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by adrianbegley
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Bob Stay Addition
Replies: 8
Views: 18528

Re: Bob Stay Addition

I am not convinced by this change. While it is beneficial for distance racing I feel it will encourage boats to add reaching kites to the one-design inventory.

Adrian,
Mad Dogs & Englishmen
by adrianbegley
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: In Hauler Systems
Replies: 11
Views: 21893

Re: In Hauler Systems

I think we should make this change - it is relatively inexpensive and will be simpler than using the lazy sheet. A further benefit is that it will save wear on the mast boot.

Adrian,

Mad Dogs & Englishmen
by adrianbegley
Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Batten getting caught on backstay in light air
Replies: 1
Views: 37995

Re: Batten getting caught on backstay in light air

A soft top batten helps with this light airs but I still frequently have to flick the backstay.
by adrianbegley
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Is adding a Cam Cleat on Mast allowed?
Replies: 2
Views: 62476

Re: Is adding a Cam Cleat on Mast allowed?

It is not legal to add a cleat to the mast. The J109 rules only allow hardware to be added in specific circumstances.

If you want to put a cleat on the mast for use during handicap racing this must be rendered inoperable when used for class racing.
by adrianbegley
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Class Association Business
Topic: New Class Officers !
Replies: 0
Views: 15436

New Class Officers !

Bill Sweetser, the owner of Rush, is chairing the nominating committee for the J109 class board. He has sent an email to all J109 owners which I am posting here in case any one has been missed. Adrian Begley, Mad Dogs & Englishmen ----------------------------------------------- fellow J/109 owne...
by adrianbegley
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Electronics at the helm?
Replies: 2
Views: 5388

I don't have instruments at the helm on Mad Dogs and don't miss them while racing. At times when cruising a chart plotter there would be useful but I think would be vulnerable to being caught by the main sheet.
by adrianbegley
Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Events & Scheduling
Topic: Atlantic Highlands Blue Water 8/12 &13
Replies: 0
Views: 4003

The J109's will have a one design start at the Blue Water regatta on 12-13 August. Saturday first start will be a t 14:00 which should give us a decent sea breeze. It would be great if a few boats from LIS could make it down the East River to the Jersey shore. More info is at http://www.ahyc.net/bwr...
by adrianbegley
Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Xantrex Battery Monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 9269

I have seen a similar problem. I reset my monitor and was on shore power at Block Island and the battery was showing as not receiving as many amps in as out.
by adrianbegley
Mon May 08, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Main Halyard Cluch Slipping
Replies: 9
Views: 13418

I think it is better to run the primary jib and main halyards to port so that the pit person is doing all the mark rounding work to starboard. I know we are one design - it was essential to m y purchasing the boat - but I would like the class rules changed to allow either doubled jammers or a cleat....
by adrianbegley
Mon May 01, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Main Halyard Cluch Slipping
Replies: 9
Views: 13418

Racing this weekend we noticed the main halyard would slip by an inch in the clutch. Clutch and halyard are standard and rigged to port so we can't leave both halyards on the winches and I don't want to change this. Has anyone else had this problem and if so how have they fixed it ? Is doubling up t...
by adrianbegley
Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Events & Scheduling
Topic: American Y.C. Spring Series
Replies: 0
Views: 3896

I'm curious who will be at AYC Spring series next weekend. "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" is entered.

Adrian.