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by Bengt J
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Deck/Mooring cleats
Replies: 0
Views: 811

Deck/Mooring cleats

Kerry Klingler asked if it is class legal to replace the existing cleats with the "roller cleats" made by Antal. The Technical Committee has determined that it is not class legal to replace the standard horn cleats with any kind of retractable cleats or the roller cleats. It is permitted to tape or ...
by Bengt J
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: lifelines
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Re: lifelines

Please check Class rule 4.3.15 and follow link to WS OSR that states 5 mm Spectra is required. I would suggest using 6 mm to give more safety for shafing.
by Bengt J
Sun May 27, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Harken Backstay Adjuster
Replies: 5
Views: 2203

Re: Harken Backstay Adjuster

Dan, I think the best way is to mount the Harken on the SS rod connecting the backstay to the stern (this is a standard part of the backstay assembly and must be used regardless of adjuster installed). At that location it will clear the stern box. Extend the Harken assembly fully and pull the backst...
by Bengt J
Fri May 11, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Jib Car Adjustment Idea
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: Jib Car Adjustment Idea

When the Class passed the rule for increasing the jib car adjusters to allow up to 8:1 (rule 4.3.17) we posted the approved J boat layout of the tracks with only one car/track. Installing a second car/track can be considered an installed spare and is not allowed. If owners want to install a second c...
by Bengt J
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: 2018 North American Check list
Replies: 0
Views: 1144

2018 North American Check list

Below is the inspection list the Technical Committee has developed for the 2018 North American Championship. The list is a tool for owners to prepare boats for inspection and at the event check boats for rule compliance. Sails must be registered in advance on the event sail tag registration form. Th...
by Bengt J
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Engine Specification
Replies: 0
Views: 1084

Engine Specification

Specifications J109 Engine With the boats in our class getting up in age, 15 + years, it will be more common owners need to face the issue of rebuild or replace the engine. The Technical Committee has investigated engine specifications and type of engines used during the years of production. The spe...
by Bengt J
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Main sheet lower block upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 3111

Re: Main sheet lower block upgrade

Brooke, Thanks for posting this info!
The upgrade is a safety issue and absolutely Class Legal. Other custom solutions for heavy duty versions of this connecting piece are also Class Legal as long as the function of the Block/Swivel assembly is not changed.

Bengt Johansson
by Bengt J
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Interpretation and Clarification of Rigging & Specification
Replies: 3
Views: 2877

Re: Interpretation and Clarification of Rigging & Specification

Based on the comment from Kerry and others it seems some boats have backstays that are too long for the standard J109 size 10 adjuster from Sailtec. In order to fit the overall length and stroke of the adjuster it is legal to shorten the backstay as well as adding toggles if too short. To avoid a si...
by Bengt J
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Number of Sails Purchased in a Calendar Year per Rule 5.7
Replies: 1
Views: 3290

Interpretation of rule 5.7 by the TC

Interpretation of rule 5.7 by the Technical Committee Rule as written 5.7 For J/109 Class or fleet sanctioned one design racing, purchases shall not exceed (a) two mainsails, jibs, and spinnakers in the first year of ownership (b) plus one mainsail, one jib, and one spinnaker during any subsequent c...
by Bengt J
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Block Island Sails Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2201

Re: Block Island Sails Questions

I agree with the statements made by Bill, perhaps with the following additional comments. If you damage one of the 5 declared sails beyond repair you can ask the Class Measurer for permission to replace it with another registered and approved sail, that sail must then be used for rest of the regatta...
by Bengt J
Mon May 29, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: in-hauler ruling on adjustable tracks
Replies: 0
Views: 1123

in-hauler ruling on adjustable tracks

I was asked if a track could be mounted on the cabin top for an adjustable in-hauler lead. This is not allowed based on the only allowed additional tracks are unused genoa tracks (4.3.4) After the implementation of in-haulers, 4.3.5 will apply to barber hauling as well as in-hauling using U-bolts or...
by Bengt J
Wed May 24, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Mainsheet cleat support post
Replies: 7
Views: 3459

Re: Mainsheet cleat support post

The traveller cleat support is a SS tube with 5/16 or M8 threads at both ends. On the way to NA last year the top bolt pulled out by completely stripping the threads and the track started to flex up to an 1". In Newport we tried to fix it but to get to the bottom bolt you have to remove all headline...
by Bengt J
Fri May 12, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Crew Position Wanted/Available
Topic: Crew available for National at Block
Replies: 0
Views: 938

Crew available for National at Block

As the Class Measurer I will be at Block to measure boats, unfortunately we have crew conflicts and can not race our own boat.
I will be available to crew the entire regatta, will do anything but foredeck (trust me you do not want me on foredeck!).Will tip the scale at about 210.
by Bengt J
Mon May 01, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: 3GM Exhaust Elbow
Replies: 2
Views: 2347

Re: 3GM Exhaust Elbow

We had our first 5+ hour delivery over the weekend. The new elbow performs very well. The volume of cooling water is significantly larger, absolutely no black smoke and the engine runs much smoother and revs easier. This is a trip we make several times a year and in the past we have used just over 5...
by Bengt J
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Clutch replacements
Replies: 6
Views: 3450

Re: Clutch replacements

The process to change/amend our Class Rules can be found in the J/109 Class Association Constitution item 7.0