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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-08-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 6,092
Posted By farscape
Re: Stepping a mast on a J/24 (23 o'day pop top)

(I know this is an old thread but my post count doesn't let me PM tommays...)

Hello,

I've recently acquired a J/24 and I'm looking for info on how to step the mast w/o a crane. You posted a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-21-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,970
Posted By farscape
Re: Thinking of buying a 1979 J/24

@Irunbird: Adding all your input to my list. The APS pictures are great and the Harken diagrams are now a lot more useful to put things in context.

@All: thanks much for your comments, they were...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-19-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,970
Posted By farscape
Re: Thinking of buying a 1979 J/24

Obviously I never sailed a J/24 yet so I read as much as I could from the net and inevitably I came across the capsizing incidents - there are some technical details which I won't get into (93 deg,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-19-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,970
Posted By farscape
Re: Thinking of buying a 1979 J/24

Thanks everyone for your input - it's a big help to get somebody elses perspective.

J/24's propensity for capsizing when broached (with the hatches and lazarretes open) still gives me pause. I'm...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-19-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,970
Posted By farscape
Re: Thinking of buying a 1979 J/24

Great piece of advice, thank you! I'm sitting on the fence but you might have just given me the push :)

Best,
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-19-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,970
Posted By farscape
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-18-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,970
Posted By farscape
Re: Thinking of buying a 1979 J/24

Thanks, SHNOOL. The boat comes on a single axle trailer, with two complete sets of sails (no rips/tears from what I've seen - I checked them in the cabin) and the price is in the ballpark you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-18-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,970
Posted By farscape
Thinking of buying a 1979 J/24

I'm thinking of buying a 1979 J/24. Knowing that such older boats have lots of issues, I need some help to determine if it's woth my dime and time to buy it.

To my untrained eye, the boot looks...
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