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    J100 Polars

    Here's a chart from 2006. But doesn't include the with sprit polars. J100 Polar Chart (1).pdf
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    The new sailing twin skin setup

    I'm curious to know what setup is heavier. The AC72 wing or the AC75 twin skin system - mast included. I imagine the AC72 wing was pretty damn heavy once you add up all of the hydraulic system weight. This option, in theory, should be lighter.
  3. Somebody took these pictures and posted to facebook this morning. Anyone want to venture what hull they took to frankenengineer? 11 meter?
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    J/100 tuning #'s

    Who has done the sprit upgrade and can provide an approximate cost installed? I know the kit itself is around 4k from Forte Spars.
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    Dear Dr. Rules

    The motor died after the gas tanks were swapped during the 23 mile motor to the start.... Bad gas.
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    J 121

    Yikes on the main flake job...although probably not easy on brand new 3di's
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    J92S Inquiry

    J-100 doesn't interest you?
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    J/100 tuning #'s

    We just received our new 3Di 100% jib with a roller furling RBS top-batten for extra leech support. The new sail is about 10-15 square feet larger than our previous quantum OD jib. It completely changes the way the boat sails in less than 10 knots of breeze. We fooled around with the idea of adding a big genoa like Bad/Good Girl but at the end of the day we didn't do it in order to keep things simpler, sail with less crew, not install genoa tracks, etc...Keeping her a beer can boat right now. The bow-tacked kite downwind is definitely not ideal, especially in under 10 knots of breeze but as soon as you can put the bow down and ease the tack line to lift tack and project the kite to windward things slightly improve. On our boat we have the mast butt all the way forward and the shrouds just tight enough so that the leeward shrouds are just going slack in about 15-18 knots. Probably a little too loose in that much wind and a little tight under 7 knots but we feel it is a good base setting. By the way we currently rate 96 (up from 90) a year ago in the GYA and we will probably appeal for another 3 to 6 seconds in the Fall. Ideally, if we ever intent on really racing her around the buoys we would probably order a 155% genoa, penalty pole and go with an over sized symmetrical kite.
  9. Allegedly Jimmayy & the boyz went out early this morning according to their brand new youtube upload...
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    Team NZ

    Where is MyIslandHomeisBDA!!!?
  11. Who are the rumored other interested parties? Prada? They were pissed off that they changed the rules quarter-cycle once they had already had spent a lot of time and money on their fact I seem to remember it was already being built when they changed to the AC50 rule.
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    J29 or J100 ?

    Our new to us 100 is the perfect singlehanded/doublehanded/shorthanded daysailer. Autopilot is a must. We installed the Raymarine EV-100 system with an above deck mounted tiller drive that works like a charm (once you get it wired As far as PHRF racing goes. The boat is very sticky in light air (<10 knots) in it's OD configuration. Once the breeze gets into the teens, you start to charge upwind. The Gulf Yachting Association just gave us +6 sec/mile so we are now at 96. So we will see how that does during the spring. Downwind is a little frustrating with the bow-tacked assym as the sail does not want to rotate out from behind the main. Overall, perfect boat for the retiree. Extremely easy to sail, and the boat is drop-dead gorgeous.
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    J 105 tiller pilot

    Raymarine EV-100 works very well on our J-100.
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    RIP Bart.