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#1 BlackTarr

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:24 AM

My buddy and I just made an offer on an '85 J22 - #635.  We get her on Saturday! Joining a one-design club in Annapolis (SSA) and looking forward to having our first sailboat.

 

Any advice for us newbies??



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:52 AM

You are planning on racing right? An established class will have local and national sailors who bend over backwards to help new people in the class get up to speed. Make sure you seek them out and take advantage of the help they can offer.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:10 AM

7 degrees of mast rake, Don't oversheet the jib. Remember Kmcfast's 1 law of sailing dynamics: Sailing Good, Sanding Bad,,,,,



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:08 PM

My buddy and I just made an offer on an '85 J22 - #635.  We get her on Saturday! Joining a one-design club in Annapolis (SSA) and looking forward to having our first sailboat.

 

Any advice for us newbies??

I have hull 442. Lot's of advice available but more details of the boat would help. There are many areas to look for problems and upgrades, keel bolts, bulkheads, deck rot etc etc. the class website is a must visit www.j22.com. 



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:48 PM

Congrats, you will love it and it won't break the bank trying to race it!  Look up Sandy Adzik and Brad Julian,  both sail out of Annapolis and are on the J/22 class board of directors.  AYC is also hosting the NA's in 2014.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:48 AM

My buddy and I just made an offer on an '85 J22 - #635.  We get her on Saturday! Joining a one-design club in Annapolis (SSA) and looking forward to having our first sailboat.

 

Any advice for us newbies??

 

SSA is one of the absolute best clubs in the known universe.  That's awesome!  OD is actual sailboat racing!! ... and it is most certainly the best way to get truly good in a hurry.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:59 AM

Thanks all,

 

We're definitely planning to race it.  I think the short term goal is to get it on the water and get comfortable sailing and learn a little more about racing rules.  I think we're aiming to be able to participate in some Annapolis Frostbiting this November/December.

 

Thanks for the contacts on the J22 Board of Directors.  I'll email them and say hello.  I've been very impressed with the amount of outreach and welcoming from the folks in this class.

 

Very excited for the fleet!  Hoping to get the boat in our possession on Sunday.

 

---jb



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:13 AM

And consider jumping into the deep end of the pool and doing J/22 Worlds in Newport, RI October 1-5, 2013.  It is the 30th anniversary of the J/22 and may be one of the last really big Worlds in the US.  35 boats registered so far.  It will be tough sledding, but you would learn a TON!

 

http://www.j22worlds.com

 

MS



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:19 PM

A great boat and Annapolis has a great fleet

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:39 PM

Start doing Wednesday Night racing as soon as possible.  Just stay out of the way a bit at the starts and have fun.  You don't need to know a lot to start racing and Wednesday nights are casual and fun.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 01:38 AM

PICTURES?????  WE NEED SOME J PORN 



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:04 AM

http://jblackdc.smug...30193771_Rwthwt

Can you post pictures to these posts?  if not, here's a link with a few photos, including the bulkhead problem we posted about.

And a photo of Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis.  Everyone there has been so great!



#13 4deckgye

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:49 PM

Wow! Those interior photos look... fun.  except for the bulkhead most of that looks cosmetic and could take a weekend to do with your buddies.  Get out on Wednesdays, only 1 more J/22 needed for a one design fleet.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:23 PM

Check all the bulkheads.  If there is one problem you don't want to have with a J22 is the bulkhead saying ADIOS AMIGO.  Don't forget that these are balsa cored boats, so check for water intrusion, above and below the water line.  Other than that, the J22 is one sweet sailboat.  Lots of get up and go and just a pleasure to sail.  I suggest 3 beer can holders in the cockpit area.  That is a class requirement. 



#15 lazrcub

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:49 PM

Make sure you have lifting bar that spans at least two of the keel bolts. You probably can get them from Waterline or Jboats.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:04 AM

+1 for the laser coffee table!!

 

http://jblackdc.smug...30193771_Rwthwt

Can you post pictures to these posts?  if not, here's a link with a few photos, including the bulkhead problem we posted about.

And a photo of Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis.  Everyone there has been so great!



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:14 PM

 Other than that, the J22 is one sweet sailboat.  Lots of get up and go and just a pleasure to sail.

 

Amen to that! I'm on my second J-22. We had one in the 1980's, but sold it when we realized that sailing is tough with 4 children. We got our second one 5 years ago after retirement (Hull #395). I was fortunate to find one that had been babied.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:00 AM

Lotsa' holes in that hatch cover..... :P   

 

What does a J22 of that "vintage" cost these days? :ph34r:

 

Seriously, you'll have fun. That it's a one design is everything, good luck! 



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:16 PM

Looks like the hull is in good shape. Watch out for soft spots in the deck, and especially the seahood with all the holes. Here is a j/22 website with details on how they replaced the bulkheads, benches etc etc.  http://www.imafirst....projectplan.htm

 

And as previously mentioned do not use the lifting eye on this old boat before calling Waterline and installing their lifting bar upgrade and a new lifting strap. Lots of stories of lifting eye breaking disasters on the j/22

 

Have fun with the restore. J/22 is a great boat!



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 01:18 PM

Congrats J22s are a blast to sail and race and will get you better fast. I race one out of Baltimore. SSA is a good choice for a good club.

Some thoughts

1. Weight management- J22s are lighter then a lot of boats remember to ay good attention to weight it makes a lot of difference if you roll tack and keep the boat to about a 5-10 degree heel

2. Tuning - There is a nice tuning guide available online

3. Have fun and learn something every time you sail

 






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