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06/19/22 10:51 PM
Hi everyone, long-time member but just paid for the $50 membership because it's worth keeping this dream alive. I've sailed on many boats but grew up saying J/24's and J/30's. Currently, skippering hull 259 named Heater' Up my dilemma is that at the beginning of the season I was placed 2nd and 3rd now I'm 5th consistently. I had my father come and help tune the rig and he shimmed the mast forward and port and stbd. I have a hard time controlling her even in light wind. today was our fathers day race and placed fourth. but here's the kicker I have another J/30 in my fleet Hull #531 and he is gone out of the gate. we both have the same sailes my are 1 year old his 150% is brand new. I've tuned my rig every which way till Sunday and can't keep up. leeward shrouds are noodles, headstay flaps, and vibrate even after 5-8 turns.

I'm at a loss right now. could use some good advice other than the standard J/30 tuning guide everyone keeps sending me because that is just base settings. My crew is well trained to adjust on the fly. I would like to see a chart or number that corresponds to wind ratings ETC. should I have my guys loosen or tighten the shrouds ETC
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Sails & Equipment for Sale
06/17/22 02:38 PM
Looking for a sheave box. Does not have to be in good shape. I want to rebuild it then swap it out with my current. gary@krogman.net 631-806-1150
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Sails & Equipment for Sale
06/17/22 02:37 PM
I did, sorry
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Racing Tools and Techniques
06/17/22 01:00 AM
There is an old thread with a spreadsheet to download at this link
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Cruising Discussions
06/15/22 09:21 PM
Any recommendations for how, where, what size bimini can be mounted. Dealing with the traveler is a bit of an issue.
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Looking to Buy Something
06/14/22 02:10 PM
350 + shipping
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Sails & Equipment for Sale
06/13/22 01:29 PM
Main is still available.
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Sails & Equipment for Sale
06/08/22 01:11 PM
Ok thank you Rusty
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Sails & Equipment for Sale
06/07/22 03:06 PM
UPDATE: The deal I had for purchasing some "new" 2021 used racing sails fell through, so I am not able to sell these sails posted below until I find another deal. If anyone has "like new" sails (OD spec or I'd consider a 155% furling head sail, but need to be high performance) then I could move on selling off my old ones. My budget is around $2,000 for a head sail and would consider paying the same for the right main sail. Less interested in a #3 as I already have the NS 3Di Endurance listed below and I love that sail, but would consider trading over if a deal came along for a full suite Main, #1, #3
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I'm considering buying a new suite of NS sails. Putting a feeler out for interest in my current racing sails. They still have some life in them, would be ideal for someone who is looking on a budget for OD spec sails for casual club racing. All sails have been professionally chem cleaned annually and repaired where needed.

$300 - Main - 2010 Quantum - Very Good Condition
$200 - #1 Genoa (162%) - 2010 UK - Fair Condition
$2,000 - #3 Jib (110%) - 2018 NS 3Di Endurance - Excellent Condition

Main has bolts and jibs have luff tapes for headstay foil.
Located in Kittery, ME (local pickup or delivery to Boston, RI, CT)
Additional photos available and happy to take a call to discuss details.
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
05/27/22 07:01 PM
That would be great! Racing most Saturdays. Perhaps you can come along.
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
05/27/22 04:14 PM
I am also new to ownership in the past year and am loving the wealth of information on the site.

Ciao #282 was in very good condition but there is always more work to be done. I have a friend down in St. Croix and I just visit last year. He recently bout a Stiletto 27. Never know we can maybe meet up.

I ended up buying a part off a girl that had a totaled j30 in the BVI from the 2017 storms. I really don't think she has the hull and bulk of boat anymore but I can shoot her a message.

Corpus Christi is very windy USVI also has lots of wind. I ended up going with a furler and a new #3 headsail.

I am more familiar with my local PHRF and no nothing of CSA. The J/30 as designed in OD configuration takes a hit in my region and most others for having the #1 163% genoa in sail inventory(a 155% gives me no penalty and lucky enough one came with the boat). Also the OD spinnaker pole that is J+1 in length gives a handicap hit. The addition of the furler gives me a better handicap.

If CSA works like PHRF, I would just say to be sure of the sail and spinnaker pole limits within the CSA and reduce your rating if the OD configuration is making you take a hit.
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