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by Vento Solare
Thu May 19, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: 3GM Exhaust Elbow
Replies: 6
Views: 5329

Re: 3GM Exhaust Elbow

I was working on the fuel pump at the time. It totally different job!
by Vento Solare
Thu May 19, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: 3GM Exhaust Elbow
Replies: 6
Views: 5329

Re: 3GM Exhaust Elbow

That isn't a fuel line. The line feeding into the exhaust elbow is the spray from the cooling system.
by Vento Solare
Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Swim ladder
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Swim ladder

by Vento Solare
Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Main Halyard Cluch Slipping
Replies: 11
Views: 14158

Re: Main Halyard Cluch Slipping

Jerry, In my pictures above I use the CT310P001 model and the 10mm line. They work great. I used 1/16" G10 under the overhead for backing plate with stainless washers and nylock nuts. It's been a while since I did this but I believe that I over drilled, epoxy filled then redrilled to isolate. P...
by Vento Solare
Sun Apr 24, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Mainsheet Swivel Strengthening Modifications Allowed
Replies: 9
Views: 12034

Re: Mainsheet Swivel Strengthening Modifications Allowed

Jerry, In addition to the modification with the larger clevis pin I also put a "safety constraint" using 3 loops of spectra tied around the lower portion loose enough tp permit free rotation, and the same at the upper portion. That way if the clevis pin breaks you don't loose control of th...
by Vento Solare
Wed Apr 13, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Mystery Plumbing Mistake
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Mystery Plumbing Mistake

Hand over hand the piping. My guess is they misconnected the vented loop on the overboard discharge. See this thread with some really good diagrams others submitted.
by Vento Solare
Wed Mar 23, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Code Zero Modification for Halyard & Tack Line
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Code Zero Modification for Halyard & Tack Line

Thanks Bengt. Based on that ruling I will setup a configuration that permits easily swapping out the tack line clutch by putting captive hardware on the inside where the existing single clutch fasteners attach. That way I can easily change out the single or stacked double clutch arrangement so for O...
by Vento Solare
Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:40 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: 20 year Maintenance
Replies: 13
Views: 914

Re: 20 year Maintenance

Now that it will be new- any suggestions on the best system to tune up/down rig turnbuckles without damaging them? I had used the specific wrench size and a long flat screwdriver, but over time it just got too worn that I couldn't tune the rig. Just looking for a better system if there is any. Jerr...
by Vento Solare
Tue Mar 15, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: 20 year Maintenance
Replies: 13
Views: 914

Re: 20 year Maintenance

How often should rod rigging be replaced if there are no observable problems? What was the cost to replace rod rigging, where to purchase? If the cold heads are accessible (e.g. swaged fittings not peened), a rigger can disassemble and inspect them for cracks. If no cracks and turnbuckles look good...
by Vento Solare
Tue Mar 15, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: 20 year Maintenance
Replies: 13
Views: 914

Re: 20 year Maintenance

Todd,

I am aware of two failures. I had my rig inspected in 2017 when it was down and the inspection reveled no changes were required. Last year when I had the rig replaced due to storm damage, it came with the new design. Check with Skip. He may have some history and a recommendation.
by Vento Solare
Mon Mar 14, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Code Zero Modification for Halyard & Tack Line
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Code Zero Modification for Halyard & Tack Line

This post describes a sail configuration with a Code 0 used for distance racing, not subject to one design rules and requests Technical Committee discussion on items 2 and 3. The configurations with requested modifications are followed with detailed descriptions further below: 1. Using existing One ...
by Vento Solare
Thu Feb 24, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Checklist 2022 NAC
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: Checklist 2022 NAC

Thanks Bengt. Those wondering what changed from last year the following clarifications are included in the 2022 checklist.

Text in blue was added:
  • Vang purchase max 12:1, doubleended controls allowed (port - starboard)
  • 3 cylinder engine Volvo or Yanmar
by Vento Solare
Wed Feb 16, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Hot water
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Hot water

Sorry - misunderstood the original question. No - that only controls the electric element. You'll need to install a mixing valve on the supply side of the engine HW feed to regulate the supply temperature if you want to control the temperature using hot water from the engine.
by Vento Solare
Wed Feb 16, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Hot water
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Hot water

Dan,

There is an adjustment via a thermostat on the front side of the water heater. See pages 12 & 13 in the Quick Nautic Hot Water Heater Boiler BX16 Rev05A - Manual - 1/1/2010 posted on the J/109 website.
by Vento Solare
Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: 20 year Maintenance
Replies: 13
Views: 914

Re: 20 year Maintenance

Jerry - my comments annotated below: 1. To double check for class rules it should be the Harken MarkIV Unit 1? ** yes - Mk III or MkIV Unit 1 2. Turnbuckles being replaced and rod rigging inspected ± replaced. ** Good - with continuous rod rigging it is creased where it bends at the spreader tips. T...