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07-30-2008 11:52 PM
idealflaw why don't they make these boats anymore? it seems like they are universally loved. that's why i bought mine. I know Clark isn't around anymore but it seems like someone could really make use of those molds and capitalize on a proven formula and name...


on that note, I love the sj23 site as well but i have a few beefs with it.
1. geocities - i really worry about the longevity of the geocities linkage.. often, the links don't work because of geocities weak bandwidth..
2. tiny pictures (also a geocities issue)

bob Schimmel who maintains the site has been great - he's answered personal emails and helped me greatly. it's a rich site. If this company is every revived, Bob should publish a magazine (a-la catalina main sheet)....
07-30-2008 09:27 PM
Pumaman sanjuan2r and Lake Escape,

Thanks for the tips - I've been haunting the San Juan 23 site for a month now, and am working on a number of improvements based on the articles there.

Best,

Pumaman
07-30-2008 09:25 PM
Pumaman
Quote:
Originally Posted by denverd0n View Post
Had an S23 back when I lived in Florida. That was in the 80s. Too bad they don't make them anymore, they were good boats. It was perfect for weekends on Tampa Bay and down in the Keys.

Anyway, as for the pin, it is just a stainless pin. Measure the size you need and I would be absolutely SHOCKED if you can't get exactly what you need at mcmaster dot com.

When I had mine, I also put a quick release lever on the backstay. Go to mauriprosailing dot com and search for "quick release lever." You'll see what I mean. Between that and quick release pins everywhere appropriate it made raising and lowering the mast a snap, because you could release the tension while raising the mast (making it easy to get everything hooked up) and then instantly reset the tension.

Good luck!
denverd0n,

Thanks for the link to mcmaster, I've found my new favorite site for bits of hardware.
07-30-2008 06:34 PM
LakeEscape
Congrats

I too am an SJ23 owner, sailing on Lake Norman in NC.

Here is the link to San Juan Tech Tips: SJ23 San Juan 23 sail boat Tech Tips The site is maintained by Bob Schimmel, who sails in the waters around Vancouver. Gene Adams is the guy who bought the molds and the parts inventor and still sells spares for the SJ23.

The site is continually updated and is a wealth of knowledge about the boats. The pin you are seeking is pretty generic and can be found through Schafer Marine. One major thing to check is the centerboard and the mechanism for raising it. The centerboard is a 30lb of flat steel and is prone to corrosion.

These are really fun boats to sail, fast, forgiving and they have the wieght to stand up in a blow.

Fair Winds,

LakeEscape
Lake Norman
Charlotte, NC
07-30-2008 05:43 PM
sanjuan2R Puma:
There is still a boatbuilder near Monroe,WA who has the Clark Boat Co. molds for the SJ21, SJ23,SJ26, SJ28, & SJ30. I know he makes duplicate rudders, tillers, etc. for these boats plus has access to other rigging used on these models. He was still building them ten years ago when I visited his shop. The SJ fleet in Seattle will have some further info - I expect.

Congrats on owning a good sailing boat.

Randy
Astoria,OR
S/V Doodles
C&C 27
07-30-2008 05:21 PM
denverd0n Had an S23 back when I lived in Florida. That was in the 80s. Too bad they don't make them anymore, they were good boats. It was perfect for weekends on Tampa Bay and down in the Keys.

Anyway, as for the pin, it is just a stainless pin. Measure the size you need and I would be absolutely SHOCKED if you can't get exactly what you need at mcmaster dot com.

When I had mine, I also put a quick release lever on the backstay. Go to mauriprosailing dot com and search for "quick release lever." You'll see what I mean. Between that and quick release pins everywhere appropriate it made raising and lowering the mast a snap, because you could release the tension while raising the mast (making it easy to get everything hooked up) and then instantly reset the tension.

Good luck!
07-30-2008 02:27 PM
Pumaman Thanks to everyone who replied for the congratulations and for your tips. I have some leads to work on now.
07-30-2008 02:26 PM
Pumaman
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Originally Posted by idealflaw View Post
congrats on the new boat.
i too am a recent sj23 owner. regarding the pin, i too had looked at replacing. the real problem was the retainer clip that goes through the pin had corroded and could not be removed - it was fused in the hole. i took it to west marine to look at just getting a new pin but had no luck. Fortunately, one of the employees was very helpful - he went backstage and grabbed a drill. He put the pin in a vice clamp and drilled into the pin. It was as good as new after that..
had I been unable to replace, I think I would have had to make many trips to places like home depot and other marine stores until I found a suitable alternative.
Thanks for the congrats - fortunately my pin was already out when I got the boat.
07-30-2008 02:24 PM
Pumaman
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Originally Posted by capngregg View Post
Congrats on the new boat! I would first try to identify the manufacturer of the main spar (mast) by its cross section. Try looking on rigrite.com or dwyer.com.

Once you find the manufacturer of the spar they usually group all of the parts related to that spar as accessories. If that doesn't work there is always the Morgan Owners site.

I'm sure someone else here at sailnet.com can help if you can't find the spar mfg.

Good Luck!
Capngregg, thanks for your message. My mast was made by Kenyon; I've looked on rigrite but haven't found the piece I need. I'll give them a call though.
07-30-2008 02:23 PM
Pumaman
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Originally Posted by rbensyl View Post
Hi there- you will love this website dedicated to the SJ23 if you haven't seen it yet- look for "SJ 23 tech tips" on google and you'll find the site.

I have had one for about two years and the projects go fast- its a pretty well designed boat.

FWIW- Mine has been using a long threaded stainless bolt with nut on the end to keep the mast in place.

Enjoy!
rbensyl, I do know about the SJ23 site - it's great and I'm already planning a number of projects based on their info. Thanks for the message!
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