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Re: Downsizing - J22, Capri 21, any thoughts?

J 22s by listing...
J sailboats for sale by owner.

Capri 22s by listing
catalina sailboats for sale by owner.

I am sorry I found tons of Capris under $10k. You would be hard pressed to find a J/22 under 10k(although good friends managed to do it . They really should not be considered in the same breath, it all depends on what you are after. I LOVE the J/22 (great boat).

J/22 = if you want a go fast boat, for One Design racing. It's also a decent beer can racer.

Capri 22 = if you want an inexpensive PHRF/Portsmouth racer

I DO think the J/70 will eventually lower the value/price of the J/22 (it will!)... but the J/22 will continue on, very much like the J/24 continues ON. However, their OD fleet size will slowly wane from attrition.

Different subject... For those of us looking slightly bigger than the 22 foot range... Have you folks looked at the J/88... the New Catalina 275? Interesting times ahead for sure.

1983 WD Schock Wavelength 24. Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.
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