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by Mvallus
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Replacement Boom Vang Tang
Replies: 3
Views: 3020

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: 1323

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: 1323

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: 2663

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: 1417

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: 9428

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: 1943

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: 1943

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: 1951

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: 4024

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.
by Mvallus
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: reparing wood finish
Replies: 11
Views: 4024

Re: reparing wood finish

Unsure if sanding and refinishing would work on severely water stained areas (deeply dark areas). Minor fades should not be a problem though. Just be very careful to not sand too deep or aggressively on laminated areas (laminates are thin). Refinished my stair(s) last spring (and wood handrails). Ep...
by Mvallus
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Jib Harken Cam Cleat
Replies: 2
Views: 1758

Re: Jib Harken Cam Cleat

Dan, If you have not, make sure you try shooting in some McLube (or better yet, Harken OneDrop bearing conditioner) to see if you can get the cleat functioning again. Otherwise, you will need to remove to replace or fully service. Harken 150 Standard Cam-Matic is the replacement (Hull 251). Make sur...
by Mvallus
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: ProNautic Charger Ground and Engine connections
Replies: 4
Views: 3855

Re: ProNautic Charger Ground and Engine connections

Dan,
I was able to trace the black cable to an opening in the wiring harness (indicated in red on photo). I plan to take a longer look next week to figure out where it is ultimately coming from (in hopes to figure out where it attaches).
by Mvallus
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: ProNautic Charger Ground and Engine connections
Replies: 4
Views: 3855

Re: ProNautic Charger Ground and Engine connections

Great. Thanks for the details, Bill.
by Mvallus
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: ProNautic Charger Ground and Engine connections
Replies: 4
Views: 3855

ProNautic Charger Ground and Engine connections

While at the boat today I was surprised to find a few ground cables not connected. First, I noticed the green ground was not connected to the ProNautic charger. Secondly, I noticed within the engine compartment another ground (black) that was disconnected. I am assuming this connects to the alternat...