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Impact on Performance of Weight in Bow

(16)
For our primary we use 250' of 5/16" high-test ACCO G4 chain along with a Rockna 20. The chain is spliced to 350' of 5/8" nylon three-strand rode, with an
Rod Deyo
16
posts
Oct 17

Looking for a J 42L SD for the next chapter

(3)
We own Hull #6 which we bought new. I prefer full keel as the boat has great performance and can be successfully raced as well as cruised. Google Bill and Judy
William Stellin
3
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Oct 14

Advice on Rebedding Portal?

(5)
Thanks Steve. I did snug down the dogs already, with no results, so I’m off to explore the other possibilities you’ve mentioned. Thanks for this info. -Ed
ESitver
5
posts
Oct 8

Fresh Water Tank Vent Relocation

(3)
Combining the vent lines makes great sense in any case, Rod. We will never be filling both tanks at once, even in anger. Thanks! Bill #3 Sent from my iPhone
Bill Bowers
3
posts
Oct 7

J42 Cruising Spinnaker Storage in Anchor Locker?!

(10)
I enlarged ours slightly Bill Sent from my iPhone On Oct 7, 2017, at 11:21 AM, Thomas Keffer tkeffer@gmail.com [j4x-owners-group]
William Stellin
10
posts
Oct 7

Steering replacement

(11)
We had to refurbish the actuator this winter. It was inoperable when we purchased. We used a firm in Baltimore, Hydratech, that did an excellent job in
Albert Bossar
11
posts
Oct 3

Steering rod end

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Jim Bordeaux
30
posts
Oct 2

Revarnishing the companionway threshold

(6)
It is a little slippery but no more so than the companion way steps. Bill. #6 Sent from my iPhone On Sep 26, 2017, at 2:52 PM,
William Stellin
6
posts
Sep 26

J42 Reefing Furler Options

(5)
We have sailed with our hanked staysail on the innerforestay in a split bag for 2 years as the heavy air change down and reaching double slot. For our double
Bill Bowers
5
posts
Sep 23

Leak at base of Forespar 1.5" Seacock for Aft Head Holding Drain

(3)
Plumber's putty around the shaft at the stern tube is nice idea. I've always wondered what I'd do for a shaft seal failure. At least the water pressure on
rersk
3
posts
Sep 21

Stanchion Replacement

(13)
I can attest to that. In 2010 we took off the mast and boom, removed all stainless, riveted stainless onto freshly painted mast and have had no reoccurrence of
Wayne Cassady
13
posts
Sep 21

Mast winches

(8)
I was delighted to hear the news that Hall Spars was purchased by North! Their bankruptcy would have meant the end of a great company. Glad to hear you're part
Thomas Keffer
8
posts
Sep 20

Standing Rigging Replacement

(5)
Hello Barry, I'd say replace it now. Remember that the part you can see is not the part that will fail. Here in San Diego, you could get that done easily, with
Fred Hawes
5
posts
Sep 14
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