Do not put 80s transducers or electronics on a boat with none. Use the opportunity to put good modern ones in.Anything and everything. Electronics would be nice. The guy I bought it for striped it of all the transducers. Radio . Basically everything he could use
on his boat he took.
Ya know Paul, I’m sure you’re a better sailor than I am, and likely have won more races than I. But most of the really good sailors I know, guys like Blur, or Hitchhiker or Cruising Loser, or Roluer, or many others here, what’s remarkable is how modest and humble they are…
I’ve observed that you tend to post a lot about how well you’ve done, and how far ahead of other racers or boats you’ve finished. So while I have Steiners….
Only about 40 J/36's were built - nothing like the hundreds of J/35's that are out there. The J/36 has a much higher SA/disp ratio compared to the J/30, 22.07 compared to 19.47, so it should feel a good bit more sporty than your old boat. We tended to reef the main at around 23 knots of breeze, and brought out the running backs when it got to 25 or so. Our mainsheet was set up as a continuous loop (spliced) with a double-cam system that provided 8:1 fine tune by pulling one of the tails, or 4:1 from pulling both at once. With the leverage from having end of the boom sheeting, we never needed to take the sheet to a winch. This makes it easy to adjust quickly, which is important because it is such a large sail and so key to boat speed.
Do you have a pic Of your main sheet? I have to redo mine.
Having driven both, and a J35, I don't think the 36 sails at all like 30. It sails more like a 35 and gives me fits in phrf.Hi Pauls,
I too am a new owner of a J36 and fixing it up for racing this coming season. You can get a Raymarine speed/wind/depth i50, i60 package for like 1,100. Find a used MFD, wire it up, and you should be good to go. My first boat was a J30 so I'm hoping they behave similarly. The J35 network may also give you lots of info as the two models have substantial similarities. Not too many actively sailing/racing J36s from what I gather though.