The J/88 has a two-speed, double-ended mainsheet to handle its high aspect ratio, large roached main. The gross tune 6:1 system uses a 75 mm Carbo fiddle and 75 mm Carbo single on the boom, and a ratchet block with swivel base to trim and ease the main quickly. To dial in the main, an 18:1 fine-tune system, (57 mm Carbo fiddle ratchet, 144 swivel base, and 40 mm single with becket) makes it easy for the trimmer to help the helmsman find the groove.
J/Boats choose the MKIV Unit 0 Underdeck furler to keep the headsail as low to the deck as possible, while still being able to furl going downwind or at the dock. This sleek, low-windage furler is the perfect choice for racers and cruisers looking for a clean foredeck.
Two high-strength wire blocks handle the high loads in this 24:1 backstay system. A 2" single wire block is the first part of the cascade before splitting off to a 1.5" single wire block. A 40 mm Carbo triple sheave block quadruples the purchase from the lower wire block before sending the control ends to either side of the cockpit within easy reach of the mainsail trimmer and skipper.
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