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by carlbraden
Wed Aug 02, 2023 1:02 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Propeller replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 11947

Re: Propeller replacement

Thanks guys - very helpful - I will reach out to Flexofold
Carl
by carlbraden
Tue Aug 01, 2023 12:25 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Propeller replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 11947

Re: Propeller replacement

Hi Bengt J,
Are you please able to share with me what the exact Flexofold model you used as a replacement?
Thanks
Carl
by carlbraden
Wed Jul 12, 2023 3:48 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Head of Main Sail Pops Out of Track
Replies: 3
Views: 4129

Re: Head of Main Sail Pops Out of Track

Are there any 109 owners who have bought a Tides Marine track that could please share the specification or part number that I can use to replicate the order?
Thanks
Carl
by carlbraden
Tue Jul 11, 2023 7:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Head of Main Sail Pops Out of Track
Replies: 3
Views: 4129

Re: Head of Main Sail Pops Out of Track

Thanks Bill.
by carlbraden
Tue Jul 11, 2023 3:47 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Head of Main Sail Pops Out of Track
Replies: 3
Views: 4129

Head of Main Sail Pops Out of Track

Hello 109 sailors, We have had our main top 4 to 6 slides pop out of the Tides Marine track when reefed and with backstay. Has anyone else had this issue? Has anyone replaced their track because of this problem? I am thinking as its a 2004 boat the track will be worn and likely failing under load. T...
by carlbraden
Mon Dec 19, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Computer Keels and Fairing a Keel
Replies: 8
Views: 16979

Re: Computer Keels and Fairing a Keel

John - I look forward to your results.
Regards
Carl
by carlbraden
Mon Dec 19, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Transmission
Replies: 1
Views: 5232

Re: Transmission

Hi Jody,
We had a similar issue that was because the throttle/gear handle had come lose - ie the center screw (Philips head) allowed the handle to not be centered for idle.
Anyway check that the screw and handle is tight.
Good luck.
Carl
by carlbraden
Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Ring dings
Replies: 5
Views: 9175

Re: Ring dings

Very cool addition - its on my to do list now - thanks for sharing.
Carl
by carlbraden
Tue Sep 06, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Replacement fuel gauge?
Replies: 2
Views: 5340

Re: Replacement fuel gauge?

G'day - yes my #148 has the same problem - my limited exploration points to the wiring not the gauge - but I am happy to hear what others advise.
by carlbraden
Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Main Sheet Rope Type
Replies: 3
Views: 5763

Re: Main Sheet Rope Type

Thanks Bill - looks like West Marine have 30% off this right now.
How do you find the handling of the 9mm 3/8 size versus the 11mm 7/16 size? I imagine it runs better through the system?
Carl
by carlbraden
Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Main Sheet Rope Type
Replies: 3
Views: 5763

Main Sheet Rope Type

Hey guys,
What are you using/replacing and what supplier for a new main sheet?
I look forward to your advise.
Thanks
Carl
by carlbraden
Tue May 24, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: Sails to give away
Replies: 6
Views: 7356

Re: Sails to give away

Feel free to email me - carlbraden77@gmail.com
Thanks
by carlbraden
Mon May 23, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: Sails to give away
Replies: 6
Views: 7356

Re: Sails to give away

Hello - yes I would be very keen on a spinnaker - I am very happy to pay for shipping.
Thanks
Carl
by carlbraden
Tue Mar 15, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Code Zero Modification for Halyard & Tack Line
Replies: 3
Views: 6685

Re: Code Zero Modification for Halyard & Tack Line

Hi Bill, We use a North code zero for offshore racing using all existing 109 setup except for the furler. The biggest lesson was to keep a lot of load on the furling line - we run it back to the port headsail winch with a snap block with heavy bungy running on the furling line with triple blocks and...
by carlbraden
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Lithium batteries for J/109 class
Replies: 15
Views: 19674

Re: Lithium batteries for J/109 class

Great information Dan - many thanks for sharing - look forward to whether these idiot proof lithium drop in batteries in the future can improve and address the risks and issues you identified.
Carl