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by spelunkerd
Tue May 19, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: Tuning the wind gauge?
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Tuning the wind gauge?

Does anybody have experience with tuning their wind instruments on the J 109? Reading through my B&G Hydra 2000 manual, there is the option for the owner to program an adjustment curve for wind instrument output based on wind conditions and point of sail. For example they note a tendency for some bo...
by spelunkerd
Tue May 19, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: J109 special tricks
Replies: 1
Views: 1286

Re: J109 special tricks

The main thing I've noticed through the years is how a big genoa can depower the J109 main and make pointing very difficult. With a 105% jib and barber haulers I do much better upwind. In some races with big wind we fare pretty well with just the main for the windward mark leg. Yup, in big wind the ...
by spelunkerd
Fri May 15, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Engine control cables
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Engine control cables

Good thought, thanks Bill!

Dave
by spelunkerd
Fri May 15, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: How to replace the outhaul sheet
Replies: 3
Views: 2749

Re: How to replace the outhaul sheet

For an update as to how I solved the problem, hop over to this thread in the forum. The pulley system in my boat was 14:1, very complex.
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by spelunkerd
Fri May 15, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Engine control cables
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Engine control cables

Thanks for the shoutout regarding my old video, it was fun to make. My cables are now so smooth that it is a bit of a problem. I haven't found a way to tighten down the handle enough to hold the speed regulator in one place during low rpm use. It holds fine at idle, medium and high speed. By the way...
by spelunkerd
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Video showing how the J/109 outhaul works
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

Video showing how the J/109 outhaul works

If you wonder how the mysterious outhaul pulley system in the J/109 boom works, or if you wonder why the outhaul line is so long, or if you've lost the outhaul inside the boom, you will want to watch a 5 minute video outlining what I found. In my case I used class II line to route the control back t...
by spelunkerd
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: How to replace the outhaul sheet
Replies: 3
Views: 2749

How to replace the outhaul sheet

I have a 2003 J-109, and decided to move the control for the outhaul back to an unused clutch in the cockpit. I think the outhaul is original, 1/4" diameter line that was held in an adjustable cleat on the outside of the boom. Unfortunately the cockpit clutches require minimum diameter 5/16" line to...