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    Refill Ritchie dingy compass

    I just rebuilt a Ritchie Globemaster 6". I'll be honest, I did a great job.  :D Bought the proper fluid, (Isopar M I think) but read a lot that it is Odorless Mineral Spirits (not Mineral Oil) so I probably wasted some money on the fluid. I replaced the plastic dome and o-ring, which was broken...
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    J36 - J35 Bulkheads

    Hi all, didn't want to leave a question mark hanging here. Boat was in Norwalk, now in New Rochelle. I finally had a chance to take some bolts out of the chainplates. The bulkhead Looks to be about 5/8" to 3/4" thick solid fiberglass, with wood veneer only on both sides - there does not appear...
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    J36 - J35 Bulkheads

    This is all great, thanks to everyone here. I heard back from J/Boats that to their recollection the J36 does have a balsa cored molded bulkhead. I'll just have to do a better inspection to find out. PaulK thanks for this tidbit - from your first hand experience it sounds like there is no...
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    J36 - J35 Bulkheads

    Thanks for the advice. I'll give J/boat a ring.
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    J36 - J35 Bulkheads

    Hi all. I'm a longtime lurker first time poster. I'm looking at a J36 that needs some (a lot of) work. Lots of -at minimum- cosmetic water damage to the main bulkhead that the chain plates bolt through. On the J36, does anybody know if this bulkhead is balsa cored or solid fiberglass? Does the...
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