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by j30_rhapsody
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Main sheet lower block upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Main sheet lower block upgrade

This past week with big wind at the NAs three boats blew up the plastic swivel plate that holds the upright clevis pin attached to the lower block. Additionally many boats deformed the stronger Harken model H-29180A, U-Adapter with 1/4in pins made for the J/109. This winter I will look at the possib...
by j30_rhapsody
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: J Logo
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: J Logo

The J/Boats "J" logo and boat logos use the "Souvenir" font. It is available as a free Truetype font download from many sites if you Google.
I think you need to apply the Italic and Bold attributes to get the desired "J Boat" font look.
by j30_rhapsody
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Source for original winch handle pockets
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Source for original winch handle pockets

John,

There was no "standard" for the winch holders. I've seen many different styles and brands on the various J/109s. We have Blue Performance fabric based winch handle holders on Vento Solare.
by j30_rhapsody
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Recommended Battery Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Recommended Battery Replacement

The previous owner had problems boiling batteries. Mine are hooked up the same way as your picture when I run all 3 batteries. Normally I only keep two on the boat (Group 24 AGM start battery and Group 31 AGM house battery with 2nd Group 31 AGM in parallel when cruising). I set the charger and volta...
by j30_rhapsody
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: Sold: Spinnaker 2012 Quantum Class Legal- Portsmouth, RI
Replies: 0
Views: 161

Sold: Spinnaker 2012 Quantum Class Legal- Portsmouth, RI

Class Legal 2012 Quantum Spinnaker - Sail Tag # 1106341 This was my best spinnaker when I purchased the boat in 2013 and was used for one design racing until I purchased a new spinnaker in 2016. It has been used for PHRF racing for two years. The spinnaker is in good condition. Six panels were stitc...
by j30_rhapsody
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Floorboard screw replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Floorboard screw replacement

I just used regular stainless replacements and didn't worry about the color. The PYI screws look nice but are pricey!
by j30_rhapsody
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Lee cloths (or boards)
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Re: Lee cloths (or boards)

The padeyes on Vento Solare are through bolted - use Acorn nuts on the far side for a better finished look.
by j30_rhapsody
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Masthead sheave upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Masthead sheave upgrade

John,

I don't think they are. On the class website menu mouse over Info and click on Drawings & Manuals. In the Equipment Manuals section look for the Charleston Spar (Sparcraft) J/109 Mast Manual – 6/10/2009. It has a very good illustrated parts summary.
by j30_rhapsody
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: Code Zero Experience
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Code Zero Experience

Carl, I have a Code 0 that the previous owner purchased. Used in the right conditions it is a real weapon. I purchased a Karver furler that works well when there is trained crew. It is strictly for distance racing with little utility for short around the buoy races. The sail plan we use becomes more...
by j30_rhapsody
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Clear Engine Ignition Cover Replacement / Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Clear Engine Ignition Cover Replacement / Repair

I purchase some clear Lexan at Home Depot and traced the old one using a scroll saw, then carefully drilled the holes. I masked the edge on the backside and painted the outer edge black, then put on foam with adhesive along the edge. It works great.
by j30_rhapsody
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Boats for Sale
Topic: Found: Looking for a J109 for 1D racing and cruising
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Looking for a J109 for 1D racing and cruising

Todd is the proud new owner with David & Maryellen Tortrello of Hull number 204.
by j30_rhapsody
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Looking to Buy Something
Topic: Found: Looking for a J109 for 1D racing and cruising
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: Looking for a J109 for 1D racing and cruising

Todd is the proud new owner with David & Maryellen Tortrello of Hull number 204.
by j30_rhapsody
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Nut falling off Gooseneck / unsure what to do
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Nut falling off Gooseneck / unsure what to do

All of the ones I've seen have the hole for the cotter pin.
by j30_rhapsody
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Loose steering wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Loose steering wheel

I posted information about the helm friction lock at this link where there is a diagram of the steering mechanism. The sprocket is held on with 5 bolts must be unbolted to remove the wheel. This will expose a hex nut on the shaft. If that is loose it may be tightened. If the retaining collars that a...
by j30_rhapsody
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Prop washer
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Prop washer

What Brooke posted is the same as I have on the new Flexofold prop I have after the previous fell off while underway. Apparently, I'm not the only one to have this problem. I'll be replacing that washer every 2 years. Thanks Brooke! ps - this is the lock washer for the nut / hex bolt combo that hold...