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  1. Sail22

    Common Maintenance Tips

    Dave, We have a Forestay Turnbuckle cover that we have been using that works great. It is $20. Send us a note - info@sail22.com if you want one. Or check out the other things we have - http://sail22.com/J70/ Ed Sail22, LLC
  2. We have been selling lots of Third Hands and carbon bars to make tuning your J/70 much quicker and easier. We also have a Carbon rig tool that works great for tuning and won't beat up your turnbuckles Check out our website for more information - http://sail22.com/J70/ We have had some people that have changed their shrouds and so our Third Hands no longer work. The factory ones are metric from Southern Spars. US companies have Standard parts so the sizing is different. We are working on a bigger set. This can be an issue if you only changed out one set. To solve this problem you can file out the current one on one side using a flat file. Look for an aggressive file to start and a more fine one to finish off. Use a vice to keep the part steady. The carbon bars will still work. Thanks Ed
  3. Sail22

    Common Maintenance Tips

    We have been asked regularly about some maintenance items for the J/70. Since we have been involved with the boats for almost a year now I thought I would put some notes down here. Furler Drum - Early on these drums had some issues. The nature of the problem has been a couple of items. First there has been found some fiberglass dust from the build process and also a small cheap line. We pulled the furler on Hull #14. Seemed pretty clean but we had hosed it out a lot when we had some stickiness and lubed from above with Infinilube. We also upsized the furling line. Harken tells us you can go up to 6mm for that line. We went up to 5mm. Furler Swivel - If you have an older boat and having issues check the swivel on the forestay wire. Some were put on upside down. The ring that holds the swivel together should go on top. This way gravity can't cause any issues either. Keel - The keel has very little space when raised. Make sure you secure the keel when transporting. We are working on some Delrin Wedges for travel. Something a little more permanent than the wood ones that the newest boats have been getting from the factory. Make sure that both sides are not touching. We will let you know when we have proper wedges to purchase. It is not recommended to travel with the keel crane in the boat. Wear on the bottom of the sleeve will eventually cause problems later on. We will update more late. Let us know if you have any other questions.