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by Mvallus
Fri Jun 23, 2023 12:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Gebo Portlight Replacement Parts
Replies: 8
Views: 19735

Re: Gebo Portlight Replacement Parts

FYI, was able to install a new forward hatch (just the top). I can confirm the forward hatch is "Standard Deckhatch – no Flange (560 × 560mm)"; with cutout size of 500 x 500mm. https://yachtparts.com/product/standard-deckhatch-without-flange-560560mm/ Could not order just the glass/top, ha...
by Mvallus
Sun May 21, 2023 4:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Gebo Portlight Replacement Parts
Replies: 8
Views: 19735

Re: Gebo Portlight Replacement Parts

Curious if anyone has ordered a new forward hatch from Gebo? I emailed them and they sent me a brochure with many different styles (Standard/Flushline, with flange/without). I just want to make sure I get the right style and dimensions before I place my order.

https://www.gebo.com/en/deckhatches/
by Mvallus
Tue Jan 10, 2023 3:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Backstay too long?
Replies: 2
Views: 5640

Re: Backstay too long?

Hi, I think this is a fairly common issue. Solution was to shorten the backstay, not the shaft. In my case I had my rigger shorten it by 4 inches, but probably could have done 5 or 6 inches. See this past thread: https://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1020
Congrats on the the new 109!
Phoenix 251
by Mvallus
Sat Jan 22, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Mast touch up
Replies: 0
Views: 6611

Mast touch up

Has anyone come across a good touch-up paint that somewhat matches the mast?
by Mvallus
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: propane solenoid failure ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3955

Re: propane solenoid failure ?

I have had two issues regarding this on hull 251. The first was the propane tank itself. There was an internal valve that was stuck and needed to be replaced/repaired. Propane shop fixed this. The second, and most recent, sounds very similar to your issue. You may just need a new solenoid, but in my...
by Mvallus
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Replacement Boom Vang Tang
Replies: 3
Views: 7243

Re: Replacement Boom Vang Tang

May want to try Charleston Spar. Check out page 17 of the Charleston Spar J/109 Mast manual (should be in the document section under "info"). Also, as an update to my previous post. The aluminum rivets I originally used became loose. I re-secured with stainless rivets. Much stronger. Rivet...
by Mvallus
Thu May 27, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Bilge pump replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 6616

Re: Bilge pump replacement

Very good. Thank you, Bill.
by Mvallus
Wed May 26, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Bilge pump replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 6616

Bilge pump replacement

Has anyone replaced their electric bilge pump? Or, any recommendations on a replacement. My boat came with a Rule-Mate 1100 GPH, which is not original, does not fit very well, and is malfunctioning.
by Mvallus
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Replacing Mainsail Halyard Sheave
Replies: 9
Views: 8721

Re: Replacing Mainsail Halyard Sheave

Never replaced the main sheave but pretty sure the last time I had the mast down for VHF maintenance it can be done through simply and very carefully removing the clevis pin. Mine is a newer mast though, so unsure if there are slight design differences (shouldn't be). There is a handy manual from Ch...
by Mvallus
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Rudder Leak
Replies: 2
Views: 3859

Re: Rudder Leak

Adding a gaiter seems to be a fix for many (including me). There is a discussion about this in a previous post that may be helpful: https://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=999&p=918&hilit=gator#p918 In my situation the old gaiter was torn and water push through, especially in stronger...
by Mvallus
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Mainsheet cleat support post
Replies: 11
Views: 16095

Re: Mainsheet cleat support post

Just as an update to this post: I went with Bill's fix for the traveler support rod. Ordered 1/4 - 20 threaded stainless rod from McMaster. I discovered no stripping on the original nuts (Hull 251), but, just to be safe, made the change. Threaded rod threaded nicely through original tube. I added a ...
by Mvallus
Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Painting wheel?
Replies: 4
Views: 4849

Re: Painting wheel?

Thanks for the tips. I was going to go Bill's route, but I received a quote from a powder coat company that has done work for me before (on the boom vang). For blasting and coat: about $150. So, I will definitely go this route. Removing old Comfort Grip was a challenge. Had to use a heat gun, severa...
by Mvallus
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Painting wheel?
Replies: 4
Views: 4849

Painting wheel?

Will be adding new leather to the wheel this winter, but noticed some chipping of the paint. Just curious if anyone has repainted their wheel? If so, what paint would you recommend? Or, maybe the best bet is to have it blasted and powder coated?

USA 251
by Mvallus
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Engine Raw Water Flushing System
Replies: 4
Views: 4712

Re: Engine Raw Water Flushing System

Bill,

Did you by chance add an engine compartment light? Been thinking about this...
by Mvallus
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: reparing wood finish
Replies: 11
Views: 9346

Re: reparing wood finish

Dan,

Yes, I did build-up with a few coats of the gloss (thinned about 20%). I find the interior Epifanes to be just fine for higher traffic areas. If done right, it sets up quite hard and provides a nice protective finish.