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1979 J Boat J24

5 October, 2011 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

1979 J24 hull #1390 “Cheap Thrills” For Sale

– Bought in 2005 from Duluth, Minnesota
– Sailed out of Gimli Yacht Club for past 5 years and currently located there
– Wednesday night raced and weekend day sailed “lightly” on/off for last 5 years with 1 year (2008) left on the hard
– Hull is in perfect condition for it’s age and is in accordance with all International J24 Class Racing specifications
– Deck was completely redone in (winter 06/07); completely sanded and a new coat of non-skid applied
– Keel faired and moved forward
– Vermiculite professionally removed from keel with official documentation
– Official measurement certificate from International J24 Class Association
– Last year (2010) racing baltoplate finish put on bottom

– 2001: 3.5 Nissan outboard motor
– Porta potty (never used)
– stereo
– brand new marine speakers (installed 2010) believe they are JL or Alpine
– Tic Tak racing tactician/compass ($500)
– extra tiller handle (connects to rudder itself)

– tiller extension
– 2 winch handles
– 2 sets of cars
– spinnaker hardware
– spinnaker pole

Hardware on boat is set up for J24 fleet racing, nothing needs to be touched and the boat is a proven winner

– 2 mains
– 2 – 150 genoa
– 1 – 100 jib
– 3 spinnakers
Custom Built J24 trailer
– heavy duty built for long distance traveling with boat launch ability (extendable neck)
– used it last year to take boat out of water as crane was broken (worked well)

Equipment on Board:

– Family is getting out of the racing scene and looking for a larger live aboard boat for extended sailing opportunities
– going to miss this boat a lot, very fast and tons of fun.

– $10,000 OBO
– the trailer alone is worth over $2000
– any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!!!

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