Which is the J boat that few like?

bloodshot

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except for the fact that the 109 more or less can't completely outsail a J35 which is 20 years her junior, I've never heard much hate about the 109. Personally, they are my favorite racer/cruiser J boat going.

 

Snarley

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I got an earful from a J37 I think shoal draft.   The boat then the Shoal Draft.  Now it was only one owner so unless anyone else here wants to rant keep this in mind. 

Say this with a Russian Accent

" All Jboats good boots,  No bad J Boats ever!" 

As for sales the J112 sold one boat.   

 

RobbieB

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problem with the J34 is that it took 10 people on the rail to go slower than a J35 or a J29. just painful all around.
This and the 28, (same "Cruiser/Racer lineage) was a total pig.  Not many were ever able to figure out the 27.

Now the 33 was a rocket and 29 MOB model well sailed was very hard to beat in PHRF.  Surprisingly the 22 is a great PHRF boat too.

 

12 metre

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problem with the J34 is that it took 10 people on the rail to go slower than a J35 or a J29. just painful all around.
I'm not sure why people focus on LOA in judging the J/34.

The 34 wasn't designed to be a fast 34 footer - it was designed to be a fast 3/4 Ton.  Big difference.  The 35 and 29 would both rate higher under IOR,  so it would be expected they would be faster.  Back then IOR was the only thing that really mattered in anything resembling serious handicap racing.  And level class racing was also something you don't see today other than maybe the TP52s

Mind you, it doesn't sound like the 34 was a particularly fast 3/4 Ton either.  But probably faster than some slightly earlier generation 3/4 Ton pintails.  Lighter with more horsepower.

 
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