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Re: J24 keel damage - run aground
Not to worry, there are tens of thousands of J/24s, literally, made in multiple plants all over the world. And there are folks buying and selling them every year. If this one doesn't work out--another one will.
J/24 owners tend to be rabid racers, and find a boat that has never been run aground, t-boned, broke or worn out, might be a challenge. But they are out there! And there's a lot of support from the J/folks (as you've found) and the class associations. Odds are, someone knows someone who'll put you in touch with a straight boat.