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Re: 80 footer versus a J/80 Newbie Story!

Sometimes the reality ain't quite as grand as the name.

I remember my old man chuckling when he made out a check (one of many) for my first year at college, to "Federal National Linen Service":

"Federal, National, uh, dirty sheets?" said he..


But a J80 is way more fun than laundry so take the above advice and go race with the dude..
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Are you sure you were at a Yacht Club? You said everybody was nice and friendly .

As a newbie, I would try and become real close to your friend with the J, that will be a fun boat to be on and you will learn a ton real quick.
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Re: 80 footer versus a J/80 Newbie Story!

I bet that J/80 would be a LOT of fun
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J80 is a fun boat, Very competitive
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Re: 80 footer versus a J/80 Newbie Story!

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Sigh.. leave it to the guys to make it about size...
Yep, and I use the exact same numbering system as the J.... much to my wife's dismay.
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Re: 80 footer versus a J/80 Newbie Story!

Thanks for the heads up, I assumed a J80 was an 80 footer also. Never did understand their boat names. I think a J24 is 24 feet.

Some of those racers have some serious money though. The yachty I purchased my boat from, I am told, spent $180k on just the carbon fiber mast of his 50 foot racing boat. Crazy I think.
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You will learn more about wind on the J80 than you would on an 80' yacht I'll bet. That boat looks like good fun!!
It looks like a very competitive boat. Can't wait till the ice melts and I can finally start realizing my dreams.
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Thanks for the heads up, I assumed a J80 was an 80 footer also. Never did understand their boat names. I think a J24 is 24 feet.

Some of those racers have some serious money though. The yachty I purchased my boat from, I am told, spent $180k on just the carbon fiber mast of his 50 foot racing boat. Crazy I think.
That's what I love about sailing, theres room for all of us at every budget and we all get to enjoy it. I read on another sailing blog from a cruiser "sailing is akin to taking a cold shower in a raincoat and tearing up 100 dollar bills at the same time" LOL But we all know once that bug bites, we will make the sacrafice. Have a great weekend Casey1999!
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Re: 80 footer versus a J/80 Newbie Story!

That is actually quite amusing. Don't let a sailboats name and model # fool you though. It is not as bad as with cars but still confusing: Who knows that a Mercedes E350 is a lesser car than a Mercedes S500?

Just to make matters more confusing the "420" sailboat is not 42' or 42 meters. It is 4.20 meters aka: 15'. Four twenty is just a bigger number!
420 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

There is/was a J80 at our club but the PHRF on that is so low we never raced in the same division with it. Our old Tartan 27' gets a PHRF around 248 so we race with the slow boats even though our boat is bigger than a J80. It is still fun racing and trying to be the top of the bottom of the barrel. It is just a little slower.
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Re: 80 footer versus a J/80 Newbie Story!

I've got a Catalina 350...We need VHF radio to communicate from the cockpit to the bow.
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