Boat Maintenance

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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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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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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Sea Hood Repair

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in Boat Maintenance | Comments Off on Sea Hood Repair

The first of many winter projects for my J/24, #4000, has been completed – fixing a waterlogged corner of my boat’s seahood, the sliding cover over the companionway. When I purchased MouseTrap last year I knew the seahood had some wetness in the corner. I’ve done a few repairs to my Thistle so I’m familiar with glass repair but have yet to work with wood in the middle. I documented the process from end to end in an article on the RaceOneDesign site. For more information see: Some of the pictures of the process are...

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