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    ๐Ÿ“ Andy sails Topaz with df65's
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง MartinH2 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Having done a bit more trimming the lee helm is reduced but a bit like squeezing a balloon it has given me other issues. Anyhow, Andy a proper sailor took her for a spin and after sort of getting to grips with the controls he then went racing with the df65's. Camera battery died before the end of the race but got loads of good advice for the next outing.๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    ๐Ÿ“ Topaz 60" J class yacht
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง MartinH2 ( Leading Seaman)
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    A bit more video of a friend sailing my boat for the first time in VERY light air while I took a bit of film. A few initial teething problems with the running rigging ended this session but she does look and go well. This is a 60" J class from Alan Horne at jclasshulls.co.uk

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 60" J class yacht with Genoa in +/-10 mph winds
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง MartinH2 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello Frankiesays, you are right, since that video I have moved the mast top backwards due to a pretty strong Lee helm which has worked a treat, she is pretty neutral now. Trying to sail and hold the camera meant sail trimming wasn't the best however broad reaching she looks and goes beautifully, straight downwind = no nose dives so far and very controllable. I have a jib which is about 20% smaller than the Genoa which I have yet to try but am still learning to work with the rig as it is at the moment.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 60" J class yacht with Genoa in +/-10 mph winds
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง MartinH2 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I took about 400 photos and quite a few videos of the build. Unfortunately they are a bit random but when I look at them I remember why I took them๐Ÿ˜‚ Not too sure if posting them wouldn't be a bit too dull. Anyone building one of Alan Horne's 60" J class might find some nuggets though๐Ÿ˜Ž Here is a series of clips I did on the running rigging......my head was still minced.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 60" J class yacht with Genoa in +/-10 mph winds
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง MartinH2 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you๐Ÿ‘ I was right into scale gliders in the 80's and 90's and loved building models.Then I discovered paragliding. All was good until a pretty traumatic head injury at the end of 22 and I came to determined to build a J class yacht. No idea where it came from. Have learned loads with "head injury" sheeting systems and sticking bits of wood together and now getting on with sailing. I am halfway through building a HAKits Thames slipper launch, a lovely simple little kit that goes together sweetly. I have tarted it up with a crowned mahogany and sapele deck blah blah and she will probably weigh a ton that'll be a great doorstop if she doesn't float.

    ๐Ÿ“ 60" J class yacht with Genoa in +/-10 mph winds
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง MartinH2 ( Leading Seaman)
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    This is my first attempt at building a boat and is based on TOPAZ (J8). The hull/basic kit is from jclasshull.co.uk and the sails from PJsails. My biggest mistake is to make her too heavy but I can't remove ballast, besides that she goes REALLY well. I am still fiddling with the tuning to remove the Lee helm and have already got her neutral. : ) The remote movable Genoa clew carriages are proving to offer brilliant control over the Genoa leech, powering up or down as required.



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