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by russtms
Fri Jul 12, 2024 9:53 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Bilge pump timing and water inside the boat
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Bilge pump timing and water inside the boat

Thank you Todd and Bill. Bill, your attention to detail on this forum - all of the photos - is absolutely awesome! I can't thank you enough...
by russtms
Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:13 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Bilge pump timing and water inside the boat
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Bilge pump timing and water inside the boat

The J109 bilge arrangement sucks (pardon the pun). The pump runs just long enough to pump out the bilge section that the pump sits in but not long enough to pump out the forward section where most of the water sits. So I added a time delay relay to the bilge switch and forced the pump to run 20 seco...
by russtms
Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:06 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: What is best way to make inhauler low friction rings removable?
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: What is best way to make inhauler low friction rings removable?

I use Ollie low friction rings. If you ease the sheets so that the rings just hang over the stainless hand rain they are not in the way and are not constantly laying on the deck.
by russtms
Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:03 am
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: WANTED: Storm Sails and Delivery Main
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: WANTED: Storm Sails and Delivery Main

I am interested in your main, if it is still available.
by russtms
Sun Jul 07, 2024 10:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: How Things Work, Blower Question
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: How Things Work, Blower Question

I spent a lot of time in the back of the boat repairing the glass and core from a leaky radar dish pole. I have never heard the blower continuously running. The fridge compressor is all that I have heard when the key isn't turned. I am far from an expert on the matter but mine doesn't run all the ti...
by russtms
Fri May 03, 2024 10:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Bubbles
Replies: 6
Views: 6249

Re: Bubbles

I owned and raced a J/33 that is in your area. It is now called Republic. I won BOY and the Lake Erie Interclub with that boat. I am happy to be in a J boat once again. I found leaks in a number of deck fitting areas and I have a plan to rebed the entire boat. Thanks for sharing. What is the name of...
by russtms
Thu May 02, 2024 11:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Olli Low Friction Rings
Replies: 1
Views: 812

Re: Olli Low Friction Rings

Not yet but I plan to try them.

Russ Thompson
by russtms
Thu May 02, 2024 11:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Bubbles
Replies: 6
Views: 6249

Re: Bubbles

I am the new owner of hull 240. The water infiltration came from the radar post that had 6 inches of black water in the tube, likely for years. The water then infiltrated the core and then froze. I am in the middle of fixing the damage. The first thing I did was drill a hole in the radar post where ...
by russtms
Sun Sep 24, 2023 10:12 pm
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: Winter Cover Special
Replies: 4
Views: 4647

Re: Winter Cover Special

I am interested. Tell me about the cover.