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by Vento Solare
Wed Apr 24, 2024 8:11 am
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: Sold: 2016 North 3Di Class Jib
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Sold: 2016 North 3Di Class Jib

2016 North Sails 3Di Light / Medium Class Jib in Fair Condition Class Sail Tag Number 1603727N Price $500 plus shipping - available for pickup in Portsmouth, RI Send me an email if you are interested bill@j109.org I have accumulated too many old sails in my basement and am making space for newer sai...
by Vento Solare
Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:54 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: BEP Marine & Xantrex Battery Monitors
Replies: 0
Views: 101

BEP Marine & Xantrex Battery Monitors

Thanks to Tim McElreath who sails on hull #59, we learned that the boats were built with different battery monitors. Previously the manual for the Xantrex Link 20 was posted on the Drawings & Manual page. Tim provided the pdf manual for the BEP Marine - BEP 600-DCM V3.2 Contour Matrix DC Monitor...
by Vento Solare
Mon Mar 25, 2024 6:16 am
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Additional Genoa Cars
Replies: 4
Views: 5972

Re: Additional Genoa Cars

Dan, The original Harken Midrange cars #1537 or equivalent will work. The track only accepts the non-captive bearings so if you get the newer replacement, you need to remove the metal clip that holds the torlon bearings in place, or replace the original track with the newer series track that has the...
by Vento Solare
Thu Mar 14, 2024 8:08 pm
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: Headstay length
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Headstay length

Todd you are correct about the stud on the MkIII versus a regular turnbuckle on the MkIV. This however does not change the overall length from pin to pin. Vento Solare had the MkIV installed three years ago and the riggers matched the pin to pin dimensions. You may want to check the mast base positi...
by Vento Solare
Tue Mar 12, 2024 6:02 pm
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: Headstay length
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Headstay length

Todd - yes that is pin to pin. Editing this to add.... Make sure you set the mast base position correctly. The headstay length, mast base position and backstay work as a system. When I first got Vento Solare the mast was too far aft resulting in too much headstay sag. The previous owner had a longer...
by Vento Solare
Sun Mar 03, 2024 7:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Wood finish blushing
Replies: 7
Views: 7248

Re: Wood finish blushing

No pictures handy but it matched as it was what TPI used on the cherry when they built the boats.
by Vento Solare
Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Sprit Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 16182

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: 545

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: 638

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: 11945

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: 1085

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: 19671

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: 11945

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: 1309

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: 6194

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