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Jim Z

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    San Francisco Bay
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    Sailing, Cycling (road and mnt.),open water swimming

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  1. Apologies for such a tardy congratulations on your new (to you) J-111! Wonderful to see you flying MADMEN's (hull #17) retired Quantum A2! Wishing you all the very best in the PNW! MADMEN Racing.
  2. Thanks for the confirmation Stu and Jackolantern. I'll update my file.
  3. Like ASP I have been trying to keep track of the J/125's hull numbers, ownership transfers and locations. In many instances I have been able to validate the boat names and hull numbers in the US via the USCG vessel documentation web site (HIN numbers). I have also used sail numbers race results and other public records to assimilate this list. It is my understanding there were 17 J/125 hulls built. Where I found a HIN number I have listed the hull number chronologically. Please comment with corrections and or updates. Hull #3 -Can't Touch This (ex-Double Trouble, ex-Narro
  4. Earlier in this string, "blofeld" validated SPECTRE was formerly JEANNINE III from Chicago/Great Lakes.
  5. Lat21 may be able to comment on the trailer as his HAMACHI is ex-Aunt Jessie, ex-Raincloud. I recall seeing an image of HAMACHI on a trailer; however it was not angled but flat. As an aside I believe HAMACHI is hull #6...I think the green hulled AUGUST ICE up in Lake Tahoe is #7... I did find an image of an angled trailer and a flat trailer on the Reinrag2 (ex-Strabo) website... http://reinrag2.com/photos.htm angled is image 2 of 52 flat is image 36 of 52
  6. SPECTRE is looking very "tidy!" Was she formerly JENNINE III from Chicago / Great Lakes area?
  7. Hi Fullres, ex-SRM is named "TYR" (i.e. name of a warrior god in Norse mythology; phonetically pronounced "tier"). Sail number is 52125. Best of luck with pulling together a one design start for the 125's for BBS!
  8. I believe the green topsides, hull #7 "August Ice" lives in Tahoe...think she made the trek down to SF and raced BBS in 2011(?) with a few of the other west coast 125's (SF's Double Trouble & Time Shaver and Resolute (ex-Roxanne) from LA).
  9. The J-125 "TYR" (ex - Stark Raving Mad) had a pedestal installed in a recent refit... http://www.crayivp.com/2015-StFYC-Regattas/AldoAlessio15/i-WWRsN9L/A
  10. Assuming MENTAL is here to stay; following is the current SF Fleet # 5 J/111 list: A preliminary "inaugural" One Design regatta schedule has been published. Exciting stuff! Boat Name - Hull # AEOLUS - 7 MADMEN - 17 MENTAL - 22 TOPSY TURVEY - 39 FLASH - 54 SYMMETRY - 91 DOUBLE DIGIT - 94 TBD - 103 (March arrival)
  11. NEW GIRL IN TOWN? Skipper spied the red hulled, fresh water MENTAL, sidled up to MADMEN this afternoon at KKMI in Sausalito. So we have 8 J/111's on SF Bay now!
  12. Unfortunately, MADMEN will not be able to make it out to Key West from San Francisco this January (2014). However we are seriously targeting 2015.
  13. MADMEN's first regatta and video...St. Francis YC Aldo Alessio. Great fun; the learning continues! Props to the owner's son Max (home from college) for video edit and production.
  14. We are sailing hull #17 on SF Bay. We seriously looked at NKE and it was highly recommended because of the regatta processing unit option (25 Hz), directly related to optimal autopilot functionality as we will be doing mostly short handed racing and day sailing. We had the privilege to sail with Bob Congdon (EuroMarineTrading-representing NKE - who is a great guy and scary knowledgeable) on Rag Bag's NKE equiped J-111 #4 "INVISIBLE HAND" here on SF Bay. Impressive gear, effortless calibration and very acurate data output. I am sure Rag Bag and or Bob would be happy to expand further on the ben
  15. Hi Espo, Sorry for the late response. We have hull #17 in SF Bay. From a time line perspective she was delivered March 2011. We experienced the exact same issues with the Facnor furler and the SailTech backstay pump. With respect to the furler I believe the early systems had an issue with the top spindle. The backstay pump came apart multiple times. We also experienced issues with the headstay foil and sail luff tape and the backstay. We assumed there would be some teething issues(new design/new boat and early in the production cycle). Norman and the boys at Sail California, Alamed
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