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  1. Yikes on the main flake job...although probably not easy on brand new 3di's
  2. J-100 doesn't interest you?
  3. 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.
  4. Nothing about that boat screams "skiff". Its more like a modern J-boat than anything.
  5. Not sure if this has been posted yet but this is an amazing article by Loick Peyron. Damn near changed my mind (from multi back to mono) especially after seeing the drawing for the "Mega Skiff 80" at the bottom. http://sailing-legends.com/journal/fromliptontoredbull?format=amp
  6. EH, you might have me there. But I'm not sure non-sailors will sit and watch a 1 to 2 hour race.
  7. Do not forget that safety is still fresh on the mind after losing Bart during the 2013 cycle. The AC50 rule also came about not only in order to reduce costs but also because the sailors were literally afraid of the 72s before and of course even more after the tragedy. Having all of the hulls, beams, spine and pod structure one design on the AC50 cut costs but kept the teams from pushing the design envelope too hard and compromising the structural integrity of the boats. It's my understanding that ETNZs boat was the only boat built by Southern Spars and the rest of the boats were built by Core. Is this actually the case? The AC72s were a spectacle, and so were the 50s. Watching the 50s tear up the race course during this cycle made the 72s look like they were lumbering around the course 4 short years ago. The cup needs stability and it needs to change hands in order to thrive. Especially if it is to become a mainstream sport as RC dreamed of. I would not be surprised if LE cleaned house and was back again, but with who? I can't imagine he would just walk away after respectfully losing it. People who still want to see 12 meters are insane. Yes, I love to watch the old footage, but only because its nostalgic. RC & LE did a lot of good for the cup. I never thought that I would meet random people who do not sail and ask me if I watch the AC. The RBYAC is a breeding ground for the next line of talent. Let's pray ETNZ & LR don't revert back to monos. I don't care how many foils you put on it. It's not going to make for good TV.
  8. Allegedly Jimmayy & the boyz went out early this morning according to their brand new youtube upload... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2noL5TTE9c
  9. Where is MyIslandHomeisBDA!!!?
  10. 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 AC62...in fact I seem to remember it was already being built when they changed to the AC50 rule.
  11. 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 correctly...lol). 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.
  12. Raymarine EV-100 works very well on our J-100.
  13. My dad is primarily looking to singlehand cruise and possibly might catch the bug to race again down the road. If that happens we would most likely add genoa tracks and go with a symmetrical kite. Just out of curiosity, does the mast come stock with a topping lift sheave?
  14. This boat, I believe is 2005 Hull #40, former Hopscotch out of Maine, now Sunspot out of Dallas. Hardly used, almost never raced. Well for starters, we already knew the boat sank in it's slip in Dallas during the December 2013 ice storm. The boat had an autopilot installed at some point (rudder shaft cut and actuator arms attached to rudder post). Whoever commissioned the boat for the current owner left the rudder "gaiter" (fancy name for rubber seal on the rudder shaft) off. Boat was weighed down with ice and water started flowing in. In short, the boat was submerged in fresh water for less than 24 hours. The current owner had the rudder gaiter installed, the engine completely rebuilt, and new TackTick instruments installed, and left it at that. The chartplotter and autopilot seem to be dead from the sinking. Somewhere along the line it had a new Flag Blue Awl Grip job done and for the most part it looks great. Whoever re-did the teak on the boat last got strip-ease or some sort of solvent on the paint near the toe-rail and the paint job is bubbling/haxing (not something that can't be fixed). Additionally, there are spider cracks in the transom finish (having this investigated further). The only other real issue with the boat is the bottom job. Looks like they just slapped on more paint over paint over the years and its flaking off (again, not something that can't be fixed). Having the boat surveyed this coming weekend. Hoping that everything comes back okay and no structural issues.
  15. My father and I are heading up to Austin this weekend to check out the J100 there. If all goes well it may be making its way to New Orleans. Anything specific that we should be checking out? The boat is currently on a trailer with the mast down.