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    what is it?

    Great question!
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    what is it?

    Careful.  Those are the boats that in PHRF if you see them finish, they beat you!!
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    J/29 Pointing Problems

    Also notice that the main has too much twist.  Top batten should be parallel to the boom, the batten telltale should be just lifting.  All I read about headstay tension sounds just about right.  Since you have new sails, it is a common mistake to trim them in too tight, but 8 inches off of the...
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    J-28 wiring diagram

    waX, Thanks so much, there is lots of information here that I don't have.  Interesting on the electrical panel layout, mine is on the starboard side.  (hull 72)  I also have some outhaul work to do on the boom. Art
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    J-28 wiring diagram

    Thanks.  Might be what I need.  Need to reconnect the mast lights after the yard cut the cables to unstep the mast for shipping.
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    J-28 wiring diagram

    Does anybody have, or know how to obtain a wiring diagram for a J-28?  Attempted to obtain one thru J-boats but no luck.  Anybody out there have one?  Thanks
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    what is it?

    It was 1980
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    what is it?

    Fantastic News!  
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    MORC Chainsaw Special

    Looks heavy.  I had a 7.9. which was a great boat, but it would not break its speed limit of 8 knots.  Also see a serious transom crack just to the left of the rudder.
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    what is it?

    Hope the photo is recent.  Have seen some forlorn photos of her recently.
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    what is it?

    An extremely SWEET sailing boat.  Helped deliver for Key West when new.
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    What’s next for J?

    How about getting rid of the freakin balsa core??  
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    Are J/24s Still Fun?

    As an experiment I got permission from the fleet to change the top two battens of my main to full length.  That alone made a HUGE difference in upwind speed, and sail longivitity at least for the main.  Akeeley is spot on WRT getting rid of the genoa, installing a larger flat top main, and an...
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    blooper time!

    FLY IT!!  I had a blast sailing the old IOR machines too!  Tricky to fly, but effective for reasons already mentioned.
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    strict class

    I noted reference to the Etchells in an above comment, which has carded sail restrictions.  This rule is stupid because owners will take the sails back to the sailmaker prior to each day of racing for a "tweak" for the expected conditions the following day.  This class will be a disaster.  I...
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    anarchy 33?

    One of my biggest disappointments with the new sportboats is that the sail control lines are still scattered around the boat. I would like to see all control lines (i.e., Cunningham, Vang, backstay, jib cunningham etc.) centralized near the driver, (think Etchells or MC Scow) so that the driver...
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    anarchy 30

    I would like to know when these "sportboat" designers are going to bring the mainsail controls back to the helmsman i.e., like a scow. Also, the fixed sprit is a mistake.
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    The scow wins

    Pointy bow, or blunt scow bow. Beam long distance boats have had bilge boards and flat bottoms for a LONG time now. Arn't they all scows???
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    J 70, whadup?

    I just remembered that one of the Johnstones did design an open 6.5. The dual rudder idea got me to wondering if the J-70 is an entry into the open 6.5 class of boat. Totally new market concept.
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    Some of my old sailing photos

    If that was the '84 Lauderdale Race, it was a smokin' ride. 30-35 knots north of north west. I was on a 3/4 tonner, and made Rebecca shoal in 22 hrs!! Some ride.