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  1. billveno83

    GPS-based knotmeter question

    Thank you, Thomas. Yes, I saw the Velocitek announcement today. I’m hoping that some folks upgrade and put their older speed puck versions up for sale.
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    GPS-based knotmeter question

    Hmm ... Sounds like a no-brainer. The fact that there are no used SpeedPucks for sale suggests that they are a good and durable instrument. Thank you!
  3. billveno83

    GPS-based knotmeter question

    Thank you Thomas! Very helpful to know that Speedouck is so highly regarded. Maybe used SpeedPucks will be available when re-design is issued. Bill
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    GPS-based knotmeter question

    Another question about setting up my J/24 ‘project’ boat. I like that this hull (#4249) currently has no thru-hulls for depth and speed instruments. I am going to use a Raymarine ST60+ depth unit with an in-hull transducer (fingers crossed on that) for depth sounding. For speed...
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    Raymarine Depth Sounder question

    For a depth sounder, I am hoping to avoid drilling a thru-hull hole in my J/24 ‘project’ boat and am considering using a Raymarine transducer installed inside the hull (maybe in a sealed tube with mineral oil or similar fluid) together with an ST60 display unit. Has anyone managed to install...
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    Two questions from a newbie to J/24 sailing ...

    Thank you so much, Thomas! Very helpful guidance.
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    Two questions from a newbie to J/24 sailing ...

    Got a new question for you all - What is the best (and, ideally, most economic) non through hull device for displaying boat speed and depth? My ‘project’ boat came with a KVH device that may or may not work for electronic compass readings, but I am really interested in affordable speed and...
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    Two questions from a newbie to J/24 sailing ...

    Time for another topping lift question ... I want to add a topping lift to my almost-finished restoration of my 1986 J24. In an earlier post, it was suggested that a simple topping lift could be added by tying the upper of a small line end to the backstay clevis pin and a shackle on the other...
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    Parting out J24 and (road worthy trailer $1500) no motor, Valparaiso IN

    Any chance that you have a bulkhead compass available? Thanks!
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    Two questions from a newbie to J/24 sailing ...

    Thank you, Thomas. In looking at photos, i have mostly seen only small battery boxes - evidently on boats that are mainly used for racing. My uses will mostly be day sailing with limited electronic demands on the battery. Much appreciate your insights! Thank you. Bill
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    Two questions from a newbie to J/24 sailing ...

    I have another question about setting up my ‘project’ J24: I’m now at the point of putting in a battery and, based on the size of the empty battery box and photos of various j24s, I should put in a small configuration 12 volt battery. Is there a consensus choice for the best small battery to...
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    Parting out J24 and (road worthy trailer $1500) no motor, Valparaiso IN

    Fare your bulkhead compass(es) in good shape? What manufacturer and model? Are they shippable to MA? Thank You!
  13. billveno83

    Someone looking for a windward sheeting car/traveler? I have a Harken setup available.

    I do still have it. But am away until Friday and will provide pictures, model #, etc. It is not listed for sale anywhere, so I will give you info and first dibs if you decide it is what you want. Bill
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    Someone looking for a windward sheeting car/traveler? I have a Harken setup available.

    If someone has been looking for a windward sheeting car/traveler setup, I have one available. If you're interested, please send me a message with e-mail and I can send pics. Thanks! Bill Veno
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    Two questions from a newbie to J/24 sailing ...

    Wow! That was absolutely spot on guidance - even to finding the page number in the Navtec catalog! Thank you so much, Vince! I would have (could have) spent hours and days search for the right part - and you directed me straight to it. I am very grateful. Bill
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    Two questions from a newbie to J/24 sailing ...

    Looking for a referral for a source for replacement parts for my standing rigging turnbuckles - specifically the threaded 'turnbuckle screw' (i think that's the proper name) for one of my J/24 lower shrouds. The rig is tightened by holding the two turnbuckles while turning this screw. The...
  17. billveno83

    Looking for a decent used J24 Boom

    Now I am in need of a new or decent used J/24 tiller. Any suggestions on who actually makes these nowadays? Thanks!
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    Two questions from a newbie to J/24 sailing ...

    Anybody have a spare J/24 tiller available? Preferably located in New England - but whatever. The tiller that came with my boat has delaminated and is not useable.
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    Two questions from a newbie to J/24 sailing ...

    Thank you, Vince and Jay. Very helpful and much appreciated.
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    Two questions from a newbie to J/24 sailing ...

    Another thought occurred to me: I had a little time three weeks ago to look the boat over in person, and I was checking the mast over for the setup of various rigging components, and realized I couldn’t find a topping lift. Do J24 boats that are/have been raced eliminate the topping lift to...
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