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post #17 of Old 12-29-2013
Stridersj77
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Re: San Juan 7.7

I bought hull #16 delivered & launched her January 1980. Constantly upgraded "STRIDER" now enjoys (in no particular order of importance) Harken 00AL furling, TP10 tiller pilot, custom dodger, Rocna 6 anchor, Kenyon two burner propane stove fed by a 20 pound horizontal tank concealed in cockpit locker, Marinetics switch, Boomkicker, Victron battery monitor, solar panel, all Dr LED lighting, Standard Horizon VHF/AIS/SPLITTER, masthead antennae, LOWRANCE chart plotter/sounder, EPIRB, PLB, Full battens, spreader patches, 4:1 snap shackled vang/preventer, spinnaker, 153 genoa, 110 blade, tweaked mainsail, improved out haul, solid SS gooseneck, 23 US gallon fuel capacity - deck fillable & vented, Yamaha High Thrust long shaft 8HP, 20 US gallon water, keel shoe, and lots lots more. Enjoyed a 23 day circumnavigation of Vancouver Island this spring accompanied by a Beneteau Oceanis 351. STRIDER more than kept up with this much larger vessel especially in heavy open ocean conditions. I'm so glad I kept my little boat. Thanks to Don Clark and company for very fast and capable pocket cruiser. Proof? The GPS touched 12.93 knots on our run to Friendly Cove. Averaged just over 7 knots for six hours dead downwind - wing on wing under a prevented full main and poled/prevented blade. Never broached once!

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