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by tkoetje
Tue May 02, 2023 3:26 pm
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: Sails to give away
Replies: 6
Views: 7357

Re: Sails to give away

I would be happy to hear about any light #1s or light 155% genoas you have.
by tkoetje
Tue Mar 14, 2023 2:45 pm
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: Updates to 2004 tuning guide for 2003 hull ?
Replies: 3
Views: 5371

Re: Updates to 2004 tuning guide for 2003 hull ?

I saw that, thanks, mostly just wondered if there was any difference for the older hulls.
by tkoetje
Tue Mar 14, 2023 1:12 pm
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: Updates to 2004 tuning guide for 2003 hull ?
Replies: 3
Views: 5371

Updates to 2004 tuning guide for 2003 hull ?

I have hull 34, a 2003 North American build and have finally set the mast base up as per the north 2004 tuning guide, i.e. 480 mm behind the bulkhead. I cannot shift it forward any more without pulling it and re drilling / tapping bolt holes in the mast step. Otherwise, my mast rake (headstay length...
by tkoetje
Tue Mar 14, 2023 1:04 pm
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: Trying to measure mast rake - no black band
Replies: 2
Views: 5035

Re: Trying to measure mast rake - no black band

I can get you the black band measurement, but not til tomorrow.
do you have a 2003-4 build hull ? looks like you're using the 2004 uk north tuning guide ?
by tkoetje
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: propane solenoid failure ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3955

propane solenoid failure ?

Apparently, mine has failed. I have not taken it off yet, but its getting power and won't open, so no gas flow. Has anyone run into this or replaced this part ? Looks easy anyway. 2003 build.
Thanks.
by tkoetje
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: cabin top hatch leak . ~ hull #34
Replies: 1
Views: 3675

cabin top hatch leak . ~ hull #34

I've been bothered by a slight cabin top hatch leak over the last 4-5 years. I finally took it off to rebed it. The hole in the cabin top is nicely finished off and gel coated through the thickness of the deck, so there is no worry about water ingress into the core (except through the screw holes of...
by tkoetje
Mon May 14, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Looking to Buy Something
Topic: Closed: 120 sq m spinn wanted.
Replies: 0
Views: 4526

Closed: 120 sq m spinn wanted.

seeking good condition sail for weeknight racing. thanks.
by tkoetje
Mon May 14, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: wheel cover, elk hide ?
Replies: 3
Views: 6357

Re: wheel cover, elk hide ?

found these guys too. http://boatleather.com/
by tkoetje
Wed May 09, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: wheel cover, elk hide ?
Replies: 3
Views: 6357

wheel cover, elk hide ?

any notion of where to get a replacement, looking like its close to time.
by tkoetje
Wed May 02, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Lifeline replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 6808

Re: Lifeline replacement

I had synthetic on my j/33, 1/4 inch sampson dyneema. switched back. lots of inspection/maint headache. How frayed is too much ? how confident are you in 25/35 knots ? approximately yearly replacement. no thanks.
by tkoetje
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Pre feeder for jib ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3980

Pre feeder for jib ?

Has anyone mounted a prefeeder on the jib foil? If so how, lashing? Screwed into the flat aft face?
by tkoetje
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: genoa car block replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 7924

Re: genoa car block replacement

twice the weight nearly, but probably more robust
by tkoetje
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: genoa car block replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 7924

Re: genoa car block replacement

I think I'll try the equivalent ronstan 40 mm fiddles. they have a metal strap.
by tkoetje
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: genoa car block replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 7924

genoa car block replacement

I had Harken carbo 40 fiddle blocks on the forward ends of the genoa cars. Both broke across the smaller sheave this weekend in 25 or so knots gusts with the class jib up (and no barberhauler). Fortunately only one break was very explosive and the car did not come off the track, so we could jury rig...
by tkoetje
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: windseeker for < 2 knots
Replies: 0
Views: 5620

windseeker for < 2 knots

Has anyone used a windseeker on 109s ? a very lite~ 90% free flying luff jib. mostly just works to create and direct some flow over the main. I had one for both a j/33 and 27 that worked very nicely, but haven't made one up for this boat yet.