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ZeeZee

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  1. 88 is also rated as the faster boat although its smaller than the 99
  2. How are the two keel options positioned when it comes to various types of sailing?
  3. Likely it's slow and the distorted hull only favors the rating. That seems to be the trend nowadays.
  4. Instead of NMEA 0183/2k I would rather see a TCP/IP based IoT system. And use power over ethernet to hookup the devices and power them. Are there any signs of a brand moving to such a system in the near future?
  5. IMHO the good thing of such a class could be to encourage designer to design and build boats that really sail fast and fun instead of just performing under a rating rule (which often seems to be "slower is better" in many cases).
  6. From which TWA/TWS do you use the pole with your code 0? As the pole is positioned relatively far forward I expect you only use it on deepers angles when the code is not fully sheeted in?
  7. The headliner not only looks nice, but also prevents your head being scratched badly on the bolds sticking out of the roof. So also when you are racing only this thing may be a necessity.
  8. I can confirm: with the proper tension on the cables the wheel is turning very smoothly and there absolutely no way the cables wil ever come off.
  9. Here are some pics of the setup on my 111. Works excellent!
  10. Great video Shaggy! Good to see you enjoy the boat. Two questions: - do you have the NKE regatta or HR processor? - what brand of mast does Pogo use?
  11. What are the typical trade-offs you need to make in wetter or not to make the transom wider? Wetted surface/light wind performance vs. early planing vs. upwind performance vs ????
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    J 121

    Thanks for the tip cercole. However in my boat I have some leakage when beating upwind and the leakage is just behind the bulkhead of the anchor locker. So it must come through the plastic bearing of the sprit. In case of a non waterproof end cap I would expect the water to run into the pole and then leak at the inside end. But when the pole is retracted that inside end is more than 2 meters away from the point where I see it leaking. Think that although most water will be dropped from the pole inside the anchor locker, some water stays attached to the pole and makes it into the boat.
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    J 121

    On my 111 a there is a little bit of leakage through the sprit. Not an issue when in race mode with an empty boat. But when cruising you better take your cushions and sleeping bags out of the v berth when you expect the sprit to hit some waves.
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    J/88

    I hoist the code-0 as tight as possible (with the winch), then pull the hydraulic backstay.
  15. ZeeZee

    J/88

    I would never use a tack line for the code-0 as it only introduced additional stretch. On my J/111 I have a strap (made of heavy sail cloth/dyneema) that goes around the sprit. The code-0 furler is fixed to it directly. The strap is stiff enough that it doesn't allow torsion for the furler. I only use a (2nd) tack line to pull the strap forward on the sprit (it tacks at about mid-sprit). But as there is almost no tension on that tack line stretch is not an issue. My 1st tack line then remains available to quickly peel to a gennaker.
  16. ZeeZee

    J 121

    According to their website the base Pogo 12.50 is 211.249 EUR excluding VAT (VAT about 21% in Europe). Horses for courses: The Pogo is a great boat with its strengths in heavy downwind sailing. E.g. in under 12 knt a J/111 is faster on a long distance course. 121 most likely (compared to the Pogo) better in the light but probably less stable/powerfull in heavy (down)wind.
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    J 121

    Please add a second low fricton rinf for a second tack line as well.
  18. Horses for courses. In the last year we've raced the JPK 10.10, 10.80, 38 and the SunFast 3600. Also some of my crew sails on some of those designs. All examples of the "modern French IRC designs"; and naturally we enjoy different conditions. If you race in locations where you typically get >12 knots of wind and lots of close reaces or heavy weather upwind work I'll take one of those any day. Or rather a Class 40, that I've also sailed. But in Scandinavia many races are decided in light winds at night or in patchy archipelago conditions, and there we just smoke the "fatter" designs.
  19. Congratulations! Hope you enjoy the boat as much as I do. Tons of fun!
  20. I have soft hanks on al my headsails. Works great, especially when short handed. You can have proper horizontal battens and there is no fear of the jib blowing from the deck when doused for a gennaker leg. I never used the furler. Just sold the entire package and when handing over the boxes to the new owner I only realized how heavy this stuff all is.
  21. So not easy to make a solid tack fixing point 1 meter aft of the anchor locker I guess. I'm looking forward to go out and try my new 55% Code-0 and a new J4 as soon as the boat splashes in spring again. Need to experiment with keeping the jib up/down when the genny is up. Maybe try the J4 as staysail. Size is 22m2, but geometry and to heavy fabric may be an issue.
  22. So the bulkhead aft of the anchor locker is too much forward as tacking point for the staysail? What size of staysail did you use and on which TWA and in combination with which gennaker?
  23. ZeeZee

    J/88

    I agree that the J88 and C&C target different types of sailors. The J88 is a fast racer/cruiser on which you can easily spent a weekend or short holiday cruising as a couple. The C&C is targeted as a fast day racer. Both very nice looking boats. Personally (!) I can't imagine buying a keelboat (like the C&C) in which you cannot overnight to spend a weekend or short holiday. If you don't want to overnight at the boat and want to be fast, why not go for for something like a F18/20 cat, skiff or even a Flying Phantom foiling cat. These boats blast the C&C (and a Farr 280 etc
  24. How would this new Pogo compare to other 36 footers like a J111 ?
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