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There's a lot to like about this design and Jason, as an owner, has given a nice review of the boat.
I've always admired the J-28 package as a whole. I have often wondered why it didn't get the "C" designation, as it seemed geared more toward cruiser/racer than racer/cruiser.
A couple aspects about the design that I don't especially care for:
- Yes, it is relatively roomy, but the absence of any quarter berth is a disappointment. Compare this boat to the Beneteau 285, which has an enclosed aft double quarter berth. For family sailing, you'll miss the extra bunk. For singles/couples, maybe not.
- The signature J-cockpit. I have never warmed up to the standard J-boats cockpit design, which leaves the helmsman sitting on the coaming outside the cockpit. In other words, there is no dedicated cockpit seating aft the helm, just deck. Love it or hate it, I guess.
Aside from these quibbles, though, the J-28 represents a good alternative to the pricier J-32.
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Pacific Seacraft Crealock 31 #62
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