SailNet Community

SailNet Community (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/)
-   General Discussion (sailing related) (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/)
-   -   Question on sailboat lingo (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/104265-question-sailboat-lingo.html)

BillA98272 09-30-2013 01:40 PM

Question on sailboat lingo
 
I see people reference sailboat as J/105 or J/24. What is the J designation mean?
Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Tapatalk 2

Faster 09-30-2013 01:44 PM

Re: Question on sailboat lingo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BillA98272 (Post 1096227)
I see people reference sailboat as J/105 or J/24. What is the J designation mean?
Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Tapatalk 2

"J" is the boat builder... J-Boats... it's simply a 'brand'.

J/Boats- Better Sailboats for People Who Love Sailing.

nolatom 09-30-2013 03:28 PM

Re: Question on sailboat lingo
 
the company was started by two Johnstone brothers (racing sailors) and later several others in the family, hence "J":


http://jboats.com/about-us

ccher 09-30-2013 04:39 PM

Re: Question on sailboat lingo
 
And while asking about sailboat lingo what does "B&R" stand for? Usually seen it to describe the swept back spreader rig used on many Hunters.

RainDog 09-30-2013 04:58 PM

Re: Question on sailboat lingo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ccher (Post 1096341)
And while asking about sailboat lingo what does "B&R" stand for? Usually seen it to describe the swept back spreader rig used on many Hunters.

Bergstrom & Ridder

ccher 09-30-2013 05:04 PM

Re: Question on sailboat lingo
 
Ah so. Thanks RainDog. A big mystery to me solved. I can now go ask my neighbor who has an H34 if he knows the answer.

aeventyr60 09-30-2013 07:40 PM

Re: Question on sailboat lingo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ccher (Post 1096359)
Ah so. Thanks RainDog. A big mystery to me solved. I can now go ask my neighbor who has an H34 if he knows the answer.

Make sure his baggy wrinkles are in order too.

Harborless 09-30-2013 09:56 PM

Re: Question on sailboat lingo
 
Heres a silly question i could easily google but its appropriate to ask here.
what is the aft port side of a boat called?
like I know the aft starboard is called larboard. What of port?

paulk 09-30-2013 10:11 PM

Re: Question on sailboat lingo
 
Never heard of larboard being anything but the opposite of starboard. (And not used much, because it's too easy to confuse with the way starboard sounds. That's why Port is used instead of larboard.) We've always called the after port side the Port quarter, and the after starboard side the Starboard quarter. That's where the boat's Quarter Wave shows up. That's why bunks located there are called quarter berths.

Faster 09-30-2013 10:59 PM

Re: Question on sailboat lingo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by paulk (Post 1096527)
Never heard of larboard being anything but the opposite of starboard. (And not used much, because it's too easy to confuse with the way starboard sounds. That's why Port is used instead of larboard.) We've always called the after port side the Port quarter, and the after starboard side the Starboard quarter. That's where the boat's Quarter Wave shows up. That's why bunks located there are called quarter berths.

That ^^


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012