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Sails & Equipment for Sale
01/17/20 12:19 AM
Hi Russ,
My apologies for this slow reply - got sidetracked by the chaos of the holidays. You are more than generous, and I would be happy to accept your offer. However, I am in North Carolina until Early May and won’t be able to meet you in Newton.
I would be happy to pay for shipping, if you have a chance to drop them at a UPS store. They can pack and shipping such things. If you send me the phone number of one near you, I could call them and arrange for payment of charges and - hopefully - make this crazy idea work.
There’s certainly no rush, so please think about this and let me know.
Many thanks,
Bill Veno
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
01/10/20 06:31 PM
Jon - what hull number did you get? We want to make sure you get in the fleet database.
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
01/06/20 09:26 PM
Ok I suspected that was case but figured I’d check before I flooded my cabin. Thanks so much!
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
01/06/20 08:32 PM
Via the threaded plug directly on the top of the water tank(s) under the port settee. I usually run the dock hose down through the center hatch in the cabin. I also usually lose a hold on the hose and make a total mess.
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
01/06/20 05:27 PM
Hello all!
I’m the proud new owner of a J30. Just bought it 2 days ago from someone who didn’t know a thing about the boat.
So here’s my stupid question: how do you fill the water tanks? I don’t see an opening on the deck.
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Sails & Equipment for Sale
01/05/20 10:07 PM
I have a set from Wildcat. I made new ones 2 years ago. Old ones are OK. You can have them. Planning to drive to Newton Ma in March. Can bring them with me
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Looking to Buy Something
01/05/20 02:51 AM
I have a good UK #1 for sale. Email me at buydosfamily@comcast.net

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Sails & Equipment for Sale
01/04/20 10:55 PM
Wondering if the external hand rails on cabin top are in decent shape and available.
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
01/04/20 08:53 PM
Hi David,

Rereading your detailed answer from a few years back.
Did you (need to) add the harken halyard deflector to prevent twists upstairs?
And if you did, did you have to change your OD #1 luff to work around it?

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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
01/03/20 06:53 PM
If anyone is interested, I'm [slowly] working on a Sketchup 3D model of the 1982 interior. Because I own a boat, I can't afford the pro version of sketchup, so it'll be a little rough, but should be darn close (can't do curves). I'll post it here when it's finished.
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Sails & Equipment for Sale
01/02/20 03:18 PM
email sent

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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
12/29/19 06:08 PM
Originally Posted by Rob Van Name
I bought two Duracell AGM group 24 batteries from Batteries+ for about $198 each. The Optima yellow top batteries lasted about 8 years. Life on a trickle charger is good.

12/19 Update: one of the Duracell AGM group 24 batteries lost capacity after two years ( but not enough for warranty coverage ). The symptom was low voltage warning on chart plotter after two hour day sail. The batteries were actually one year old when I bought them. For reliability I replaced them with two Gel cell group 24 that were manufactured in November 2019.
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Sails & Equipment for Sale
12/28/19 07:07 PM
Time to clean out the basement. Below are the conditions of sale for the listed items:
• Attached you will find a document with pictures and description of each item.
• All items are based in Old Lyme, CT USA and are sold AS IS.
• All items below are provided in full working order. If there is an issue, it is noted in the attached document.
• Please note that these are used items and are not new except for the speakers.
• Buyer will be responsible for shipping. I do not know the shipping cost of each item. If you are serious about purchasing any of the items below and they need to be shipped I will investigate the cost for you based on your location. This may take some time as I can only do this on the weekends.
• If you come by in person to pick-up the items, I would be more willing to negotiate on price. If I need to organize shipping the items out, consider the prices below to reflect my pain and suffering for packaging & organizing the shipments.
• No low ball offers please. I think you will find that all pricing offered below is more than fair.
• Payment can be made by check or cash. Do not mail cash please.
• Questions or to make an offer you can reach out to Chris at BuydosFamily@comcast.net


OD 163% UK Tape Drive #1 Jib 2010 – $500.00 plus shipping.

OD 163% Z-Sails Technora Light #1 Jib 2010 – SOLD

OD Doyle .75oz Spinnaker 2010 – SOLD

OD North .75oz Spinnaker – $300.00 plus shipping.

OD Quantum Main – $500.00 plus shipping.

J30 Main Sail Cover – $150.00 plus shipping.

OD Class Approved Carbon Pole – SOLD

France Spar Solid Boom Vang - $300.00 Must be picked up.

Beautiful Original Interior Table with Legs - $450.00. Must be picked up.

Spinlock Asymmetric Grip Tiller Extension - $100.00 plus shipping.

Simrad TP 22 Tiller Auto Pilot – $300.00 OBO plus shipping.

Harken Wire Backstay Blocks & Triangle -$60.00 for the set.

Original Shaffer Wire Back Stay Blocks - $20.00 for the pair blocks.

Lewmar Triple Block Mainsheet System with Cam Cleat - $80.00 for the set OBO.

Rudder Pins – SOLD

Kenyon Mast Lead Block – $20.00

V-Berth & Head Curtains – $10.00 for the pair.

ATN Spinnaker Tacker – $75.00 plus shipping.

Kenyon J30 Mast Halyard Box – $50.00 plus shipping.

J30 Interior light - $10.00

Martec Spare Prop Blades – Right Hand 14D x 14 pitch. $100.00 plus shipping.

West Marine 65watt Waterproof Speakers – $60.00 for the pair, plus shipping.

Standard Horizon Explorer VHF with Second Station Cockpit Mic Kit – $175.00 plus shipping.

LED Bulbs for the Stock J30 Lights – $95.00 for all 8, Firm on the price.

Ritchie Venture SR-2 Bulkhead J30 Replacement Compass with Conversion Kit and Backing Plate Cover – SOLD

J30 GPS Custom Hatch Board – $25.00 plus shipping.

Cockpit Custom Cheese/Snack Board – SOLD

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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
12/28/19 04:25 PM
Thanks for the details, Bill. Sad to hear that they had such trouble staying in business.

I have an idea for crafting my own hatch liners. I'll work on developing them and upload what I come up with.

Good luck & happy sailing!
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
12/28/19 01:07 PM
The layout drawings used to be on the J/Boats J/30 page but have dropped off the J/30 page when J/Boats redid their site. I'll check with J/Boats after the holidays and see if they can resurrect that page.
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
12/28/19 12:47 PM
I tried to get these from Waterline before their 2017 Bankruptcy and move to North Kingston. The answer from them is the supplier did not have enough demand for the tooling to be developed. The new Waterline is no longer an authorized J/Boat repair center. J/Boats asked me to remove them from that role on the J/30 and J/109 websites.
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
12/27/19 10:18 PM
Mine are having the same problem. I sent an email to Waterline Systems, but haven't heard back yet.
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12/27/19 08:41 PM
Taras implied that the original interior layout was once available (ca 1981, 2 quarter berths) but I cannot find it on this site. Can one be added to the Drawings page?

Windspeed #199
San Francisco
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12/20/19 02:53 PM
I switched from a straight to a S tiller 5 years ago: https://store.ruddercraft.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=181_40&product_id=78

Quite please with the tiller (not their varnish - had to redo it after two years): since then nice.
The S form makes a huge difference to be able to sit at the helm with the autopilot helming, keeping your knees out of the way.
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Brand new J30 owner with a stupid question
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