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  1. Oh my god, that isn't Hagar is it?
  2. If I have to build a new surround for a larger hatch - - I'd just build a wooden plug that fits the deck camber and make a mold, build it in CF with all the same radius as the one that cracked in all the corners, probably put something like some wood inside of the CF to fasten the screws to rather than through bolt it which is how J/Boats did it originally?
  3. I know the slider hatches are wetter, but if I have to build a new surround for a larger hatch, why not a slider - - how could I make it dryer, obviously no drains on the front end like the J Boats! Damn I'm tried of JBoats balsa core and their lack of waterproofing any intrusions through the core! Just got through with fixing my rear deck plate, had to go about 12" square around the original 3.5" hole. Using a closed cell foam, so it will be strong as hell but I just wish they would have taken the time to make the cores protected. Looked at the J/99, still not doing it!
  4. So looking at my hatch surround, there are cracks in all 4 corners, couple are very small, one is medium sized, but one is top to bottom of the surround. Was originally going to grind out the cracks and reglass, but it appears I should make something a bit more substantial, have always wanted a bigger hatch! So I'm sitting on the foredeck and looked back at the companionway - humm how about a slider hatch built like the companionway Thoughts from the peanut gallery?
  5. Interesting that the top two J/29s put their fuel tanks in the bow and run a hose all the way to the OB??? WTF how hard does the fuel pump have to work to get the gas all way back there granted the bulb can pump it up the first time but really? When I put mine in the space where a IB generally fits I had problems with the fuel pump numerous times!
  6. Masthead/Outboard. We have a 6:1 each side, under the deck, up through a wire block (which are attached to two wire blocks on original bridle) and down to a 6:1 on other side under the deck. Is approx a 12:1 on the purchase, but doesn't take into account the bridle effect! Is set up so the B/S is right beside the traveler. Played it in the puffs, B/S on when ya see the puff, then drop traveler. wears out a trimmer pretty fast! Am modding it to have a course and fine for next year
  7. The newer Harken travelers work fantastic, dump the old track! It will undoubtedly stick and blow up again in a heavy air jibe! However the bolt holes probably won't align! Solution is -- Harken makes a track with mounting hardware that slides along the underside of their track and will fit right into previous holes! Don't buy the old track but the new version with the captive balls, despite any deal you get on the older version with the balls you have to load!
  8. 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!
  9. 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?
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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??
  15. sails well in chop huh, never had seen this! wouldn't do well in the double damned
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