Goblew

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  1. Goblew

    J/111 as a Multipurpose Boat?

    Well, as a J/111 owner and obviously biased - what I love about the boat: Sailing upwind with fingertip control of the helm Jumping on a plane when wind gets to 18+kts Feeling the immediate acceleration of the boat in a puff The look of the boat at the dock and under sail - they look cool The feel of the boat in a breeze - it's stable and under control The quality of the competition - good competition makes me a better sailor even if I'm not stacking shelves with silver Ability to sail short/singlehanded or with less experienced crew. I find it's relatively easy to train a new person to do the basics I could go on.
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    J/111 2011 questions

    Not exactly sure how much time it took. The dealer I bought the boat from did the repair. Seemed pretty routine. I think hardest part was refairing the cover plates once reinstalled.
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    J/111 2011 questions

    I had a problem with the keel leaking when I first got the boat. Fix is to drop the keel and rebed. No problems since. Since I got it taken care of early, JBoats covered the repair. Only other problem I had was one of the deck organizers was put on without caulking.
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    J/111 2011 questions

    Um, no. I own hull 25.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    That seems pretty consistent with my experience. I haven't calculated that closely, but always figured about .5 gallon per hour.
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    J111 Worlds Chicago, IL

    Asked and well answered. Thanks.
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    J111 Worlds Chicago, IL

    We all appreciated you guys making the trip and glad no one was more seriously hurt. I am curious how you thought this damage wasn't considered serious enough to warrant consideration of an appeal? What is your definition of serious damage? Seems to me a hull breach qualifies. I'm not intending to flame you guys, just curious.
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    cell phone range extenders on Great Lakes

    I have verizon. I sit at my cottage and get regularly get connected to Rogers in Canada 40 miles away even though I'm in Verizon coverage area. Verizon isn't the answer.
  9. Was my goto place for equipment. Always seemed to have what I need. New APS is just another clothing store. Guess they figure by losing one customer they will gain 2.
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    Stanford sailing coach gets probation

    Disagree on fact or opinion? Memes are cute, but not very insightful.
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    Stanford sailing coach gets probation

    He got off easy. Lot's of people have gone to jail just for lying. Multiple, repeated, premeditated felonies, While not taking cash, he would benefit himself through prestige of a stronger sailing program that he would have gotten credit for, Discredited the institution and the sailing program, Likely denied other worthy applicants, Not sure if he is married or has kids, but if so, he likely has impacted their future well being and lifestyle - who's going to hire him? and all the other impacts previously noted. If he had not been caught, he would have continued the same behavior. Hard to believe his claim of being devastated now that he suddenly found his moral compass. Ohh, the crocodile tears. Hopefully USSailing and/or ISAF will ban him as well.
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    Black Widow

    Did you sand per instructions? hand sand or machine? I've got my 3 coats on keel and rudder and need to burnish.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    OK, for what you describe for top of the line gear, etc. that's about in the ball park. Hope you included the professional bottom prep :-) Almost consider selling mine at that price - on second thought, no. Having too much fun with it. Hope he can find a boat soon. Great to see the fleet grow. Maybe the Nationals there next year.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Go with the J88....like a modern Mumm. Love the boat...$165K ALL in This! Cant wait to launch our 88. So what does "all in" include and how does that compare to Charliegolf's undefined half million?
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Been a couple years since I've been in the market, but what the hell are you buying? I can't imagine pricing has increased that much!
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    This is a problem. for whatever reason, the foil is under sized for standard size luff tape. My sailmaker (Doyle Detroit) ordered a custom luff tape and I have no problem wirh hoists now. Sorry, can you define a "Custom Luff tape".. it just sounds like the wrong tape was used in the first place right? What is the Luff foil track size? No matter what the foil should always be measured and samples fitted to double check. The new luff tape was 1mm smaller. The sailmaker did fit samples to the foil initially, but what seemed OK with the sample fit didn't work for the full sail. Perhaps his selection of foil sizes was not as complete as possible, so he may have had to order a new size?
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    My sailtec backstay failed as well. Sailtec needs to get it together!
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    This is a problem. for whatever reason, the foil is under sized for standard size luff tape. My sailmaker (Doyle Detroit) ordered a custom luff tape and I have no problem wirh hoists now.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Congrats. Just checked out the results. Looks like the 111's represented themselves well. Any insights as to what conditions they did well/not well in compared to the others?
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    great videos. interesting to see different boathandling tactics, sail trim, etc. Thanks for putting these together.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Congratulations. Looked good in the water today. And already some offshore fixes to the rig. Me like! http://www.blur.se/2012/03/29/j111-blur%C2%B3-nastan-klar Blur splashes tomorrow afternoon in La Trinite. that was a fast build! Looking forward to watching Spi Ouest - should be very interesting with the number of brand new 111's.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    You could start from these ORC Club certificates. Note that beat and run are VMG values. You need to calculte BSP by dividing with cos(TWA). http://noordzeeclub.nl/rating/orc_rms/rms/NEDC9111.PDF http://noordzeeclub.nl/rating/orc_rms/rms/SUIC2193.PDF Also the sails may be different from yours. and sailing in fresh water! thanks
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Has anyone yet developed a good polar table to use in our racing software? I ginned one up doing some takeoffs from the IRC chart in Stephanes site, but would like to see if anyone has developed a more accurate and comprehensive table.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Just received updated Class Rules. J111 Class Rules 04-01-12.pdf