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Harry Dursch’s tips for sailing on Lake Washington

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Area Knowledge, Articles | 0 comments

Harry’s talk

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Harry Dusrch and Crew Win 2014 District 19 Championships

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Regattas | Comments Off on Harry Dusrch and Crew Win 2014 District 19 Championships

Mark Rodgers, Steve Travis, Brian Thomas and myself (Harry Dursch).  Got in a total of 8 races all on an easterly that came and went throughout the weekend.  This was their thermal that dominated the more prevalent and expected SWesterly that never showed.  Stuart Archer and his son brought over Challenger for the event.  We sailed well and had a commanding lead going into last couple races.  Going into the last race Jeff Fisher, Jeff Bond, and Stuart were tied for 2nd -4th and all three boats overlapped at leeward mark.  Jeff Bond went left, Manic (Fisher) followed, and Stuart went...

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Team Furio Wins Italian Nationals Again!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Regattas | Comments Off on Team Furio Wins Italian Nationals Again!

Italian J-24 National Championship Lake Como, Italy May 29 – June 2, 2014 By:  B. Thomas Arriving on the shores of Lake Como for the first time, Team Tundra (aka “Furio”) quickly affirmed our own expectations…this was going to be challenging mountain lake sailing venue.   The kind of sailing that  the many years of experience on our very own Lake Washington might serve us well.   Mountains rising up out of the water, lining nearly the full length of the Lake, with waters deep and narrow.   It was certain to be a shifty and puffy event, but was it to be a one-sided race course,...

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J24 Running Rigging Measurements

Posted by on Jan 18, 2014 in Articles, Boat Maintenance | Comments Off on J24 Running Rigging Measurements

Item Diameter Length Line Main Halyard 5/16” (8mm) 62.30 100% Spectra Jib Halyard 1/4” (6mm) 55.10 100% Spectra Spi Halyard 1/4” (6mm) 52.50 100% Spectra Topping Lift 1/4” (6mm) 44.00 100% Spectra Jib Sheet 5/16” (8mm) 42.00 100% Polyester Mainsheet 3/8” (9mm) 49.00 100% Polyester Spi sheets 5/16 (8mm) 57.50 Spectra /Polyester Twing Line 1/4” (6mm) 23.00 8 Plait Polyester Vang 5/16 (8mm) 16.70 100% Spectra Traveler 1/4” (6mm) 6.00 8 Plait Polyester Backstay 1/4” (6mm) 31.00 8 Plait Polyester Foreguy 1/4” (6mm) 12.30 100%...

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Western Regionals 2013 NOR

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Articles | Comments Off on Western Regionals 2013 NOR

2013 Western Regionals NOR

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Keel Bolt Maintenance Bulletin

Posted by on Aug 11, 2012 in Boat Maintenance | 1 comment

There aren’t many maintenance areas that are more important, or more often overlooked than keel bolts. This is true for every boat, but particularly so for J/22s, J/24s and J/80s, all of which routinely hoist the boats in and out of the water using the bolts.   Failure of any keel bolt is bad, but most bolts are part of a massively redundant system, where the failure of any one bolt is rarely immediately catastrophic.  For boats that are hoisted, the failure of a bolt holding the lifting gear can be catastrophic and has the potential to lead to the loss of the boat, or much, much...

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