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by Vento Solare
Sat May 30, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Fluxgate compass mounting location
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Fluxgate compass mounting location

When I purchased Vento Solare from the previous owner, the same Raymarine fluxgate compass was mounted in the V-Berth stbd locker and worked well. It is close to the waterline level and near the centerline offset by about 15" from the mast. There were two other electronic compasses in the Nexus syst...
by Vento Solare
Thu May 28, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Additional Genoa Cars
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Additional Genoa Cars

The dual car arrangement is best to reduce the amount of control line movement and line in the cockpit. Unfortunately that approach was ruled as not class legal in this post , but you could remove the extra car for OD events. I have lots of line in the cockpit and will probably do the dual car appro...
by Vento Solare
Fri May 15, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Engine control cables
Replies: 4
Views: 693

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. I had a s...
by Vento Solare
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: SD-20 Zinc Anodes
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: SD-20 Zinc Anodes

If your boat is on the hard, take an ohmmeter with long clip leads and measure resistance between the prop and the stern rail. Also measure your chain plates to see what you find. I had less than 0.5 ohms to the stern rail and could see the thick green ground wire running inside to the ground grid. ...
by Vento Solare
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: SD-20 Zinc Anodes
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: SD-20 Zinc Anodes

Sorry to hear about your saildrive woes Joel. I personally check my own zincs. The zinc plug at the top of the sail drive needs to be removed with the boat out of the water. It requires a 1.25" socket. I usually pull it and wire brush any scale off it. I've been replacing it about every other year s...
by Vento Solare
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: What gel coat color for J/109s from 2007?
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: What gel coat color for J/109s from 2007?

A good fiberglass repair guy can mix a batch to match well. The white on my 2005 hull #266 uses this. https://minicraft.com/store/Piranha-Gel-Coat-p138783796 It is the same that was used on Ted Herlihy's hull 72 since the guy who filled cosmetic scratches & dings on my boat used the same can. If you...
by Vento Solare
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Winch Handle Holder Alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Winch Handle Holder Alternative

I have the Blue Performance holders. The added benefit is they double as beverage holders when winch handles aren't in them.
by Vento Solare
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: ProNautic Charger Ground and Engine connections
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: ProNautic Charger Ground and Engine connections

Matt, The grounds should be connected. Trace the disconnected wire by the engine to verify where the other end terminates. From the ProNautic Manual page 11: 3. Ground - This is extremely important and often overlooked. There is one common battery ground with the positive battery connections on the ...
by Vento Solare
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Standing Rigging Replacement?
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: Standing Rigging Replacement?

Probably not bad advice. I had a rig inspection in 2015 with the mast down. The shrouds were all reterminated because they had been peened rather than loctite when originally built so had to be cut off. If they ends can be disassembled rather than cutting off, they may be inspected and if good, rete...
by Vento Solare
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Mast Work
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: Mast Work

JR,

I bought a replacement mast boot at Rigrite 3 years ago. Click on the image for the link. Once the mast is out, you should be able to soap it and slide over the spartitie block.

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by Vento Solare
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Wood finish blushing
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Re: Wood finish blushing

Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish is what they used originally.

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by Vento Solare
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: rudder collar repair
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: rudder collar repair

The only way that collar can deform / crack is if there is movement in the lower bearing putting stress on the collar. I would check that first with a simple aggressive push / pull on the rudder while you look for any movement. If the collar is too tight and the deflection is minimal, you might try ...
by Vento Solare
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Gebo Portlight Replacement Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 3041

Re: Gebo Portlight Replacement Parts

Frank,

I left the frames in place on the boat. The rubber seal was pulled towards the center of each frame to remove it from the machined grove it is pressed in. The new seal was lubricated with dish soap and inserted inch by inch into the machined groove. It takes some time, but it does work.
by Vento Solare
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Technical Committee 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Technical Committee 2020

The Technical Committee to serve through 2020 includes the following: Bengt Johansson, Class Measurer - hull #37 Zig Zag Ted Herlihy, Assistant Class Measurer and appointed to Technical Committee by the President - hull 72 Gut Feeling Fred Beckham, Copyright Holder Representative - hull # 243 Augenb...
by Vento Solare
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: plumbing question - distributor replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: plumbing question - distributor replacement

I haven't had a problem. Just make some easy to read valve labels and perhaps a post valve lineup sheet by the valves:
Port Tank Supply - 1 Open, 2 Shut
Stbd Tank Supply - 1 Shut, 2 Open

and for the really unindoctrinated crew.... Left loosey (Open) , Righty tighty (Shut)