<![CDATA[The J/109 Class Association Forum]]> http://j109.org/forum Wed, 05 Oct 2022 07:47:32 -0400 Smartfeed extension for phpBB http://j109.org/forum/styles/prosilver/theme/images/site_logo.svg <![CDATA[The J/109 Class Association Forum]]> http://j109.org/forum en-us Wed, 05 Oct 2022 07:47:32 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Class Rules Discussions :: Mainsheet Swivel Strengthening Modifications Allowed :: Reply by Vento Solare]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1276&p=2212#p2212
In addition to the modification with the larger clevis pin I also put a "safety constraint" using 3 loops of spectra tied around the lower portion loose enough tp permit free rotation, and the same at the upper portion. That way if the clevis pin breaks you don't loose control of the main.

It has been a number of years since the pin has broken, and always on an uncontrolled jibe. The main trimmer has to be the "shock absorber" for the main when jibing the boat.]]>
no_email@example.com (Vento Solare) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1276&p=2212#p2212 Sun, 24 Apr 2022 19:01:33 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1276&p=2212#p2212
<![CDATA[Class Rules Discussions :: World Sailing Categorization Problems With Website :: Reply by Dan Corcoran]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1554&p=2283#p2283


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no_email@example.com (Dan Corcoran) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1554&p=2283#p2283 Wed, 28 Sep 2022 13:27:25 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1554&p=2283#p2283
<![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: Main Halyard Cluch Slipping :: Reply by Vento Solare]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=233&p=2215#p2215
In my pictures above I use the CT310P001 model and the 10mm line. They work great. I used 1/16" G10 under the overhead for backing plate with stainless washers and nylock nuts.

It's been a while since I did this but I believe that I over drilled, epoxy filled then redrilled to isolate.

Position the Constrictor forward of the Spinlock so you can see the reference mark drawn on the halyard for consistent hoist height. I also did the same for jib halyard on stbd side.]]>
no_email@example.com (Vento Solare) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=233&p=2215#p2215 Sun, 24 Apr 2022 20:12:17 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=233&p=2215#p2215
<![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: Winch Upgrade :: Reply by TSweather]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1531&p=2216#p2216
The cabin top holes are not pre sealed from the factory on our boat #41. Performa winches do have a different hole pattern, which will require over drilling and sealing with epoxy prior to mounting. I replaced my primary winches and the Performa is an excellent upgrade.

Sikaflex 291 is my preferred sealant for mounting all deck hardware.

While the new Performa 40.2’s you’re considering can be serviced from the top without touching the headliner, there is also another solution for your current winches. Harken makes these mounting plates that will match your current holes when thru bolted into the deck. The winch then mounts to this plate from the top for easier service.

no_email@example.com (TSweather) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1531&p=2216#p2216 Wed, 27 Apr 2022 17:48:27 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1531&p=2216#p2216
<![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: Swim ladder :: Reply by Arne Moritz]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1532&p=2219#p2219 no_email@example.com (Arne Moritz) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1532&p=2219#p2219 Tue, 03 May 2022 05:53:57 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1532&p=2219#p2219 <![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: Loss of coolant :: Author Dan Corcoran]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1533&p=2220#p2220
When preparing my 109 for spring I found that about 30 ounces of coolant were missing from the engine. I have never lost a drop before now.

In a brief engine run after adding coolant, I lost about 2 oz of fluid into the pan below the engine I traced a sizable hole in the middle of the line from the top of the engine cap to the reservoir as the reason. The hose was melted to the point of being 1/4 severed.

Having not found any coolant below the engine last season, I feel I should not be convinced I found the reason why the fluid disappeared over the winter.

Are my doubts justified, any thoughts on what to look for next?

How should the line be positioned to not melt through?]]>
no_email@example.com (Dan Corcoran) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1533&p=2220#p2220 Thu, 19 May 2022 10:51:43 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1533&p=2220#p2220
<![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: 3GM Exhaust Elbow :: Reply by Vento Solare]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1126&p=2224#p2224 no_email@example.com (Vento Solare) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1126&p=2224#p2224 Thu, 19 May 2022 14:18:37 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1126&p=2224#p2224 <![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: Gebo Portlight Replacement Parts :: Reply by Nickv]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1150&p=2239#p2239
I was able to pull out the old gasket using adjustable pliers. I then cleaned the area and simply soaped up the new gaskets and pushed them in as best as I could and then I closed the window and used plastic trim removal tools to properly push the gasket into the frame all the way.

I would imagine if you don't soap up the gaskets with dish soap, this would be way harder.

I no longer have any leaks from the port lights.]]>
no_email@example.com (Nickv) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1150&p=2239#p2239 Sun, 12 Jun 2022 23:10:29 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1150&p=2239#p2239
<![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: Main Sheet Rope Type :: Reply by Vento Solare]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1537&p=2247#p2247
The 11mm is just too thick to easily run through the blocks. The high tech lines have very little stretch and 3/8" diameter is sufficient.

Best regards,]]>
no_email@example.com (Vento Solare) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1537&p=2247#p2247 Fri, 17 Jun 2022 06:11:35 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1537&p=2247#p2247
<![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: Best method to secure tackline to kite? :: Reply by bartvet]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1540&p=2254#p2254 no_email@example.com (bartvet) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1540&p=2254#p2254 Tue, 12 Jul 2022 10:03:55 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1540&p=2254#p2254 <![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: Sparcraft mast & boom parts hard to obtain :: Reply by TSweather]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1538&p=2255#p2255
As for the pin, I would just try hitting it with a scotch brite wheel on a bench grinder, otherwise you can likely have a machine shop fabricate one or get some ss rod from McMaster-Carr.]]>
no_email@example.com (TSweather) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1538&p=2255#p2255 Tue, 12 Jul 2022 17:53:36 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1538&p=2255#p2255
<![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: Ring dings :: Reply by Dan Corcoran]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1539&p=2256#p2256 no_email@example.com (Dan Corcoran) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1539&p=2256#p2256 Mon, 18 Jul 2022 11:03:05 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1539&p=2256#p2256 <![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: Garmin Autopilot? :: Author JohnGreifzu]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1542&p=2258#p2258 no_email@example.com (JohnGreifzu) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1542&p=2258#p2258 Sun, 24 Jul 2022 10:53:31 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1542&p=2258#p2258 <![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: Replacement fuel gauge? :: Reply by Vento Solare]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1550&p=2273#p2273
I would measure the voltage at the engine panel fuel gauge connection. There should be 3 wires including +12V, Ground, and the sending unit.]]>
no_email@example.com (Vento Solare) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1550&p=2273#p2273 Mon, 12 Sep 2022 07:48:50 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1550&p=2273#p2273
<![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: Spacer under jib cheek block :: Author 7200]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1552&p=2274#p2274 no_email@example.com (7200) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1552&p=2274#p2274 Fri, 16 Sep 2022 15:40:28 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1552&p=2274#p2274 <![CDATA[Sails & Tuning :: Spin sheets ..... :: Reply by TSweather]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=230&p=2229#p2229
We actually use the same line in a thicker diameter (10mm) for spin halyard, reef line, jib sheets, and main halyard. It is really good stuff with a standard Dyneema 12 strand core that is easy to splice.]]>
no_email@example.com (TSweather) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=230&p=2229#p2229 Tue, 24 May 2022 17:07:11 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=230&p=2229#p2229
<![CDATA[Boats for Sale :: Wanted J/109 for Great Lakes racing and cruising :: Author rasher]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1543&p=2259#p2259
Pretty sure we want the standard/deep draft if possible, but will consider shoal as well.

Send me a PM/DM to rasher@vectorscope.net if you have a boat or any ideas, advice, or suggestions - the sooner I can herd all these cats into a boat, the better!]]>
no_email@example.com (rasher) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1543&p=2259#p2259 Thu, 28 Jul 2022 18:37:53 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1543&p=2259#p2259
<![CDATA[Boats for Sale :: Wanted. J109 on the west coast. :: Author mallabym]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1545&p=2261#p2261
Would consider an East Coast boat if the shipping was not too high.


no_email@example.com (mallabym) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1545&p=2261#p2261 Tue, 02 Aug 2022 14:17:51 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1545&p=2261#p2261
<![CDATA[Boats for Sale :: WANTED J 109 Shoal Draft :: Author ghalsted]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1547&p=2263#p2263 ghalsted1@gmail.com or 802-310-2961.]]> no_email@example.com (ghalsted) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1547&p=2263#p2263 Mon, 08 Aug 2022 09:58:35 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1547&p=2263#p2263 <![CDATA[Boats for Sale :: WANTED: Deep Keel J/109 for LI Sound racing :: Reply by Dan Corcoran]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1549&p=2271#p2271
Are you considering it?]]>
no_email@example.com (Dan Corcoran) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1549&p=2271#p2271 Tue, 30 Aug 2022 19:45:18 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1549&p=2271#p2271
<![CDATA[Boats for Sale :: WANTED: J/109 for Racing in the Toronto Area of Lake Ontario :: Author EauZone]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1553&p=2280#p2280
Any connections would be greatly appreciated (a case of rum will find it's way to you).

Happy to inspect and pick up around Great Lakes or as far south as Chesapeake Bay unless it comes with a trailer.

Thanks in advance.

Stefan Eyram
SV EauZone
Port Credit Yacht Club
Home of the 2022 J/70 North Americans and 2017 J/24 Worlds]]>
no_email@example.com (EauZone) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1553&p=2280#p2280 Mon, 26 Sep 2022 18:26:48 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1553&p=2280#p2280
<![CDATA[Sails & Equipment for Sale :: 2018 North Class Spinnaker (108 sm) - Price Reduced :: Author JohnGreifzu]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1528&p=2208#p2208 Sail Registration Tag #: 1708851N
Sail Delivery Date: 03/27/2018
Used for 29 race days, mostly in 2018 and 2019. Still in very good shape.
Sail is in CT.
Email: johngreifzu@gmail.com
Text: 203.two49.nine131

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no_email@example.com (JohnGreifzu) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1528&p=2208#p2208 Sat, 23 Apr 2022 09:07:10 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1528&p=2208#p2208
<![CDATA[Sails & Equipment for Sale :: SOLD - 2019 North 3Di L/M Class Jib :: Author JohnGreifzu]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1530&p=2210#p2210 Sail Registration Tag #: 1804907N
Sail Delivery Date: 01/11/2019
Used 43 times. Would be an excellent Beer Can Racing jib.
Sail is in CT.
Email: johngreifzu@gmail.com
Text: 203.two49.nine131

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no_email@example.com (JohnGreifzu) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1530&p=2210#p2210 Sat, 23 Apr 2022 09:19:53 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1530&p=2210#p2210
<![CDATA[Sails & Equipment for Sale :: Looking for a main sail :: Author fxalbert]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1535&p=2231#p2231 fxalbert@prodigy.net.

Frank Albert
(703) 9198759]]>
no_email@example.com (fxalbert) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1535&p=2231#p2231 Wed, 08 Jun 2022 21:24:20 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1535&p=2231#p2231
<![CDATA[Sails & Equipment for Sale :: Sails to give away :: Reply by iscotland]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1534&p=2240#p2240 no_email@example.com (iscotland) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1534&p=2240#p2240 Mon, 13 Jun 2022 23:45:51 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1534&p=2240#p2240 <![CDATA[Sails & Equipment for Sale :: SOLD - 2019 North Class Spinnaker (108 sm) - Price Reduced :: Reply by JohnGreifzu]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1529&p=2242#p2242 no_email@example.com (JohnGreifzu) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1529&p=2242#p2242 Tue, 14 Jun 2022 12:38:12 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1529&p=2242#p2242 <![CDATA[Sails & Equipment for Sale :: Strider Sails for Sale :: Author Dan Corcoran]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1536&p=2243#p2243
New Class Sails:
Emergency Only: Class Jib, Quantum, If you can't buy a jib for some reason, I have a new one in a box available in an emergency.

Used Class sails:
Class Jib, Quantum, used only for 2021 Block Island Race Week, e.g. less than 20 hours $ 4,500 (negotiable)
Class Jib, Quantum, with UV cover, in very good condition and still winning local races, $ 3,000 (negotiable)
Class Jib, Quantum, older, has repairs $ 800
Main, Quantum 2017, has repairs, needs some additional patches, may meet your needs to use your best main less frequently, $ 500

Other Sails:
I have a couple of larger jibs, 138% and a 165% I believe.]]>
no_email@example.com (Dan Corcoran) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1536&p=2243#p2243 Wed, 15 Jun 2022 11:19:47 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1536&p=2243#p2243
<![CDATA[Sails & Equipment for Sale :: 2018 North Sails Class Spinnaker (108 sm) :: Author bmastror]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1541&p=2257#p2257 Sail Registration Tag #: 1804892N
Sail Delivery Date: 09/06/2018
Used for 12 days in 2018-19
Excellent condition
Buyer to cover cost for shipping and shipping materials
Email: bmastror@gmail.com]]>
no_email@example.com (bmastror) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1541&p=2257#p2257 Thu, 21 Jul 2022 18:21:13 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1541&p=2257#p2257
<![CDATA[Sails & Equipment for Sale :: Code Zero for sale :: Reply by 35601]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1546&p=2266#p2266 no_email@example.com (35601) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1546&p=2266#p2266 Sun, 14 Aug 2022 19:55:36 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1546&p=2266#p2266 <![CDATA[Sails & Equipment for Sale :: North Spinnakers for sale :: Author bmastror]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1551&p=2270#p2270 Sail Registration Tag #: 1804892N
Sail Delivery Date: 09/06/2018
Used for 12 days in 2018-19
Excellent condition

2015 North Sails J/109 Class Spinnaker. AIRX 650. White.
Sail Registration Tag #: 1308552N
Sail Delivery Date: 05/01/2015
Excellent condition

Located in Newport, RI
Buyer to cover cost for shipping and shipping materials
Email: bmastror@gmail.com]]>
no_email@example.com (bmastror) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1551&p=2270#p2270 Sun, 28 Aug 2022 09:11:11 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1551&p=2270#p2270
<![CDATA[Looking to Buy Something :: Looking for A3 and sock :: Author drdcolombia]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1544&p=2260#p2260 drdcolombia@gmail.com or 7812197535 if you got something available!]]> no_email@example.com (drdcolombia) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1544&p=2260#p2260 Tue, 02 Aug 2022 04:45:54 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1544&p=2260#p2260