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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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Team Furio at Italian J24 National Championship

Posted by on Jul 3, 2012 in Regattas | Comments Off on Team Furio at Italian J24 National Championship

Team Furio at Italian J24 National Championship

Team Furio travelled to Cannigione in northern Sardinia for the 2012 Italian J24 National Championship and the 2012 J24 European Championship. Cannigione is the same location that held the 2008 J24 Worlds, so having sailed there before, we felt that we had a good start on other teams that would be competing there for the first time.  During the worlds, we experienced a lot of jib sailing and we were looking forward for more of the same. However, this year was different, the wind pressure never got over 12-15 kts and the only time we touched the jib was when we flaked it on the dock the very...

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North Sails Testing Session at Shilshole

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Tuning | Comments Off on North Sails Testing Session at Shilshole

Memorandum To:      Seattle J-24 Fleet CC:     Chris Snow & Jack Christensen From: KW Date:  5/17/2012 Re:     Report on sail testing / tuning session On the weekend of May 4th, 5th and 6th The Tundra Rose / Mark Laura and Pat Dore teams did a two (2) boat sail testing and tuning session off Shilshole.  First we all want to thank Jack Christensen and Chris Snow with North Sails for bringing their expertise and test sails to the event.  We also want to thank Harry for the loan of Self Abuse (and his new genoa). Chris Snow did an excellent presentation Friday night on...

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How to Measure your Boat

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Boat Maintenance | Comments Off on How to Measure your Boat

When must a J24 be measured? A J24 must be measured any time it’s competing in one design events (rule 2.5.3) and the certificate must be carried aboard (rule 2.5.6). Fleet 26 policy gives you a one year grace period from when you first begin racing with us, although your boat must be measured before you may compete in districts, regionals, nationals or continentals. All boats are measured at worlds. How do I get a measurement certificate? Certificates come from the national class. You can get one in one of two ways: When you buy a boat that      already has a certificate, you...

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