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  1. Your Backstay Tangs were not bedded properly and allowed water incursion. Check locally with other boaters as to who does the best fiberglass repair work and have them make the repairs. They will be able to tell you if the whole transom needs replacement or just area around the tangs. When they are finished you will need to have your boat reweighed, and measured.
  2. TyeDyedGary

    need new spreader for Hall Mast

    Check with your local rigging shops, one might have an old used one stuck off in a corner somewhere. OR, find a good machine shop that can make one ( it wont be cheap).
  3. I have hull #578, it has two thru hulls that have are plastic screw flange, that need to be replaced about every ten years due to sunlight (ultraviolet) degradation. It appears you have the molded connections, and don't have to replace the thru hulls. But look at them close to see there is no damage from someone putting on a hose clamp wrong or to tight.
  4. It's a simple job you can do yourself, it's just working in tight quarters. While you are at it also replace the thru hulls, with new ones, it will save you doing that later, as the plastic will deteriorate over time in the sun light. I personally like Boat life / Life Calk non-shrinking.
  5. TyeDyedGary

    Fore and aft air tanks

    I am not sure what you are calling Air Tanks. There is a void under the floor of the cockpit, with access ports in the lazaret and the front inside the cabin. Also a small void in the bow with and access port. Nether of these should be considered air tight. I guess if you want to put some sort of air bladders inside your boat, that is up to you to carry the extra weight. I have been knocked down once or twice in 30+ winds and just letting the sails run, the boat righted.
  6. I am in an area where there are over twenty active J-22s. More then half have a notch cut in the combing, but all have a block (teak or man made material) raising the cam cleat above deck level. Don't forget to use a good sealer under the lifting block and use fender washers under the deck.
  7. TyeDyedGary

    Aft Airtank repair

    That similar question came up in Fleet 6, concerning the interior bulkheads the chain plates are attached to. The local measurer said it was OK, as long as after the repairs were complete, the boat was was re-measuered and certified.
  8. TyeDyedGary

    Main sheet

    Rule 5.27 A fixed-position , mainsheet cleat attached to traveler bar. The traveler bar may be raised for reinforcement purposes with any material not to exceed 18mm in height to support the fixed position mainsheet cleat. Rule 7.11 Alteration of the location and design of, or attachment to, the mainsail traveler bar except as described in 5.27.
  9. Try a used boat parts store like Boaters Resale in Kemah TX. I have seen mast parts in that shop. There are other around the country I have found hard to find parts at. If and when you find a replacement or make one out of a block of aluminum, DO NOT use bolts, use the correct size pens. Bolts cut the aluminum like a file and if you just slightly over tighten the bolt you can fracture the casting which leads to the break that you have pictured.
  10. TyeDyedGary

    Spin Halyard query

    Go with a 6mm dyneema core line. A bowline is good but add a stopper knot about a foot from the end you tie to the sail. This so you don't have to rerun the line if one of your crew does not tie a proper bowline, or some other knot. You may have to lower the mast or send someone up the mast but you wont have to rerun the halyard. The alternate is to splice a small eye in the end and use a Talaska shackle (regular shackles can snag on things and open, and must be taped).
  11. TyeDyedGary

    Main Halyard Info

    Don't waste your time with a rope to wire halyard. The wire section will fray / separate and hang up in the goose-neck at the top of the mast. go with dyneema core line. Every boat I have ever sailed on that has had a rope to wire halyard, has had that happen and someone has had to go up the mast to free the sails.
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    The only reason to have life lines is, if you are taking small children out for a pleasure sail. They get in the way of crew movement and hiking. If and when you remove the life lines and pulpits. Do a careful job of filling the holes, and check for leaks ever so often.
  13. There are sling type boat lifts. The power drive is at the front of the dock. It uses strap slings that the rear sling unhooks and drops out of the way with a long rope attached for the keel to clear. We have that type here in Seabrook, TX at Seabrook Marina and at Lakewood Yacht Club.
  14. TyeDyedGary

    Lake Erie big waves

    My trimmer (Darren) is moving to Cleveland for work in a few weeks. He has been there off and on for about a month. He said there is a J-22 fleet there. He is hoping to hook up with them. He is a better trimmer then I am a driver. Anyway you may check there for some match racing vs PHRF.