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by Vento Solare
Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Sprit Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 13863

Re: Sprit Leak

Chris - for the lip seal try the number I posted above. The bearings may be more difficult as when I replaced mine they were the last ones. The pole diameter is the same as the J/105. What you might find on disassembly is the sleeve bearing have worked loose from the hull and sliding with the pole a...
by Vento Solare
Fri Feb 02, 2024 9:21 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Technical Committee Ruling on Lithium Batteries
Replies: 0
Views: 349

Technical Committee Ruling on Lithium Batteries

This is an update by the Technical Committee effective 2 February 2024 Background: The Technical Committee has reviewed a request to permit the use of Lithium Ion batteries for one design racing in lieu of the current requirement of two lead technology batteries with a combined capacity of 150 Amp ...
by Vento Solare
Fri Feb 02, 2024 9:08 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Technical Committee Ruling Allowing Dual Jib Cars
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Technical Committee Ruling Allowing Dual Jib Cars

This is an update by the Technical Committee effective 2 February 2024 Background: The Technical Committee has reviewed renewed requests to install a second car and lead on existing jib tracks to allow for easier use of overlapping headsails in non-class racing. The Technical Committee previously d...
by Vento Solare
Fri Feb 02, 2024 8:56 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Propeller replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 11140

Propeller replacement

This is an update by the Technical Committee effective 2 February 2024 Propeller Replacement Background: The Technical Committee has reviewed requests related to replacement of the Flexofold Two Blade folding propeller (16" diameter) that was installed as original equipment on most US built bo...
by Vento Solare
Mon Jan 22, 2024 5:41 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: 2024 Technical Committee Requests
Replies: 1
Views: 864

Re: 2024 Technical Committee Requests

Thanks for your input. The Technical Committee will discuss these topics.
by Vento Solare
Mon Jan 22, 2024 5:40 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Lithium batteries for J/109 class
Replies: 15
Views: 18651

Re: Lithium batteries for J/109 class

Dan - if you can register for BIRW this year you can race! :-0 ... this is the off year.

The Technical Committee will be reviewing the Lithium Battery dilemma further.
by Vento Solare
Thu Jan 18, 2024 10:53 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Propeller replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 11140

Re: Propeller replacement

This is an update for 2024. The technical committee has been tasked to provide a review of the Flexofold composite hub used as a replacement for the bronze hub. Once the review is complete, the results will be posted here.
by Vento Solare
Thu Jan 18, 2024 10:38 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Technical Committee 2024
Replies: 0
Views: 1088

Technical Committee 2024

The J/109 Class Technical Committee to serve through 2024 consists of the following: Bill Kneller, Class Measurer - Hull 266 Vento Solare Ted Herlihy, Assistant Class Measurer and Appointed by the President - Hull 72 Gut Feeling John Greifzu Jr., Copyright Holder Representative - Hull 261 Growth Spu...
by Vento Solare
Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:50 pm
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: Mainsheet Components
Replies: 1
Views: 5983

Re: Mainsheet Components

This is on the Drawings & manuals page. It is on page 13 of the US Built owners manual. The part numbers are dated but a good start.
https://j109.org/docs/j109_mainsheet_system.pdf
by Vento Solare
Wed Nov 22, 2023 2:07 am
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: Repeating Vang Settings
Replies: 2
Views: 4181

Re: Repeating Vang Settings

I put an arrow on both sides of the block and taped zebra stripes on the cylinder with numbers. My vang is double ended and normally controlled from the cockpit. The end by the mast is for knockdowns only. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ADCreHdb8qEvSxroT-7OoLliocNs8wFLUz2NCkpnyXvtE6U2IHlTItidP...
by Vento Solare
Thu Nov 16, 2023 9:07 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Replacement Wheel for Helm
Replies: 7
Views: 15398

Re: Replacement Wheel for Helm

Bengt - Thanks for the update. We'll need to contact Edson as the Diamond series wheel is no longer listed as a product to purchase, but there are replacement parts listed. There are some wheels that pop up at retailers when the search is done, but my guess is once stock is depleted the item will be...
by Vento Solare
Wed Oct 11, 2023 9:53 pm
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: Winter Cover Special
Replies: 4
Views: 3536

Re: Winter Cover Special

I have an earlier version of this North cover (2 sections rather than 3) that came with the boat when I purchased it from the previous owner in 2013. He had it made for the boat in 2006. These covers are great. Every few years I have the stitching inspected and redone where needed. I also created a ...
by Vento Solare
Sun Sep 24, 2023 7:25 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Backstay rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 6424

Re: Backstay rebuild

These two Sailtec documents are posted on the J/109 site under "Info", "Drawings & Manuals". It is J/109 Custom based on the -10 size with the Sailtec part number -10CUSTOM (J-109). Sailtec Backstay Adjuster Oil Drain and Fill Procedure - 10/2/2008 Sailtec Hydraulic Backstay ...
by Vento Solare
Wed Aug 02, 2023 6:26 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Propeller replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 11140

Re: Propeller replacement

Good luck Carl. I just went to the Flexofold site to get further information for the Technical Committee. They were acquired by Yanmar but still maintain their autonomy. For the TC - The composite hub is dimensionally the same and weighs 2.8 Kg (6.17 lbs) less than the bronze hub. Links below for th...
by Vento Solare
Tue Aug 01, 2023 9:02 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Propeller replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 11140

Re: Propeller replacement

Bengt - it was what Flexofold had in stock when I needed a replacement air shipped in 2017 seven days before Block Island Race Week. I'll need a waiver for class racing for the future. I have to say the composite hub is identical in size and profile to the bronze hub and offers the advantage of elec...