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Greyhound37

J-105 cruising down the ICW

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Heading into Beaufort SC last week I noticed a J-105 southbound with a Cape May hailport.

Anyone familiar with this owner/boat?

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If I had to pick a smallish trip south sailboat the J-105 would be 37th on the list. That being said i have a lot of respect for the people doing the trip. Could be fun in the right hands. I would trade the comfort of a slug Island Packet for the 105 and make it work.

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1 hour ago, Snaggletooth said:

Expo sayes 1J05 sailores our wingnuttes.  Our theire allote of wingnuttes downe southe?

Could be wingnut/snowbirds

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12 minutes ago, footlong said:

Could be wingnut/snowbirds

If they are headed to Florida, could be wingnuts in training. By the time they get there they will be full-blown loonies.

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Where I live there is snow on the ground and snow in the forecast.... and likely in every forecast for the next four months.

If going south this time year is wing-nutty, how do you describe NOT going south this time of year? 

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16 hours ago, Greyhound37 said:

If I had to pick a smallish trip south sailboat the J-105 would be 37th on the list. That being said i have a lot of respect for the people doing the trip. Could be fun in the right hands. I would trade the comfort of a slug Island Packet for the 105 and make it work.

Seems to me that the better option would be to toss it on a trailer and haul it down 95.

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19 hours ago, footlong said:

Could be wingnut/snowbirds

They are one in the same anyway

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1 hour ago, Swabbie said:

not always

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At least the mast was tied down wellB)

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Looks like a J/29 to me. I hope nobody hit that mast sticking halfway into the left lane. I see no remnants of any tie down straps holding the boat to the trailer.

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1 hour ago, RATM said:

Looks like a J/29 to me. I hope nobody hit that mast sticking halfway into the left lane. I see no remnants of any tie down straps holding the boat to the trailer.

These days most people are using J/29 hulls to store extra pairs of bike shorts.

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4 hours ago, RATM said:

Looks like a J/29 to me. I hope nobody hit that mast sticking halfway into the left lane. I see no remnants of any tie down straps holding the boat to the trailer.

look at the transom and the bow, they're there. What's left of them, anyway.

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There has been a resurgence of a J-105 fleet in CHS.  It could have been one those boats heading to it's Winter "home".   We had our last race of the year this past weekend.  

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