Thank you, Vince! Great advice ... and maybe a little explanation will help. I have owned and raced my J/30 since 1990, with moderate success on a shoestring budget.
As I turn 75 and my usual crew nears that age, we have reduced our racing schedule to maybe one or two distance rAces a year. A...
Undaunted, I’m back again with another question - this time about J/24 hardware.
What size block is the standard for genoa stand-up blocks in the cockpit, and jib blocks on the cabin top? Is the 60 mm sheave in Schaefer blocks preferred, and how do 57 mm sheave Harken blocks (attached to cars)...
My latest priority is finding some used stanchions and bases - 24” tall with two holes for both upper and lower life lines. I could use at least two stanchions and two bases.
Somebody had these for sale but I can’t seem to find that thread.
Appreciate help finding these puppies!
Yet another question from the ‘newbie’ to J/24 sailing:
The 1986 J/24 I purchased (and have not yet seen in person) has a roller furler, and I was wondering if anyone has any advice, cautions, or other comments that would be useful to me. I plan to do some local PHRF racing, but not one design...
Does anyone have a recommendation for someone who makes mainsail covers for a reasonable price? I am looking for one for a rope luff, flaked main - the rectangular type that doesn’t go around the mast. (Or a referral to someone who’s got one used in decent shape.). Thanks!
Thank you Thomas! That’s very helpful.
I sort of expected Harken would have a Genoa block
& car product, but they don’t seem to. I can buy a couple of used Schaefer blocks that will do me fine and for lots less $$.
Another newbie question to help me outfit my (old) new J/24 ... what are the generally preferred Genoa blocks for the 1” cockpit tracks? The boat I purchased has blocks only on the cabin top, and they do not have ‘stand up’ springs.
Photos of cabin top blocks on most boats seem to be Schaefer...
Thank you, Thomas and Luke! Much appreciate your remarks.
My boat, judging from photos I have (you may recall that I can’t see it in person until May), has a lifting bracket, so it probably has clearance for rotating a small 3.5hp ob with only fed/neutral 180 degrees.
The clearance for a 3...