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    Considering buying '82 J 30

    I own #24 [Top Tick] which we have had for 5 years now. First: The J/30 is a GREAT BOAT. Yes, as stated above, not great in light air but in anything mid to heavy, they are fabulous. Like any balsa cored boat from that era, you have a project on your hands and will to the day you sell it. The previous owner of our boat did a great deal of core work on the deck but we still had to do an area in the cockpit this fall when she came out of the water. It just goes with the territory. The good news is, if you pay close attention and take really good care of the boat they will last well beyond their [your] years and they are a joy to sail. My only complaint si the design of the cockpit. A little small for racing with a full crew. We got a really well cared for boat 5 years ago and have invested more in her every year. If you’d like more more detailed info, PM me and I’d be happy to share our experiences. A shot of us from this past summer racing on a Wednesday taken by our buddy Tim.
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    Favourite Boat pic?

    I love our J/30 upwind but not so much downwind. This pic perfectly demonstrates the dilemma.
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    Best Movie Ever

    That would be 10000000% correct.
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    Best Movie Ever

    Easy. Lawrence Of Arabia.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    We all need to aspire to this. Fan fricking tasting!!!!
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Our J/30 resting in her slip.
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    Favourite Boat pic?

    Thanks. It’s our favorite toy.
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    Favourite Boat pic?

    Dan (my son), Sean and me last Wednesday. Taken by our buddy Tim from the boat he was on.
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    Boat Speed Signal Dropping Out

    Had the same issue two years ago with a NX2 system. It gradually got worse till virtually no data going to display. Replaced transducer and all good after that.
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    Missing Wooden Yacht

    She went back to Sweden a few years ago. As I understand it, the new owner was a descendant of the builder. At least that’s the story that was going around the Club when she left. The owner who sold her, and Merlin, passed away in the past year. Long time member of the Milwaukee Yacht Club. I was on Bacchant once but only at the dock. A true jewel.
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    Totally lost...

    J/30. Our criteria were somewhat similar. There are good options out there that are within your budget. We always do well in PHRF.
  12. We've had the Nexus NX 2 system on our J/30 for the 5 years that we've sailed the boat. System is beginning to fail (transducers, server, etc.). Some of the displays are still working just fine (Wind, Multi Display, 7" mast display) so we are looking at the Garmion suite of instruments with the GND10 bridge to allow us to use the old displays with the new system. Also considering the wireless option instead of the wired option. Has anyone used the Garmin (NEMA 2000) system and had an experiences, good or bad, that you can share? We do typical club racing and an occasional distance race on Lake Michigan (not the Mac)
  13. We've had the Nexus NX 2 system on our J/30 for the 5 years that we've sailed the boat. System is beginning to fail (transducers, server, etc.). Some of the displays are still working just fine (Wind, Multi Display, 7" mast display) so we are looking at the Garmion suite of instruments with the GND10 bridge to allow us to use the old displays with the new system. Also considering the wireless option instead of the wired option. Has anyone used the Garmin (NEMA 2000) system and had an experiences, good or bad, that you can share? We do basic club racing and an occasional distance race on Lake Michigan (not the Mac). Any info appreciated.
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    Random PicThread

    The War Memorial in Milwaukee by Saranin. Three further addions by Kahler Slater, Calatrava and HGA. Stunning stuff on our lakefront. Some of the best architure in North America.
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    Coolboats to admire

    That is a 35 sailing in. Another nice boat.