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by Vento Solare
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Events & Scheduling
Topic: Boat Calendar & Website
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Boat Calendar & Website

I wasn't sure which forum to post this in, but since it pertains to scheduling, thought the Events and Scheduling forum was most appropriate. Bottom Line: You can have your own boat website with an integrated calendar, crew scheduling and automatic notifications just like the one I use for Vento Sol...
by Vento Solare
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Instrument updates
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Instrument updates

Matt, I'm in the process of upgrading everything from a Nexus Server based system to an all B&G system using the H5000 Hercules processor as the brains. You can check out a previous thread at this link on the forum for earlier upgrades I did with some Raymarine stuff. I'll be putting some of that up...
by Vento Solare
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Refrigeration - compressor location
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Refrigeration - compressor location

Mike, On US built boats the compressor is on the port side outboard the rudder post, adjacent to the aft bulkhead of the aft cabin. There is a pedestal made that raises it about 9 inches off the hull and is level when the boat is level. Next time I'm crawling back aft, I'll see if I can snap a pictu...
by Vento Solare
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Boat Storage, water question
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Boat Storage, water question

When the cover is off in the spring have someone go around all of topsides with a hose while you crawl below. You be surprised what you find. That is how I located most of my leaks that I was able to stop.
by Vento Solare
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Boat Storage, water question
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Boat Storage, water question

Dan, Potential sources that I found and fixed. The hole where the steaming light cable goes through the mast was a source. Water wicked down into the mast junction box. A dab of caulk on the hole fixed it. Other potential sources: Rectangular access cover to steering gear behind wheel - gasket was s...
by Vento Solare
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Engine Control Lever Maintenance
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Engine Control Lever Maintenance

I know many have issues with the plastic parts on the engine shift control lever getting UV damaged and cracking. I did some research and found that the engine shift control lever installed on many US built boats is the UFlex model B85. I posted the installation and maintenance manual on the Drawing...
by Vento Solare
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Main sheet lower block upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Re: Main sheet lower block upgrade

The technical committee has reviewed the mainsheet swivel assembly issue and posted a Measurer's interpretation in the post labeled Mainsheet Swivel Strengthening Modifications Allowed I also received an email from Kurt Larsen on 3 December with the following information and picture. Subsequent to t...
by Vento Solare
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Mainsheet Swivel Strengthening Modifications Allowed
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Mainsheet Swivel Strengthening Modifications Allowed

Interpretation by Class Measurer as Approved by the Technical Committee Use of the Harken HSB135 (originally specified by J/Boats), Harken 144 Standard Cam Base Swivel (direct replacement for HSB135), or Harken 1574 Offshore Cam Base Swivel is authorized. Additionally, piece parts used on the mains...
by Vento Solare
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Sprit Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 5151

Re: Sprit Leak

An update for the Sprit seal. I recently ordered a replacement - Nitrile Rubber Rotary Lip Seal made by Parker Part # 6652 H1L7 The supplier had a minimum buy order from Parker and has stock available on the shelf now. They are available from RI Packing and Insulation, 1903 County Street, Attleboro,...
by Vento Solare
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Main sheet lower block upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Re: Main sheet lower block upgrade

from the previous post: " The Harken midrange swivel, 1574, fits the existing platform, sports a 280 offshore cam cleat and should be much stronger. It utilizes 1/4" fasteners and 5/16" pins which accept the 1550 midrange ratchet block. This is a readily available stock piece of hardware ." Today I ...
by Vento Solare
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: water hose from deck to gland
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: water hose from deck to gland

Adding to the knowledge here. I'm replacing the white corrugated fill hose since it has some cracks. The hose is just under 7 feet long on both sides - deck fill to the 90 degree elbow on the bladder tank. The replacement will be Trident Reinforced PVC Tubing - 1-1/2" available from Defender.
by Vento Solare
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Class Association Business
Topic: Password reset and seamless login to forum
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Password reset and seamless login to forum

Thanks JR but don't jump the gun too fast on the forum login. I haven't fully integrated the new password system with the forum yet, so some people's results may be different. The main website password system is going through beta tests now and should fix the problem where the system "forgot" people...
by Vento Solare
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: North Sails Tuning Guide
Replies: 5
Views: 1936

Re: North Sails Tuning Guide

After some correspondence with North Sails, it was concluded that the tuning guide settings for D1 and D2 were swapped. The updated tuning guide issued on 6 July 2018 is posted on the class website Tips & Tuning page.
by Vento Solare
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Masthead VHF Antenna/Windex and wiring update.
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Masthead VHF Antenna/Windex and wiring update.

Matt, I had the same problem with water coming down the cable to the junction box. I my case the culprit was the steaming light cable. I put a dab of caulk on the hole in the mast where the wires went though by the steaming light and it fixed the problem. I have a separate Windex and VHF antenna. Th...
by Vento Solare
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Technical Committee 2019-2020
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Technical Committee 2019-2020

The Technical Committee to serve for the balance of 2018 through 2020 includes the following: Bill Kneller, Acting Class Measurer - hull #266 Vento Solare (Note that a search for a class measurer is in process and will be filled by the person selected) Ted Herlihy, Assistant Class Measurer and appoi...