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by Vento Solare
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Spinnaker pole question
Replies: 4
Views: 2911

Re: Spinnaker pole question

I used the Antal R20.20 Here are pictures of the custom Delrin "sandwich" I fabricated that is angled at 15 degrees. The through bolts have heat shrink where they pass through the pole to prevent electrolysis. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3e-QQjrJImEsOe0F4z_ezRUZ_J4ishxy7LjU9H...
by Vento Solare
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Harken 57mm ESP Mastcollar blocks
Replies: 3
Views: 1647

Re: Harken 57mm ESP Mastcollar blocks

Da,

Based on the age I'd say the same blocks should be used. The twisted block was probably caused by the vertical pin being stuck and not rotating thus providing an unbalanced side load. I would put the effort into fixing that.
by Vento Solare
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Spinnaker pole question
Replies: 4
Views: 2911

Re: Spinnaker pole question

I've got the pole type that had the u-bolt and modified it to use an Antal ring instead because the block took chips out of the hull when the pole was retracted. After having the pole repainted, I wrapped the end all the way around with 3" sticky Kevlar tape to provide chafe and chip protection...
by Vento Solare
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: For Sale: West Marine WM4000 AM/FM Stereo with RF30 RF Remote
Replies: 0
Views: 901

For Sale: West Marine WM4000 AM/FM Stereo with RF30 RF Remote

Send me an email if you are interested bill@j109.org Available for pickup or shipped from Portsmouth, RI $75 plus shipping - West Marine WM4000 AM/FM Stereo with RF30 RF Remote Control . This includes the mounting gasket, trim ring, RF and IR remote control, all wire harnesses, microphone for hands ...
by Vento Solare
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: Sold: Class Legal North 3Di Main
Replies: 0
Views: 1156

Sold: Class Legal North 3Di Main

The main is built with 3Di raw (carbon) and has slugs so it can be flaked on the boom. I purchased a new North 3Di main and am selling this main that was delivered January 2018. The leach was repaired after the 50+ kt thunderstorm 15 August 2020 as described on my blog here . The sail was repaired w...
by Vento Solare
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Changing the hard stuff - engine & rigging - how often
Replies: 2
Views: 1854

Re: Changing the hard stuff - engine & rigging - how often

Dan, Bengt turned me on to a stainless replacement in 2016 for the Exhaust Elbow that you can read about at this link . Mine was significantly restricted and impacted engine performance. I haven't done the sail drive upper seals and will probably tackle that next year. I have been verifying the leak...
by Vento Solare
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: SS rod below backstay hydraulic pump
Replies: 1
Views: 1217

Re: SS rod below backstay hydraulic pump

Todd,

I don't know if the rod below the hydraulics is standard or custom. I didn't see anything online. You know Skip Mattos at Harken. I'd give Skip a call and see if he knows of a source. If not, it could be fabricated from a local machine shop using the old one as a guide.
by Vento Solare
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Removing the center table
Replies: 15
Views: 6559

Re: Removing the center table

Bengt, I know this was not an easy decision to reach based on the spectrum of different views expressed by those who posted. Thanks to you and the Technical Committee for considering the inputs and announcing the ruling. Having an engaged TC is beneficial to keep an active OD class and maintain boat...
by Vento Solare
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Removing the center table
Replies: 15
Views: 6559

Re: Removing the center table

I am not in favor of removing the table. Count me as one of the owners who does cruise the boat in addition to racing. The table is used frequently and when we do races like Off Soundings or Twenty Hundred Club Cuttyhunk & Block Island races, we will have meals and drinks on the boat. The J/109 ...
by Vento Solare
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Masthead Nav Lights
Replies: 2
Views: 1742

Re: Masthead Nav Lights

I haven't heard about that but generally I use a masthead tricolor light off shore as it is easier to see. When near shore the deck lights are actually easier to see. Whenever I've done night sailing I've observed boats with spinnakers having a "glow" from the nav lights.
by Vento Solare
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Balmar MC-614 Alternator Regulator
Replies: 8
Views: 3421

Re: Balmar MC-614 Alternator Regulator

I was able to pry off the foot pad on the pump handle.
by Vento Solare
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Balmar MC-614 Alternator Regulator
Replies: 8
Views: 3421

Re: Balmar MC-614 Alternator Regulator

Mine slid off with some effort and then I removed the pump. I also removed all the trim boards around the periphery.
by Vento Solare
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Balmar MC-614 Alternator Regulator
Replies: 8
Views: 3421

Re: Balmar MC-614 Alternator Regulator

The floor panel was unscrewed and removed to fish the wires. Bilges were cleaned at the same time too! Edit: The temperature sensor wiring from the battery to the external regulator mounted in the engine compartment port side forward followed this path: Flange screwed to Negative Terminal Top of Bat...
by Vento Solare
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: replacing Mk3 furler with carbo foil
Replies: 4
Views: 4299

Re: replacing Mk3 furler with carbo foil

Tolga - The UK & Ireland fleet had discussions a couple years back to roll back a previous decision that allowed them to have overlapping headsails. This was done in the interest of minimizing the cost of ownership so that people wouldn't need to buy both non-overlapping and overlapping jib for ...
by Vento Solare
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Balmar MC-614 Alternator Regulator
Replies: 8
Views: 3421

Re: Balmar MC-614 Alternator Regulator

I could see an extra ground being larger diameter being a problem. I ran the temperature sensor parallel with the existing battery cables through the bilge bundle no problem. You might consider drilling another set of holes adjacent to the existing ones if the cable bundle is too thick.