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by j30_rhapsody
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Floorboard screw replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 18

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: 755

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: 346

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: 97

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: 111

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: 312

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: 203

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: 183

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: 131

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: 119

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...
by j30_rhapsody
Sun May 27, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Sink Sprayer
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Sink Sprayer

On Vento Solare the base is a Grohe and the nozzle is Omni. Two different brands. The pull out hose is 2/04 Grohe 5 A. The top of the hose has male threads that connect with the faucet. You can probably find something that will fit in the base and match threads with the hose end.
by j30_rhapsody
Fri May 25, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Harken Backstay Adjuster
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Harken Backstay Adjuster

Dan - I don't have one but if I were fitting it, I would do the following. Put on the stern locker close the stern lifelines position the adjuster handle just above the dockbox so it does not interfere when the handle is down. Move up as needed to clear the lifeline. I think the lifeline needs to be...
by j30_rhapsody
Fri May 11, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Jib Car Adjustment Idea
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Jib Car Adjustment Idea

Thanks Bengt.

I will just make up a shorter set of adjuster lines to use with my 6:1 configuration that will be used only for OD racing to keep extra line out of the cockpit.
by j30_rhapsody
Fri May 11, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Jib Car Adjustment Idea
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Jib Car Adjustment Idea

The following idea was suggested by a Harken representative. Since many boats have now changed the jib car adjustment purchase from 4:1 to 6:1 or 8:1, there is more line in the cockpit. For boats that only sail with the OD jib the line can be limited based on the amount of travel desired. Should a b...
by j30_rhapsody
Wed May 09, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: wheel cover, elk hide ?
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: wheel cover, elk hide ?

Edson makes them and sold numerous places. Edson Leather Wheel Cover 733-42-60-GR or 733CG-42-60-GR (Comfort Grip). I bought mine at Defender.