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    J111 dh/offshore...

    It wasn't me in the Pac Cup. The cleats on the mast are not made to carry heavy loads, just to hold the sail up while you walk to the cockpit to pull through the halyard. You just need to drill a (M4 or M5 I think it is) hole for the bolts and have some thread tapped.
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    J111 dh/offshore...

    I DH and Solo my 111 a lot. A few changes to the running rigging I made and spring to mind: - Outhaul and cunningham let back to the cockpit (additional clutches next to the halyard clutches) - Vang let back to the cockpit port and starbord cleats. - Cleats on the mast to temporary fix...
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    Viewing NMEA 0183/NKE data with Expedition?

    I'm also only able to connect the NKE wifi box by TCP.
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    To what extend is this because your instruments  are not properly calibrated? Once my instruments were calibrated, I found the ORC speedguide for my 111 extremely accurate.
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    Code Zero on J boat sprit

    Are you able to get enough tension on the bobstay to make it effectively work?   When the bobstay runs to the end of the sprit the pulling angle is not very effective and as you can't use a turnbuckle to pre-tension the bobstay I wonder if it effectively prevents the sprit from moving upwards in...
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    60-70 indeed not ideal.  To close to use a outboard sheet or strut. I use a 2m long strut fixed with a soft shackle to a through-deck pad-eye.  At the side of the jib the strut is fixed to an outboard sheet. I think IRC requires you to fix the strut at the mast (not ideal as it put a lot of...
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    "With 90′ of waterline reaching at TWA 80-100 we knew this was mostly about minimizing our losses. Very uncomfortable in a J/111…" Don't you use a reaching strut in these conditions?   Using a strut I find reaching in 90-110 with only jib and main very comfortable and fast.
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    You can easily convert it by: Upwind:  BSP =   VMG /  Cos(beat angle) Downwind:   BSP = VMG / Cos(180-run angle) So e.g at  TWS 12kt for this J/99 polar:    Upwind target BSP = 5.05 /   Cos(38.3) = 6.45
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    e.g.: https://data.orc.org/public/WPub.dll/CC/ITA00052724.pdf
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    My 111 is really, really wet...

    On my boat the mast is sealed at the partners with a lot (and I mean a lot) of self vulcanizing tape. This has been completely watertight. If the boat has been on the dock and it has rained a lot,  there is water in the bilge which entered via the mast openings of the halyards. When sailing...
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    Any ideas how to get a C-Map chart for Expedition? Totally stuck.

    When it comes to buying a new c-map (4D) chart or upgrading an existing chart for Expedition my experience has always been very negative.  Simply too complicated if you are used to the ease of upgrading a chart in an app like Navionics. About 5 weeks ago I spent half a day trying to upgrade a...
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    Driving a J/111 higher to get down to target speed

    Not that I'm aware off. It would be easy to implement, but it looks like nke is not doing active developments anymore. I wonder when those companies start realizing they are in the software business and need to push out frequent updates to keep up with customer requirements. In practice it's...
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    Driving a J/111 higher to get down to target speed

    Correct.  If your instruments DO take leeway into account (e.g. BG H5000). But e.g. NKE does not take leeway into account for the TWA value they display.  So in hat case you need to be aware of this.
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    Driving a J/111 higher to get down to target speed

    To be able to compare your upwind leg to the polars, your instruments really need to be calibrated well.in Is your speedo calibrated correctly around the target speed and is it still well calibrated when you are heeled at 25-30 degrees? At my boat the speedo would indicate a speed about 3-4%...
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    Bieker rudder on a J/111?

    Before doing such an upgrade I would ask for underpinning VPP (or other sound) numbers. Likely such upgrade are like in high end audio:  many times it's just snake oil sold by a sleek marketing story while in reality there is zero difference. And if many other cases such "upgrades" make the...
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