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Old 02-11-2008
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now it comes better into focus

as said above, little J's have a hard life..i speak from J/24 experience.
chances are the sails are like baby blankets, doubtful of any significant delamination..they pretty much figured that out during their vermiculite days.
is there just a hull in the water..or does this transaction involve a roadworthy trailer. if not, 5k for a "rode hard, put away wet" J/22 may not be out of line. if she's sitting dry, you can go over the hull yourself (the rest of the boat for that matter), you can crawl all through her and find every pimple or blemish she has..granted,if you know what you are looking for.
she have a functioning outboard? (the little things start adding up..sails, decent 4 hp light outboard..kite anything resembling creature comforts down below (an exposed head is always a favorite among the female sailors might i add)
the fact she is 22' may be why w/ no motor she is an "undocumented alien" of sorts.
i bought my 82 J/24 in 2001..and paid 7.5k with a trailer serviceable enough to get to our club's lift. it would have been silly expensive to refit said trailer or even buy a new to me one.
a well maintained 22 should bring 2-3 times what he's, absent of any personal property liens or past due yard fees..might be worth a look as a project boat.
or not...
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Originally Posted by NOLAsailing View Post
You get real. There's no possibility of determining the seller's intention from the limited information posted here. It may be a scam or an indication of his dishonesty. It may be a misunderstanding of tax laws. It may be an excuse to insist on a cash deal. There's nothing idiotic about considering a number of reasons for his insistence on cash. I understand your point and I disagree.
That's absurd. However you analyze this, he's lying. If you want to be a victim, go for it.
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That's absurd. However you analyze this, he's lying. If you want to be a victim, go for it.
A victim? What the hell are you talking about?

Actually...nevermind. I'm not arguing with a troll.

To the original poster - the J/22 is, like the Pearson 30, a fairly simple boat, with one major exception: the cored hull. The good news is it is fairly easy to determine core condition. Also carefully check the keel/hull joint. As others have mentioned, if you can determine the boat can legally be sold to you and you still want the boat, then proceed with caution and do everything by the book (i.e. don't sign a bill of sale that says $100).

The J/22 Association site has lots of really good information.

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