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Topic Review (Newest First)
02-04-2010 09:47 PM
videorov
Does J make a good crusier for coastal and maybe to bahamas etc?

Ive always like how well the J-boats are built but I don't do racing and
just want to cruise a bit and feel safe doing it.
Here on the west coast of Florida.
10-22-2009 10:44 AM
bbreith Thanks guys. Yea, I can see using the twings only in light winds and going DD, but on more of a broad reach and in heavy winds I feel like it necessary and faster to have the pole stable to ensure it remainds square to the wind. We get some strong shifty blows and big swells here in Chicago and pole adjustment seems to need to happen often. I like idea of running the downhaul closer to the mast that does make more sense...and looking back at the Harken bible as Tommays has kindly posted that appears to be the recommended approach. I will give that a whirl.
Best,
B
10-21-2009 08:27 PM
tommays


10-21-2009 11:36 AM
ste27
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbreith View Post
How are folks rigging the pole downhaul? I have mine going from the pole (of course) through an eye fastened to the deck (about 2-3' back from the Jenny Tack-which is also used to secure the bow lines) to a horn clean on the lower part of the mast. It seems to work okay, but it is slow in readjusting the pole height. Just curious what others are doing....

#166
Chicago
Mostly nothing - 18 boats here and only one has a foreguy, everyone else uses the twings and calls it good enough. If I was running one I'd go through a cheek block on the mast and then a swivelling fairlead/cam cleat combo a few inches back from that. Sounds like yours goes through a turning block almost at the bow?? Man that must be slow & in the way a lot at mark roundings (assuming you race)
10-21-2009 10:01 AM
bbreith How are folks rigging the pole downhaul? I have mine going from the pole (of course) through an eye fastened to the deck (about 2-3' back from the Jenny Tack-which is also used to secure the bow lines) to a horn clean on the lower part of the mast. It seems to work okay, but it is slow in readjusting the pole height. Just curious what others are doing....

#166
Chicago
10-20-2009 02:18 AM
Drake76 1984 Hull # 3882 here. Northern, Ontario
10-05-2009 07:28 AM
bmastror
J/24 rigging

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Originally Posted by collinboyd View Post
I sail J-24 "GIZMO" at Brookville Lake Ind., and have some questions about rigging. Anyone have advice?
I have a J/24. 1985 hull # 4098

Here is link to a website for tuning a J/24: J 24 Tuning Guide

I found that you should have the mast set back as far as it will go. The other most important things are that the mast is straight (it is very easy on a J/24 to have the tension on the shrouds set to make the mast bent the wrong way: to starboard or to port), the mast is slightly racked back, and the tension on the shrouds are equal. I have the outer shrouds set at about 25 and the inners between 15 and 20. When I bought the J, it came with a Loos gauge - a very good measuring tool to have.
90*Series*|*90*Series*|*Tension*Gauges*|*Loos*&*Co .*-*Cableware*Division

Looks like new ones are about $70, but I bet you could find a used one (or borrow one).
Loos Co. - Tension Gauge: Mauri Pro Sailing
07-22-2009 10:49 PM
tommays Gotta here the questions to give good advise
07-22-2009 07:00 PM
J24mark sup?
07-22-2009 06:47 PM
collinboyd
J 24 Owner

I sail J-24 "GIZMO" at Brookville Lake Ind., and have some questions about rigging. Anyone have advice?
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