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Feb 16, 2018, 09:57 AM
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Man Carl! Where were you when I was installing things in my CJ?
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Mar 13, 2018, 04:30 PM
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Anyone selling a Canterbury J? I am interested
Mar 14, 2018, 09:25 AM
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J-608


Sent my order in! No plans to finish this summer, more of a winter project.

There is a small group of IOMs that let other classes sail with them.
I expect the CJ is slower but how much? I don't need to be competitive but it
would be fun to feel part of the fleet.

Thanks
Mar 14, 2018, 10:22 AM
If it floats....sail it!
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If properly tuned, in almost drifting conditions, the CJ will ghost along and probably run away from them. The more it blows, the more they will leave it behind. However, if there are any aquatic weeds, the fin keel boats will find them while the CJ will run right over them.
Mar 14, 2018, 05:48 PM
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Put another way—if you regularly sail in weeds with no wind, the CJ is faster than an IOM, otherwise....(lol)
Mar 14, 2018, 06:04 PM
If it floats....sail it!
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We can always count on you, Tom, to see the negative in everything.
Mar 14, 2018, 07:05 PM
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Really? It was meant to be humorous, nothing more. But you raise an interesting question. Is conveying only “positive” information helpful or misleading?

For example, your response to the question of how a CJ would perform in a fleet of IOMs. Having ovserved both classes I would say that virtually all of the time the CJ will significantly finish behind the IOMs. Certainly a CJ can not accelerate, point or maneuver like an IOM. It will most likely not feel like “part of the fleet” in an IOM regatta. So, was your “positive” answer that listed only the very limited conditions under which a CJ could match up with an IOM accurate?

Please note that this is in no way meant to detract from the virtues of the CJ. It is a handsome, classical one design yacht that is beautiful to watch on the water. It can be built with many scale features that make it stand out from modern carbon fiber racing machines. It is also a well engineered kit sold at a reasonable price.
Mar 15, 2018, 08:42 PM
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Why not EDIT your post Tom ... ??

Delete the first two paragraphs and leave the third ... that might have done the trick to satisfy the issue noted in your prior post
Mar 15, 2018, 09:50 PM
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I love the CJ. When comparing my CJ to my DF 95. I used a comparison of a Corvette to an Astin Martin. Similar performance, yet one has the mark of old world class. Obviously the CJ is the latter.
Mar 23, 2018, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom Corbett
Really? It was meant to be humorous, nothing more. But you raise an interesting question. Is conveying only “positive” information helpful or misleading?

For example, your response to the question of how a CJ would perform in a fleet of IOMs. Having ovserved both classes I would say that virtually all of the time the CJ will significantly finish behind the IOMs. Certainly a CJ can not accelerate, point or maneuver like an IOM. It will most likely not feel like “part of the fleet” in an IOM regatta. So, was your “positive” answer that listed only the very limited conditions under which a CJ could match up with an IOM accurate?

Please note that this is in no way meant to detract from the virtues of the CJ. It is a handsome, classical one design yacht that is beautiful to watch on the water. It can be built with many scale features that make it stand out from modern carbon fiber racing machines. It is also a well engineered kit sold at a reasonable price.
Speaking of a beautiful boats to watch on the water, I just finished a restoration of the CJ's big brother, the Newport 12 Meter.

The restoration of Hull #181 is now complete and she is ready for sea trials. Many thanks to the guys a Wings West RC for their paints, advice and skill. Thanks to Richard Gault, Secretary of the Newport 12 Meter Class and Hugh Richards, Commodore at the Helmsmen Model Yacht Club at El Dorado Park in Long Beach for their parts and advice. And to all my sailing friends who encouraged me to Get'r Done.

I am really proud of the finished product. Hull #181 is now a proper Newport 12 Meter sailing yacht.

Time to go sailing!

Oh! - I love the Cj's and will own one soon.
Mar 24, 2018, 11:26 AM
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I put 1/16 bass on my CJ deck for the underlayment. I'll follow this with planking of some kind. Haven't decided yet. I don't race so I'm not overly concerned with finished weight. When I sail, I am mentally on the boat enjoying the wind and the water.

My introduction to RC Sail was in 1968 when I was in HS. Local club sailed in a park and this one old gent had a cushion with which he sat under the same tree every weekend. His Tx was in a stand with all return springs removed. He had a cooler containing his lunch and drinks. Don't know what his boat was but it was big. At least an EC-12, 6M or the like. And he sailed for hours until it was time to pack up and go home. I decided then and there that that was how I wanted to spend retirement.

Got my boats, got my pond and I'm retired.
Mar 24, 2018, 11:30 AM
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While I think of it, what's the rough scale of a CJ? 1/32?
Mar 24, 2018, 04:28 PM
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A quick and very attractive way to do planking is to use the glue backed vernier strips used in cabinet making. You can find it in several widths and all sorts of woods.

Cut with a sharp Exacto blade and put down with a hot iron you can make designs that would be very difficult to do with solid planking. Seal with a couple of coats of a non-yellowing clear coat.

One of the guys in our club did this with a J Class Ranger and it looks very nice s well as held up over a season of racing.
Mar 25, 2018, 06:39 AM
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I’m sailing a DF 95 at the Dallas Blowout this weekend. I brought a CJ to display and sail between heats. It has generated a lot of interest! Mainly due to the classic look.
Mar 31, 2018, 05:26 PM
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More CJs headed to Texas! We might have a good size fleet in region 5 soon.


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