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Old 01-11-2013
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Re: San Juan 24

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Originally Posted by bobmcgov View Post
Sloop: IIRC, the SJ24 has a deck-stepped mast with hinged base plate, right? It's a fairly lightweight spar & only 3-4' longer than the rig on our SJ21, which I can walk up with one hand. It's usually ten minutes from hitting the parking lot to mast-up on our boat, Then another twenty minutes sorting out the lines.
I don't know about the hinged step on the 24 but the 21 was designed as a trailerable, the 24 was not.

I owned a Kirby 1/4 Ton for years - it was a 26' development of the 24. I would not have considered dropping the 33' rig without a crane.

The bottom line here is that the 24, while being transportable without heavy equipment like a semi to haul it, is NOT a trailerable. It needs to be regarded as a "big boat" in that regard.
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