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Oh oracles of all things J-28. I would like to replace the face plate on my bulkhead mounted bilge pump but I can't find any manufacturers name on it. Does...
Oct 2, 2010
A little help from my friends, please.
Ok guys, I need some help, I've been racing my boat for 5 years and always had a little trouble pointing but this year has been horrible. I'm sailling 10...
Aug 26, 2010
To All, I was reviewing this site and realized that we have 33 members representing 31 J28's. That's pretty good considering the site has been up for less than...
Jul 28, 2010
J 28 furling units
Hi I am looking for info on Furling unit for my J 28, Would Harken MK4 unit 0 work? Hans J 28 "Last Dance"...
Jul 14, 2010
I am a new member to this group but have had my J-28 since 1993. #52. The glass on both hatches is cracked and needs replacement. I also need to replace some...
Jul 6, 2010
A Chute tack line pictures
I put up some pictures today of 2 renditions of installing the tack line. The Cruising mode picture is how I think it was set up originally using the beads...
Jun 8, 2010
Pressure Water Pump
The belt on our pressure water pump broke over the weekend and I am trying to figure out how to replace it. The J28 owners manual states that the pressure...
Jun 3, 2010
First race update
We had our first real race this past Tuesday night. So far we are still happy. We were able to keep up with a very well sailed Alerion 28 rated at 171 in winds...
May 28, 2010
Well the old Ruffin, now known as Barefoot Children II, had our first sail which was a practice race last night. We did OK. We were able to keep up with 3 of...
May 25, 2010
Looking to buy a J28
Hello, From your collectives experiences w/ J28's what are the items extra attention/investiga
tion should be given to? (Beyond normal wear and tear) Thanks...
Apr 28, 2010
Ahoy, Over the winter I helped my friend Joe build some of the first prototypes of the Electric Paddle motor. I have the 8 ft. Achilles with the hi pressure...
Apr 21, 2010
Bridge Clearance 46'?
I have seen info somewhere that said the bridge clearance was 40' I measured the mast yesterday and see it it 46', or the same length as a J30. I measured a...
Apr 19, 2010
We had our boat bottom stripped down last week and noticed a bunch (20 or so) of repaired blisters, or at least that is what it looks like. They are both on...
Apr 11, 2010
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
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