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    New Hampshire USA
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  1. I'll take good care of her, Foxtrot! Come on up and show me how she likes it!
  2. Yes! Have you sailed on her or against her?
  3. Funny to see this string light up recently after going dormant. Timing is interesting - just about to close on a X-34. Uncommon boat here in the US. J109's at this time are just outrageously expensive. On the East Coast they are each going up by 10k over prior based on immediate sales - now WELL above $150k. I'm out of that money race. A good 36.7 is $80k ish - so not in the same price level at all. If I didn't find the X-, I would have gone 36.7 (masthead spinnaker, sprit, asyms). GREAT all-around boat. One of the great designs and commercial platforms of our day for sure. F
  4. Cast iron fin and a lead bulb? Would that create corrosion due to mixed metals? Pehr, do you have any corrosion on the steel fin? Does it require regular maintenance to keep the corrosion on the fin low (like I need to do on my Jeanneau!?!)
  5. That is absolutely the case. Alternatively, if there are sail combinations that would still allow a lively sail without the need for the weight. I can do without extra hands. The boats got to be configured to sail without movable ballast. While every picture I see of a 36.7 has 8 people aboard, owners have also told me how easy it is to sail singlehanded due to the cockpit layout and that it sails well with a #3 and full main. Under 8kts or so, I expect I'll play with the Code 0. Does that swing the pendulum one way or another? Are there other boats that either do well or poorly
  6. Interesting, Kinardly. I will have to look into it. I never considered upping the interior finished. Whatever I would do would have to be completely reversible of course... Hmmm.... (just took a look at the interior... small volume won't cut it and one thing she enjoys is preparing simple/picnic meals aboard. No go on the galley! )
  7. Thanks, Steele. I've also looked at the 99. Just doesn't hit it for me. Maybe too small? I also heard it doesn't sail to its rating, as does (doesn't?) the 110 which would otherwise be an option also.
  8. Thanks Alex. I haven't been on one for several year. Sounds like that would disqualify it right off for us. I'm coming from a beautiful Jeanneau, my wife wouldn't stand for it!
  9. Sorry for the topic - I know how some of you dislike these - but I'm trying to decide between buying a newer Bene 10r or an older 36.7. There's a lot of experience participating here and I really would like to know your thoughts. I am a very experienced shorthanded club PHRF racer, 1-2 nights/wk plus regattas, but also most often single-handed daysailing (with the race only happening in my head). With either I plan to use primarily a #3 and Code 0 on rollers and an A2, masthead in either case (no Class racing here). My wife isn't a sailor, so of course the interior needs to be nice eno
  10. Thanks, Cman. Do you singlehand the boat much? My kids are grown now and truth is for the most part the boat will be daysailed singlehanded (and a weekend couples camper). Yes - only one marina in the lake can handle sailboats of this size and its in a cove that I regularly read 6.6 / 6.8 ft. Marina warns at anything over 6'.
  11. Thanks, Jackdaw. I think if I do go the Beneteau route, I'd sail it with a 105%, fit it for a code 0 and an asym - AND - have lots of bank left over compared to the 109.
  12. Hi all - wracking my brain trying decide if the J109 is worth 50% more than the Bene 36.7. I do PHRF racing, short- or single- handed in generally light lake wind. I'm an engineer - 'technical' sailor - racing the polars and trimming sail all the time. We are limited to shoal draft for either (6' max on the lake) and there are few of each available now for sale. Anyone know how they do head-to-head? The PHRF is almost the same. Thanks for adding your thoughts and experiences!
  13. I'm a mechanical engineer working for a company that produces textiles and plastic films. I occasionally work on new (exotic) components for sail manufacturers. There's a TON of tech in sailmaking - structural analysis, aeromechanics, SAILING. We are also involved in composites for aerospace. I was able to apply some of the 3Di flexible composite (sail) concepts to a project we did for a project making process components for composite wings at Airbus. Both structural (rigid) composites and flexible composites (sails) are very complex with lots of progress to be made. Struct
  14. Thanks, Cmass. This weekend I was booking along with maybe 7 or 8 knots when a big black cloud appeared above us on the lake and I saw a big gust on the water ahead. I bore off to about 60-70 degrees, let off the main (dramatically) and loosened the jib. Wind hit at about 17-18, immediate roll to leeward (heel) followed by responding like a cork under water with the boat flying into and then through the wind. No chance in control at all. My wife screaming from down below how she'll never go sailing again (again ). I'm likely going to move on to my next boat. Got several in mind - -
  15. Hey everybody - I love the general physics of sailing discussion, but really appreciate the specific comments. I also like seeing the pic of my "Sugar Mountain" (you can't be 20..). I do love her, while she steps on her foot dancing once in a while, serves as a fantastic hotel and swim platform.
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