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    j111 vs J125 design similarities

    I owned and sailed a J/90, then got into the J/111 (#4). The hull shapes below water line are strikingly similar, not just the appendages - they have the flat aft sections that helps the boat get up and break loose. The J/90 didn't have enough buoyancy in the bow, wanted to bury the bow a lot on...
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    That was my concern as well (J/111 #4). One reason why I picked the black powder coated stanchions, dark bottom and boot stripe. Helps some, still very white.
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    J BOATS J/70 Speedster

    J Boats actually canvassed and queried the early sign up owners for the J/111 on their keel shape preference, and it came out 'L'.....for people who sail in high kelp areas the L is obviously preferred, and it is not clear that a T buys you anything other than kewl factor. This may not be the...
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    J BOATS J/70 Speedster

    The top picture (without kite) made me do a double take, looks just like my old J/90 'Ragtime'....looks like a fun, sweet little boat to tool around in...
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    You finally broke down, good for you!
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Most races the Farr beats the entire fleet on corrected by a land mile, not just boats in division. Very highly optimized program, also shows in their Farr Worlds performance.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    There is only one way to find out.......the only evidence we have is what we see on the water....and it's not compelling
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    The FT rates 54 here in SF, the 111 rates 36, so the 111 gives the FT time, not the other way around
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    No, they had already delivered number #25 back in March 2011. I don't know the current number but would not be surprised if they had built and delivered 50-60 by now.
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    J Boats in the Pac Cup

    Not taking our 111 to Hawaii. We're interested in the race but prefer a platform that can get us there in about a week.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Market is proving that it is NOT a problem....this is an incredible successful design (based on boats sold) introduced in the lousiest economy in living memory....so, buyers are in fact taking the cost in stride. (I own #4)
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Didn't look like they were flying the big kite A4, did they? Conditions seemed fine for the A4 .
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Clear coat does not hold up well in my prior experience, a few hard tacks, and the coating starts cracking and chipping. On #4, we also had an adhesive rubberized plastic pad applied to the front of the mast where the head sail clew travels across to protect the coating. It is pitch black, you...
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Blur, you've got the 111 bug! Gets under your skin, doesn't it?
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