Re: "Free boat" seaworthiness
Capt Jack.. I've renamed the thread title because this is in no way a discussion of J-24s..
Your last sentence in your last post gives me hope
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)