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by Vento Solare
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Head Plumbing and Y-valve
Replies: 18
Views: 9767

Re: Head Plumbing and Y-valve

You have "pumping" action when the boat is set to overboard as the wave action causes differential pressure. The joker valve is shot - replace it.
by Vento Solare
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Head Plumbing and Y-valve
Replies: 18
Views: 9767

Re: Head Plumbing and Y-valve

I replied at 08:51 and answered yes to your question was the problem using a Jabsco joker valve rather than a Raritan. You edited your post at 08:52 and removed the question. The Yes answer stands - Get a Raritan joker valve.
by Vento Solare
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Head Plumbing and Y-valve
Replies: 18
Views: 9767

Re: Head Plumbing and Y-valve

Yes.
by Vento Solare
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Mainsheet Swivel Strengthening Modifications Allowed
Replies: 7
Views: 5522

Re: Mainsheet Swivel Strengthening Modifications Allowed

Was there any attempt by the main trimmer to absorb the shock as a controlled gybe? There is a limit on how much over-engineered this gets. The plastic cap is much stronger now. ps from the look of the pin that sheered it is apparent there was an older crack that had the discolored rust stain. You s...
by Vento Solare
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: M-19 Water pump belt replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Re: M-19 Water pump belt replacement

Is your belt slipping or creating black dust? The regular belt seems to work fine for me. If dust is created, take a straight edge and check that the pulleys are in line. If not, you need to fix that.
by Vento Solare
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Anchor in the anchor locker?
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Re: Anchor in the anchor locker?

For every day use I keep it under the holding tank aft stbd. For serious racing it is lashed to the table right over the keel.
by Vento Solare
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Dual Genoa Cars Not Allowed
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

Re: Dual Genoa Cars Not Allowed

Remove the wires that hold the captive balls and they will work like the older series cars
by Vento Solare
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Dual Genoa Cars Not Allowed
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

Re: Dual Genoa Cars Not Allowed

Dan, I've been investigating the dual car too. The track aft end cap can be easily removed with screws on the top into the track. This allows putting the 2nd car on and removing when needed. No need to have a 2nd person hold a wrench below. My take is that you may put on the 2nd car to use for beer ...
by Vento Solare
Sat May 30, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Fluxgate compass mounting location
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

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: 727

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: 1704

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: 1741

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: 1741

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: 961

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: 2062

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.