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Video of J/125 Warrior blasting down the southern California coast in 18-22 top boat speed was 20.0 achieved by a 15 year old who had never used a wheel before.

 

 

fast is fun!

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Video of J/125 Warrior blasting down the southern California coast in 18-22 top boat speed was 20.0 achieved by a 15 year old who had never used a wheel before.

 

 

fast is fun!

Looks cool, but...put a god damn tiller on this thing. A wheel just looks odd...

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Video of J/125 Warrior blasting down the southern California coast in 18-22 top boat speed was 20.0 achieved by a 15 year old who had never used a wheel before.

 

 

fast is fun!

Looks cool, but...put a god damn tiller on this thing. A wheel just looks odd...

 

May look odd but I think the steering is fantastic with the wheel. I've sailed a couple of Transpacs and a Mexican race on a 125 and it is really great to see down the waves and have such responsive steering.

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I believe the green topsides, hull #7 "August Ice" lives in Tahoe...think she made the trek down to SF and raced BBS in 2011(?) with a few of the other west coast 125's (SF's Double Trouble & Time Shaver and Resolute (ex-Roxanne) from LA).

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I believe the green topsides, hull #7 "August Ice" lives in Tahoe...think she made the trek down to SF and raced BBS in 2011(?) with a few of the other west coast 125's (SF's Double Trouble & Time Shaver and Resolute (ex-Roxanne) from LA).

 

That's probably her. Pretty looking boat, and stands out from the crowd on that mooring.

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I thought I might breath some life back in this thread.... The re-fit of Stark Raving Mad (Now TRY??) looks good. What I'd like to suggest to my fellow 125 owners is to get a class together for Big Boat this year, and mix it up. It will be good to see if the pedestal on TRY makes a significant difference in boat handling. Call me a purest, but one of the cool things about the 125 is the huge cockpit. I don't say that from a racing perspective, but from just hanging out on the boat where you need a place above deck for a big cooler full of beer! On that same note, I just cannot see putting a tiller on the 125 despite so many telling me that would be great. For me I'd rather stand up and look at the waves in front of me when sailing in a breeze with a kite up. Anyway, I hope to hear back from some of you considering doing the BBS. The regatta folks told me we need (6) boats to call it our own little friendly regatta, and we can haul ass around the Bay looking for T-Bone opportunities among just ourselves. Respectfully submitted, Full Res (51517)

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Hi Fullres, ex-SRM is named "TYR" (i.e. name of a warrior god in Norse mythology; phonetically pronounced "tier"). Sail number is 52125.

 

Best of luck with pulling together a one design start for the 125's for BBS!

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Getting ours ready for Newport Bermuda this year . 51356

Come to the west coast this year for ROLEX BBS, We are trying to get a OD fleet together.

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SPECTRE is looking very "tidy!" Was she formerly JENNINE III from Chicago / Great Lakes area?

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Yes they certainly are, always a regret of mine I lacked the courage to buy one back in 2004 when the UK based boat was for sale. As much fun as I had in the new J105 I bought instead it really wasn't quite the same.

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I thought I might breath some life back in this thread.... The re-fit of Stark Raving Mad (Now TRY??) looks good. What I'd like to suggest to my fellow 125 owners is to get a class together for Big Boat this year, and mix it up. It will be good to see if the pedestal on TRY makes a significant difference in boat handling. Call me a purest, but one of the cool things about the 125 is the huge cockpit. I don't say that from a racing perspective, but from just hanging out on the boat where you need a place above deck for a big cooler full of beer! On that same note, I just cannot see putting a tiller on the 125 despite so many telling me that would be great. For me I'd rather stand up and look at the waves in front of me when sailing in a breeze with a kite up. Anyway, I hope to hear back from some of you considering doing the BBS. The regatta folks told me we need (6) boats to call it our own little friendly regatta, and we can haul ass around the Bay looking for T-Bone opportunities among just ourselves. Respectfully submitted, Full Res (51517)

Tim -

we are planning on attending BBS again this year - just think of us as a bigger J125. Besides, you like beating us when you can.....

 

See you at the start of the Islands Race.

 

Cheers,

opusone

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Whatever happened to the Raincloud (Hull #7) trailer? It would cant the boat 55 degrees for going down the road. I had many of miles with that thing in tow. Little bit of a hassle but cool trailer! Snoopy had one as well

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Lat21 may be able to comment on the trailer as his HAMACHI is ex-Aunt Jessie, ex-Raincloud. I recall seeing an image of HAMACHI on a trailer; however it was not angled but flat.

As an aside I believe HAMACHI is hull #6...I think the green hulled AUGUST ICE up in Lake Tahoe is #7...

 

I did find an image of an angled trailer and a flat trailer on the Reinrag2 (ex-Strabo) website...

 

http://reinrag2.com/photos.htm

 

angled is image 2 of 52

flat is image 36 of 52

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Hamachi trailer was just used to transport Double Trouble to Key West. Definitely not angled.

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I spent some time trying to find the Raincloud trailer without success. I heard two stories. One is that Raincloud trailer went to the the UK when she became Aunt Jessie and was left behind when Aunt Jessie came to St Martin. The other is that she was left behind somewhere on the east coast.

 

I had a new trailer built for Hamachi in 2013 and yes, the trailer was loaned to Double Trouble for Key West and Pac Cup. Unlike the Raincloud trailer, she does not tilt. Reinrag trailer does tilt but Tom Garnier said he wouldn't go that route again as it is a lot of trouble for little benefit. Hamachi trailer has dual height bunks and can be used with keel on at 13'10" height or keel off at around 10' and minimal restrictions.

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I could be wrong about Raincloud being Hull 7. The nice thing about the trailer was it made it fully legal dimensions so you could travel 24/7 without permits. Downside is it took a bit with travel lift and fork lift/cherry picker to get the boat upright and get the keel in position. Good portion of an entire day, which days before a big event is hard to do at busy boatyards.

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Double Trouble is for sale on SailCal.com.

Wow! What happened? All the success of the J/125's going to Hawaii and now none are going this year. The two that were registered have withdrawn. Weird.

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Video of J/125 Warrior blasting down the southern California coast in 18-22 top boat speed was 20.0 achieved by a 15 year old who had never used a wheel before.

 

 

fast is fun!

 

Looks cool, but...put a god damn tiller on this thing. A wheel just looks odd...
+1 tillers do work on light 40 footers- we've done 22k with fingertip control- post-906-0-08572300-1462545847_thumb.jpegpost-906-0-90930800-1462545955_thumb.jpegpost-906-0-30798400-1462546053_thumb.jpeg

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"sale pending". That was fast.

 

"sale pending". That was fast.

 

Sold. re-immerging in Spin Cup to Monterey.

 

 

Can't Touch This?

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"sale pending". That was fast.

 

"sale pending". That was fast.

 

Sold. re-immerging in Spin Cup to Monterey.

 

 

Can't Touch This?

 

yes. Rich and Mary are new owners. Great sailors and people. We raced last Sat and practiced Sun. Lots to learn but wonderful boat.

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Can't Touch This?

yes. Rich and Mary are new owners. Great sailors and people. We raced last Sat and practiced Sun. Lots to learn but wonderful boat.

 

The couple that owned J/105 Racer-X for many years.

 

Does anyone know what D.T. went for?

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Saw "Spectre" lined up in Block Island Race this past weekend... hadn't seen one on LIS before. I'd guess well suited to the typical angles of a BI or Vineyard Race, though checked results and saw she retired which must have been for mechanical reasons (ie, conditions benign). I don't know what Spectre was called in her previous life/lives.

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Earlier in this string, "blofeld" validated SPECTRE was formerly JEANNINE III from Chicago/Great Lakes.

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Can I get some perspective on the difference between the 125 and a stripped out 122?

 

Dimensions

ft/lb m/kg LOA 41.00 12.50 LWL 37.00 11.28 Beam 10.60 3.23 Standard Draft 7.90 2.41 Standard Ballast 4,646 2,107 Displacement 8,350 3,788 Diesel Aux. Engine 28 hp 28 hp 100% SA 781 72.56 I 49.00 14.93 J 14.80 4.51 P 45.50 14.17 E 18.00 5.49 SA/Dspl 30 30 Dspl/L 74 74

 

Dimensions

ft/lb m/kg LOA 40.00 12.19 LWL 34.60 10.55 Beam 11.91 3.63 Standard Draft 7.22 2.20 Standard Ballast 5,600 2,540 Displacement 14,900 6,760 Engine 40 hp 40 hp 100% SA 865 80.35 I 54.42 16.59 ISP 57.68 17.58 J 15.20 4.63 P 51.34 15.65 E 17.57 5.36 SA/Dspl 23 23 Dspl/L 161 161

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I've been fortunate to own both a 122 and a 125 (both "Resolute"). Aside the design spec's noted above, the comparison in my mind is like a stock Ford Mustang GT (122) and a fully restored 50's vintage Porsche Spyder (125). If the two of them are side by side at the dock your first glance is likely toward the 122. It commands attention with it's visible stance and muscle. Quickly though your eyes would move to the 125, and the word that would likely pop into your head is "wow." If you knew nothing about the design difference, but were a sailor at least, you could not help but see how light it was in comparison to the 122. The narrow beam, the carbon wheel, the open transom, the rake in the rig, the huge cockpit will draw you in. The "505" like impression that would certainly come to mind will hold your attention. When hooked you could not help yourself to inquire more about what's under the hood. If you are lucky enough to go for a ride on the 125 in more than (15) knots of breeze, and you hear the word "hoist," your heart will quickly jump. At that point if there is any kind of swell, and a driver that understands the phrase "up on the step," you better hold on! In my mind the 125 is simply the coolest boat out there, and I feel a certain responsibility to keep it that way as I'm sure those old Spyder owners do. fullres

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I've been fortunate to own both a 122 and a 125 (both "Resolute"). Aside the design spec's noted above, the comparison in my mind is like a stock Ford Mustang GT (122) and a fully restored 50's vintage Porsche Spyder (125). If the two of them are side by side at the dock your first glance is likely toward the 122. It commands attention with it's visible stance and muscle. Quickly though your eyes would move to the 125, and the word that would likely pop into your head is "wow." If you knew nothing about the design difference, but were a sailor at least, you could not help but see how light it was in comparison to the 122. The narrow beam, the carbon wheel, the open transom, the rake in the rig, the huge cockpit will draw you in. The "505" like impression that would certainly come to mind will hold your attention. When hooked you could not help yourself to inquire more about what's under the hood. If you are lucky enough to go for a ride on the 125 in more than (15) knots of breeze, and you hear the word "hoist," your heart will quickly jump. At that point if there is any kind of swell, and a driver that understands the phrase "up on the step," you better hold on! In my mind the 125 is simply the coolest boat out there, and I feel a certain responsibility to keep it that way as I'm sure those old Spyder owners do. fullres

Thanks for the insight. Looking to move to the 122 from a 109 as the 111 hasn't impressed. I'm assuming you went 125>122, can I ask what drove that dissuasion?

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James3232, I first owned a 122 (original version) and sold it in '09. I bought the 125 shortly thereafter. When I bought the 122 I had no idea the 125 model existed, and the first time I ever saw a 125 I thought it looked like crap. That particular boat was in pretty bad shape, but still caught my attention. It did not look like any J Boat I'd seen prior. Granted if you find a 125 "fixer" it will cost quite a bit to trick it out, but it's worth the effort and return in my opinion. The 125 is the only boat I can think of that has gone up in value in recent years. They are just to cool and such a blast to sail.

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Little bit of fun on the Hamachi last Saturday. Top speed 19.5. First overall in the ORC class.

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Anyone have any detailed rigging photos? Looking at some new systems for Hamachi. PM me if you have any you'd be willing to share!

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1 hour ago, Expat Canuck said:

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Be awesome if you guys got into one and made it two in the area! Absolutely sweet boats.

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16 hours ago, Trevor B said:

More boat porn.

TransPac 2017

By the way she's for sale.....:(

I thought Tim was keeping it for beer can racing?

Whos got the listing

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