Jim O.

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    Ray Hubbard, Dallas
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    Spend a lot of time doing boat repair. Also like tennis, bowling, hiking. Have owned a Catalina 30, Pearson 26, Beneteau First 235, # J22s, Hunter 34 and now the Santana 30/30

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  1. Jim O.

    Santana 30/30 weatherhelm

    the main and jib are one month old
  2. In 10 knots weather helm seems excessive. Even with boom fully extended to port or starboard and vang on tight.
  3. There are 6 winches. If I use Genoa winches for spinnaker sheets, how do I set up for Genoa at hoist and take down.
  4. Getting back to the original question, on Santana 30/30 what are the 4 winches on cabin top used for? what about when flying a spinnaker? Winches and if so which, or just muscle?
  5. Jim O.

    Advice for first time Grenada bareboat?

    Anegada channel is very well marked and wide. Been there twice. Once in a deep keel 51 ft beneteau got stuck in sand. Was supposed to be 8 feet at the mooring ball. More like 5.5. Took an hour to get free.
  6. I have a broken hatch. The existing hatch will serve well as a pattern. Measures about 2 feet square. Or is there a DIY way to heat and bend? Too big for an oven.
  7. I have been looking at bulkheads next to vberth and need to re-glass/tab them. After 35 years not hard to expect oily teak to reject the old fiberglass. Will also looking at epoxying in that area under the mast. Thanks. Jim o
  8. Thanks for the reply. On my 3030pc have 4 lewmar rope clutches and lots of harken cam cleats. So mine must have been updated and am not using remaining jam cleats. Sadly winches are not self tailing. But that is big bucks. The hydraulic backstab adjuster was original equipment, so not going to change now as it would be a real task with the rod rigging. Primary bulkheads aft of head have been re fiberglassed. Replaced port bulkhead and added more bolts to liner. Need to glass the bulkheads forward of head. Am working with Quantum for new sails.
  9. To Alan h do you recall your deck layout? I have lewmar 42 Genoa winches plus 4 winches on the cabin. Plus 2 spinlock sets of 2 each halyard type power clutches. On the mast I have a cam cleat. Curious as to optimum utilization.
  10. Careful not to burn up the starter by running for over aboud 20-30 seconds. yep, first bleed at the fuel pump, then there my not be a bleed screw at the injector. On mine bleeding at injector is accomplished by loosing fuel line to injector, pumping fuel pump manual lever until no air, and tightening while still pumping. I believe this is a 1 cylinder engine, so that should do the trick. Mine is a Yanmar 1G, single cylinder. Multiple cylinder means bleeding more injector fuel lines. The primer bulb is for sure a good idea, but you still have to bleed at the fuel pump, and then next at the injector fuel line inlet.
  11. Jim O.

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I just realized that the posting was several years old....
  12. First I want to thank all who have responded in the other thread. Took me two years to get this boat seaworthy, and still have some questions. Couple of questions... 1)This boat has a hydraulic backstay adjuster by Sailtec, which I have had rebuilt. Did Schock specify a maximum pressure for the adjuster? 2) Cabin roof has four winches. How was it envisioned for them to be used? Earlier I got one reply, but it left me confused. Boat has two Lewmar double rope clutches, which may or may not be original equipment. 3) Perhaps someone has an owners manual which shows the deck layout. Thanks again to all for all the info received in past 48 hours. Jim
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Let’s give Rimas meleshyus his due for a job well done. I would have been a lunatic by the end of the first storm in that san Juan 24. Have asked him by way of Facebook for an address to send small donations. For those who missed it, his Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/rimas.meleshyus
  14. I got an 8 foot mast section for my Santana 30-30 off a J30 from a guy in New England for $300 including freight. Had a welder cut out the bent area, Put in new, sleeved the repairs, and you can't tell it was ever repaired.
  15. Thanks for info on the checkstays. Much appreciated.