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by j30_rhapsody
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Loose steering wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 36

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: 45

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: 54

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: 4
Views: 83

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: 90

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: 90

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: 85

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.
by j30_rhapsody
Tue May 08, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Helm Friction Lock
Replies: 3
Views: 4104

Re: Helm Friction Lock

If you call Edson (508) 995-9711 their tech support is very good. I did that when I needed to find info about the friction lock that I posted above. Post here what you find out.
by j30_rhapsody
Thu May 03, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Lifeline replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Lifeline replacement

No telling without looking at them. Which way do you turn them to tighten?
by j30_rhapsody
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Lifeline replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Lifeline replacement

Stick with the stainless. The synthetic lifelines were allowed for offshore use but if it has not been rescinded already it will be due to failures from poor maintenance.
by j30_rhapsody
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Main Sail Tack Shackle
Replies: 2
Views: 14686

Re: Main Sail Tack Shackle

Look on this page on the RigRite website. It is part number NB2-2. I replaced the entire gooseneck pin assy last year and it included that shackle.

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by j30_rhapsody
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Spring commissioning checklist questions
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Spring commissioning checklist questions

What is meant by "Mast Wedges / Spartite lubed" ? ** only applicable if you pull the rig. Use vaseline on the spartite to stop it from sticking to the mast or the deck opening How to "Check Oil Pressure, Water Temp" ? How do to this, on my boat there are idiot lights, no specific water temp or oil p...
by j30_rhapsody
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Battery Class Rule Requirement
Replies: 1
Views: 961

Re: Battery Class Rule Requirement

I noticed this thread was not answered and am transferring information that Bengt Johansson, class measurer responded to in an email. He stated: The battery requirement is the same as the last spec for EU built boats and was incorporated on the NA checklist last year and will be on this years (2018)...
by j30_rhapsody
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: Sold: J109 #2 Jib for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: J109 #3 Jib for sale

Do you have any more information such as sail maker, dimensions, material, etc? Does the sail have a J/109 class tag on it? If so the number may be listed in the class database where most of that information would be listed.
by j30_rhapsody
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Looking for optimal design for spin sheets, tack, & halyard
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: Looking for optimal design for spin sheets, tack, & halyard

The extra length is so you can do a takedown and pull the spinnaker and line into the boat without having to unshackle the end. My crew throws the extra line through the aft opening portlight in the head.