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    La Porte, TX
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    Sailing, Biking, Rum
  1. TyeDyedGary

    wiper blade anarchy

    Try the newer silicone beam style. They are $20 to $30 each and last about six months in the Houston / Galveston area.
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    Flying with Spinlock Deckvest S-Cutter: carry on?

    I have carried an older auto inflate vest and now my newer Spinlock vest. What I, found saves time and hassles is to carry a one page copy of the TSA rules on inflating PFD's and spare CO2 cartridges. The fact that I show up with a written copy of their rules generally gets me a wave through on the vest. When I fly international, I pack the vest in my checked bags. But I still wrap a copy of the TSA rules around the vest. Side note, I have gotten more grief over the double action hook on the lanyard, (I think it's cause they can't finger out how to open it). Back to your question, I have not had any trouble over the S-Cutter but I know that day will come.
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    J22 PHRF

    In Galveston Bay the J-22 PHRF is 174. While we have a large fleet of J-22's in the area, we often have to race against bigger boats. And, Yes we are competitive. Mind you it takes good crew work, but generally you will find a J-22 in the top three on any given PHRF run race, and that is racing against PHRF's across the board. Not just in the narrow range you stated. Go out and have some fun.
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    Loose Gooseneck - J24

    After you do what longy says, add nylon spacers to reduce metal on metal wear. Also DO NOT go back with bolts, ( that's putting a file in the middle of a new repair ) use pins.
  5. TyeDyedGary

    J22 HIN

    Go back to the seller in Annapolis, and ask for a copy of their original bill of sale, or state small boat registration, which should have a complete HIN. The original seller should have copies of both of these, as they are required by the IRS to be maintained for seven years.
  6. TyeDyedGary

    Outboard Bracket for J/29

    My Marine Tech mount has a 14 inch travel, and a friend Norestar has a 14 inch travel. Mines on a J-22 and my friends is on a J-27. I would say if it is deep enough depends on how low you mount it vs the height of the deck. I had the 11 inch M/T on a Compact years ago, that worked fine but I had a long shaft motor.
  7. TyeDyedGary

    Outboard Bracket for J/29

    You are looking for either a Norestar or Marine Tech motor mount. You can find them on line or at local marine supply stores. Just remember to properly brace the back side of the bulkhead when mounting. Also make sure you get one for the weight of the motor, as they come in different sizes. You don't want one to light weight for the motor.
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    Waterline Systems

    I finally was able to obtain some needed parts as well as another fallow J-22 owner, by going to their web site. Make a note of the parts you need ei: part numbers, posted cost and quantity. Then send an e-mail to Randy Borges at rhb@waterlinesystems.com, and also calling as a fallow up to the e-mail. I am guessing he just doesn't have the stock sorted out after a forced to clear out move from there old location and is still a little overwhelmed.
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    Stun Guns: Dangerous and Unusual?

    It takes 6/10 of an amp at 1 volt through the heart to kill a human. There is about a one square foot area in the middle of the chest that if it is hit by a taser / stun gun, you can stop the heart. Just some electrical facts. I know F--k off newbie !!