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Looking at entry list I'm putting my money on the builder racing J-Lance for the win with Le Jouet in second ....

My guess is that J/Dream, Xcentric Ripper and J Lance are the boats to watch. The first two have the most experience so far + Didier always performing well att Spi Ouest. Most of us is new to the boat and will have a steep learning curve.

Don't mean to pile the pressure on Stefan but he got his boat last year and has sailed Spi many times including winning it 4 times (?) on his 105. Didier is a very good sailor and will have a strong team.

 

What is the rule on professionals in the 111's ?

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Class rules:

C.3.1 LIMITATIONS ON THE CREW

(a) The crew shall be Group 1 Competitors and up to one non-Group 1 Competitor, and non-Group 1 competitors of 65 years of age or older. In addition, the crew may include one non-Group 1 Competitor who is a full time employee of J Boats, Inc. or a J Boats dealer or is the J/111 class manager.

 

J111ClassRules11_01_11.pdf

 

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Thanks. So I read this as one professional plus a j-boat employee. Also you can have as many pros as you like if they are over 65, not seen anything like that before !

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As predicted; J-dream, J Lance and Xcentric Ripper in front...

 

We managed to lead at the windward mark both in race 1 and 3, but to many fuck-ups.

We'll get the hang of it soon.

 

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Is it possible to have too much white on a hull?

Yes.

 

That was my concern as well (J/111 #4). One reason why I picked the black powder coated stanchions, dark bottom and boot stripe. Helps some, still very white.

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what's the OD rule on jibs? I noticed some were getting furled, some were getting dropped and Blur left his up. Is one faster then the other beyond being able to use horizontal battens if you drop it to the deck.

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Anyone want to plug those to the Ed for some front page coverage?

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thanks for the videos Blur- see you on the race course shortly.

 

 

Jem - Jeez-Louise

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Anyone want to plug those to the Ed for some front page coverage?

 

Great set on the 4 boat mark rounding, popped nice and firm!

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These are great videos Blur, both in quality, how they were edited, and especially the subject matter (and scenery). It looks like the J-111 class had a great competition.

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Thank you Stefan and Blur - these videos are fantastic. The racing was brilliant and close and thoroughly enjoyable, as were the parties each evening! Looking forward to seeing you out on the water.

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Great videos, thanks! Nice wipe out at 1:25, I saw it start to go and started having flashbacks to a couple unfortunate episodes we've had on Velocity. Nice recovery though!

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great videos. interesting to see different boathandling tactics, sail trim, etc. Thanks for putting these together.

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And finally, after the last race we popped the kite and went back to La Triinité Sur Mer in style. Another +15 knots ride in medium breeze. Laughing all the way until we ended up in the 115 boat J/80 fleet and had to take it down. Later David, our bowman, found a jellyfish in the jib :D

Now the boat is on a trailer to northern Germany, where we'll cruise the last 200 miles from Kappeln to Gothenburg. We're hoping for a southwesterly as we need to practice our downwind skills...

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And finally, after the last race we popped the kite and went back to La Triinité Sur Mer in style. Another +15 knots ride in medium breeze. Laughing all the way until we ended up in the 115 boat J/80 fleet and had to take it down. Later David, our bowman, found a jellyfish in the jib :D

 

Now the boat is on a trailer to northern Germany, where we'll cruise the last 200 miles from Kappeln to Gothenburg. We're hoping for a southwesterly as we need to practice our downwind skills...

 

Surprising the amount of pole deflection under load.

 

Thanks for the videos.... Always first class!

 

DG

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Really liked the looks of that.

 

I note you did not need to put everyone in the back of the boat.

 

Will that pain in the butt technique be necessary when the wind builds further? As in M32?

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Really liked the looks of that.

 

I note you did not need to put everyone in the back of the boat.

 

Will that pain in the butt technique be necessary when the wind builds further? As in M32?

 

Just going home after races :-) Will get people further back next time. Also It's great to experiment with different trim - but yes, she's sensitive to weight placement.

 

Also, when the wind comes up I think people sail lower to keep the boat flat. Still fast but more controllable. This time we were on the edge just for the camera.

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And at last - the photo gallery:

 

 

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New boat looks great Blur, and thanks for all the updates on Spi Quest, hope we see the same type of class racing in the US this year.

 

I'm curious why you went for the 3di over the standard class carbon/aramid sails. Any significant advantage to the standard class kit? Assume the 3di's are already class approved.

 

Seems like every boat was sporting a different sail choice.

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I'm curious why you went for the 3di over the standard class carbon/aramid sails. Any significant advantage to the standard class kit? Assume the 3di's are already class approved.

Places 1-2-3-6 had North, other were different French sailmakers and Doyle (the original demo sails from NZL1).

 

We went with 3Di for the J/109 as one of the first boats in Sweden. Then it was a gamble, because we (or North) didn't know anything about the lifecycle and wear & tear on an amateur boat. But after two very active seasons the're still in extremely good shape.

 

Especially for a medium/heavy jib 3Di can't be beat. Holds it's shape throughout the range and is easy to trim. Actually we trim less with 3Di since they don't move - if it's on the spreader mark in 6 knots, it's still there when it increases to 10. Amazing.

 

The light/medium is a new development in 3Di, so we'll see how it works. The winning boat, J Lance 7, also had a light/medium in 3Di.

 

I promised to write a couple of articles on the sails, so stay tuned.

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Nice Vid peter.

 

Actually up wind they remind me very much of X35- I guess they are less tender and quicker even relative to waterline up hill , and a better off wind boat I fully expect?

 

Looks like crewing in a Melges24 for me this year, glad to be back in Assy land!

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Actually up wind they remind me very much of X35- I guess they are less tender and quicker even relative to waterline up hill , and a better off wind boat I fully expect?

They can't be any worse :lol:

 

Finally a short clip of the delivery from J/Composites to La Trinité Sur mer...

 

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Do any of you folks sail the 111 against J-122's, and how do you generally match up?

 

J

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We only owed Jolou (the 122 from the weekend) 9 sec per hour, so say about 20sec over that race. Seemed they were the same if not slightly quicker upwind but slower down, at least until we put the small kite up and they stuck with their big one.

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122s have the edge upwind. Last Cowes week the 111s disappeared as soon as they got planing. Offshore they're a good match till waterline length asserts itself.

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This past weekend at Charleston Race Week the PHRF B class was won by Ragin', a J/111. Not only did they win their class but they also won the Palmetto Cup for the best boat in the most tightly contested class. Three other 111's, including mine, competed in the class along with J/122s & 130s, a couple 1D35s, an X-41 and a Bene 47.7.

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This past weekend at Charleston Race Week the PHRF B class was won by Ragin', a J/111. Not only did they win their class but they also won the Palmetto Cup for the best boat in the most tightly contested class. Three other 111's, including mine, competed in the class along with J/122s & 130s, a couple 1D35s, an X-41 and a Bene 47.7.

Congrats. Just checked out the results. Looks like the 111's represented themselves well. Any insights as to what conditions they did well/not well in compared to the others?

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Actually up wind they remind me very much of X35- I guess they are less tender and quicker even relative to waterline up hill , and a better off wind boat I fully expect?

They can't be any worse :lol:

 

Finally a short clip of the delivery from J/Composites to La Trinité Sur mer...

 

 

 

I thought these boats were fast?

 

It was overtaken by everything!!

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This past weekend at Charleston Race Week the PHRF B class was won by Ragin', a J/111. Not only did they win their class but they also won the Palmetto Cup for the best boat in the most tightly contested class. Three other 111's, including mine, competed in the class along with J/122s & 130s, a couple 1D35s, an X-41 and a Bene 47.7.

Congrats. Just checked out the results. Looks like the 111's represented themselves well. Any insights as to what conditions they did well/not well in compared to the others?

 

My boat was not one to judge by, our results were nothing to write home about in all conditions. Conversely, Ragin' was successful in pretty much all conditions out there. Wicked was also having consistent success every day. My general observations were that in the chop with higher winds the bigger boats (X-41 & J/122s) did well vs the 111's and in the lighter stuff the 111's stood out. We saw this last year at CRW as well. Friday was choppy with 10-15kt winds. Saturday was relatively flat with 6-10 dying as the day wore on. Sunday we had big rollers (~6') early and light winds (4-8kts) which flattened out as the weather moved in. You can look at the results to see how that relates to the success of the different designs.

 

Hopefully next year we'll have enough boats there to have an OD start.

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A summary of the J/111 class at Spi Ouest.

 

Blur is now back home in Gothenburg after a 220 NM transport from Kappeln in Germany where it were trucked. The first 140 NM was solo sailing, mostly with the big runner and Jean Claude (my NKE autopilot) steering. Wonderful!

 

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Mentalist solo sailor - well done !

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Some J results for "Tour de Belle ile" 44 Mn 500 Boats, one Start

 

Name..........Modele.......Time.d.h:m:s.......... # .............Results

 

JIVARO...........J 133........0d.07:49:10.....FRA 27967......1 IRC1

J Lance 7.......J 111.........0d.08:05:30.....FRA 62...........2 IRC1

Le Jouet........J 111.........0d.08:07:17.....FRA 38225......3 IRC1

Les 4 Vents....J 120.........0d.08:12:29.....FRA 36707

TRIFLE...........J 100........0d.08:12:45.....FRA 143

Jolly Joker......J 122.........0d.08:15:15.....FRA 35971......4 IRC1

BAÏTA 4.........J 109.........0d.08:36:10.....FRA 37405

J crois pas.....J 105..........0d.08:53:25.....FRA 28197......1 IRC3

MISS J..........J 105..........0d.09:29:37.....FRA 28553

Just do it.......J 105..........0d.09:38:25....FRA 35418

BARBOTTE.....J 109..........0d.13:37:18.....FRA 28919

P'TI JIBUS.....J 97............0d.10:31:50.....FRA 37576 TDBI_Depart_760pix.jpg

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Some J results for "Tour de Belle ile" 44 Mn 500 Boats, one Start

 

Name..........Modele.......Time.d.h:m:s.......... # .............Results

 

JIVARO...........J 133........0d.07:49:10.....FRA 27967......1 IRC1

J Lance 7.......J 111.........0d.08:05:30.....FRA 62...........2 IRC1

Le Jouet........J 111.........0d.08:07:17.....FRA 38225......3 IRC1

Les 4 Vents....J 120.........0d.08:12:29.....FRA 36707

TRIFLE...........J 100........0d.08:12:45.....FRA 143

Jolly Joker......J 122.........0d.08:15:15.....FRA 35971......4 IRC1

BAÏTA 4.........J 109.........0d.08:36:10.....FRA 37405

J crois pas.....J 105..........0d.08:53:25.....FRA 28197......1 IRC3

MISS J..........J 105..........0d.09:29:37.....FRA 28553

Just do it.......J 105..........0d.09:38:25....FRA 35418

BARBOTTE.....J 109..........0d.13:37:18.....FRA 28919

P'TI JIBUS.....J 97............0d.10:31:50.....FRA 37576

 

 

Impressed with the J/100 taking first. What is class HNB?

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TGIF. Just to harass you with some more J/111 media coverage - here's Blur on the cover of Search Magazine, the coolest sailing magazine in Sweden. We're famous for placing mid fleet at our first regatta :D

 

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Looks like your trimmer could keep his weight closer to Centerline and not push on the Leeward stanchion..:P Just Saying is all...:D

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Looks like your trimmer could keep his weight closer to Centerline and not push on the Leeward stanchion..:P Just Saying is all...:D

 

 

I know... It must be that the winches are undersized and he needed to get down there for some leverage... :blink:

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short video of the keel through the water. nice day on the water on Sunday.

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A summary of the J/111 class at Spi Ouest.

 

Blur is now back home in Gothenburg after a 220 NM transport from Kappeln in Germany where it were trucked. The first 140 NM was solo sailing, mostly with the big runner and Jean Claude (my NKE autopilot) steering. Wonderful!

 

 

Just a thought on J Dream, why not Jream with the J logo as the J?

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A summary of the J/111 class at Spi Ouest.

 

Blur is now back home in Gothenburg after a 220 NM transport from Kappeln in Germany where it were trucked. The first 140 NM was solo sailing, mostly with the big runner and Jean Claude (my NKE autopilot) steering. Wonderful!

 

 

Just a thought on J Dream, why not Jream with the J logo as the J?

Maybe because they wanted J-Dream? Plus it's kinda hard to change a name you've had for 6 years

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J-Dream is the name of their programme, simple. J105, J109 and now the J111.

 

Jream sounds like a horrible Americanism, you can keep that one.

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J-Dream is the name of their programme, simple. J105, J109 and now the J111.

 

Jream sounds like a horrible Americanism, you can keep that one.

 

No disrespect intended toward J-Dream. I like the boat. ;)

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Ive got to say, their not pretty boats, something about the rig just looks wrong, I think its the short boom.

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J/111 owners and crew,

I have been doing some sailing here on Western LIS on J/111 Andiamo. We have had issues with our roller furler twice where we had to drop out of races, and now 3 times the backstay pump has fallen apart and we can not put any backstay on. Is anyone else experiencing any of these issues??

Thanks in advance

Espo

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Do any of you folks sail the 111 against J-122's, and how do you generally match up?

 

J

 

We race against one this weekend in a Pursit race. They made up their handicap time in the first 5 miles upwind in a 28 mile course against the whole class.

They even overstood the mark and still managed to catch everone.

What does that tell you?

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Do any of you folks sail the 111 against J-122's, and how do you generally match up?

 

J

 

We race against one this weekend in a Pursit race. They made up their handicap time in the first 5 miles upwind in a 28 mile course against the whole class.

They even overstood the mark and still managed to catch everone.

What does that tell you?

It tells me Bear Hovey was probably sailing with them

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Do any of you folks sail the 111 against J-122's, and how do you generally match up?

 

J

 

We race against one this weekend in a Pursit race. They made up their handicap time in the first 5 miles upwind in a 28 mile course against the whole class.

They even overstood the mark and still managed to catch everone.

What does that tell you?

It tells me Bear Hovey was probably sailing with them

 

 

And that is against one that was smashed on rocks the day before and keel wasn't in optimum shape upwind. I know what you are thinking!

 

Nice show you put on in front of us..did kite survive?

 

 

espo, bear wouldn't last a day on that boat

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J/111 owners and crew,

I have been doing some sailing here on Western LIS on J/111 Andiamo. We have had issues with our roller furler twice where we had to drop out of races, and now 3 times the backstay pump has fallen apart and we can not put any backstay on. Is anyone else experiencing any of these issues??

Thanks in advance

Espo

 

I'm thinking it's the crew.

 

 

The backstay pump sucks - it needs a Navtec (Mr + Mrs Andiamo know this)

The roller furler upper swivel is fed to the wrong halyard sheave, creating a bad angle for spinning. Add in the jib luff being a tad long initially, and I'm pretty sure the top spinner is toast.

 

It's difficult when the main halyard clutch slips, the backstay looses pressure or blows out, and the jib won't furl or come down ain't it?

 

Motor works fine though.

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Do any of you folks sail the 111 against J-122's, and how do you generally match up?

 

J

 

We race against one this weekend in a Pursit race. They made up their handicap time in the first 5 miles upwind in a 28 mile course against the whole class.

They even overstood the mark and still managed to catch everone.

What does that tell you?

 

Sounds like they were Wicked fast.

 

I'd take Teddo over Bear anytime.

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Do any of you folks sail the 111 against J-122's, and how do you generally match up?

 

J

 

We race against one this weekend in a Pursit race. They made up their handicap time in the first 5 miles upwind in a 28 mile course against the whole class.

They even overstood the mark and still managed to catch everone.

What does that tell you?

It tells me Bear Hovey was probably sailing with them

 

 

And that is against one that was smashed on rocks the day before and keel wasn't in optimum shape upwind. I know what you are thinking!

 

Nice show you put on in front of us..did kite survive?

 

 

espo, bear wouldn't last a day on that boat

 

 

The kite is OK,..... Yea crooked keel, overstands the mark and still makes up their handicap in no time. Time to trade my boat.........

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Do any of you folks sail the 111 against J-122's, and how do you generally match up?

 

J

 

We race against one this weekend in a Pursit race. They made up their handicap time in the first 5 miles upwind in a 28 mile course against the whole class.

They even overstood the mark and still managed to catch everone.

What does that tell you?

It tells me Bear Hovey was probably sailing with them

 

 

And that is against one that was smashed on rocks the day before and keel wasn't in optimum shape upwind. I know what you are thinking!

 

Nice show you put on in front of us..did kite survive?

 

 

espo, bear wouldn't last a day on that boat

 

 

The kite is OK,..... Yea crooked keel, overstands the mark and still makes up their handicap in no time. Time to trade my boat.........

 

and sailed by a bunch of hooligans mixed with a couple that know what they are doing. They aren't even the best 111 in the area. What's next for you guys?

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J/111 owners and crew,

I have been doing some sailing here on Western LIS on J/111 Andiamo. We have had issues with our roller furler twice where we had to drop out of races, and now 3 times the backstay pump has fallen apart and we can not put any backstay on. Is anyone else experiencing any of these issues??

Thanks in advance

Espo

 

Contact the manufacturer on the backstay pump, they have a fix.

 

We've started to just drop our jib on deck, that works 100% of the time.

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J/111 owners and crew,

I have been doing some sailing here on Western LIS on J/111 Andiamo. We have had issues with our roller furler twice where we had to drop out of races, and now 3 times the backstay pump has fallen apart and we can not put any backstay on. Is anyone else experiencing any of these issues??

Thanks in advance

Espo

 

Contact the manufacturer on the backstay pump, they have a fix.

ditto

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So you buy a brand new J-Boat and the solution to problems is to contact the component suppliers ?

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So you buy a brand new J-Boat and the solution to problems is to contact the component suppliers ?

 

If you want you can call your broker who can call J-Boats who can call the builder who calls the component supplier who will fix your shit or you can just call them directly (since their name is on the part) and get it done quickly. It was a warranty job either way.

 

We broke ours on a 30kt Sunday and wanted to race the following weekend so we thought it'd be better to just get it done but other people can do it whatever way makes them feel comfortable.

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hello all,

 

 

Has anyone had problems with the jibs going up with a lot of resistance? We've checked sheaves, luff tape size, halyard routing and it still takes two guys at the mast to get it to full hoist. I don't know what else to check or do at this point.

 

 

By the way, I worked with Sailtec to replace the -8 stock ram with the -10. They are great to work with. I always go straight to the part manufacture if they will warranty the part before going to jboats.

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hello all,

 

 

Has anyone had problems with the jibs going up with a lot of resistance? We've checked sheaves, luff tape size, halyard routing and it still takes two guys at the mast to get it to full hoist. I don't know what else to check or do at this point.

 

 

By the way, I worked with Sailtec to replace the -8 stock ram with the -10. They are great to work with. I always go straight to the part manufacture if they will warranty the part before going to jboats.

 

McLubed the foil? Get stronger guys?

 

Did Sailtec suggest the -10? Did you also change to the bigger pump panel?

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hello all,

 

 

Has anyone had problems with the jibs going up with a lot of resistance? We've checked sheaves, luff tape size, halyard routing and it still takes two guys at the mast to get it to full hoist. I don't know what else to check or do at this point.

 

 

By the way, I worked with Sailtec to replace the -8 stock ram with the -10. They are great to work with. I always go straight to the part manufacture if they will warranty the part before going to jboats.

 

McLubed the foil? Get stronger guys?

 

Did Sailtec suggest the -10? Did you also change to the bigger pump panel?

 

 

 

I confirmed with Jboats that the -10 was within the class rules, then went direct to Sailtec.

 

hello all,

 

 

Has anyone had problems with the jibs going up with a lot of resistance? We've checked sheaves, luff tape size, halyard routing and it still takes two guys at the mast to get it to full hoist. I don't know what else to check or do at this point.

 

 

By the way, I worked with Sailtec to replace the -8 stock ram with the -10. They are great to work with. I always go straight to the part manufacture if they will warranty the part before going to jboats.

 

McLubed the foil? Get stronger guys?

 

Did Sailtec suggest the -10? Did you also change to the bigger pump panel?

 

 

 

I confirmed with Jboats that the -10 was within the class rules, then went direct to Sailtec.

 

 

 

Did not change the pump, yet. Seems to be working just fine with stock pump.

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Did Sailtec suggest the -10? Did you also change to the bigger pump panel?

 

 

 

I confirmed with Jboats that the -10 was within the class rules, then went direct to Sailtec.

 

hello all,

 

 

Has anyone had problems with the jibs going up with a lot of resistance? We've checked sheaves, luff tape size, halyard routing and it still takes two guys at the mast to get it to full hoist. I don't know what else to check or do at this point.

 

 

By the way, I worked with Sailtec to replace the -8 stock ram with the -10. They are great to work with. I always go straight to the part manufacture if they will warranty the part before going to jboats.

 

McLubed the foil? Get stronger guys?

 

Did Sailtec suggest the -10? Did you also change to the bigger pump panel?

 

 

 

I confirmed with Jboats that the -10 was within the class rules, then went direct to Sailtec.

 

 

 

Did not change the pump, yet. Seems to be working just fine with stock pump.

 

Thanks.

 

One more - did you have to re-splice the backstay (shorten)?

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Yes, we sent it to Hall. They shortened and added a piece of dynema spliced to the thimble because it was to short. The hope is that it will stretch out to the point where the thimble will go through the pin on the ram.

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Yes, we sent it to Hall. They shortened and added a piece of dynema spliced to the thimble because it was to short. The hope is that it will stretch out to the point where the thimble will go through the pin on the ram.

 

Thanks

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hello all,

 

 

Has anyone had problems with the jibs going up with a lot of resistance? We've checked sheaves, luff tape size, halyard routing and it still takes two guys at the mast to get it to full hoist. I don't know what else to check or do at this point.

 

 

By the way, I worked with Sailtec to replace the -8 stock ram with the -10. They are great to work with. I always go straight to the part manufacture if they will warranty the part before going to jboats.

This is a problem. for whatever reason, the foil is under sized for standard size luff tape. My sailmaker (Doyle Detroit) ordered a custom luff tape and I have no problem wirh hoists now.

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My sailtec backstay failed as well. Sailtec needs to get it together!

 

I believe the same thing happened on the 111 that I sail on as well.

 

Whatever.... it's been fixed. Can't expect perfection.

 

DG

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J/111 owners and crew,

I have been doing some sailing here on Western LIS on J/111 Andiamo. We have had issues with our roller furler twice where we had to drop out of races, and now 3 times the backstay pump has fallen apart and we can not put any backstay on. Is anyone else experiencing any of these issues??

Thanks in advance

Espo

Hi Espo, Sorry for the late response. We have hull #17 in SF Bay. From a time line perspective she was delivered March 2011. We experienced the exact same issues with the Facnor furler and the SailTech backstay pump. With respect to the furler I believe the early systems had an issue with the top spindle. The backstay pump came apart multiple times.

 

We also experienced issues with the headstay foil and sail luff tape and the backstay.

We assumed there would be some teething issues(new design/new boat and early in the production cycle).

 

Norman and the boys at Sail California, Alameda were extremely helpful in trouble shooting and solutioning these issues.

They ended up replacing the backstay pump with what appears to an updated design (new panel layout) as well as the Facnor furler. They also replaced the backstay with a shorter (or better preloaded) one. No issues since!

 

We absolutely love the boat! 4 here on SF Bay now.

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hello all,

 

 

Has anyone had problems with the jibs going up with a lot of resistance? We've checked sheaves, luff tape size, halyard routing and it still takes two guys at the mast to get it to full hoist. I don't know what else to check or do at this point.

 

 

By the way, I worked with Sailtec to replace the -8 stock ram with the -10. They are great to work with. I always go straight to the part manufacture if they will warranty the part before going to jboats.

This is a problem. for whatever reason, the foil is under sized for standard size luff tape. My sailmaker (Doyle Detroit) ordered a custom luff tape and I have no problem wirh hoists now.

 

Sorry, can you define a "Custom Luff tape".. it just sounds like the wrong tape was used in the first place right? What is the Luff foil track size? No matter what the foil should always be measured and samples fitted to double check.

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J/111 owners and crew,

I have been doing some sailing here on Western LIS on J/111 Andiamo. We have had issues with our roller furler twice where we had to drop out of races, and now 3 times the backstay pump has fallen apart and we can not put any backstay on. Is anyone else experiencing any of these issues??

Thanks in advance

Espo

Hi Espo, Sorry for the late response. We have hull #17 in SF Bay. From a time line perspective she was delivered March 2011. We experienced the exact same issues with the Facnor furler and the SailTech backstay pump. With respect to the furler I believe the early systems had an issue with the top spindle. The backstay pump came apart multiple times.

 

We also experienced issues with the headstay foil and sail luff tape and the backstay.

We assumed there would be some teething issues(new design/new boat and early in the production cycle).

 

Norman and the boys at Sail California, Alameda were extremely helpful in trouble shooting and solutioning these issues.

They ended up replacing the backstay pump with what appears to an updated design (new panel layout) as well as the Facnor furler. They also replaced the backstay with a shorter (or better preloaded) one. No issues since!

 

We absolutely love the boat! 4 here on SF Bay now.

Thank You. Your response has been forwarded to the owner, very helpful!

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hello all,

 

 

Has anyone had problems with the jibs going up with a lot of resistance? We've checked sheaves, luff tape size, halyard routing and it still takes two guys at the mast to get it to full hoist. I don't know what else to check or do at this point.

 

 

By the way, I worked with Sailtec to replace the -8 stock ram with the -10. They are great to work with. I always go straight to the part manufacture if they will warranty the part before going to jboats.

This is a problem. for whatever reason, the foil is under sized for standard size luff tape. My sailmaker (Doyle Detroit) ordered a custom luff tape and I have no problem wirh hoists now.

 

Sorry, can you define a "Custom Luff tape".. it just sounds like the wrong tape was used in the first place right? What is the Luff foil track size? No matter what the foil should always be measured and samples fitted to double check.

The new luff tape was 1mm smaller. The sailmaker did fit samples to the foil initially, but what seemed OK with the sample fit didn't work for the full sail. Perhaps his selection of foil sizes was not as complete as possible, so he may have had to order a new size?

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Amazing boat!!!

 

J/111 #69 BLUR did the Færder Race in Norway last weekend. 900 boats and a challenging course out through the Oslo Fjord. Pretty slow race with TWS mostly around 2-6 knots. We were 15th fastest boat in some great company.

 

Jysla Løye Farr 40 OD Stein Egil Svendsen 19:54:54 (sailed time)

Karoline Landmark 43 Dag Skarsgård 1.47 19:57:41

Destin Landmark 43 Tore Kandahl 1.49 19:57:41

Al Capone GP42 Christian Von trepk 20:00:30

Karla 2 ILC40 Turbo Steen Jørgensen 1.41 20:06:06

Blur J/111 Peter Gustafsson 1.41 20:13:51

Ren Glede Brenta 42 Anne Grete Eidsvig 1.44 20:25:40

Jokerman X-50 Per Ottar Skaaret 1.45 20:25:47

Karukera First 40 Ola Sandell 1.39 20:36:35

Begge Dehler Dehler 41 Truls Olsen 1.39 20:45:38

Breezin Xp 38 1.37 21:07:27

 

Being 13 minutes slower than a GP42 and beating a Brenta 42 on the water after 20 hours isn't bad :D

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hello all,

 

 

Has anyone had problems with the jibs going up with a lot of resistance? We've checked sheaves, luff tape size, halyard routing and it still takes two guys at the mast to get it to full hoist. I don't know what else to check or do at this point.

 

 

By the way, I worked with Sailtec to replace the -8 stock ram with the -10. They are great to work with. I always go straight to the part manufacture if they will warranty the part before going to jboats.

This is a problem. for whatever reason, the foil is under sized for standard size luff tape. My sailmaker (Doyle Detroit) ordered a custom luff tape and I have no problem wirh hoists now.

 

Sorry, can you define a "Custom Luff tape".. it just sounds like the wrong tape was used in the first place right? What is the Luff foil track size? No matter what the foil should always be measured and samples fitted to double check.

The new luff tape was 1mm smaller. The sailmaker did fit samples to the foil initially, but what seemed OK with the sample fit didn't work for the full sail. Perhaps his selection of foil sizes was not as complete as possible, so he may have had to order a new size?

 

Copy that, we are humans and mistakes can happen. I was just hoping you weren't getting some bullshit spin story like "Your foil is the only one that this Tape size hasn't fitted" That gets me angry!

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So, on LIS, would you always elect to race a 111 in PHRF over IRC, if you had a choice?

 

how has IRC been working for these boats in the USA?

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So, on LIS, would you always elect to race a 111 in PHRF over IRC, if you had a choice?

 

how has IRC been working for these boats in the USA?

 

Not many seem to be going IRC in US, but how they do against the competiton should be similar to how they do against the same boats in UK/Europe, and there the results are pretty good....

 

Very strong in light airs (low DLR and high SA/D)........OK in 10-16/17 kts, and strong again (when you can plane fast DW) in plus 18kts seems to be the summary.

 

1st in Class on a very blowy round the island race 2011, and 1st, 3rd, 5th in class at Cowes Week 2011 is not too shabby. Maybe can't beat some IRC winners such as the King 40/Summit 40, but no matter what the wind; its a fun boat to sail and its a looker on the water......what else do you need?

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So, on LIS, would you always elect to race a 111 in PHRF over IRC, if you had a choice?

 

how has IRC been working for these boats in the USA?

 

Not many seem to be going IRC in US, but how they do against the competiton should be similar to how they do against the same boats in UK/Europe, and there the results are pretty good....

 

Very strong in light airs (low DLR and high SA/D)........OK in 10-16/17 kts, and strong again (when you can plane fast DW) in plus 18kts seems to be the summary.

 

1st in Class on a very blowy round the island race 2011, and 1st, 3rd, 5th in class at Cowes Week 2011 is not too shabby. Maybe can't beat some IRC winners such as the King 40/Summit 40, but no matter what the wind; its a fun boat to sail and its a looker on the water......what else do you need?

Excentric Ripper, won the BeNeLux qualification for Commodores' Cup. Pretty ok?

Will be fun to se them in some pretty tough competition... http://commodorescup.rorc.org/

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j111_downwind_sails-cover.jpg

 

Did a short write up on our sail inventory: downwind + upwind.

Would be fun to know what others did, especially in light air areas.

 

Here's our two current favourites "the whomper" and "the code" :D

 

j111_downwind_sails-c0-20.jpg

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Did a short write up on our sail inventory: downwind + upwind.

Would be fun to know what others did, especially in light air areas.

 

Here's our two current favourites "the whomper" and "the code" :D

 

j111_downwind_sails-c0-20.jpg

 

I note that your C0 doesnt tack at the full extension of the pole. Our North C0 designed last year does. Did you request this or did they change the standard design?

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[i note that your C0 doesnt tack at the full extension of the pole. Our North C0 designed last year does. Did you request this or did they change the standard design?

We were advised by J/Boats to tack the code max one meter out on the sprit due to the loads. Note that this is a true code 0 in Aramid with 55% half width. Normally you end up att 65% or 75% depending on rating rule. So far we're happy with both shape and size. At times going 50% faster than the wind speed.

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Nice setup Blur.

 

you give me something (another thing) to wish for next Christmas Eve in my "rhyme for rice".

 

Sail safe!

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j111_downwind_sails-cover.jpg

 

Did a short write up on our sail inventory: downwind + upwind.

Would be fun to know what others did, especially in light air areas.

 

Here's our two current favourites "the whomper" and "the code" :D

 

j111_downwind_sails-c0-20.jpg

I'm not normally a J/boat fan, but I'll confess Blur looks pretty damn sexy in the "whomper" photo. I'm jealous.

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So, on LIS, would you always elect to race a 111 in PHRF over IRC, if you had a choice?

 

how has IRC been working for these boats in the USA?

 

Not many seem to be going IRC in US, but how they do against the competiton should be similar to how they do against the same boats in UK/Europe, and there the results are pretty good....

 

Very strong in light airs (low DLR and high SA/D)........OK in 10-16/17 kts, and strong again (when you can plane fast DW) in plus 18kts seems to be the summary.

 

1st in Class on a very blowy round the island race 2011, and 1st, 3rd, 5th in class at Cowes Week 2011 is not too shabby. Maybe can't beat some IRC winners such as the King 40/Summit 40, but no matter what the wind; its a fun boat to sail and its a looker on the water......what else do you need?

Excentric Ripper, won the BeNeLux qualification for Commodores' Cup. Pretty ok?

Will be fun to se them in some pretty tough competition... http://commodorescup.rorc.org/

 

and J Dream just won their IRC class overall on Round the Island on saturday.

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