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Hi all -

I recently purchased a J/22, and I'm wondering if there is an existing guide or how-to for setting up the sails and running rigging on the boat.  We have the sails and all the lines, I'd just like to have something to look at to orient myself before I jump in - like an instruction manual, almost.  

Thanks,

Scott

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Hello Scott - 

Tuning depends on the brand of sails you've got.  Most of the sail makers have J/22 tuning guides designed specifically for their sails.  Also, North U used to have a CD/DVD on the J/22, but I haven't seen it recently.  You might try E-Bay or Amazon.  

Welcome to the group! 

 

KT

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5 hours ago, j22forum2 said:

Also, North U used to have a CD/DVD on the J/22, but I haven't seen it recently.  You might try E-Bay or Amazon.  

Thanks, KT, sounds like that would be a good resource to have.  I'll search around a bit for that.  

Thanks for the welcome as well.  I'm super excited about the boat!

Scott

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Right there with you on the Cunningham! I've had my j/22 a couple of years and I've yet to find a good picture of how this is supposed to be setup.

Harken has a deck layout with some photos here. https://www.harken.com/en/support/one-design-deck-layouts/j22/

As best I can tell they have a CL253 Trapeze & Vang Cleat some how rigged as the Cunningham. My rigging that came with the boat also came with a trapeze cleat with roller that had some short lengths of line attached at both ends. I'm not entirely sure how to run it, but on my j/22 there is a cheek block on the starboard side of the mast at the base that seems like it should be involved. I've tried running the trapeze cleat so that the two rollers are working together and the line from the fixed end goes up to the cunningham grommet on the main. That works ok, but I'm not sure it's the correct setup.

 

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Hey all - 

I did figure the Cunningham out with the help a friend that is more knowledgeable than I am.

On the port side of the mast there is a small metal piece (the technical name is escaping me at the moment - need more coffee) that you can tie one end of a line to.  The line then goes up through the Cunningham cringle on the main, then down to a block that has a cleat on it.  I think I was over-thinking it.  Next time I'm up at the lake, I'll take a few pics of it and post them - always easier to see this sort of thing in a pic.  

@Watkins26 thanks for that site.  

Scott

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