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  1. My US Watercraft j80 has a ring/bushing that slides up from the bottom of the mast. It has to be installed before the mast is stepped and then a rubber boot that covers the bushing and keeps water out. I can send you some pics, message me if you want.
  2. A little older than what you were looking for but looks decent. Just hit the market in NY. Not going to last long. https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/boa/d/west-haverstraw-j80-fresh-water/7304815660.html
  3. I use Xylene as a solvent to wipe the boat down with a rag. I use a 1 liter soda bottle with a small hole in the cap to dispense right onto the roller. I give the soda bottle a good shake every few minutes with my finger over the hole. With gloves on of course.
  4. Check out Grainger, I bought a waaayyyy over kill lifting strap for a J80. If I recall it was rated for 9k lbs for just over $30. Cheap insurance.
  5. Goo Off soaking for a day or two and one of those vinyl eraser wheels. Worked wonders on my boat. I have the generic $10 eraser wheel from amazon.
  6. I have a half can of pre-mixed VC17 from last year in a soda bottle. Has anyone used year old VC17 that has been mixed with the copper powder. It takes me 1.5 quarts to put a coat on the bottom of the boat. So if I can use this half quart, it will save me $70 this spring. Thanks for your help.
  7. Assuming you checked the manual on how to check the oil level. Sounds dumb but on some of those foreign outboards, the level is checked with the dipstick not screwed in. Seen this before on other 4 stroke engines.
  8. I just made up this bracket with a piece of aluminum I had on hand. Should do the trick. A little added security. I did not want to drill any additional holes hence using the anode holes on the far side.
  9. Looks like it's going to be a another record setting year for high lake levels. Lake Ontario is currently 9" higher than this time last year. Expected to rise another few inches in the next month. https://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Missions/Great-Lakes-Information/Great-Lakes-Water-Levels/Water-Level-Forecast/Weekly-Great-Lakes-Water-Levels/
  10. I have seen some posts of people mentioning adding rubber to their J80 Outboard to keep it from hitting the rudder. Does anyone have a picture of something similar? I don't want to add an additional bracket for the outboard. Fyi, currently using a honda 5hp 4 stroke long shaft.
  11. Thanks Tetonsail. I sent you a pm with my email address.
  12. Does anyone have this info? I also have an email into Jboats but have not seen a response yet. Thanks
  13. George, Doesn't look like that link worked. Just took me to a picture of a J80 at OCSC. Looks like that boat had multiple jib tracks but didn't see any measurements.
  14. Excellent, greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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