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Search: Posts Made By: Drake76
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-26-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 3,482
Posted By Drake76
I believe the gooseneck is supposed to look like...

I believe the gooseneck is supposed to look like it does. I have gone to the Kenyon site and they have a picture of it, just like that.

I didn't appreciate that the cunningham actually ran up a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-25-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 3,482
Posted By Drake76
How to setup the cunningham - J24

I am nearly there. I have a question about the main cunningham. I have read articles about how to set it up, but a picture would assist me even more.

Harken's article about block # connects to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,206
Posted By Drake76
So, after ordering my part on Monday, it seems...

So, after ordering my part on Monday, it seems that express post via Canada Post is a total letdown. Any dreams of having this part so I could sail for the long weekend are blown.

On an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,206
Posted By Drake76
Found one at South Shore Yachts (Niagara on the...

Found one at South Shore Yachts (Niagara on the Lake). They seem to deal a lot with Navtec. The fellow said he had it for quite some time and sold it to me for $95, rather than the regular $135.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,206
Posted By Drake76
I have sent a message to the broker to ask the...

I have sent a message to the broker to ask the previous owner the age of the rigging. I bet it is original.

I appreciate all the feedback and tips.

I am not a racer -- yet. Cruising around the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,206
Posted By Drake76
I am located in Northern Ontario, but that may as...

I am located in Northern Ontario, but that may as well be the moon as I would need to import a rigger... :(
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,206
Posted By Drake76
Thanks for the suggestions and replies. Based on...

Thanks for the suggestions and replies. Based on what I have been reading, I would have to agree that Navtec is what I have. That being said, I would think that they are likely the original. I think...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,206
Posted By Drake76
J 24 Shroud / Turnbuckle Questions

Hi again,

I have gotten my mast up finally. I am happy to see progress and the signal that summer is nearly here.

Seeing as I bought a used boat, I am sorry to report that I am missing a part...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,521
Posted By Drake76
Thanks Tommays. Do you have a link? I searched...

Thanks Tommays. Do you have a link? I searched for SSI mast boots and I found a universal mast boot that does not look like your photo.

Mast Boots (http://www.ssicustomplastics.com/mastboot.htm)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,521
Posted By Drake76
Thanks. I didn't consider the circumference. I...

Thanks. I didn't consider the circumference. I thought they were referring to the size of the hole the boot covers.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,521
Posted By Drake76
j24 Mast boot size

Hi,

I have yet another question. My mast boot is torn. It is a 1984 J24.

I have gone to Kenyon J/24 Mast & Components...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-06-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 8,503
Posted By Drake76
Our yacht club uses CL 14 to train new sailors in...

Our yacht club uses CL 14 to train new sailors in their sailing school. They are fun little boats to learn in, but honestly, the shine is going to wear off this in a few weeks for you. This is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By Drake76
j24 ID --- What is this?

Under the floor in the v-berth, I located this wooden item. I appreciate it looks like something for the mast, however, it has seen better days.

As this is my first boat, and I have not seen the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,700
Posted By Drake76
That being said... can I get away with a...

That being said... can I get away with a motorcycle battery or something small then? I would think lights aren't going to pull a lot of juice. (yes, I have not referenced the engineering bible yet.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,700
Posted By Drake76
Good to know. I will let Santa off the hook for...

Good to know. I will let Santa off the hook for the invertor and insist an electrical engineering bible.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,700
Posted By Drake76
Thanks for the note. I will start my search again...

Thanks for the note. I will start my search again in the spring.

I want an inverter because I assume the entire system doesn't run on 12v.. maybe I am wrong on that one.. I am just learning.

As...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,700
Posted By Drake76
Question J24 Battery Location

Hi all,

I have received my boat and stored it for the winter. One thing I failed to locate while preparing it, was the battery location.

I did not spend a great deal of time following all the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-23-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,682
Posted By Drake76
Thanks bbreith. The surveyor had his...

Thanks bbreith.

The surveyor had his moisture seeker all through the area, and did the hammering to the hull. He is of the opinion that there is no rot in the core and it is still solid.

I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-22-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,682
Posted By Drake76
You guys are great. It is going to be a long...

You guys are great. It is going to be a long winter. At least the Toronto boat show is in January to get me through it.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-21-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,682
Posted By Drake76
Thanks guys. The close up is inside the cupboard...

Thanks guys. The close up is inside the cupboard above the sink.

what you are looking at is the bottom of the chain plate for the starboard shroud. The crack is between the hull and the bulkhead...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-20-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,682
Posted By Drake76
Thanks Smackdaddy. The surveyor noted that some...

Thanks Smackdaddy. The surveyor noted that some compound repairs were needed around the aft keel bolt. I failed to mention this as it seemed pretty minor.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-20-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,682
Posted By Drake76
First Boat - J24

Hi All,

My wife and I have purchased our first boat. It is a J24 from 1984. Here is the listing for those who are interested: 198? J Boats J 24 Sloop Sailboat - Boatcan.com...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 729
Posted By Drake76
1981 4.5hp Mercury

Not being a motorhead, and knowing no history on this engine, any advice? Should I trade it in and get a new one? It runs. That is about all I can say.

What is the life expectancy of an old unit...
Forum: J 10-20-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 12,847
Posted By Drake76
1984 Hull # 3882 here. Northern, Ontario

1984 Hull # 3882 here. Northern, Ontario
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