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no_email@example.com (Vento Solare) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1444&p=2483#p2483 Thu, 16 Nov 2023 08:07:06 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1444&p=2483#p2483
<![CDATA[Class Rules Discussions :: Technical Committee 2024 :: Author Vento Solare]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1624&p=2498#p2498
  • Bill Kneller, Class Measurer - Hull 266 Vento Solare
  • Ted Herlihy, Assistant Class Measurer and Appointed by the President - Hull 72 Gut Feeling
  • John Greifzu Jr., Copyright Holder Representative - Hull 261 Growth Spurt
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    no_email@example.com (Vento Solare) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1624&p=2498#p2498 Thu, 18 Jan 2024 09:38:45 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1624&p=2498#p2498
    <![CDATA[Class Rules Discussions :: 2024 Technical Committee Requests :: Reply by Vento Solare]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1625&p=2505#p2505 no_email@example.com (Vento Solare) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1625&p=2505#p2505 Mon, 22 Jan 2024 16:41:52 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1625&p=2505#p2505 <![CDATA[Class Rules Discussions :: Lithium batteries for J/109 class :: Reply by Dan Corcoran]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1494&p=2506#p2506 no_email@example.com (Dan Corcoran) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1494&p=2506#p2506 Mon, 22 Jan 2024 18:15:26 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1494&p=2506#p2506 <![CDATA[Class Rules Discussions :: Looking for Lithium Battery Volunteer :: Author Dan Corcoran]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1626&p=2511#p2511
    I am a proponent of bringing lithium batteries into the class, especially as I cruise, and the costs have come down to the point that a lithium battery is cheaper (per "usable" Ahr).

    See my past post on this forum, the safety issues are significant when just dropping in a lithium battery, the class technical committee had asked me to post that.

    I have copied and modified a proposed design from the LiFePO4 Facebook, moderated by Rod Collins who is/was one of the top installers of LiFePO4 batteries and a member of the ABYC forum that created the E-13 Lithiu standards. This is a design that mitigates the safety issues which I shared, and a proposed class measurement approach to keep it fair so nobody feels they need to upgrade.

    What the technical committee would like to see is if someone tests this in real-world conditions on their J/109. Is anyone out there willing to invest in not just a lithium battery but the totality of needed upgrades for safety? If so, I would be happy to be a technical resource and go shoulder to shoulder seeking approval for 2025.

    Until this is done, no lithium batteries are permitted in 109-class racing, e.g. owners need to swap out their lithium battery for lead acid and reprogram their shore chargers and balmar smart regulator.

    The ideal volunteer races their boat 8 times and cruises their boat twice for 3 days or more in 2024, is willing to log their battery monitoring especially while cruising, has paid careful attention to their battery monitoring in the past, has the US version of the boat (batteries next to the nav table) and has the stock alternator and balmar regulator still installed on their boat. They must also have access to someone who can competently do the upgrade work, ultimately take full responsibility for the safety of the work, speak with me through the season, and share their results on a call with the class technical committee.

    If you have already purchased a lithium battery, that can work too if you are willing to do the work to make the installation conform to something we can use for class rules.

    We are thinking of approving two configurations. The one I most desire to get approved with the technical committee is where the alternator output goes directly to the lithium battery with the balmar regulator, and a DC-DC charger manages a separate lead acid start battery. The other configuration, less interesting to test, is to connect the alternator to the lead acid start battery, and put the lithium behind a DC-DC converter that manages the charging of the lithium.

    All future owners, when they go to purchase their next house battery, will be grateful when we are done.

    Dan]]>
    no_email@example.com (Dan Corcoran) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1626&p=2511#p2511 Thu, 01 Feb 2024 12:30:38 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1626&p=2511#p2511
    <![CDATA[Class Rules Discussions :: Propeller replacement :: Reply by Vento Solare]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1517&p=2514#p2514 This is an update by the Technical Committee effective 2 February 2024

    Propeller Replacement

    Background: The Technical Committee has reviewed requests related to replacement of the Flexofold Two Blade folding propeller (16" diameter) that was installed as original equipment on most US built boats. The factory installed equipment consisted of a brass hub and two brass “racing” blades. The original configuration with the exact blade shape and bronze hub is no longer available. Similar Flexofold Two Blade folding propellers are available with different blade shapes and different hubs. The current products available include the Large Anode (LA) Bronze Hub version, Standard Bronze Hub version and a Composite Hub version. The Composite Hub is currently the only available hub that is compatible with the racing blades originally installed on the boat. The original blades may be interchanged with the new style blades in pairs but may not be mixed.

    Decision: Based on the unavailability of the original equipment, the Technical Committee has determined that any of the currently available Flexofold Two Blade folding propellers and blades systems may be used as a direct replacement for the original equipment. Additionally based on the previous review by the Technical Committee the Gori 2 Blade Sail Drive and Gori 2 Blade Racing Sail Drive 16 inch bronze propellers are authorized.]]>
    no_email@example.com (Vento Solare) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1517&p=2514#p2514 Fri, 02 Feb 2024 19:56:36 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1517&p=2514#p2514
    <![CDATA[Class Rules Discussions :: Technical Committee Ruling on Lithium Batteries :: Author Vento Solare]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1629&p=2516#p2516 This is an update by the Technical Committee effective 2 February 2024

    Background: The Technical Committee has reviewed a request to permit the use of Lithium Ion batteries for one design racing in lieu of the current requirement of two lead technology batteries with a combined capacity of 150 Amp Hours (Ah). The Technical Committee has determined that use of Ah with lead technology is an accurate reflection of a minimum weight standard to enforce class rules. The introduction of lithium ion batteries has introduced important safety considerations including battery charging, system ground, over-current protection, and thermal runaway protection.

    Decision: After careful evaluation the Technical Committee has determined at this time the use of Lithium Ion batteries for one design racing continues to be prohibited. The committee will continue to evaluate this technology over the next year based on testing and industry adoption of safety standards.]]>
    no_email@example.com (Vento Solare) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1629&p=2516#p2516 Fri, 02 Feb 2024 20:21:31 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1629&p=2516#p2516
    <![CDATA[Class Rules Discussions :: Technical Committee Ruling Allowing Dual Jib Cars :: Reply by Dan Corcoran]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1628&p=2522#p2522 no_email@example.com (Dan Corcoran) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1628&p=2522#p2522 Mon, 12 Feb 2024 10:27:35 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1628&p=2522#p2522 <![CDATA[Class Rules Discussions :: Do you wish to see lithium batteries added to class rules? :: Reply by Dan Corcoran]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1627&p=2523#p2523
    Please also write here, if lead acid is good enough. Your comments are welcome also.]]>
    no_email@example.com (Dan Corcoran) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1627&p=2523#p2523 Mon, 12 Feb 2024 10:31:48 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1627&p=2523#p2523
    <![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: Outhaul Line Replacement - How long? Other Advice? :: Reply by Quin]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1337&p=2517#p2517 no_email@example.com (Quin) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1337&p=2517#p2517 Thu, 08 Feb 2024 13:03:32 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1337&p=2517#p2517 <![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: Backstay rebuild :: Reply by Quin]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1612&p=2520#p2520 no_email@example.com (Quin) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1612&p=2520#p2520 Sat, 10 Feb 2024 04:28:11 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1612&p=2520#p2520 <![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: Solar Panel :: Reply by Quin]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1449&p=2521#p2521
    I found this excellent website with reviews and articles about solar panels that helped me decide. I went with a SolarTech 100W panel, and it’s been doing a great job. It keeps everything running smoothly without any problems. If you’re considering getting a solar panel, you should check the articles to help you figure out which one is right for you.]]>
    no_email@example.com (Quin) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1449&p=2521#p2521 Sat, 10 Feb 2024 07:43:51 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1449&p=2521#p2521
    <![CDATA[Maintenance Topics :: Sprit Leak :: Reply by Will1552]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=235&p=2526#p2526
    Cp]]>
    no_email@example.com (Will1552) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=235&p=2526#p2526 Mon, 12 Feb 2024 21:08:16 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=235&p=2526#p2526
    <![CDATA[Sails & Tuning :: Repeating Vang Settings :: Reply by Dan Corcoran]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1618&p=2488#p2488 no_email@example.com (Dan Corcoran) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1618&p=2488#p2488 Wed, 22 Nov 2023 15:25:23 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1618&p=2488#p2488 <![CDATA[Sails & Tuning :: Mainsheet Components :: Reply by Vento Solare]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1619&p=2490#p2490 https://j109.org/docs/j109_mainsheet_system.pdf]]> no_email@example.com (Vento Solare) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1619&p=2490#p2490 Wed, 22 Nov 2023 15:50:22 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1619&p=2490#p2490 <![CDATA[Racing Tools and Techniques :: Cross sheeting the jib :: Reply by TSweather]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1614&p=2477#p2477
    Outside of installing a new deck mounted foot block directly on the cockpit coaming in front of each winch like many of the J111's have, I'm just here for other suggestions. Any chance to get my jib trimmer to the windward side in breeze is worth the effort as he is a pretty big guy, though the ODR setup doesn't make it easy.]]>
    no_email@example.com (TSweather) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1614&p=2477#p2477 Sat, 14 Oct 2023 16:50:00 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1614&p=2477#p2477
    <![CDATA[Racing Tools and Techniques :: Crew Manager Software :: Reply by Dan Corcoran]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1615&p=2480#p2480 no_email@example.com (Dan Corcoran) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1615&p=2480#p2480 Fri, 10 Nov 2023 12:39:42 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1615&p=2480#p2480 <![CDATA[Boats for Sale :: Chicago boat Blackfin is For Sale. Hull #310 :: Author blackfin]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1610&p=2464#p2464 keith.eickenberg@yahoo.com Asking 145k Full item/sail list available and photo's.]]> no_email@example.com (blackfin) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1610&p=2464#p2464 Sun, 10 Sep 2023 21:09:40 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1610&p=2464#p2464 <![CDATA[Boats for Sale :: Incendiary is for sale :: Author troach]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1617&p=2485#p2485
    Notable upgrades include very up-to-date sail inventory (North Sails 3Di), B&G H5000 instruments, new Yanmar in 2017, updated lower rudder bearing, and much more.

    To see complete details please click on the following link https://www.flagshipyachts.com/boats-fo ... t-9134255/ or contact Flagship Yacht Sales- Micheal Beers 718 764 7215

    [url=https://www.flagshipyachts.com/boats-fo ... t-9134255/]]]>
    no_email@example.com (troach) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1617&p=2485#p2485 Mon, 20 Nov 2023 17:11:28 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1617&p=2485#p2485
    <![CDATA[Boats for Sale :: Wanted J/109 for Chicago racing and cruising :: Reply by 36900]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1603&p=2494#p2494
    Skoot (#369) is a 2010 J/109. Skoot is in excellent condition and is ready to race and/or cruise.

    Highlights include:

     J109 Class, ORCi, and PHRF compliant,

     Bottom faired by Waterline System, RI,

     Modern B&G and Garmin instruments,

     New Batteries,

     New canvas package,

     New running rigging,

     Generous sail inventory.

     Off-shore (Safety Equipment Requirements) compliant.

     Deep keel.

     Asking $165,000.

    For additional information, please contact Dan Lewis at DLewis@SciComm.com.]]>
    no_email@example.com (36900) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1603&p=2494#p2494 Tue, 02 Jan 2024 15:58:28 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1603&p=2494#p2494
    <![CDATA[Boats for Sale :: Skoot (369) is For Sale :: Author 36900]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1622&p=2496#p2496
    Skoot (#369) is a 2010 J/109. Skoot is in excellent condition and is ready to race and/or cruise.

    Highlights include:

     J109 Class, ORCi, and PHRF compliant,

     Bottom faired by Waterline System, RI,

     Modern B&G and Garmin instruments,

     New Batteries,

     New canvas package,

     New running rigging,

     Generous sail inventory.

     Off-shore (Safety Equipment Requirements) compliant.

     Deep keel.

     French built

     Asking $165,000.

    For additional information, please contact Dan Lewis at DLewis@SciComm.com.]]>
    no_email@example.com (36900) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1622&p=2496#p2496 Mon, 15 Jan 2024 09:21:35 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1622&p=2496#p2496
    <![CDATA[Boats for Sale :: J109-deep keel wanted northeast :: Reply by Dan Corcoran]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1568&p=2501#p2501 no_email@example.com (Dan Corcoran) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1568&p=2501#p2501 Sun, 21 Jan 2024 15:28:30 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1568&p=2501#p2501 <![CDATA[Boats for Sale :: Sold: J/109 Slapshot II is for sale. #124 :: Reply by Slapshot]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1613&p=2519#p2519 no_email@example.com (Slapshot) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1613&p=2519#p2519 Fri, 09 Feb 2024 17:46:19 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1613&p=2519#p2519 <![CDATA[Sails & Equipment for Sale :: Winter Cover Special :: Reply by NSCanvas]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1609&p=2478#p2478 no_email@example.com (NSCanvas) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1609&p=2478#p2478 Mon, 16 Oct 2023 12:47:44 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1609&p=2478#p2478 <![CDATA[Sails & Equipment for Sale :: Wanted: race quality class headsail :: Author johnarens]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1621&p=2493#p2493
    West coast boat interested in buying a race quality headsail - preferably light or medium air.

    Let me know

    John Arens
    Reverie
    hull #254
    415-786-5660]]>
    no_email@example.com (johnarens) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1621&p=2493#p2493 Fri, 22 Dec 2023 17:10:47 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1621&p=2493#p2493
    <![CDATA[Sails & Equipment for Sale :: Wanted: 145% Genoa for PHRF :: Reply by Dan Corcoran]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1623&p=2509#p2509
    When I went for a new one, I chose Quantum 135% and have been mostly happy with it the last two years.

    I really cannot imagine anything larger, as it gives me what I need to move in light winds, and when the wind pipes up, I quickly lose the advantage and it becomes a negative.

    I race against a J/105 with a 155%, and she only seems to have a slight advantage over me is at 4 knots. We both seem to need a minimum of 2 knots to move, and her advantage is only deadly for us around 4 knots TWS, as anything less is not enough to finish the race before TLE.]]>
    no_email@example.com (Dan Corcoran) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1623&p=2509#p2509 Thu, 01 Feb 2024 12:02:27 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1623&p=2509#p2509
    <![CDATA[Looking to Buy Something :: Looking for gently used racing sails to buy :: Reply by Dan Corcoran]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1611&p=2466#p2466 Dan

    ]]>
    no_email@example.com (Dan Corcoran) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1611&p=2466#p2466 Sat, 23 Sep 2023 22:35:30 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1611&p=2466#p2466
    <![CDATA[Looking to Buy Something :: Looking for Code 0 :: Reply by 35901]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1608&p=2472#p2472
    I have a used UK Code 0 with a Ronstan furler on it. It is laminate material and in good shape still. Made for the 2017 season.

    Please give me a call if you are still interested 517-673-3853

    -Rob]]>
    no_email@example.com (35901) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1608&p=2472#p2472 Tue, 26 Sep 2023 08:49:04 -0400 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1608&p=2472#p2472
    <![CDATA[Looking to Buy Something :: transport advice / trailer to rent :: Reply by Will1552]]> http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1620&p=2492#p2492 no_email@example.com (Will1552) http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1620&p=2492#p2492 Wed, 20 Dec 2023 21:19:41 -0500 http://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1620&p=2492#p2492