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  1. left hook

    J/88

    When you make a successful career out of exploiting and inciting hatred towards people you lose your humanity in my books. Disagree if you want but that's that.
  2. left hook

    J/88

    Screw that woman. There's no place for her hatred in our sport.
  3. And I can be the creepy young man!
  4. First priority is the race and gathering at HYC. The crawl is not an LHYC event. From an organizers perspective this is a mistake.
  5. left hook

    J/88

    BSP, have you thought about asking UK to down-size their J/122 sail designs for the 88?
  6. Why not Yachtscoring? It's become pretty standard on WLIS and is a great way to increase visibility. Not to mention Luiz is a pretty great guy who supports the sailing world in many ways and has a superior product.
  7. 6...between the wheels lurks another set of handles. PO's wife told me stories about doing the traveler on the boat and having the grinders to help. I'd imagine that they could also link into the runners winches there.
  8. That's why they get paid the big bucks compared to punters like you and I, Abbo I'm actually in awe.
  9. Nobody in this thread saying "rambler 80" converted 27 meters to feet did they?
  10. left hook

    J/88

    I was told that the factory's putting out 1 per week.
  11. left hook

    J/88

    Hey, that's Hustler's sail number. Start saving your pennies Johnnie!
  12. left hook

    J/88

    Thanks for the response mark. It's like the old days of SA! Drive safe out there, roads in B are super slippery this afternoon.
  13. left hook

    J/88

    and your experience racing asyms less than 400 stone is?Amazing you don't have a line of yacht designers beating down your door asking for advice. To be frank: a bunch more than yours bill.
  14. left hook

    J/88

    Interesting ... certainly if the J88 pole was not designed for a Code 0 then you'd want to consult with Jboats and Hall before you crank on the halyard banjo string tight. As far as the Code 3A, I would suspect the folks at Jboats probably know a thing or two about boat design. I'm guessing the strength to weight ratio of the pole bending to displacement for a J70 or J88 are probably a factor or so higher than that of a J111 or J122. Thus when an 3A is pulling hard enough to brake the pole, it's probably lifting the boat and unloading pretty quick, like I said, just an unscientific wild
  15. left hook

    J/88

    @Markvannote bobstay absolutely. Based on how much I've seen the recent J/Sprits flex it's an all around good idea no matter whether you're flying. @MidPack the zero is absolutely necessary for any distance racing at all. Super high aspect jibs don't reach worth a damn so having something powerful to fill the hole between jib and Asym is crucial. So far I've found that the 111 and 122 really love/need the power in light stuff and have seen very flat cut zeros used to great effect for semi-upwind work in ultralight conditions on those boats.
  16. left hook

    J/88

    Hmm, we've never experienced this problem. Probably because we don't have people texting on the rail while racing ... So that's the way to beat deviation? Still... someones phone goes off down below or they leave their bluetooth on and the instruments go poof for a few minutes...
  17. left hook

    J/88

    Of the options you've outlined B&Gs, when correctly calibrated, will give you the highest quality data. They're more expensive and slightly more complicated but seem to be de-facto when you get to the top end of yachting. Every time I've been on a boat with wireless instruments a person's cell phone is enough to mess with them.
  18. left hook

    J/88

    Fuckin saved!! hahahahahah
  19. left hook

    J/88

    The owner of the X-34 you sail on should get one. You guys could be some of the hacks to drive the rating up around 108 Rumor is there's a "hack" in our area who just bought into one. Will have to see how they do with it.
  20. left hook

    J/88

    Gotta say that's a pretty competitive fleet. Rebecca and Hamburg are no-joke teams and Rod is a no-joke sailor.
  21. I saw that done to a 105 once.... they came into the slings at full speed with everyone bailing for their lives. Was there much water ingress in this case?
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