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post #11 of 14 Old 07-07-2005
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correct was jeff said .... I wrote handfull for my J 30 as I usually race with the wife only... with two people it gets real funky above 15 knots.... more survival than style.....

I think the Laser will reach that point a little earlier with two people on board...

but as Jeff said... the trick is to reef early

( same is valif for the J 30 . however the other guys are killing me downwind than, so I rather "ride"the wild sau upwinds with a little too much sailplan...lol )

with 4 people on the rail the J 30 will go upwind at unbelievable angles, and speed !

( At starts nobody dreams of being on my windward side anymore... . they all know that I will go straight up the pin, with no room left... )

Anyhow... I liked the Laser . but the discussion was 28 J boat ... different boat all together ... nice though .. not so fast but doesnt need railmeat either ...

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I have sailed a J-28 for the last 10 years and have loved it. Prior to that, I sailed a J40, but stepped down when I had trouble finding crew. The J28 is a scaled down version of the J40 and a perfect single-hander or one couple boat. It is stiff and fast enough for club racing [phrf: 168]. Not many were sold because it was expensive compared to 30 footers. It has furniture quality finish below. Mine is currently for sale only because I want to move back to a J40. I have never had any blister, crazing or other problems. The 1988 Yanmar is still chugging like a champ. I even put reverse cycle heat/AC on mine. These are great boats, but not many first time buyers were willing to pay the tariff when they could buy a Sabre 30 or for less, a Catalina 30. I understand that''s the reason J Boats phased them out and replaced them with the J 32. You can get some good exterior and interior photos on Yachtworld.com. If you are concerned about performance, look at the photo of Compass Rose under sail on about an 8-10 knot day.
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post #13 of 14 Old 09-26-2008
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Question Compass Rose J 28

Alderaan, Is your J 28, Compass Rose for sale? Today is Sep 26, 2008 and I saw a J 28 somewhere in NJ for sale.
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