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    Solomons, MD, USA
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    Racing (in the hunt)/Cruising (Whaler) / Snow Skiing/ Golf/ Riding (Indian Chieftan)/ Watching KANSAS Jayhawk Basketball

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  1. Yes... Banjo had a good day. All bullets. Family crew... Crew Info Name Position ISAF Country Alan Johnstone Main Trimmer Group 3 USA Katie Johnstone Pit Assist Group 1 USA
  2. AYC plans to use one for the finish of the AYC Fall Race to Solomons on Saturday, September 25th. Finish at Drum Point at the entrance of the Patuxent River. Feeder race for Screwpile the next two days.
  3. LISlubber... Steele presents a good list of common issues. I would add a this anecdotal story... On one J-109 we looked at, as I was topside, inspecting the deck and checking for gelcoat crazing (a reported common problem with J-109s), my 125 lb wife went below and as she stepped off the companionway ladder her first step just about went through the soft floor board below. The broker agreed that the cabin sole needed to be replaced. Apparently, the J-109 very shallow bilge can eventually lead to a wet, soft cabin sole. It's tough to keep water out of the bilges if the rain water comes
  4. On 6/10/2021 at 6:47 AM, Foxtrot Corpen said: SloopJonB is absolutely correct about this. It is disgusting. Of the many boats we have inspected during our recent boat search, well less than half were clean and obviously well cared for. One actually had visible mold. Brokers and sellers should be ashamed of themselves for presenting a dirty/messy boat. And, some of the pix seen in Yachtworld listings are rediculous. ... FC HUWP... Yep... Sellers are primarily responsible for a clean and presentable boat. But, a good broker will always be involved in ensuring the boat is
  5. SloopJonB is absolutely correct about this. It is disgusting. Of the many boats we have inspected during our recent boat search, well less than half were clean and obviously well cared for. One actually had visible mold. Brokers and sellers should be ashamed of themselves for presenting a dirty/messy boat. And, some of the pix seen in Yachtworld listings are rediculous. ... FC
  6. LISLubber, I think your $220k price on the J-99 is a bit low. Using a J Boat dealer's price sheet, I came up with more like $265k which included electronics, sails and Maryland sales tax (5%). A virtually new fully loaded J-99 was listed on Yacht World in early Spring for $265k but didn't last long. The average sale price of the last 13 J-109s sold via Yacht World (between Jan '19 and Jan '20, model years '02-'09) was $130,454. Given the "insane" boat market as you say, good J-109s are hard to find. We traveled to look at two of them this Spring and rejected both due to poor c
  7. Good question. Any Anarchists in Newport area that could go over to New England Boatworks in Portsmouth and see if Running Tide is still there?
  8. Found this interesting history of Running Tide in their FB page... file:///C:/Users/willi/Desktop/running-tide-press-release-march-2021.pdf Lots of more great pix in the FB page by Billy Black... https://www.facebook.com/Running-Tide-107751427455980/ ...FC
  9. Caught a glimpse of Running Tide at New England Boatworks, Portsmouth, RI this past weekend. Couldn't pass up getting a couple pix of this awesome boat! Looks like a brand new boat... built in 1969. ...FC
  10. I first met IB a little over 20 years ago when we were both working on an Admiral's staff at Pax River. We soon discovered we both were sailors, and talk quickly moved to boats. It became quickly apparent that he was very knowledgeable about boats and sailing. He had a memory like a steel trap and an incredible breadth and depth of knowledge about sailing and racing. You all know that he was a prolific contributor to this forum with thousands of posts on a variety of topics. IB raced with us on my boat for several years. He was a skilled mainsheet trimmer and a brilliant tactician.
  11. Rest in peace, Larry... old friend, shipmate, crewmate. Rest in peace. ...FC
  12. Thanks Slick470. BYW... Only three X-34's show up in the Yacht World brokers' database as having been sold in the US since 2014... our '09 model twice, an '08 in NY in 2018, and another '08 in CT in 2014. I don't know how many are out there in the US, but they surely don't come up for sale very often. There's now an Xp-33 for sale in Annapolis and an X-35 in Nova Scotia.
  13. The X-34 is a great boat. Hellcat is a 2009 and looks brand new. Has a classic cruisable interior. Was reasonably fast, and I think we sailed to (or better) to its 96 PHRF rating. We did very well when racing with other A2 boats as in the AYC Fall Race to Solomons... 3rd of 10 in 2019 and 5th of 12 in 2018. Beat a bunch of very competative A2 boats at Stingray Pt Regatta in Deltaville in '18 and '19 (missed 3rd on a tie-breaker). We loved the boat. Wish we had kept it. Had a tough time competing against 2 Melges 32's, Hedo 30, J111, Far 395, 2 J105's, and Mumm 36 in our local A f
  14. Oh yes... I likewise took out salon table and cabin doors (except to head) in both the Bene 36.7 and the X-34. While at home, always raced without any cushions (except nav table seat). Cushions always stay nice in a big warm and dry closet.
  15. Aw... I'll bet your First 40 isn't all that spartan. We raced our First 36.7 for 8 years and never thought of her lacking interior comfort. Spent a lot of nights sleeping on the boat at off-site regattas. ...FC
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