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by Vento Solare
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Making the inhauler adjustable on both ends.
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Making the inhauler adjustable on both ends.

Dan, I'll let the measurer comment with the official interpretation but this I believe is allowed. The applicable section in the class rules states: 4.3.7 The Jib may be in hauled forward of the mast with the lazy sheet or behind the mast in a horizontal manner with a control line system For history...
by Vento Solare
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Sealant replacement or maintenance?
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: Sealant replacement or maintenance?

Yes - screws on side of the spray hood attach it to the cabin top.
by Vento Solare
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Sealant replacement or maintenance?
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: Sealant replacement or maintenance?

On hull 266 the handrails do not need to be removed to take off the headliner. Some boats may be differently configured as this changed during production on the number of sections that made up the headliner. Without seeing the water source, It's difficult to answer your leak question. Generally bett...
by Vento Solare
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: J/109 top ten for singlehanded?
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: J/109 top ten for singlehanded?

Yup - I singlehand and find the biggest challenge getting on and off the dock in a crosswind. With the autopilot I can hoist sails and drive. I'll even fly a spinnaker if the wind is less than 15 kts.
by Vento Solare
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Bilge drainage, between bilges
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Bilge drainage, between bilges

That's a short ground wire. J/109 bilges are notoriously flat and water will puddle.

Better solution is to find and fix the source of water, and periodically clean out the limber holes. Make it an annual requirement and you should be fine.
by Vento Solare
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Bilge Drainage, Starboard Battery Storage
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Bilge Drainage, Starboard Battery Storage

It's not normal. Pull the floorboards and make sure all the limber holes are clear by running a coat hanger through each one (for and aft and the athwartships holes too).

One of my winter projects this year is to pull out everything, clean and repaint the bilge.
by Vento Solare
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Project Costs, Input Welcome
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Project Costs, Input Welcome

Dan,

Yes - it just unscrews. The replacement seacock assembly is Yanmar 196420-02290 and costs about $70
by Vento Solare
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: SS rod below backstay hydraulic pump
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: SS rod below backstay hydraulic pump

Hello Jörn, Replacing it with Dyneema is not class legal. An additional feature the rod provides is a convenient place to hold on when getting on and off the boat using the swim ladder. This is true both in the water and after the boat is hauled. Thinner Dyneema might be a little harder on the hands...
by Vento Solare
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Project Costs, Input Welcome
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Project Costs, Input Welcome

Bart, What is the seacock behind the motor? I assume you mean the valve on the stbd side of the saildrive. The Balmar Altmount serpentine belt kit is well worth it. I used the HDI Marine stainless exhaust kit . My boat is on the hard at Borden Light Marina in Fall River not too far from you. If you'...
by Vento Solare
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Lithium batteries for J/109 class
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Lithium batteries for J/109 class

All I can say is wow Dan. This is one of the most comprehensive reviews I have ever seen about Lithium battery conversion issues. Excellent work!
by Vento Solare
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Sealant replacement or maintenance?
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: Sealant replacement or maintenance?

Remove the head liner and have someone spray a hose topside while you look for the leak below. It could be any of the fasteners holding deck hardware for clutches, winches, handrails, etc. The water leak will always flow and exit at a location that is different from the source to where it ultimately...
by Vento Solare
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Shoal Draft Polars
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: Shoal Draft Polars

Not aware of any unless any shoal draft J/109s use them. Probably best to start with the regular J/109 polars from Expedition and adjusting from there. The file is attached zipped and will extract to a txt file that Expedition uses.
by Vento Solare
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Alternator Belt Dust Fix
Replies: 15
Views: 12450

Re: Alternator Belt Dust Fix

Look here on the Balmar site and match to your engine / alternator.
by Vento Solare
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Alternator Belt Dust Fix
Replies: 15
Views: 12450

Re: Alternator Belt Dust Fix

I definitely recommend the serpentine belt upgrade as described in my post. Fixed the belt dust issue and the engine runs smoother.

It is a great winter project!
by Vento Solare
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Alternator Belt Dust Fix
Replies: 15
Views: 12450

Re: Alternator Belt Dust Fix

Jerry, I would check a few things. First would be to see if there was a bad batch of belts from the manufacturer. The problem may be due to that. Check to see if any contaminants (water, oil, anti-freeze) might have gotten or are sprayed on the belt Check to see if the belt tensioning is slipping ca...