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Great Red Shark

Basket case J/24

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Funky old sailing club where I keep a boat just accepted donation of a tired old J/24 - it's really looking a fright at present. They hope to make a program boat out of it - lend and rent it for hire or training use. Will check in later, just wondering if anyone has any interesting ideas aside from the InterClub modification - I'm not doing THAT much work on it..

 

Lets see: has the old telescoping hatch, but the aft section is missing and has a hunk of plywood in it's place, the cabin floor feels like a sponge and I have no idea how bad the bottom is. Otherwise looks complete, anyway. Old-style stanchions ( upper & lower lifelines) spars looks straight, rudder is decent.

 

Something tells me I'm going to regret saying I'd help them get it together, but I can't just let them go out an hurt somebody. Might just have a boat you can rent in Honolulu again, even if it is a J/24.

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Don't recognize it. Could be Green Flash ? Original interior - floor bashed but not removed yet, so it still has the Verm. Hull is all white, deck has been re-painted not too badly. Needs to be cleaned up and sealed up. Didn't check the hull #, will do Tuesday night.

 

Guy who sailed it down from the Ala Wai - was a brokerage boat that they gave up on when someone asked them to start paying moorage for - did so with the jib sheets led to the tweakers... and survived.

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All white, painted? Green Flash had the green boot top. Was the deck updated? Or just painted over the hardware?

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Or just painted over the hardware?

 

 

I'm currently reading Linda Greenlaw's excellent book about swordfishing. She tells about the time they resprayed her deck -- when there was a dead flounder on it!!! Sprayed right over it ...

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Leave the windows down and paint the inside for free.

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turn it into one them IC24's they do down in the caribbean.

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Deck is in too good a condition to bother getting that itchy. Hull # is 1790. There is a green boot. Spars are clear, don't look original and somebody did a decent re-non-skid on it - grippy without being too aggressive.

 

Sailed it last night for a quick spin with some lagoonatics, after showing them the jib sheet doesn't lead through the foreguy bullesye. I kid you not. They've had it a few days so why should I have expected them to have moved the cushions and taken the water out of the lazerettes ? Call me fancy, but... Anyway the boat is functional, good thing they don't have a spin pole.

 

It looks like for the first time in a long while there might be a place where a competant sailor could rent a J for a day if he were so inclined.

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Green Flash had some good management for a while post J24 fleet era. But after that who knows.

 

Lazarette clips?

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Isn't there some other boat you should be working on? I sort of remember this cool Schumaker 30'er that used to be around the neighborhood... I hear it's now around some other neighborhood not far from the beach, but not exactly at the waterfront, either.

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Yea, it's got clips & I explained how they were basic safety equipment.

 

Much funnier was listening to the theories about the 2:1/4:1 double-ended mainsheet system.

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That would have rather contemplative I'm sure. Dooooood.....

 

How well does the club have this thing covered under their insurance policy? Because if it isn't they should ground it.

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lets not toss the term 'basketcase' around so freely. ok?

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Hey Great Red Shark

 

I have some serviceable old sails for a J. Not race winners by any means, but for a loaner boat they would work. If your interested, let me know.

 

Aloha

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Hey Great Red Shark

 

I have some serviceable old sails for a J. Not race winners by any means, but for a loaner boat they would work. If your interested, let me know.

 

Aloha

No news yet ?

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Funky old sailing club's managers are seriously out-to-lunch on the entire concept, and "caretakers" looking after it equally clueless. Decided to let them handle this one all themselves - as Wayfarer likes to remind me, I have better things to do. I did refer a buyer to them, which they declined - when they could have converted it to Quick Cash and liquidated a Liability, but they likely will just hang onto it until it meets misfortune.

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