Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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Like Kivalo says, it all depends upon what you want to do with the boat. The J/24 is great for bopping around, obviously has its own trailer, and can move in light air. Lots of deck to stretch out on, and a big cockpit for partying. Overnight accommodations... not so much.
The Grampian has headroom! Bunks! But very little space on deck, and I suspect the cockpit is fairly small (you should check). Both are good boats, (though every boat is different - one might be in better shape than the other - you never know). It's a bit like the difference between a minivan and a sports car. YOUR plans will make one better than the other for YOU. THEN you can look at what condition the boat is actually in. Happy hunting!