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    Motor

    Mike, My experience is get a motor that will get you around in your home waters. I have a 2.3 hp long shaft and it gets me around just fine (I sail in a lake -flat water). I do think anything over 3.5hp will get heavy taking on and off the stern. Stick with the long shaft and you will be...
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    J24 Rigging Guide

    Here is a good place to start. Everyone has an opinion on this and it is more a personal choice mixing with what has historically worked best. http://www.harken.com/DeckLayout.aspx?id=15464 Look at other 24's and see how the top performers are set up in your area.
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    Paint Sprayer

    Any recommendations for a paint sprayer. I am going to spray VC 17 on the bottom and I have an air compressor but do not know the advantages/disadvantages of gravity vs siphon spray gun. I would like to hear from someone who has experience with this.
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    Replacing old spinnaker sheaves

    I would try Waterline and Hall Spars. Both of them have been very helpful with part sourcing.
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    Wanted: Sliding doors and cushions

    I have an extra one in my garage good shape. Not sure why it came with he boat, but let me know if you are interested call/text (678)595-9215
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    Keel Bolts

    Does anyone know what the Ft/Lbs should be for the keel bolts. I do not want to over torque them.
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    I have a traveler bar from my 1988 j 24. (I replaced it with an aluminum bar) Are you...

    I have a traveler bar from my 1988 j 24. (I replaced it with an aluminum bar) Are you interested in it?
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    Hello does anyone know how to rig a j24 downhaul

    Try the APS website under J/24. Pretty standard application (look at hull #2350 page 2 pic 42-50). That should get you started. http://apsltd.smugmug.com/gallery/9107010_RsWL2/1/606942119_MrbPU#!i=606947293&k=h2D3Mgr
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    To template or not to template - That is the question

    Thanks to both of you for the advise!
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    Looking for measurement numbers..

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Working on fairing my keel and making the trailing edge min length. I would like to hear about measurements for section 2 and the tip of the trailing edge of keel from the transom. I know the measurement number for section 4 (3095-3125mm) and the top of the keel...
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    Save it or strip it?

    Cut the emotional tie to the boat and look for a new one. It will not pencil out financially. You will get frustrated when the boat is still dry docked next summer and give up all together. Sadly some things must die. Your idea of parting out the boat is the best option.
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    To template or not to template - That is the question

    Ok, it is winter, boat is put away and I know my blades need work. I am an avid club level racer and my blades do not measure into class rules The keel is too far forward (and too thin) and rudder is just too thin. Did I mention I do not have a big budget for this project? The rest of the...
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    J -24 Templates

    Does that include the rudder and are they ridged templates?
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    J -24 Templates

    Does anyone have J - 24 templates they want to pass along to a new J-24 owner to correct aggressively fared blades?
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    Block size

    I wanted to get some feedback on turning block size. Specifically genoa and spinnaker blocks. Yes, I have read/seen most of the the guides out there, but has anyone increased the size to a 75m block? If so, has it helped or has there been no change. Some of my blocks need to be upgraded, but...
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