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    Wanted Looking for J24

    Here’s one: J 24 Sailboat w/4 stroke - boats - by owner - marine sale
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    How much does a single axle J/24 trailer weigh empty?

    My J/24 DHL Enterprises, dual axel trailer weighs 1250 pounds.
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    Expired Laser boom for sale

    If I lived anywhere close, I'd buy it for sure...such a deal!!!;)
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    New old laser 1 project!

    What is the end game with this project? So your Dad or you can go sailing? To Sell? I personally believe that everyone has to figure things out for themselves, and I am the first one to say "you should try it" or "try to fix it first" even if you have never done so. However, some boats take more...
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    Expired used jib wanted

    Does any J/24 owner/boat use jibs/genoas/head sails that require a head foil track instead of shanks? Am I the only one left that has a head foil track?
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    Newb to lasers - Mast step repair confirmation

    I think I would fix the mast step first to make sure that water is not leaking out. That would make me feel more at ease that water was no going through the boat and into other layers that you don't see. The repair of the step from the inside looks very good, but I would try to see, from the...
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    "Tennis Elbow" (Lateral Epicondylitis) - anyone use a brace with success?

    Tennis elbow braces are a hit or miss, depending on the thickness of the band that is appealing the pressure to the tendon. Think of it like a reed on a guitar which changes the pitch of the string. Some have pillows or gel pad, some are like a rope. Keep the packaging and receipt in case it...
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    Simple repair question...

    No need for any type of anchor or fitting if you use 4200 or 5200 to seal the screw into the deck. The plastic that is exposed on the deck would most likely fall apart due to elements exposure. I would chalk up the recent failure due to being 50 years old. Moving it forward or aft a little bit...
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    mast step rebuild

    Wow, okay! Yes, your assumption is probably the reason, smaller internal tube if you repaired the catastrophic piece, especially on the inside. Unless you have not sanded very well or more to increase the internal diameter of the mast step, not sure how to improve your situation without saying...
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    What screws to use for attaching inspection port?

    Since you have an opening to easily attach a washer/nut, I always feel more secure knowing that there is a nut/locknut or something on the end to prevent stripping or pulling out. Machine screw/SS with washers is a very good option. You can even go overboard (pun intended :D) and add a piece of...
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    mast step rebuild

    Did you make the repair inside of the step where the mast would go; OR, the traditional way through an inspection port and reinforced what would be the outside of the step and inside the boat? It also depends on where the friction is occurring in the step with the mast. Did you replace the...
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    Laser mast step possible leak

    Roughly $615 USD for a boat that looks that good!!! That is quite the deal to pass up, imo. I would think that you could resell it after a year or two of sailing for the same price, and without fixing the step, and you would have had fun sailing in the meantime. If the water in the hull does...
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    How to install screw holes for bullseye fairlead?...

    Should be the same type, size and thread as the cleat (Figure 5). You can unscrew one of those and take it to a hardware store to find similar one. Should be stainless steel. The one you take out of the cleat, make sure to use 4200/5200 when you replace it. :D
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    How to install screw holes for bullseye fairlead?...

    Speaking about just the bullseye fairlead, it appears that you should drill (tap) where you want to place it, using a small bit to drill to see if wood actually comes out, which means that there is a wood support (ridge/spine) under the deck, since there is no port opening to look or feel from...
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    What do you use to hold sheet ratchet?

    Do you have a picture?
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    Used J24 - repair costs?

    From the other side of the fence, I think a J24 is the best boat in the whole world to start sailing and racing. That is how my family started back in the 80's, and I don't think I would be half the sailor I am today if we bought a Catalina 22, or 25 (comparable at the time). I highly doubt...
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    Laser Sheet diameter?

    Use what is comfortable for you. If you have a big hand, it makes sense to use a bigger diameter sheet for comfort, regardless of what the top sailors use. I can't imagine trying to use or sheet with paracord diameter lines either, it would probably be the same as using dental floss :D, so the...
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    Laser gunwhale damage repair

    Even if done wrong, as long as it doesn't leak, should be good!:rolleyes: Heck, you can dab a bunch of FlexSeal on there to make it water tight and not fuss with epoxy and sanding!:D
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    Laser gunwhale damage repair

    YouTube has some Laser Restoration videos, just do a search. I think there was a 3 or 4 part series on a restoration project that included a section of the gunwale. Should be an easy fix for yours, sand it back, throw on some thickened epoxy (peanut butter consistency), shape it, sand it down...
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    gday from FNQ Australia

    Ingenious design, I'd like to see a pic of that actually on the rig, if you don't mind. If you need even lighter tails, try using old cassette tapes.