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.