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Has anybody thought about and concluded the best location to mount a GPS in the J28? When I looked at Lenny's J28 in Maine this Fall, I noted he had swivel...
Mar 23, 2010
Group: I need a new reef tack hook as I bent the current piece this year when we fell off a wave while reefed. However, I am curious: the gooseneck rides...
Feb 25, 2010
J 28 Shaol Keel Wanted
Please pass this on to potential sellers Reply here Thanks Frank or my e-mail...
Jan 30, 2010
Hello 1st post
Hi all A lil intro.....I
39;ve been sailing since 1977 and owned several boats. Some sailed well...others not so well. My wife and I are considering a cruise...
Jan 28, 2010
I was riding my bike around Oak bluffs this weekend and came across another J28 tied to the wall. The owner wasn't aboard and I couldn't read the name but I...
Jan 27, 2010
Well happy New Year! The surveyor recommended I replace the backstay. Does the standard setup work OK, or would upgrading to something like cascading blocks be...
Jan 18, 2010
Rudder post freezing
I noticed the rudder position freezes when it gets cold, is this normal? Seems like it shouldn'
t do that. Maybe there isn't enough grease on the bearing? Also,...
Jan 16, 2010
J/28 has been posted in the Files section
Yahoo took the whole file so manual is now available. Roy #29...
Dec 9, 2009
J28 Spinnaker Pole
Anybody have an extra spinnaker pole for a J28 measuring 10' 6" with a diameter of 2 1/2"? The pin on the end fitting of our spinnaker pole is frozen and WD 40...
Dec 9, 2009
Does anyone know the correct displacement for a J28 with the standard fin keel? The J28 web site and brochure lists only one displacement, 7900 lbs. The US...
Dec 7, 2009
Has anyone used the CompuKeel templates for fairing the keel? Thanks, Roy...
Dec 7, 2009
When I got my J/28 last fall, it came with a few odd pages from the Owner's Manual. Now that I'm starting prep work to get the boat in the water, I really feel...
Dec 7, 2009
We are new to the group and have just about completed the process of moving from a Colgate 26 (7 years) to a J28. The boat will be located on the Maine side of...
Nov 28, 2009
Yes, I sold my J/28
I didn't want to say anything until the sale was final, and that just happened two days ago on the 25th. Roy and Pat, who live in southern New Hampshire,...
Nov 27, 2009
Moving batteries forward
Did you have to install longer battery cables or could you splice in longer pieces? I am considering moving my two batteries next spring, the boat is on the...
Nov 25, 2009
I am looking for some subjective help from the group. Some of you may know, I have been chasing a big vibration while under power. To date, we have eliminated...
Nov 16, 2009
I'm a J/28 Newbie
First, a confession: I started this site but am the least experienced with J/28s of anyone in our initial group (which now numbers seven, although not...
Oct 23, 2009
Sorry guys but I have to take a minute to pound my chest. We had a great race from Newport RI to Block Island last weekend. 22.2 nmiles in just under 3.5...
Oct 19, 2009
Annapolis Boat Show
Who is planning on attending the show? If there is enough owners going, maybe we can all get together for lunch on Saturday. Jason...
Oct 13, 2009
Not exactly J/28 related, but... I took a photo while out sailing last Sunday that I thought was worth sharing. This is the sort of stuff we have to put up...
Sep 19, 2009
Tachometer has died
We were out in the boat on Saturday and fired up the engine to return to the marina. I noticed the tach as the engine started, and it was working just fine....
Sep 9, 2009
J/28 # 11 'WHALAYED
Hi Everyone, I cruise and race my J28 in Naragansett bay, BI sound and Vinyard sound. I've had my boat for 6 years and done a few upgrades and modification. I...
Sep 5, 2009
Photo of new traveler
I have finally posted a photo of the new traveler on "Ruffian.
" It's Harken, the big-boat size, which best approximated the Fico traveler track that came on...
Sep 2, 2009
Compass Rose Beam Reaching
Nice sail this weekend...15-
18knts. Here's a great picture of us powering through the chop....
Jul 28, 2009
J 28 Heavy at the stean
WE HAVE HULL #4 AND ARE STILL LEARNING HOW TO GET THE 28 sailing its best. We had it for two season's now. Noticing the waterline was very low at the stearn I...
Jul 27, 2009
Heavy Air Sail Plan / Trimming / Tuning
We had a good sail yesterday in the Chesapeake, a front blew through and brought us NW winds. Conditions were 15-18knts, with gusting to 22-23. I have to...
Jul 22, 2009
I know this will seem a little silly to you folks who have been sailing your J/28's for years, but this past Sunday was my first under sail in the beast. I...
Jul 22, 2009
Just Learned of this Group
Hello, I just came across this site and as a J-28 owner thought I would sign up. I have owned "Huntress"
; our J-28 since 1996. She is hull number 14, built in...
Jul 16, 2009
I have posted a photo of my bilge pump, which sits in the forward, under-seat compartment on the starboard side. The photo was taken from outboard looking...
Jul 12, 2009
I was commissioning "Ruffian
39;s" fresh-water system today and came across a strange piece of plumbing. The drain hose from the head sink goes into a T, one...
Jul 8, 2009
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