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    Sailing, RVs, Boating in General, Composite Work

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  1. Still waiting for a Slip here in Tampa Bay Area..... : (
  2. Update on J9 from local dealer. 30 sold so far... Good afternoon, Attached is an update on the J9. Hull #1 is scheduled to be launched in Newport towards the end of the month. We are scheduling sea trials for early May in Newport. Around 30 hulls have been ordered to date, and that isbefore anyone has even sailed or seen one.....that's the power of the J boat brand! I have ordered hull # 6, #14, and# 21. Hull# 14 is going to Naples and Hull # 21 is going to Sarasota. Hull # 6 is first coming to Sag Harbor and if not sold here will be going to Florida in the
  3. While I agree with your thoughts above Black Jack, I think the ever growing demand (based on people’s realization that is all they have time for) for purpose built daysailers like the J/9 will always surpass the supply produced and the chances of finding them at $25k 15 years from now (barring some big economic meltdown) is unlikely. Try finding an 2000s era Alerion 28, J/100, Morris 29, Harbor 25 for 50K or less. Now drop down to the 20-22ft size and options are plentiful, Harbor 20, Capri 22, Tartan, J 70, J22. I think J boats knows their target demographic well enough now and has designed
  4. hey Mat,

    i sent you message about shoal keel. thanks

  5. Done..!! Officially a J/100 Sailboat Owners Group On Facebook. Feel free to join/share/ promote the j/100.
  6. I have not been able to find a owners group or association for the J/100 either online or facebook. Perhaps that was because of the lack of one design following but I think it would be nice to have access to a network of other owners and be able to share details of rigging/sails/optimizations that others have done with their boats. How do the owners groups start for the other classes? and any J/100 sailors here willing to start one... i imagine it would only help preserve resale values of this truly classic J boat design.
  7. Buy a J/100 and add a wheel. Problem solved. Best of both worlds. Shouldn’t cost but about 5k or less to do conversion. Will open up your options
  8. It works for some... buy it at the right right price with boat loan... factor in boat sales skyrocketing and becoming a sellers market and u can actually make a profit after 5 years of ownership (minus your annual costs of use of course). Ask me how I know... : )
  9. No sorry, but $20k is a strong down payment for a loan on one.
  10. Tried reaching out about the J100 Shoal draft Keel. What would you want for it?
  11. I would love to see what others have done to creat single point hoist setup for the j/100. As I mentioned J boats “officially” could not advise on a system but were able to give me Center of gravity location. Would nice if someone had pics or drawings of single point hoist setup.
  12. They can’t access from the little door under the sink? If not, I would just cut out the valve from the wall and mount the new one on a piece of starboard or thin fiberglass sheet(gelcoat white) bigger than original cutout and screw it (the new valve) back on with some finishing washers and screws to make it look Stock. Will be easier to access if it breaks again and no structural compromise.
  13. The only problem is prices of the J/95 is still a high compared to the j/100 and considering my J/100 is paid off I don’t really want to get into boat payments. I looked into getting a shoal Keel for the j/100 but no longer available from Mars. Another j/100 in st Pete Area has shoal version and seemed much more manageable. Mars offered their torpedo bulb option but don’t want to ruin original j/100 keel trying it. Florida problems i guess....
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