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Question on sailboat lingo

I see people reference sailboat as J/105 or J/24. What is the J designation mean?
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I see people reference sailboat as J/105 or J/24. What is the J designation mean?
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Re: Question on sailboat lingo

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


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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