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  1. What model J-Boat? It seems odd that the moisture would creep up from the toe rail into the cored area of the deck. Leaks from the unbedded toe rail would typically down into the boat as it does on my J-29. If the core is wet, it's usually from deck hardware or the chainplate. I don't think moisture meter readings can be trusted 100%. It would be great if you could drill a 1/4" hole in the fiberglass and see the actual condition of the balsa. Or remove the hardware closest to the wet spot.
  2. It looks really good. And, its nice to be able to remove the cubby if you ever need to...
  3. Looks very similar to the one I bought, but you aren't screwing it in -- did you just rely on epoxy or 5200?
  4. The outboard bracket is to the side so access to that isn’t affected.
  5. It doesn’t go so far back that you can’t easily get a wrench on the nuts. Or you could remove it and get to the nuts from the cockpit without having to crawl past the quarter berth to the transom.
  6. The guys email address is Cliffruckstuhl@att.net I epoxied a support brace in the back of the cubby.
  7. No reason to put the gasoline in the cabin. Cliff sold me a fuel cubby a few years ago that creates a fiberglass bin in the aft wall of the cockpit. Fits my autohelm a three gallon fuel tank and a six pack. I can get you some specifics if you want.
  8. Looking to buy a mainsail and genoa for a J/29 frac rig. I need them in good enough condition for some club racing. Boat's on Long Island Sound and has roller furling (although I can have the sail converted). Thanks for any leads.
  9. There’s a marine salvage place in Boston that I think has one. I took the gooseneck off it last year.
  10. Should I go with an 8hp gas or the 5hp propane from Tohatsu. The motor stays on the bracket all summer. The boat is on a mooring so I use the motor very little.
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