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I have a J-28 for Sale

I have had J-28 hull #6 for 15 years it is a great boat. We sail it out of Menominee Michigan. Please contact me for price and equipment. This boat has all the equipment for crusing and by the way is ready to race with Quantum kevlar racing sails, spinnakers and reaching chutes..

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I spend a lot of time idly planning my sailing future and somehow I had never come across this boat. I've recently been browsing the Morris Linda, Shannon 28 and Com-pac 27 which all share the same simple aft head arrangement that seems to maximize the space in a boat this size. The J is intriguing because it's a great example of this arrangement and in a really fast boat. I'm almost always attracted to more classic boats but arguably I've never seen more boat in 28' LOA. Neat Boat.
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I know this is an old thread, but, I'm gonna just ask here rather than start something new as I only need one J28 owner to answer.

How much head room in the salon and head of a J28? I'm 6'2" and need a boat I can stand up in.

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Rob.. there are at least a couple of current or former owners earlier in this thread.. have you tried to PM or email them?

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Re: Anyone familiar with the J/28?

J-28 is a great boat, it can take some pretty rough wind and waves. this is the sailboat on which i learned to sail. i recommend.
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Re: Anyone familiar with the J/28?

How well does the J28 sail to her rating with the standard 5' draft? I have also seen the shoal draft, 3'11". How well does the shoal draft sail to her rating?
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Re: Anyone familiar with the J/28?

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How well does the J28 sail to her rating with the standard 5' draft? I have also seen the shoal draft, 3'11". How well does the shoal draft sail to her rating?
In my admittedly limited experience the ratings adjustment for a shoal draft will never make up for the loss of performance of not having a fin keel.
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Re: Anyone familiar with the J/28?

For any type of racing, draft is your friend. Learn to love it... unless you're cruising extensively in shallow water.
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Re: Anyone familiar with the J/28?

I have recently took a position as captain on a J28. The owner told me it is hull #75, which according to the Jboat website would make it the last one. It is missing it's owners manual, and the placard is completely unreadable.

By chance do any of you J28 owners have a digital, or paper, copy of the owners manual?
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Re: Anyone familiar with the J/28?

I'm surprised by the displacement of the J/28 considering that it is a cored hull. It is 7900lbs, which is pretty heavy for a 28.5' boat. C&C 29 and Pearson 28-2 (my boat) are the same length by about 1000lbs lighter.

Where is the weight?

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