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It is more probable that the same rating to win the one with more length, or equal length which is less rating? For example the J/122 and J/111 have almost the same rating. I can not imagine that the J/111 will win the J/122 corrected time under any conditions.
Hi! Rating has nothing to do with the length of the boat itself meaning that smaller boats can have ratings bigger than bigger boats. Only when the boats are identical in type and very near in performance, size will be a determinant factor. Regarding the J111 and J122 they are different types of boats.
That is quite confusing on J boats because they don't make any kind of distinction in the name but while the J111 is much of a racer with a skeleton interior with the minimum necessary for offshore racing the J122 is a performance cruiser with a good quality cruising interior. I would not be surprised if the J111 proved faster in almost all conditions in real time than the J122.
Take a look at this post that I posted on another thread about Jboats and their relative performance:
Regarding J boats there is many times a big confusion and with a certain reason:
The boats have a similar look and contrary to other brands that somehow identify by the name racers and performance cruisers( like for instance Xyachts that have XR, XP and XC), J boats don't do it, they just are J boats, racers and performance cruisers alike.
But if you look at the interiors it is easy to separate racers from performance cruisers:
So, yes, you can cruise in a J105 or J111 but even if they have the minimum indispensable (they are offshore racers) you can only do that in a spartan kind of way.
The J109, J122 and J133 even if they were utilized mainly for racing have a good cruising interior, can cruise comfortably like that and they can be easily improved with added tankage and some minor improvements. They are a great base for a great a seaworthy and fast performance cruiser and with some luck they can even have been rigged already that way.
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Last edited by PCP; 03-25-2013 at 08:17 AM.