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by dbrousseau
Thu Oct 12, 2023 10:54 am
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Cross sheeting the jib
Replies: 2
Views: 4990

Cross sheeting the jib

Looking for best practice for cross sheeting the jib sheets for racing, as we do on J-105s. On the 109 the sheet coming out of the turning block ribs on the cockpit coaming. Wondering if there's a standard wedge for the turning block to raise it up, or maybe use a double block, or just put a stainle...
by dbrousseau
Tue Sep 12, 2023 3:04 pm
Forum: Looking to Buy Something
Topic: Looking for gently used racing sails to buy
Replies: 1
Views: 3278

Looking for gently used racing sails to buy

Now that we are end of season maybe there's a few of you that want to unload J-109 racing sails. I'm looking for main, spinnaker (108 SM and/or 120 SM) and class jib, as well as a genoa and possibly a code zero. All for racing in SF Bay. Ideally less than 3-4 years old and/or really good condition. ...
by dbrousseau
Wed Jul 19, 2023 1:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Cabin top halyard tail bags
Replies: 6
Views: 8171

Re: Cabin top halyard tail bags

HI Dan the Ronstan Medium Rope Bags will fit in the space on the cabin top parallel to the hatch and forward of the winch and rope clutches. There's another J109 in The Bay Area that has those, and on quite a few J-105s have them installed there. I have not installed yet. I did put three of them in ...
by dbrousseau
Wed Jul 12, 2023 4:22 pm
Forum: Events & Scheduling
Topic: Charter J-109 available California
Replies: 2
Views: 5083

Re: Charter J-109 available California

Wow that's generous. J105s can fetch many $000s to charter for a major regatta here, not including all those other costs.
by dbrousseau
Mon Jul 10, 2023 10:52 pm
Forum: Events & Scheduling
Topic: Charter J-109 available California
Replies: 2
Views: 5083

Charter J-109 available California

I'm curious if chartering J-109s for event is as common as it is in the J-105 and other J-boat fleets. I am considering making my J-109 based in San Francisco available for charter. It's a 2007 and in process of getting set up for go-fast. Bring your sails or let's negotiate new sails vs charter pri...
by dbrousseau
Sat Jun 17, 2023 5:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Jib Inhauler System
Replies: 11
Views: 54250

Re: Jib Inhauler System

Hey Dan, can you share pics of what you finally came up with for your inhauler set-up? I am starting from scratch. Thanks, Dan
by dbrousseau
Sat Jun 17, 2023 5:49 pm
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Looking for inhauler set ups
Replies: 2
Views: 14208

Looking for inhauler set ups

Hey Forum,

Looking for pics and advice on best jib sheet in-hauler set up. Location is SF Bay, so often windier conditions. My new to me 2007 J-109 did not have it.
by dbrousseau
Sat Jun 17, 2023 5:45 pm
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Advice on pole and rigging for jib and/or asym spin
Replies: 1
Views: 6046

Advice on pole and rigging for jib and/or asym spin

Hey Forum, questions on poling out jib and asym spinnaker 1. What's the right length for a pole for a standard class jib for sailing wing on wing? 2. Where to put a bail or track on the mast - inches from deck for example. 3. Anyone use a pole with asym spinnaker? What length is the pole and where o...
by dbrousseau
Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:28 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Backstay too long?
Replies: 2
Views: 6050

Re: Backstay too long?

Thanks Mvallus, the question now is whether there is too much rake, causing the backstay to appear to be too long. Is your rake measurement in line with the Quantum or North tuning guides? Have you done a rake measurement using the main halyard hanging down with a weight?
by dbrousseau
Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:03 am
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: Trying to measure mast rake - no black band
Replies: 2
Views: 5421

Trying to measure mast rake - no black band

I'm trying to measure mast rake on the 109 I recently acquired. North tuning guide says: "Rake: Swing Arc Use jib halyard pulled down to top of black band on mast, then swing forward to mark headstay. Measure distance from mark on headstay to deck at stem." Sounds good but my mast was pain...
by dbrousseau
Tue Jan 10, 2023 12:28 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Backstay too long?
Replies: 2
Views: 6050

Backstay too long?

I am a new owner of a 2007 J-109. I've been setting it up for racing in San Francisco (where average wind speed is stronger than most places) and discovered that the backstay does not have enough throw to tighten it enough in stronger breeze - the hydraulic bottoms out, even in 10 knots. And when I ...
by dbrousseau
Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Boats for Sale
Topic: Closed: J-109 to race in San Francisco
Replies: 1
Views: 5827

Closed: J-109 to race in San Francisco

Please contact me at 415-819-7394

Dan Brousseau