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  1. I am racing. But I’m not serious enough to make me want to store it in the bow of the boat. I don’t even want to put it anywhere down below. The cubby in the cockpit is what I’m looking for.
  2. Just bought a J 29 with an outboard. While wondering what to do with the gas tank I found a ten year old thread where someone made a molded compartment in the rear end of the cockpit to fit a standard tank. Anyone know if it’s available to buy somewhere or is it a one off. Do I just need to try and make my own or have a local fibreglass guy make one? What’s everyone else do with there gas tanks.
  3. Went with the K1000 from the Binnacle. Hoping its heavy enough. The charts say to go with the K1250. But it wasnt in stock, so no sale. K1000 ended up being Nearly$180 cheaper.
  4. I need/want a boomkicker K1250 for my new to me J29. The closest place to me is charging $100 more than most American places. I want to explore having one shipped from US to east coast Canada. Which places are reliable? Which have you had good experiences with. Which ones to avoid? Canadians, which have you used and not had issues sending to Canada.
  5. Yeah this one has the little protruding pin not quite at the bottom. No screw or debris in the bottom of the socket. just seems like the socket is not quite deep enough. I could grind off the bottom of my handle about 1/16” or be satisfied with it not locking. Or try to send it back. Lost the receipt of course. the old ones that came with the boat have the square thingy that turns to lock it in.
  6. Ok. Thanks. I’ll check that in the morning. Hoping some water got in there and froze maybe. If it’s a screw what’s the fix? File it down maybe?
  7. Bought a boat this fall and my wife was nice enough to buy me a nice fancy winch handle. Just tried it on the boat and found it doesn’t lock in the Barrient 27 winches. Is there something worn out in the winch or do not all winches have the capability to lock the handle.
  8. I know a free boat is never free. But thinking about going to see this anyway. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/saint-john/fiberglass-sailboat/1519103403
  9. Check Kijiji Nova Scotia. Used to be one for sale there for the longest time. Almost giving it away. Also there are two at my club that would probably sell.
  10. In my neck of the woods boats are sailed about four months a year then covered for the rest of the time. So one could say they are only exposed to the elements a portion of the time southern boats are.
  11. I know that boat. It was at my club for a year and as far as I know has not been sailed in a few years. The current owner did an overhaul on it. Added a bowsprit and square top Main. Pretty sweet paintjob. The owner Sailed it a few times one summer and havent seen him out since. I think hes just too busy. He works for a local Doyle sail loft, so its got many brand new sails. I inquired about it a few years ago but ended up with a Melges 24. I was able to track down the original owner but I cant remember who that is now. Just google it. I believe only three were made.
  12. I may took a look at one not too far from me. Can you all list the usual suspect areas on this boat for me to look at? Or the questions to ask as to upgrades.
  13. I made some out of Starboard. Seems to work well but I sold my boat two years later so can't comment on how it's making out.
  14. Not sold yet. It's a J105. A prospective buyer had it surveyed this weekend. So might lead to something. But yes can't buy anything until current boat is gone.
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