. So it should go faster DW then my current ride. Of course the J/122 has a 155 m2 kite (so an extra 35 m2 of chute) but displaces 4,000 lbs. more than I do. So maybe the J/122 will get to the windward mark first, but the J/111 will make up much of that spread on the DW leg? At any rate, I would LOVE to see the 109/111/122 all out racing at the same time. That would be kinda cool...heck, throw in a 133 for shits and giggles... Z
  6. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Seriously? It will be just six seconds a mile slower than the J/122?? A couple feet shorter but a lot lighter with a better SA/DSPL ration I suppose. Hmmmm, very interesting...