Posts made in March, 2012

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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Video Study Series: Heavy Air Downwind and Gybe

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in Boat Handling | Comments Off on Video Study Series: Heavy Air Downwind and Gybe

J24 4000 is in its second year of racing and still getting our feet below us. We shot a bit of video of the crew moving the boat downwind in a breeze, we then asked the Seattle J24 fleet to provide feedback to the video to help both us and others improve in these types of conditions. Below summarizes the advice. Our video for reference is here. The Harken video for comparison is here. Main The back stay was on, take it off. The main was out too far and needed to be brought in. The top of the main was way too far forward, more vang on would help to control the mains top to be parallel with...

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