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by jerry
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Mainsheet Swivel Strengthening Modifications Allowed
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

Re: Mainsheet Swivel Strengthening Modifications Allowed

I just went to upgrade the swivel for the mainsheet. With the older systems I had replaced the connection at least 3 times, and when I took this one apart the U-adapter and the pins were significally distorted, ready to fail again. My question is - how smoothly did the upgrade go for most? I had no ...
by jerry
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Outhaul boom cleat replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Re: Outhaul boom cleat replacement

This may help. I can get a picture this week after Wednesday racing.
Outhaul.pdf
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by jerry
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Outhaul boom cleat replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Re: Outhaul boom cleat replacement,

Mine wore out as well. Instead of replacing the clam cleat (that slips any way) I used the Ronstan dingy pivoting Lead block w/ small T-cleat (cam-cleat) http://www.apsltd.com/pivoting-lead-block-w-small-t-cleat.html I took the lead guide off the cam cleat then tapped 2 screws about 6-8 inches aft o...
by jerry
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Head Plumbing and Y-valve
Replies: 12
Views: 5811

Re: Head Plumbing and Y-valve

I don't know if these will help. Once I got my system back up and running it has been working fine. I did do an upgrade on the schematics and pictures for my boat in case I had to do this again. They are attached below.
by jerry
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Bow Pulpit Repair or Replacement?
Replies: 2
Views: 2307

Re: Bow Pulpit Repair or Replacement?

I'm a little late checking on post- Did you get it fixed? I had the same thing happen to mine (I think having the bowman sitting on it during pre-starts has something to do with it). The project wasn't that hard. I was able to take it off in less than an hour, then locally we have shop that speciali...
by jerry
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Head Plumbing and Y-valve
Replies: 12
Views: 5811

Re: Head Plumbing and Y-valve

Hopefully the final post in the plumbing saga. Just a double check before I re-install new hoses- I reviewed the specs on the J105/J109 plumbing diagram and noticed they have a vented loop between the Y-valve and the overboard discharge. The Raritan PHII Head manual also shows vented loops. When I r...
by jerry
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Head Plumbing and Y-valve
Replies: 12
Views: 5811

Re: Head Plumbing and Y-valve

Thanks for advise. They were on solid. In the end I had to cut the hoses, then found out a new problem with all the foul accumulation of salt, calcium deposit that had cut the diameter of the hoses by 50%. Never heard of a "Joker" valve, but that had to be replaced as well- it is appropriately named...
by jerry
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Head Plumbing and Y-valve
Replies: 12
Views: 5811

Head Plumbing and Y-valve

My older J/109 is starting to show her age. Went out for first race and found out the 1) the head won't pump water in, and 2) the Y-valve for tank/overboard is frozen and I broke the handle trying to loosen it. Thought it would be an easy fix, but it isn't- looking for some ideas 1) Does anyone have...
by jerry
Fri May 28, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Water under cabin soles
Replies: 12
Views: 10314

Water under cabin soles

If I do this right this is what you are looking for: The local yard installed it. I still have issues with the lower Edson bearing, but at least it stays dry. I'm afraid to see what's growing inside the gaiter. Jerry S/V Shada J109 #44 This a Jeffa Gaiter Rudder Gaiter http://www.jefa.com/images/sea...
by jerry
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Class Association Business
Topic: J-109 vs other Racer/Cruisers
Replies: 2
Views: 15074

I race against all the others this is why I went with the J109:
1) J-boat reputation
2) The local Fleet for OD
3) The competition in PHRF
4) Sprit boat, no more pole = fewer crew
5) Great performance in all wind conditions
by jerry
Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:51 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Water under cabin soles
Replies: 12
Views: 10314

I have hull #44 and have the same problem. The water source is the lower Edson rudder bearing. Too tight and you can't steer, too loose too much water. In addition the Edson bearing gums up and "thumps" when turning. The permanent fix it to upgrade the lower bearing on a haulout, but they aren't che...
by jerry
Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Forward junction box .....
Replies: 8
Views: 10282

I just found the same on my boat. Any idea how the water gets from mast to junction box? I couldn't see any direct route unless the water flows with the wires and cables to the box? If I have a good seal at the mast boot where is the water coming from? Could it just be condensation that gets trapped...
by jerry
Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Boat inspection
Replies: 2
Views: 3965

Check for wood decaying mold around the cut edges on all the sole sections, particularly around the mast. The flooring is a "marine grade plywood". My cut edges were not sealed with epoxy and when the mast leaked or water drained through the sections, it soaked into the cut edges and rotted out 3-4 ...
by jerry
Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: Closed: Garmin GPS 478
Replies: 1
Views: 3140

An independent question- I just bought the 478 (about two weeks before your notice). I like the unit, but I'm not getting the battery life it states. On the spec it says up to 12-13 hours w/o GXM. I can only get 6-8 max charge. I even had one replaced and same thing. Do they really get over 10 hr of...
by jerry
Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Bottom Paint Corrosion
Replies: 5
Views: 4915

Re: Bottom Paint Corrosion

Looks like I get to join this club. Just had the boat hauled for lower rudder bearing work (another story to come later), and saildrive maintenance. Discovered electrolysis on the keel. I had a dehumidifier connect to the boat's AC running in the boat all winter and no problems. My last zinc lasted ...