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by cercole
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: sheeting angle
Replies: 0
Views: 23989

sheeting angle

I'm trying to get up to speed with the rest of the one design guys in my area. I think I need a lot of help with sail trim. I have the boat unloaded and a fairly smooth and clean bottom. I do have my radar pole up. I know this is not helping. How far in do you sheet the jib? Typically we get it arou...
by cercole
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: APR 100 Spin
Replies: 2
Views: 10181

Re: APR 100 Spin

Hi Bill, Thanks for the link. That all makes sense. I was wondering if the APR 100 meant it was more of an A1 sail than an A2. Looks like it's an A2, which seems about right. Though I don't seem to be able to go as low as the other 109 in our club. Maybe the sail is just really old. Thanks again.
by cercole
Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: APR 100 Spin
Replies: 2
Views: 10181

APR 100 Spin

Hello All,
Our boat came with a Doyle spin. On the bag it says APR 100. Any idea what this means? Is it different from a regular class spin? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.
by cercole
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Rudder bearing replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 18158

Re: Rudder bearing replacement

Yikes! That's pretty steep. The rudder looks fairly easy to drop down so I wonder if there is a lot of work involved with removing the bearing. Maybe for the custom bearing there is some glass work involved? In the manual there is a diagram with Edson part numbers. I'll give them a call and see what...
by cercole
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Engine hour meter
Replies: 11
Views: 26376

Re: Engine hour meter

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Here are pics of my hour meter working and sort of working.

Now if I only knew how to make the boat go fast...
by cercole
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Engine hour meter
Replies: 11
Views: 26376

Re: Engine hour meter

Thanks that worked. I was able to get the gauge apart and the old silicone cleaned out. The hour meter appears to have gone from working around 20% of the time to around 70% of the time. I left it on the test bench running for a while yesterday. I might mess with it a little more when I get a chance...
by cercole
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Removable pipe cots
Replies: 4
Views: 8296

Re: Removable pipe cots

Frank,
I would like to see pictures of the pipe berths if you have them handy.

Thanks.
by cercole
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Engine hour meter
Replies: 11
Views: 26376

Re: Engine hour meter

Bill,
How did you remove the tach from it's case? I have it sitting on my desk and I removed the three Torx screws from the back. Does the front clear plastic shield pry off?

Thanks.
by cercole
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Projects for Spring 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 15931

Projects for Spring 2014

Hello All, Anyone have any good projects in the works for this spring? Some things I'm going to start working on. Rewire the Xantrax battery monitor. Mine does not show charging on the #1 battery bank. Rudder bearings replace / adjust. Refinish the radar pole, clear coat is flaking off. Add a batter...
by cercole
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Rudder bearing replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 18158

Rudder bearing replacement

Hello All, When we hauled out in the Fall I noticed a bit of play in the rudder. My guess is the bearings need adjustment or replacement. This is something I'm going to tackle in March. Are there any online resources outlining checking / replacing these bearings? Any help here will be appreciated. T...
by cercole
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Engine hour meter
Replies: 11
Views: 26376

Re: Engine hour meter

Great find! I'm going to pull my tach this weekend and give this repair a try.

-Christopher
sweet caroline # 239
by cercole
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Yanmar 3YM30 Engine & SD20 Saildrive Maintenance Information
Replies: 2
Views: 15738

Re: Yanmar 3YM30 Engine & SD20 Saildrive Maintenance Informa

Hi Bill,
Thanks for posting this. I'm going to download to my ipad later. I'm sure it will come in handy when I start commissioning the boat this spring.

-Christopher
sweet caroline # 239
by cercole
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Class Association Business
Topic: J/109 Class Activity
Replies: 2
Views: 132786

Re: J/109 Class Activity

Hi Bill, Welcome aboard. Yes this message board is under used compared to some of the others I'm used to. I used to own a Sabre 30 and the Sabre message board (Yahoo group) has 25 plus messages per day. Anyway I purchased sweet caroline hull # 239 last year. We have cruised her a good bit and did a ...