Join Date: Apr 2011
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Schock 35 is a obvious candidate for SoCal in that size and speed range.
Schock 35s PHRFs slightly faster than a J105. It would be a good fast cruiser. You have to modify the rig for short handing handing. There is a active Fleet organization in the SoCal area. Contact them for details on what Schock 35s are for sale and what to look for. Some Schock 35 have been raced hard, others have been babied. Hull is solid hand laid e-glass.
Another choice might be the Santana 30/30 or Santana 35 or Santana 39 - both are relatively fast performance cruisers, local SoCal favorties. All hand laid solid e-glass hulls.
A interesting choice might be the New York 36. Built by Schock for the New York Yacht Club as a performance offshore boat with lux accommodations. 88 were built. Solid e-glass hulls, also hand lain.
The J boats were made by a number of different contract manufacturers over the years, with all the attendant quality issues contract manufacturing tends to have. Therefore, one needs to be exceedingly careful about a survey, especially the hull cores.
Last edited by WDS123; 07-03-2011 at 11:05 AM.