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by Vento Solare
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: For Sale: Class Legal North 3Di Main
Replies: 0
Views: 25

For Sale: Class Legal North 3Di Main

The main is built with 3Di raw (carbon) and has slugs so it can be flaked on the boom. I purchased a new North 3Di main and am selling this main that was delivered January 2018. The leach was repaired after the 50+ kt thunderstorm 15 August 2020 as described on my blog here . The sail was repaired w...
by Vento Solare
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Changing the hard stuff - engine & rigging - how often
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Changing the hard stuff - engine & rigging - how often

Dan, Bengt turned me on to a stainless replacement in 2016 for the Exhaust Elbow that you can read about at this link . Mine was significantly restricted and impacted engine performance. I haven't done the sail drive upper seals and will probably tackle that next year. I have been verifying the leak...
by Vento Solare
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: SS rod below backstay hydraulic pump
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: SS rod below backstay hydraulic pump

Todd,

I don't know if the rod below the hydraulics is standard or custom. I didn't see anything online. You know Skip Mattos at Harken. I'd give Skip a call and see if he knows of a source. If not, it could be fabricated from a local machine shop using the old one as a guide.
by Vento Solare
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Removing the center table
Replies: 15
Views: 538

Re: Removing the center table

Bengt, I know this was not an easy decision to reach based on the spectrum of different views expressed by those who posted. Thanks to you and the Technical Committee for considering the inputs and announcing the ruling. Having an engaged TC is beneficial to keep an active OD class and maintain boat...
by Vento Solare
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Removing the center table
Replies: 15
Views: 538

Re: Removing the center table

I am not in favor of removing the table. Count me as one of the owners who does cruise the boat in addition to racing. The table is used frequently and when we do races like Off Soundings or Twenty Hundred Club Cuttyhunk & Block Island races, we will have meals and drinks on the boat. The J/109 ...
by Vento Solare
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Masthead Nav Lights
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Masthead Nav Lights

I haven't heard about that but generally I use a masthead tricolor light off shore as it is easier to see. When near shore the deck lights are actually easier to see. Whenever I've done night sailing I've observed boats with spinnakers having a "glow" from the nav lights.
by Vento Solare
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Balmar MC-614 Alternator Regulator
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Balmar MC-614 Alternator Regulator

I was able to pry off the foot pad on the pump handle.
by Vento Solare
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Balmar MC-614 Alternator Regulator
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Balmar MC-614 Alternator Regulator

Mine slid off with some effort and then I removed the pump. I also removed all the trim boards around the periphery.
by Vento Solare
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Balmar MC-614 Alternator Regulator
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Balmar MC-614 Alternator Regulator

The floor panel was unscrewed and removed to fish the wires. Bilges were cleaned at the same time too! Edit: The temperature sensor wiring from the battery to the external regulator mounted in the engine compartment port side forward followed this path: Flange screwed to Negative Terminal Top of Bat...
by Vento Solare
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: replacing Mk3 furler with carbo foil
Replies: 4
Views: 2096

Re: replacing Mk3 furler with carbo foil

Tolga - The UK & Ireland fleet had discussions a couple years back to roll back a previous decision that allowed them to have overlapping headsails. This was done in the interest of minimizing the cost of ownership so that people wouldn't need to buy both non-overlapping and overlapping jib for ...
by Vento Solare
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Balmar MC-614 Alternator Regulator
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Balmar MC-614 Alternator Regulator

I could see an extra ground being larger diameter being a problem. I ran the temperature sensor parallel with the existing battery cables through the bilge bundle no problem. You might consider drilling another set of holes adjacent to the existing ones if the cable bundle is too thick.
by Vento Solare
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Clutch replacements
Replies: 9
Views: 7474

Re: Clutch replacements

Dan - I think the constrictors are superior to the spinlock clutches. They are easier to ease under load, hold better with no slip, and don't damage the cover. I added the constrictors after destroying a 6 week old main halyard cover with the spinlock. The new 3di main had zero stretch with much mor...
by Vento Solare
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: Mast base location?
Replies: 8
Views: 5313

Re: Mast base location?

Not sure - FYI I posted this document with pictures on the Tips & Tuning section of the website back in 2015.

https://j109.org/docs/procedure_to_set_ ... sition.pdf
by Vento Solare
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: Mast base location?
Replies: 8
Views: 5313

Re: Mast base location?

Did you leave the trim piece in place on the bulkhead? That width must be subtracted from the 460mm if you measure with the trim piece in place.
by Vento Solare
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Head Plumbing and Y-valve
Replies: 18
Views: 10870

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.