Posts made in April, 2012

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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Tuning Guide – Keith Whittemore

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Tuning | Comments Off on Tuning Guide – Keith Whittemore

Per your request here is how we set up a J-24. Basically it is exactly the same as the North Sails tuning guide with the additions of mast butt adjustment and how we set up our rig tension. First to be clear on the absolute basics: Mast blocked (“J”) measurement at max (2925 mm from stem fitting) Head stay at max length (8670mm) Spreaders at minimum length (760mm from mast) Mast at minimum height (Band no more than 400mm above sheer) Spreaders at 155mm to 165mm sweep from back of mast (we like 165mm as we sail in a lot of light air and if you usually sail in a lot of wind we would...

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