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Old 10-30-2002
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San Juan 28

I am looking for any info on the San Juan 28''s. I am a beginning sailor who would probably be doing a lot of single-handing. When I have help it will be my wife who is still a little skittish about sailing and about heeling.
Are these sturdy, good-sailing boats? What kind of problems have they developed with age? What should I know before buying one? Thanks for the help.
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I have owned a San Juan 30 for the last 4 years. I have raced and cruised the boat. So far I have had no problems except the window and hatch leaks. Which are now fixed. The boats are well built and perform well. If you want some more info check out

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The San Juan was made out here in the Seattle area by the Clark Boat Company. It enjoyed a very big following on the west coast for many years.
Like so many of the sailboat companies, it fell on hard times and went under. The SJ 28 is a fine boat that sails very well. It was set up with hand layed glass and had very few problems. There is still a large fleet around with a good re-sale market. If the price is right and its in good condition, I would jump at a 28. It is also a boat that can be single handed very easily, and from the way you describe your wife, she well probably be a passenger rather than crew....lots of us have it that way too.

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