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  1. alifish

    J/29 MH Rig options

    Great comment "Fussy" if you have too much BS on it's like shoving a 2x6 down the road with your toes Course the rudder doesn't help any!
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    what is it?

    So, you want to put a $20,000 deck on a $5,000 boat that's 40 years old? So does it really cost $20K to put a new deck on an older boat?
  3. So replacing my standing rigging after completely redoing the entire hull, interior, and deck soft spots Any recommendations on options? Just replace with simple 1/19 wire, Coligio, the North stuff? No rating hits - so can go wherever, whatever? Getting estimates now! "If" I was to increase the rig height by 6" by simply placing a spacer under the base of the mast, I would pay a 6 sec penalty, 3" = 3 sec. That assumes all sails were 3 or 6" taller. The J/29 always had superb heavy weather, OK light to Medium skills, so looking to increase it's med-light abilities It isn't like there's really any one-design anymore in J/29s, esp in the PNW, where the only one design - is there is one of every design! In Seattle there are couple MHs, a bunch of fracs, all are racing with different sized jibs/spins. There was one MH that had/has a 8" taller rig, when it was measured for MORC. But their PHRF certificate says all stock now - ya sure you bet!
  4. alifish

    J/29 MH Rig options

    So replacing my standing rigging after completely redoing the entire hull, interior, and deck soft spots Any recommendations on options? Just replace with simple 1/19 wire, Coligio, the North stuff? No rating hits - so can go wherever, whatever? Getting estimates now! "If" I was to increase the rig height by 6" by simply placing a spacer under the base of the mast, I would pay a 6 sec penalty, 3" = 3 sec. That assumes all sails were 3 or 6" taller. The J/29 always had superb heavy weather, OK light to Medium skills, so looking to increase it's med-light abilities It isn't like there's really any one-design anymore in J/29s, esp in the PNW, where the only one design - is there is one of every design! In Seattle there are couple MHs, a bunch of fracs, all are racing with different sized jibs/spins. There was one MH that had/has a 8" taller rig, when it was measured for MORC. But their PHRF certificate says all stock now - ya sure you bet!
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    Harken Traveler Issues

    You wash your boat because dirt gets on it from just flying around the moorage don't ya, think the track and the balls don't get dirty? Dawn and a scrub brush on the track, and a little dawn mixed with some water squirted into the car move the car around, spray with a hose directly into the car. Lube with Boeing or McLube it's hard to get onto the balls so lube the track it will free up.
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    C&C 30 and Farr 280 - What happened

    Sheezh Peachfrog, unbunch your panties, I wasn't blaming anybody...all I did was point out that it appeared to an innocent bystander they did quite a bit to further the class! Frankly I could care less if they spent more! Obviously spending more doesn't always equate to winning more, but sailing more (participating in more races, weather ya win or lose, and training a ton!) does!
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    C&C 30 and Farr 280 - What happened

    So it sounds like the guys that owned Extreme were the heavies, laying down the cash, promoting the class, going to all the races, doing well (gee wonder how doing all the races and doing well correlates?). Wonder what happened to that one? Can't remember the two that were sitting on their trailers at Newport. Prices for used are all over the map. Might be a halfway good PHRF boat??
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    C&C 30 and Farr 280 - What happened

    sails well in chop huh, never had seen this! wouldn't do well in the double damned
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    C&C 30 and Farr 280 - What happened

    Is the small foils/wetted area problem similar to the C&C on the Cape31? Didn't really mean to compare the J/Boats to the C&C or the Farr280 vastly different boats. Total different customer!
  10. Both these boats were pretty cool in 2016, but neither survived as current viable designs. I know that C&C went under, but what happened to the Farr, how many were built? Was in Newport late last summer and two C&Cs were on their trailers looking like they hadn't been sailed in quite a while. There's like 3-4 C&Cs for sale.. Was the completion too tough for somebody to pick up the C&C molds and continue on?? Was JBoats too hard to compete with? Granted each of the designs were substantially different but each had pulses! Seems like these were the last of a breed?
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    Bulkhead Compass fix

    Takes fricking forever to clean up leaked oil off the bulkhead and texture in the deck! What is the stuff inside the globe mineral oil of some sort?
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    Black Widow Bottom Paint

    Can multiple layers of Black Widow be applied? How much does it need to be sanded to recoat?
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    Fixing a Pad Eye to the deck with no access below

    yes they do however don't think it would hold up to the loads of a barberhauler. Call Harken they import the ropeyes
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    Hello Stress Engineers

    I've also got a J/29 and just repaired my deck in the area of the pulpit! So if the bow pulpit was pushed down enough to flex the bulkhead below the deck that would most definitely cause the bulkhead to flex the hull. I can only assume they saw the damage to the pulpit and deck and the balsa core, and what was under the deck...the bulkhead! Which is attached to the underside of the deck and straight down the bulkhead is the hull at the water line! I would assume the inspection wasn't complete! is the deck/pulpit completely repaired?
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    JBoat Chain Plate core replacement

    GOT IT, thanks Gov and jgbrown