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Its been said that the perfect racing machine disintegrates as it crosses the finish line.
J24 make a case for this bit of wisdom.
They are extremely lightly built with a fully balsa cored hull that is one of the most prone to absorb moisture. When the core is saturated and then rots, the hull structure gets significantly weaker. Most of these boats are crane launched using an eye near the bilge sump. As the boat likely weighs much more (saturated balsa)than its design weight, the stress around the eye and bilge sump starts to pull things apart. A 28 year old J24 is likely not a wise investment.
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