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  1. BoomerangJ

    J/88

    If anybody wants to try out the J/88 (or J/70, J/80) this weekend-we will be doing rides out of Houston YC. Details here: http://www.jboatssouthwest.com/ Come see us!
  2. BoomerangJ

    J/88

    Hook up to it and pull it south-the snow will melt off on the way! We are still registered with hopes that we will get five or more. It'd be great to race OD and be part of a bigger PHRF fleet! What other J/88 owners are considering coming to CRW? If you are thinking about it-sign up!
  3. BoomerangJ

    J/88

    I have to agree with this. It's important to understand that the car dealers want to always have the "best in class" towing-but it may not be reality. I towed a J/80 with a Tahoe for years. No troubles as the Tahoe far exceeded the capacity needed to pull the J/80. Now I have 3/4 ton diesel truck and the "intrinsic security" I feel when pulling a J/80 or even a J/105 is that I feel much more secure and safer towing a vehicle. But with that said there was another guy that pulled his J/80 with a S/10 Chevrolet mini truck and his J/80 had a "single axle!!!" trailer. He did it for years with
  4. BoomerangJ

    J/88

    Actually what we have right now is a story of a JGC with CRD that averaged 12 mpg towing a J/88 over ~1000 miles through the worst winter storm of 2013. Based on extensive towing with both diesels and gassers, I believe that a 6 Cylinder CRD should average ~18 mpg towing a load similar to the J/88. At what speed? Maybe 18 mpg at 45 mph, but at 65 or faster?I No way. My 2.5L four-pot gasser that normally gets 27-28 on the highway drops to 19 when I'm towing my sub 1000 lb all-up skiff at 70 mph. Aero drag is a real thing, especially when towing a 9' tall 5,000 lb boat on a 2,000
  5. BoomerangJ

    J/88

    Rumor has it that 3-4 more will sign up for CRW-Hope to race as a fleet. Really excited about bringing 007 from Texas to race.
  6. BoomerangJ

    J/88

    Don't want a gift rating, don't want a penalty rating either. PHRF may ultimately be the best handicap system out there-but not when it is abusive to any one design. As another poster states--people won't buy a boat-new or used-if they don't think they can compete-"or the boat won't sail to it's rating". How stupid is that comment? Yet it is commonly stated. Granted a PHRF boat will have a sweet spot and evidently the handicappers in San Francisco believe that the J/88 can plane both upwind and downwind in those conditions. Ie; it can't and 69 is a ridiculously harsh number when a reput
  7. BoomerangJ

    J/88

    Well, evidently the J88 will be faster in SF Bay than anyplace else....local NorCal PHRF committee rated it at.... 69 !!! Schooner-Hope you protest that rating. These early ratings will snow ball through other PHRF's. I sailed 007 in our J/Fest with a J/Fest only number that was the same as J/105 and J/100 OD ratings for Galveston Bay. On Saturday we had wind in the high 20's and then on Sunday it was in the mid teens. Rod J recommends that to be the number. That number seems close to being fair. What do 105's and 100's in OD trim rate in San Francisco? I have yet to make the formal a
  8. BoomerangJ

    J/88

    That would be my J/88. No broken pole! But we haven't used the Code 0 on any long reaching legs yet. We sailed the boat in our J/Fest Southwest even first weekend of November and have been on the hard since. Sailed the boat in gusts up to high 20's on Saturday, a little tamer on Sunday. It's a lot of fun! Can't wait to get more time on her. I do like some of the ideas above with the sliding dyneema to support the pole. We did fly the Code 0, but only deployed the pole about 3/4 of the way at most. We didn't notice much if any deflection-but weren't power reaching in 20 either.
  9. BoomerangJ

    J/88

    We bought a Triad trailer for our J/88 007. Ordered several options: ramp launch wheel, keel guides, LCD lights, SST brakes. Attached a couple of pics with the boat on her. Ultra! I thought you were locked into a J/24 for J/Fest? Look forward to seeing you down there!
  10. BoomerangJ

    J/88

    We bought a Triad trailer for our J/88 007. Ordered several options: ramp launch wheel, keel guides, LCD lights, SST brakes. Attached a couple of pics with the boat on her.
  11. BoomerangJ

    J/88

    All-I signed up the J/88 this past weekend because i wanted to take advantage of the free t-shirt offer. Yes even as the dealer, and sponsor I have to sign up just like everyone else to take advantage of the freebies! The offer was that any boat that signed up for J/Fest before 5pm 9/2 they get additional free t-shirts for their crew. Sweet offer! Plus the shirts look cool-I am biased my wife designed them. As any of you know when you get on the regatta network site and sign up it asks for a rating. I suppose I could of just as well put in zero-but some would have thought that was th
  12. I can't even imagine how much fun it was to race that race in a J/111 One Design! I bet the participants are still smiling!
  13. There are two J/111's in Texas. #38 was purchased and the dealer (me) has an inventory J/111. And glad to have it!
  14. Well compared to my J/109 that is 10 m2 of additional sail area with 2,000 fewer lbs. of displacement. So it should go faster DW then my current ride. Of course the J/122 has a 155 m2 kite (so an extra 35 m2 of chute) but displaces 4,000 lbs. more than I do. So maybe the J/122 will get to the windward mark first, but the J/111 will make up much of that spread on the DW leg? At any rate, I would LOVE to see the 109/111/122 all out racing at the same time. That would be kinda cool...heck, throw in a 133 for shits and giggles... Z I have a prospect that wants me to do exactl
  15. I sailed on number one "Stella" August 6th. I loved the interior as it is. In fact I was surprised by how nice it was. White bulkheads, has the white "Faux" wood paneling on the cabin sides behind the settee's, ala J/95. The nav station and galley are wood. The cushions are the same style as the J/122 cushions with the bottom cushions having the bolsters in the front part of the cushion. Covered in ultra suede. The overall effect is a light, bright, airy interior. It does not have the warm comfort of a J/109 or J/111-but to my tastes I liked it. Simple, easy to maintain, and comfo
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