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#1 psyklik

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 04:49 PM

Anyone have any experience with a J28?

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 04:52 PM

lttle ugly. fast though. not to many of them around.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:09 PM

lttle ugly. fast though. not to many of them around.

fast? compared to what, a catalina/mac. :o

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:25 AM

I owned one for a couple years, nice cruising boat for a couple. Sails well in breeze but not a very good light air boat. If you are looking for a small cruising boat I'd recommend it, not a racer though..pretty slow.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 02:37 AM

I owned one for a couple years, nice cruising boat for a couple. Sails well in breeze but not a very good light air boat. If you are looking for a small cruising boat I'd recommend it, not a racer though..pretty slow.


I've been sailing on one for about 20 years. Very nice boat - faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet, comfortable cockpit, enough room in the cabin, no significant problems. Anythin specific you want to know?

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 02:03 PM

I owned one for a couple years, nice cruising boat for a couple. Sails well in breeze but not a very good light air boat. If you are looking for a small cruising boat I'd recommend it, not a racer though..pretty slow.


I've been sailing on one for about 20 years. Very nice boat - faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet, comfortable cockpit, enough room in the cabin, no significant problems. Anythin specific you want to know?



Just guessing, but I'd doubt it's faster than a J30, J32, J33, or J34c. And that's just in J Boats past line up. Pretty bold statement saying it's faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 05:02 PM

I owned one for a couple years, nice cruising boat for a couple. Sails well in breeze but not a very good light air boat. If you are looking for a small cruising boat I'd recommend it, not a racer though..pretty slow.


I've been sailing on one for about 20 years. Very nice boat - faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet, comfortable cockpit, enough room in the cabin, no significant problems. Anythin specific you want to know?



Just guessing, but I'd doubt it's faster than a J30, J32, J33, or J34c. And that's just in J Boats past line up. Pretty bold statement saying it's faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet.


PHRF Rating is about the same as a J-24's. Faster then most cruiser/racers of the same size/vintage (Pearson 28-2, Tartan 28, Catalina 28, etc., and many older 30 footers (Tartan 30, Oday 30, Pearson 30, etc). I'd say the J32/34C are legitimate cruisers, but the 30/33 are on the racer/cruiser side of things, and not as fair a comparison. Your point, however, is valid. There are a fair number of sub 35ft cruising boats that are faster.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 05:24 PM

Cute, roomy for size, well-made, nice main sheet system, I thought.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 05:27 PM

I owned one for a couple years, nice cruising boat for a couple. Sails well in breeze but not a very good light air boat. If you are looking for a small cruising boat I'd recommend it, not a racer though..pretty slow.


I've been sailing on one for about 20 years. Very nice boat - faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet, comfortable cockpit, enough room in the cabin, no significant problems. Anythin specific you want to know?



Just guessing, but I'd doubt it's faster than a J30, J32, J33, or J34c. And that's just in J Boats past line up. Pretty bold statement saying it's faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet.


+1

Really Ugly boat too.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 06:17 PM

I owned one for a couple years, nice cruising boat for a couple. Sails well in breeze but not a very good light air boat. If you are looking for a small cruising boat I'd recommend it, not a racer though..pretty slow.


I've been sailing on one for about 20 years. Very nice boat - faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet, comfortable cockpit, enough room in the cabin, no significant problems. Anythin specific you want to know?



Just guessing, but I'd doubt it's faster than a J30, J32, J33, or J34c. And that's just in J Boats past line up. Pretty bold statement saying it's faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet.


+1

Really Ugly boat too.


What 28 foot cruising boat with standing headroom that rates 168 ish is better looking?

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:01 PM

I owned one for a couple years, nice cruising boat for a couple. Sails well in breeze but not a very good light air boat. If you are looking for a small cruising boat I'd recommend it, not a racer though..pretty slow.


I've been sailing on one for about 20 years. Very nice boat - faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet, comfortable cockpit, enough room in the cabin, no significant problems. Anythin specific you want to know?



Just guessing, but I'd doubt it's faster than a J30, J32, J33, or J34c. And that's just in J Boats past line up. Pretty bold statement saying it's faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet.


+1

Really Ugly boat too.


What 28 foot cruising boat with standing headroom that rates 168 ish is better looking?

Cal 28-2
Laser 28
Roughly the same or better performance. The J28's stern section is not good looking at all. The 32 & 42 has a better looking one

#12 ducky

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 03:10 AM

I owned one for a couple years, nice cruising boat for a couple. Sails well in breeze but not a very good light air boat. If you are looking for a small cruising boat I'd recommend it, not a racer though..pretty slow.


I've been sailing on one for about 20 years. Very nice boat - faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet, comfortable cockpit, enough room in the cabin, no significant problems. Anythin specific you want to know?



Just guessing, but I'd doubt it's faster than a J30, J32, J33, or J34c. And that's just in J Boats past line up. Pretty bold statement saying it's faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet.


+1

Really Ugly boat too.


What 28 foot cruising boat with standing headroom that rates 168 ish is better looking?

mac 26 :P

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 03:17 AM

I think they are pretty nice looking boats, especially for a 28 footer. Nice sailing boats too. However, the 34c is a better choice(why would I think that????)
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Posted 03 February 2010 - 01:46 PM

I owned one for a couple years, nice cruising boat for a couple. Sails well in breeze but not a very good light air boat. If you are looking for a small cruising boat I'd recommend it, not a racer though..pretty slow.


I've been sailing on one for about 20 years. Very nice boat - faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet, comfortable cockpit, enough room in the cabin, no significant problems. Anythin specific you want to know?



Just guessing, but I'd doubt it's faster than a J30, J32, J33, or J34c. And that's just in J Boats past line up. Pretty bold statement saying it's faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet.


+1

Really Ugly boat too.


What 28 foot cruising boat with standing headroom that rates 168 ish is better looking?


Andrews28

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 03:21 PM

I've been sailing on one for about 20 years. Very nice boat - faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet, comfortable cockpit, enough room in the cabin, no significant problems. Anythin specific you want to know?
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Just guessing, but I'd doubt it's faster than a J30, J32, J33, or J34c. And that's just in J Boats past line up. Pretty bold statement saying it's faster than any cruising boat up to 35 feet.
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+1

Really Ugly boat too.
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What 28 foot cruising boat with standing headroom that rates 168 ish is better looking?
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Andrews28
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Posted 03 February 2010 - 03:31 PM

The Andrews rates 168 ish?

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 04:28 PM

pics or it doesnt exist...

like the front page

#18 sailman

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 05:31 PM

pics or it doesnt exist...

like the front page

The Andrews 28 is pretty spartan compared to the J28.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:09 PM

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Talked to a few owners and for some reason they went with a complex HIGH DOLLAR (for a 28')rudder that can be fun

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 02:43 AM

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Talked to a few owners and for some reason they went with a complex HIGH DOLLAR (for a 28')rudder that can be fun


The problem with that rudder set up is the Harken bearings were junk. If they have not been replaced, they will have to be. I've owned a j/37 and now a j/34c and both had bearing issues. I now have the jefa bearings and no issues. The Harkens locked up solid and would not turn at all. This is a "must fix" on any J/boat with harkens that has seen salt.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:29 AM

pics or it doesnt exist...

like the front page

The Andrews 28 is pretty spartan compared to the J28.


AND the Andrews is just as ugly as the J28. WAY too high of freeboard.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 04:19 AM

In 28 feet its hard to get standing headroom without some freeboard. In a light boat like the Andrews...its even harder. But not too many people these days will buy a boat and use it for cruising without the standing headroom part. Not to say it can't be done, or that many haven't already done it. Just that it won't sell today as a cruising boat 'less you can standup in it.

Don't think the Andrews meant as a cruiser anyway...its more a racer that one can comfortably weekend/overnight. Or have 4 guys stay on during an away regatta.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 04:25 AM

The Andrews rates 168 ish?


A quick web search found an article on the Andrews that quotes a Vancouver PHRF of 89. 168 doesn't seem right at all.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:51 AM

I've owed one for 7 years now. Beer can wednesday nite and some weekend racing with dacron sails. The boat will compete PHRF with any crusiing boat under 35'. I regularly complete againest a C&C 33, (beat them), a C&C 35 (flip a coin)and an Ericson 32, (70/30 I win) I can fly a chute with three guys and cruise to BI for a four day weekend in comfort. In this catagory of sailing it's ususlly the sailor not the boat that wins

You will be hard pressed to find a better 28' boat package. My next boat will be a 34c or 35 c when I can afford the 2x price.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 01:15 PM

I've owed one for 7 years now. Beer can wednesday nite and some weekend racing with dacron sails. The boat will compete PHRF with any crusiing boat under 35'. I regularly complete againest a C&C 33, (beat them), a C&C 35 (flip a coin)and an Ericson 32, (70/30 I win) I can fly a chute with three guys and cruise to BI for a four day weekend in comfort. In this catagory of sailing it's ususlly the sailor not the boat that wins

You will be hard pressed to find a better 28' boat package. My next boat will be a 34c or 35 c when I can afford the 2x price.


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#26 jfdubu

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:30 AM

Narragansett bay, Wickford YC wednesday series, weekend stuff


I've owed one for 7 years now. Beer can wednesday nite and some weekend racing with dacron sails. The boat will compete PHRF with any crusiing boat under 35'. I regularly complete againest a C&C 33, (beat them), a C&C 35 (flip a coin)and an Ericson 32, (70/30 I win) I can fly a chute with three guys and cruise to BI for a four day weekend in comfort. In this catagory of sailing it's ususlly the sailor not the boat that wins

You will be hard pressed to find a better 28' boat package. My next boat will be a 34c or 35 c when I can afford the 2x price.


jfdubu,

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