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[quote=PTsailing;304933]We're going to go look at a 1979 San Juan 28, I found lots of technical info on the boat (San Juan 28 website) but I would love some feedback from folks that own one or have sailed one of these boats. We're new to sailing and this would be our first boat, although I did have a Super Snark for several years When I lived in Florida before the jetskiers drove me off the intercoastal. Loved that little coleman cooler with a sail, even had a real sail made for it to replace the thin nylon one that came with it.
We are also looking at a Newport 28, but the San Juan has a bit more gear and is less money. All opinions welcome.
Juli and Bill[
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Originally Posted by LittleMissMagic View Post
My boat is a 1979 San Juan 26 I can tell you that the hull is very solid. San Juan hand laid thier hulls. My 26 is a good bit slower than a 28, my PHRF rating is 240, but still competative if you want to race. One of the negatives about these boats is the lack of ventilation something you may want to add if it hasn't been done already. Also there was a writup in Good Old Boat about the Clark Boat Company,who built San Juans. It was in the January/Febuary issue if you can get your hands on one.
We sail a 26 on the Chesapeake. You are correct about the solid hand laid hull and the very poor venilation but not a blister and mine is a 76 and has survived 5 kids and many trips to the inner harbor and Annapolis and St Michaels. It wins me a bottle of wine at every club race for being last. Maybe it is the skipper.
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