Hi all -
Here's a modest request for a decent #1 genoa.
I discovered that my J/24 'project' boat has a pretty good #3 jib (working jib) for my Harken furler (yep, that's what I have).
Everything works fine with the jib that came with this boat, but the sail is a little small for those light...
I can’t send a picture - the boat is in storage in MA and I am in North Carolina until May. But the ‘lowers’ are the bottom end of the split backstay - I.e. the two sections that branch off of the upper backstay and attach to chai plates on each rear corner of the deck. I would need the entire...
Hi all -
Just wondering if anyone has a good recommendation for material that can be used to fabricate replacement gaskets for a new compass (Ritchie Helmsman) and a RayMarine depth sounder.
I have templates, just need a material that can be cut to make good watertight gaskets for these...
Hi Tide Eyed -
My sincere apologies for the embarrassingly slow response to your messages. In addition to trying to get my boat into the water, we have welcomed our first grandchild - a boy - into our lives. My daughter gave birth on July 1st and she and my son-in-law and child all arrived on...
Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly! The commercial plugs and shims are so expensive, and for such a simple - but essential - purpose. I'm going to make some of my own shims, but would rather have use of someone's surplus that have been successfully used.
Thank you, Vince. I wondered about the necessity of the additional purchase for a J24. I had a pretty hefty system for backstay tension on my J30 - but it was a heavier rig and required a greater force to bend the mast. Nothing in the pulley system led forward - everything was a maybe 5:1...
Thank you, Dan! This is very helpful - a great photo that shows a nice setup for a lifting engine bracket.
The main feature I noticed is the plate that holds the mounting bracket - also a Garelick product, if I'm not mistaken. The plate adds more rigidity and heft to the entire bracket...
Just loaded up my outboard in prep for launching my ‘project’ J24 tomorrow - and discovered that my engine mount (bracket can be raised and lowered) is so worn out that the engine wobbles all over.
My 3.5 HP Mercury would be totally unsafe for almost any conditions - and so I am faced with a...
Hi again -
It occurred to me that it might make sense for me to buy your other lower - the one that is missing the lower turnbuckle and rod. I may actually be able to use it as well (since I do have a usable lower turnbuckle and rod).
Since it isn't of much use to you, would you mind...
Yes, I did and responded to it a few minutes ago. Thank you for getting the backstay out so promptly! That will be a huge relief for me, as I am launching this J24 after a long period of restoration, a little at a time.
Regarding payment, I could send you a bank check (with certification of...
$40 sounds good to me. How would you like me to pay you?
UPS is also good. My address is below (P.O. doesn’t deliver to the house, but UPS sometimes leaves stuff at the PO for me to pick up.)
Address, etc. is:
5 Lantern Lane
P.O. Box 1002
Pocasset, MA 02559
Looks good ... I think your lower will be fine. What are you asking for the single good lower backstay?
Where are you located (that you are familiar with Parker's Boatyard)? You might be nearby (I am in Pocasset, boat is stored in Mattapoisett), which would make this much easier and more...
Wow! Perfect image - and it explains everything.
You maintain the equivalent capability to adjust the backstay from either side of the cockpit, with a greater 'purchase' and power from the 3:1 efficiency gain from the upper and lower blocks!
Thank you so very much! You are THE BEST!
Hey, Durbano -
Thank you so much for this picture!
I have the same eye straps (smaller than pad eyes) on my boat, and it looks like I can copy your rig configuration.
I am having a bit of trouble enlarging your photo - probably because I am not on Instagram. Is there a regular "pic" version...