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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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Atilla The Hun

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  1. That would be great!
  2. Anyone got pictures of how to secure j109 mast heel/butt for offshore regs?
  3. Anyone got any link to a guide on how to core bulk up a halyard?
  4. Thinking more along the lines of a length of pvc pic pipe split on its length and moulded onto the spin pole mast track with a heat gun. Would it work?
  5. Nice upgrades... Has anyone come up with a slick way of covering the spin pole track on the mast? Happened to us before where it ripped the #1. It's got polished off with a Dremel afterwards and covered with duck tape but it looks naff. The clew ring on the jibs does damage it
  6. We have one in the inventory. Just one. As a balance there are 3 #1 and 3 #3. I think the weather here is prohibitive to using them a lot of the time. I've certainly done entire series not getting the big sails out of the bag before. We have one in the inventory. Just one. As a balance there are 3 #1 and 3 #3. I think the weather here is prohibitive to using them a lot of the time. I've certainly done entire series not getting the big sails out of the bag before. Cheers, We carry a #1 up to 13knot but the heavy #3 still leaves us well under powered till we start hitting 22knots. So always feels like we have a gap in the wardrobe. Have carried another #1 up to 17knot and quite comfortable but very short sail lifetime doing that.
  7. Curious Are UK j109s carrying no. 2 headsails?
  8. See you at cork week for one design! http://www.corkweek.ie/interest-grows-for-cork-week-2014/
  9. We had problem withe the harken jib blocks exploding so changed to lewmar. Stronger block. Shackle still small though.
  10. There have been some mast failures on J109s in heavy air, combination of rig tune and backstay causing the mast to pump and it to fail at deck level when going downwind. The UK Agent sent round a warning a few years ago, from memory it was just to check the forestay isn't loose downwind (ie the mast canting forward) and to keep some tension in the backstay. I recall there may have been a few failures at Cowes Week last year including J-Dream who generally know what they are doing. Am aware of the warning memo about retaining some backstay tension downwind. Our rig was checked by the UK dealer 2yrs ago at CORK WK and we were told that the rig was far too tight and unless it was loosen off it will fail!!! course havn't been as fast upwind since but thats another matter. In big breeze the rig is pumping a phenominal amount and is a bit scary. I would concide that some flex is safer than none but the level of flex I'am talking about is on another level entierly must be contributing considerably to fatigue. Have heard though the grape vine there is a fix to strengthen it no one will confess what the fix is. Perhaps grey area?
  11. any1 concerned at the level of mast flex on a 109 in a bit of breeze? any solution out there that is compatiable with the 1 design rule?
  12. i like what onesails do for batten ends just pull a flap of material over the end of the batten and then use string to tie them in and tension them as required. no velcro that wears out or fiddly rockets to loose overboard. marginally slower to put in and debatable if there is added weight aloft compared to other systems. i'll try and get a photo
  13. No. 4.4 The following are not permitted while racing in inshore buoy races: 4.4.1 Halyard locks or hooks 4.4.2 Holes or tubes which lead lines or halyards through the deck, hull or transom other than the sprit control line 4.4.3 Altering the hull or rudder or keel profiles or exceeding tolerances in officially determined offsets 4.4.4 Specialty light air sheets which cannot be used in heavy air 4.4.5 Altering the mast, boom, or bowsprit 4.4.6 Adjusting the location of the mast butt or the standing rigging, other than the backstay Thanks So I did not hear right then that it has been done to some 109's?
  14. can any1 fill me in on sleeving the bottom section of the mast? is it done? do class rules allow it? I would see a rig performance benefit and even a slight gain for IRC overhangs measurement
  15. cant answer your question.... but i cant help thinking you only have 1 car on the genoa track. we've two cars on each genoa track. the aft one is spliced to the front one with a couple of ft of rope. the front one gets used for the #3 and the aft one for the #1. we've been having trouble with the car adjustment blocks breaking apart. but not sure are we using harken 1962 or harken 6086