Tips & Tricks

Hull Identification, decoder ring

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From the old forums.

Once you find the number on the hull, you need the secret decoder ring to pick the hull number out of it.  My number is:


Which translates to:

TPS = manufacturer (Tillotson Pearson or TPI in my case)
50 = model number, 50 standing for J35.
257 = hull number, the piece you're looking for.
C = month of the year it was built, A = January.
9 = certification year, last digit only (so 1989 in my case)
89 = year of manufacture, also 1989 in my case.


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  • North Sails
  • Shore Sails
  • Russ Perry, Owner of TOP GUN (Toronto)

These tuning guides are available to paid up members of the Class Association under the MEMBERS ONLY link.

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North Sails Trim-for-Speed

A classic video using J35s as the teaching boat. Check out the crew communication during the race sections.

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