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by Bengt J
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Removing the center table
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: Removing the center table

After a thorough review, the Technical Committee unanimously decided NOT to recommend to the Executive Board a rule change that would add the saloon table as optional equipment (rule 4.3.12). Accordingly, for J/109 Class or Fleet sanctioned events, the saloon table MUST be installed in its original ...
by Bengt J
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Removing the center table
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: Removing the center table

The Technical Committee was asked to evaluate if the salon table should be listed as optional equipment, rule 4.3.12. Our opinion is that removing the table do not change the performance of the j/109, it is more a perception of convenience/better access or lack of support if removed. Input from owne...
by Bengt J
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Vang controls
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Vang controls

At the annual meeting this came up as a safety related question. The standard vang is a 12:1 system; a 3:1 internal wire or Spectra tackle in series with an external 4:1 block and rope tackle with a cam cleat. Rule 4.3.9 allow this single ended control line to be led back to the cockpit. From a safe...
by Bengt J
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: replacing Mk3 furler with carbo foil
Replies: 4
Views: 2083

Re: replacing Mk3 furler with carbo foil

Eliminating the furler is a performance issue and would force all boats to remove it for OD racing, therefore not allowed.
by Bengt J
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Clutch replacements
Replies: 9
Views: 7454

Re: Clutch replacements

I agree with Bill, we have used the Constrictors the last 3 seasons without any problems. We also switched to the ceramic cams in the stock clutches.
As far as class rules, it is no problem to switch to a XTS in series with the factory clutches, but why?
by Bengt J
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Genoa Track
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: Genoa Track

The Technical Committee is consulting with the experts at J Boats and will come back shortly with a ruling/interpretation of Rule 4.3.4 "installed but unused genoa tracks" as I believe was the original question from Andy to me. To answer the question above using the standard track with the...
by Bengt J
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: Mast base location?
Replies: 8
Views: 5303

Re: Mast base location?

The 460mm is from mast to bulkhead, most boats had to drill new holes for the mast base to get to 460mm. The headstay length of 150mm from base length seem too much, the adjustment of the Harken furler is max 3 inches. Some boats adjust the length of the headstay +/- 0.5 inches depending on wind con...
by Bengt J
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Dual Genoa Cars Not Allowed
Replies: 6
Views: 2483

Re: Dual Genoa Cars Not Allowed

The Technical Committee has discussed the proposal and came to the conclusion that the ruling by a previous TC posted on 5/11/18 still stands. Installing a second car of any kind is prohibited for OD racing, that will be considered an installed spare Jib Car. The increased purchase to 8:1 was approv...
by Bengt J
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: replacing Mk3 furler with carbo foil
Replies: 4
Views: 2083

Re: replacing Mk3 furler with carbo foil

The J boat specification is: Harken split-drum Unit 1.0 standard headsail furling system. Over the production run 2001 to 2012 this came as mk3 & mk4, both with the aluminum profile, the carbo option is not Class Legal.
by Bengt J
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Harken Performa Winches
Replies: 0
Views: 1843

Harken Performa Winches

The Harken Performa 40.2STP & 46.2STP are approved replacements for the discontinued Harken 40.2AST & 46.2AST. the gear ratio and power ratio as well as the weight is the same.
We can hope service will be easier on these new models!
by Bengt J
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: 2020 NA checklist
Replies: 0
Views: 1856

2020 NA checklist

The Technical Committee has reviewed and updated the checklist for the 2020 NA Championship.
by Bengt J
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Technical Committee 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 1862

Re: Technical Committee 2020

Just to clarify a difference between The Class Officer page and the above post from Bill. The Technical Committe for 2020 will be: Bengt Johansson, Jonathan Rechtschaffer, Ted Herlihy and Fred Becham. This is one member more than the Class Constitution calls for, but this has wotked very well in the...
by Bengt J
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Deck/Mooring cleats
Replies: 0
Views: 2696

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 t...
by Bengt J
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: lifelines
Replies: 1
Views: 2633

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: 4233

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...