I think that Jboats is referring to the option of a roller furling A-sail similar to what was shown in the earlier thread.... Code 0 is somewhat misleading. The Jib should be just slightly less than 100% so that it can use the Hoyt boom.I noticed this on the J-boat site:
With minimal added effort you can turbo-charge the light-air offwind performance by adding a Code Zero furler with large rollable overlapping headsail (as shown below).
So the initial boat in the initial photo shoot has an oversized headsail! Looks like the boat is underpowered. Putting an overlapping headsail on this boat just does not make sense. Kind of ticks me off.
I think the sailaway price was advertised as around $120K but that number always tends to be on the low side. One idea whose time has come is a furling kite as the Open50s/60s have had but not seen on production boats (as far as I know). I have seen them used on Ocean Planet and I think it is a interesting concept for short handing. Won't work for your big light air running sails but will work for the smaller straight leech/hot angle reaching kites. And we use those plenty. Be nice to have one of those rolled up, ready to use. Be a fast sail change, too.Where did U guys get the $160K for that boat.I thought it was going to be around $100K.It that case my 2000 105 just went up in value!!