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    J80 as a day Sailer

    I've had my 1994 J/80 for 4 years. It's a great boat to take out with the guys for a race and can get pretty exciting when the wind is up and the chute goes out. It's also a great boat to take out for a day (or night) sail with my wife or with friends who aren't sailors. Never had a need to...
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    J/80 jib halyard tension

    Thought it might have been a spin retrieval line as it looks like it drops from a fairlead down to the cabin. I've noticed the European boats tend to launch and retrieve their spinnakers from the forward hatch where US launch from the companionway.
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    J/80 jib halyard tension

    What's the red line next to the spin pole line?
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    J/80 jib halyard tension

    I put a Lewmar 12 winch on the cabin top and a Harken 150 cleat mounted to the bulkhead under the winch. I have marks on the halyard where the bottom wrap contact the winch so we can duplicate light to heavy air tension. Never had a problem with the line getting loose. As an added bonus, the...
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    1999 Triad trailer for J/80 for sale

    I'm interested - PM me please.
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    J80 PHRF setup

    I'm looking at new sails and wanted opinions / experience with Evolution Sails.  I've got a bid from them for a Carbon Sport with Lite Skin for the main and 105% jib.  They are a bit higher than North but to be fair, North has proposed a different material - the NPL Sport Xi Aramid. I want to...
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    J80 PHRF setup

    In the sport boat class, which is 88's 80's, 70's and U20s, all but one other J80 run with class headsails.  The other 80 runs with a 155, but the rating hit is 6 seconds here for anything bigger than OD - so no benefit to carrying a 135 vs. a 155.  
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    J80 PHRF setup

    I'm sailing #90 on Lake Norman, near Charlotte, NC. Our Wednesday Night Series goes from mid April to mid August, with winds getting lighter each week.   I've currently got a 135 and the class jib.  The 135 was on recommendation from my sail maker, echoing a lot of the comments here about a 155...
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    J80 135 Genoa Track Info

    Which one is the correct measurement for the 135 track?  One shows 5" in from the cockpit bulkhead and the other shows 8 1/4".  I have an extended track from where the 155 track was but the angle on it seems to be too far outboard for the 135.  Can't point worth anything with the genoa up and...
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    J80 - Anti Fouling Paint

    We hauled our J80 out last summer, took off several coats of Baltoplate all the way to the gelcoat.  Unfortunately had close to 100 blisters to repair and fair out before applying 3 coats of Interlux HS and then 4 coats of Black Widow.  Pics below of the barrier coat and then the BW.  We sanded...
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    J80 Graphics for Team T-shirts

    Holokai - where did you find a clean version of the line drawing?  The ones I've found have been very low resolution and wouldn't work for silk screen or iron ons. Thanks...

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