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by Vento Solare
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: For Sale: 2010 Evolution Class Legal Heavy Spinnaker - Portsmouth, RI
Replies: 0
Views: 34

For Sale: 2010 Evolution Class Legal Heavy Spinnaker - Portsmouth, RI

Class Legal 2010 Evolution Spinnaker - Sail Tag # 1007278 This spinnaker came when I purchased the boat in 2013 and was used for my heavy spinnaker until I purchased a new one this winter. The spinnaker is in good condition for its age and has been serviced in 2016 to repair the tack stitching. It w...
by Vento Solare
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Events & Scheduling
Topic: Tracking Crew Sailing Commitments
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Tracking Crew Sailing Commitments

Thanks for the note Dan. Being a marginal Facebook user, I was unable to find the comments with the link you posted. Here is a link to the main Crew Manager website with a description. Feel free to shoot me an email if there are any questions. An annual subscription is $90 per year - same price as t...
by Vento Solare
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Edson Steering Wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Edson Steering Wheel

pretty straight forward. The collar is installed on the shaft and butted up against the friction washer that serves as the brake. It prevents the washer from deflecting. Only tighten the friction lock on the wheel hub finger tight so you don't deform the washer.
by Vento Solare
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Interfacing Yanmar 3YM30 to NMEA-2000
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Interfacing Yanmar 3YM30 to NMEA-2000

Most likely a loose connection probably on the alternator. The tach is driven from the alternator and counts pulses which are proportional to engine speed. See this link to calibrate it. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1008&p=776&hilit=tach#p776
by Vento Solare
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Interfacing Yanmar 3YM30 to NMEA-2000
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Interfacing Yanmar 3YM30 to NMEA-2000

PS - here are some N2K data converters for the YM series engines. Some may require additional sensors. This is not an inexpensive solution to display the engine data on a NMEA 2000 device. MBW Technologies - Yanmar JH/YM Sailboat Engine Interface Actisense EMU-1 Maretron EMS1000 (Discontinued but ma...
by Vento Solare
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Interfacing Yanmar 3YM30 to NMEA-2000
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Interfacing Yanmar 3YM30 to NMEA-2000

There are no N2K sensors on a 3YM30 unless you spend significant $ to do it yourself.
by Vento Solare
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Edson Steering Wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Edson Steering Wheel

I had a similar problem on Vento Solare. The threads ran out on the shaft before the nut would lock the wheel. I solved it by putting a stainless washer in between the nut and the hub so there was thread left to compress it.
by Vento Solare
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Water Pump Rebuild Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: Water Pump Rebuild Kit

I rebuilt the pump on my previous J/30 with a Yanmar 2GM. It requires a vice, split ring pliers and patience. It was done in an afternoon and worked fine. If you have some mechanical expertise, it can be done using the Yanmar service manual as a guide.
by Vento Solare
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Harken Winch Drum Resurfacing
Replies: 0
Views: 254

Harken Winch Drum Resurfacing

This post is to let people know that the Harken winch drums may be resurfaced when they wear and become "slippery". I contacted the local Harken folks in Newport, RI and the cost is about $100 per winch. The winch drums should be removed, all connected pieces on the drum disassembled (self tailer, s...
by Vento Solare
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Cockpit Showers
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Cockpit Showers

Also available from Defender - see this old thread Transom shower cover part?.
by Vento Solare
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Video showing how the J/109 outhaul works
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: Video showing how the J/109 outhaul works

This is an excellent video unraveling the mystery of the hidden outhaul. Thanks for posting.
by Vento Solare
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Alternator Belt Dust Fix
Replies: 9
Views: 3670

Re: Alternator Belt Dust Fix

There is a slight difference. I used a hand held laser tach I bought on Amazon for $15 to recalibrate the boat tach. The calibration of the hand held was verified as accurate with an AC powered fan, measuring the blade rate.

Use this from another thread to calibrate the tach.
by Vento Solare
Wed May 15, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Alternator Belt Dust Fix
Replies: 9
Views: 3670

Re: Alternator Belt Dust Fix

The additional benefit I noticed after installing the Balmar serpentine belt kit is the engine ran smoother. This is because the load on the alternator was sufficient to cause the regular belt to slip and then catch again. Tightening the belt helped some, but did not eliminate the problem. I always ...
by Vento Solare
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Source for Replacement Rudder Bearing
Replies: 0
Views: 446

Source for Replacement Rudder Bearing

The original J/109 rudder bearing source for US built hulls supplied by Edson Marine is no longer manufactured. The original bearing was manufactured from aluminum with a lip seal built in. The bearing required a sleeve over the stainless steel rudder stock to provide proper clearance. It requires p...
by Vento Solare
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Boat Bottom Basics
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Re: Boat Bottom Basics

I have a small bit of exposed keel, and on the hull I have a few blisters next to each other. What are the recommended products to build up new coats of protection after I strip it away? Sand to bare metal and apply Interprotect 2000e to the exposed metal on the keel. Use 4 coats, then apply bottom...