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  1. I’ve had good luck with them as well. Needed a very specific part and they were able to get it. They were also great to deal with.
  2. Used a sock on a similar boat. Agree with the consensus that it seemed fine for the sail. It does create a lot of windage. Not sure how much more than a traditional roller furled sail, but we were quick to take the sail down if the forecast called for a blow.
  3. Thanks all. The issue is simply that the transducer is inconsistent from tack to tack. The boat performance is not in question. In slack current conditions, we sail at the same sog, heel angle, and AWA on both tacks. Our numbers match the polars. The issue is that even after calibrating the boat speed in a process similar to what @Hitchhiker describes, we get a large difference in the boat speed from tack to tack. I do suspect it is related to the transducer position. Perhaps the offset position also leads to uneven wear of the paddlewheel over time, exaggerating the issue.
  4. Thanks Froggy - didn't know that. I suspect that given that the transducer is slightly off center line, I have an issue either way. In any case, I think I need to do what I can to minimize the issue, and possibly look to a different transducer setup. I suspect that with the triton setup, there is really no great solution here.
  5. Tubby - this seems like a reasonable possibility. I should ask my electronics guy if the dual setup is possible. Perhaps we just need more crew forward of the shrouds!
  6. Frog - I do think that it is properly calibrated. Hard to be completely sure, but motoring in flat water, it is pretty consistent. Perhaps another significant fact is that when we see the issue, one tack is well above sog and the other below sog (in slack current). That said, per your comment about the transducer being close to the healed waterline on starboard (healed to port) it would make sense that perhaps calibration when motoring adds its own issue as the paddle wheel is not level? Steam - I have thought about alignment. I have a plug that I put in when not using the boat, so the tr
  7. Its not very close. See photo of sistership below. Transsducer is about at location where forward edge of cabintop meets the deck.
  8. In a related drift... Our actual speed is consistent on both tacks, but boat speed indication will vary by about 0.8kts upwind in 8-10kt breeze. SOG in slack current is consistent on both tacks as is heel and trim. System is a b&g triton with the usual airmar speed/depth transducer. Boat is a j/111 and the transducer is mounted at the aft end of the v berth and is offset a couple of inches to port. I know this sort of setup wil not produce completely consistent numbers, but this difference seems a bit extreme. Any thoughts on cause?
  9. I love my torqeedo for exactly this reason. I use it for a dinghy and it couldn't be simpler. Quiet is nice too.
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    What we see is in line with JL92S' comments. On our 88, we get 11-12 kts of boat speed with full crew and wind speed in the 18-20 kt range.
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    I just installed one of Jeff's strops on my boat. The old strop did not have a bend, it was just too long. New strop is working great and we can finally get the headstay tune where we want it. As a side benefit, the furler, while still less than ideal, works much better.
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    To clarify from prior post. When I mention care for the rig, I was referring to trailering aspects.
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    Thanks. Curious about your trailering experience. My entire trailering experience is watching friends hoist and trailer j/24s. Seems like the j88 could be a bit more complex. How long does it take you to get from the water, to drive away? Also, how long to rig and launch. I also worry about the rig. seems it would require more care than an aluminum rig.
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    Thanks. This is actually very helpful. I am well aware of the shortcomings of phrf, I just wanted to make sure that i was not making a big mistake planning to do phrf in an 88. Sounds about as I was hoping/expected.
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    Thinking of picking up one of the year old 88's that are on the market. I've been reading through the thread trying to understand if the boat will suit my needs. I would be the first in my general area with one, so OD would likely be a small part of what we could do. So it would be a bunch of PHRF racing with the typical fleets of mid-30 ft racers. I've been concerned about how the boat will perform in a phrf fleet w/o overlapping headsails, as many here have discussed. I took a look at ACY spring and fall series results, where there are a few j88s in the phrf fleet. Seems like the bo
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