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  1. glexpress

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    I've been crewing on one for two seasons now and I'm still learning, but I can tell you two things: 1) You need to foot, foot more, you're too high, stop pinching and foot off.  Got speed?  OK now try getting her higher. 2) You're sailing too deep, stop soaking, heat her up, get her hotter. ...
  2. glexpress

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    The handful of times we had breeze on when going downwind on Freedom we HAD to have vang off, especially when doing hotter downwind angles.
  3. glexpress

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Another excellent video Blur! Flashbacks of when the owner of Freedom gave me the keys to the boat for last Tuesday night's race, sadly we didn't get to enjoy downwind angles quite as long.  :blink:
  4. glexpress

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    On my Express 27 we use barrel nuts to remedy that issue.  More steps are involved in bedding and making sure the screw is a precise length, but it's clean and flat. 
  5. glexpress

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    The team will be out at the boat this weekend doing some sanding, maybe I'll climb up and check the tension.  Admittedly I haven't looked nor dealt with the cables coming off when they did.  I was busy fetching an emergency tiller and making sure the crew kept still.  The incident happened right...
  6. glexpress

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Freedom, Hull #84.  It's a french build, when Coop (the owner) had the survey done in the UK it pointed to an issue where the cable on the ends was coming in contact with the posts and starting to damage.  We suspect that's what started to loosen the cables. We had the cables come off once in a...
  7. glexpress

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Peter, Have you had or heard of issues where the steering cables come loose and fall off?  It seems that the factory cable is too fat and can get bumped out of the groove.  The owner and crew are looking at replacing with thinner dyneema rope. Also I'm interested in pics of this carbon plate...
  8. glexpress

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Freedom (ex British Solider) came over with a double ended set up.  However it's not to either side of the cabin top. One end is lead to the port cabin top and the other comes out the bottom of the vang like a traditional set up.  I'll snap some pics the next time I'm out there. All in all we...
  9. glexpress

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    I noticed that too, it there a significant time and expense to removing kelp cutting gear? That's the only used J111 in North America and this one has lasted on the used market longer than any other. Aside from the boat being only the 3rd built the kelp cutter is the only detractor I can...
  10. glexpress

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    For sale right there in California: http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2010/J-Boats-J111-2748770/King-Harbor/CA/United-States#.U91VtmK9KSM Blur, as always great video!
  11. glexpress

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    I had heard that Challwa withdrew themselves after failing to finish properly. They did not leave the round island passage light to starboard.
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