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by MK-Farthing
Wed May 08, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Boats for Sale
Topic: Sold: 2005, VIENTO, Hull 254, Portland OR
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Sold: 2005, VIENTO, Hull 254, Portland OR

VIENTO is one of the cleanest and best maintained J/109’s available. She is comprehensively equipped with updates to her sail inventory (North 3Di), running rigging, canvas, and electronics. Her low hour Yanmar 3YM30 engine runs perfectly! VIENTO has been primarily day sailed and only VERY lightly r...
by MK-Farthing
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Boat Storage, water question
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: Boat Storage, water question

The anchor locker leak seems odd as heck. Did you get to the bottom of that one, Mike? It was by far the biggest mystery leak for us. At the bottom of the locker there is the drain hole and on the outside of the boat there is a chrome scupper plate that directs the water aft. That plate is held in ...
by MK-Farthing
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Refrigeration - compressor location
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Refrigeration - compressor location

Our boat is a US made boat and I think You have also solved a mystery to our boat as there is a new never used "OEM" 12 V electrical run to that exact location.

Many Thanks Bill - always helpful.
by MK-Farthing
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Refrigeration - compressor location
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Refrigeration - compressor location

We are going to add 12V refrigeration to our ice box and would like to know where the compressor is located in boats that have this as a factory installed item. I looked but did not see in the owner manual drawings.
Thanks for the help! Mike
by MK-Farthing
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Boat Storage, water question
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: Boat Storage, water question

1. Inside of mast - this was our last point of entry and tricky to solve. The mast has a "dam" located just below the lowest halyard exit slot. Ours was/is held in place by a single rivet. I think the dam is made of some form of plastic (possibly UHMW). Anyway water was coming down mast and leaking ...
by MK-Farthing
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: For Sale: 2015 Spinnaker
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

Re: For Sale: 2015 Spinnaker

Is the spinnaker still available? If so, do you know the sailmaker and specific cloth/cloth weight used?
Thanks for the additional info.
Mike
by MK-Farthing
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Alternator Belt Dust Fix
Replies: 9
Views: 3462

Re: Alternator Belt Dust Fix

Preparing to upgrade to serpentine belt system/kit to solve the belt dust problem and have noticed on our boat that the raw water (RW) pump belt appears to also be generating belt dust - d/t poor alignment of the RW pulley. Has the RW pulley alignment been a problem for other boats or is there enoug...
by MK-Farthing
Tue May 16, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Mast Assembly - set up
Replies: 0
Views: 1065

Mast Assembly - set up

We are in the process of rigging our mast that has been unstepped, in storage, and now moved to new port. During that process I failed to take detailed photos of the mast prior to disassembly and now have a few question . 1. Has anyone found information from Sparcraft on procedures they recommend? H...
by MK-Farthing
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Replacement Spreader Boots
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

Re: Replacement Spreader Boots

Thanks was recently looking for these.
by MK-Farthing
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: clearcoat on sprit failing
Replies: 7
Views: 3090

Re: clearcoat on sprit failing

Same issue on 254. I went against my better judgment and re clear coated it. It looks great but ceartain at some point it will need it again. My logic went like this 1. I have worked with carbon enough and I'm more confident in my abilities to get a nice finish with clear coat. 2. Vanity - I like cl...