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Member Since 18 Jan 2005
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In Topic: 2017 J/27 "Stay Classy" Circuit

05 January 2017 - 06:20 PM

Geesh, crickets......

In Topic: upgrade Square-top mainsail

25 October 2016 - 02:03 PM

Nope, although a good 105% is decent, under 10 knots you will still suffer far more than the increase in main area, which is quite small in reality.



What kind of PHRF rating hit did you take? Kind of seems like a waste of money and effort not to eliminate the Genoa. The boat is a keen competitor in standard form.

In Topic: upgrade Square-top mainsail

23 October 2016 - 07:38 PM

I went to a squaretop from pinhead on a J/27, which of course is a lot smaller. Yes the running backstays area pain, on the other hand with swept back spreaders we don't need them to keep the rig up. Cool factor way more, and a little more performance.
 
You will have to relearn to trim the main, it likes to be trimmed much harder than the pinhead. If I can ever figure out how to post a photo Ill put one up


When you made the switch, did you eliminate the Genoa?

In Topic: Production MORC boats

13 October 2016 - 08:08 PM

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Egons boat when I owned it. 


In Topic: Production MORC boats

13 October 2016 - 11:48 AM

Measured up this super cool Andrews 30 last night for sails, very cool boat. Amazing how different it is than mine....I have "stern envy" lol!IMG_1308_zpsnmqwwv7p.jpg[/URL]

Is that hoop apparatus on the boom for the spinnaker pole? If so, why not use a sleeve?
 
Eric,
 
Yup, that's for the spin pole.  I did bow on an O30 that had it set up that way and liked it a lot.  Did it on my Evelyn before this.  My foredeck likes it this way too.  Never considered the sleeve.
 
--Matt
I added the spin pole sleeve on my 27 and it has cleaned things up immensely and I don't have to listen to the pole go thump on the deck. Just a looks things I guess, both get the job done, big difference is with the sleeve you just shove it in and don't have to worry about locking in the inboard end. Also, doesn't it interfere with the he outhaul exiting on the stbd side of the boom or did you move it?