Recent content by james123

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    PARTING OUT J24 with Updated Trailer, 4Hp Suzuki outboard, Lopez blocks and numerous sails

    I have some I can sell you. My phone number is 803.410.1013. Make me an offer. I have pulpits and stanchions as well.
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    Wanted: toe rail port aft

    I have a complete set of wood ones. Make me an offer. 803.460.7907
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    Parting out J24 and (road worthy trailer $1500) no motor, Valparaiso IN

    Can you send me some photos? Do they open and shut smoothly?
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    Parting out J24 and (road worthy trailer $1500) no motor, Valparaiso IN

    Do you have harken cam cleats? Particularly the ones on the mast with the spacers?
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    Soft Shackle Clew Tie Down

    I run a length of elastic shock cord from either the out haul shackle or the grommet to the unused cleat on the boom. Silicone spray also really helps everything slide and spin properly.
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    A Theological Question Regarding Sunfish Rigging

    When I sailed Optis I was taught to rig my sprit pole on the starboard side because on a starting line, most of the time boats are lined up on starboard and right off the starting line is when that 0.02 kts is most important. I am betting this holds true for the sunfish and now even non racers...
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    New to me Catalina 14.2: See pic spreader travel movement seems off

    I sold mine two years ago but there is so much pressure on the spreaders while under sail that I didn't see it as a problem. The easiest thing would be to cut a thick pool noodle open and set it on the transom so the mast rests on the pool noodle and keeps the spreaders off the deck.
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    Soft Shackle Clew Tie Down

    I've used random pieces of line for my laser when I've left the clew strap at home or one of my teammates "borrowed" it the day I didn't show up to practice. The velcro slides along the boom so much smoother than any line I've used has.
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    Wanted: Mast Step Adjuster

    http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/208561-j24-adjustable-mast-step/ A guy in this S/A thread was selling some. I don't know if he has any left but you could PM him.
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    0 470 Mainsail Wanted

    I am looking for a used 470 mainsail to use for practice. It can be in any condition. My email is jamesmmt@icloud.com .
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    What can I do to get these creases out of my jib? They look ugly and I wont sleep well until I get em out.

    Good luck! I’m 18, started in optis, got my brothers laser when he went to college, and got a J/24 dirt cheap on eBay two years ago and have been fixing it up ever since. Do you have a local sailing club near you? Older sailors are a goldmine of info and help. Also, if you get the chance to race...
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    What can I do to get these creases out of my jib? They look ugly and I wont sleep well until I get em out.

    As creases go, unless there is damage along the creases then those aren’t bad compared to other sails I’ve seen. A thought for you to consider is making sure you don’t roll the sails too tightly and make sure there are no creases when you roll. If you flake the sail to save space then make sure...
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    What can I do to get these creases out of my jib? They look ugly and I wont sleep well until I get em out.

    Sail it in 12+ knots of wind for a few hours. The pressure in the sail should help get some of that out. I sail Lasers and J/24s and used to have a 14.2. The Laser sails and the J/24 genoas and spinnakers get flaked. Sometimes there are creases on the edges but after a day of sailing they're gone.
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    1978 J24 Sailboat

    Do you have photos of all the deck hardware, sails and mast?
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    J 24 club sail. New halyards and Continuous Genny Sheet.

    Do you have main sheet blocks?
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