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#1 Great Red Shark

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:23 PM

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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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:29 PM

Which one?



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:55 PM

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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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:09 PM

hull number could help



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:23 PM

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



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:53 AM

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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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:15 AM

Leave the windows down and paint the inside for free.  



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:01 PM

Sometimes free is too much



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:43 PM

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



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:58 PM

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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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:40 PM

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

 

Lazarette clips?



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:01 PM

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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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:01 PM

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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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:52 AM

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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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:22 AM

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



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:23 PM

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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Posted 22 December 2013 - 07:02 PM

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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Posted 24 December 2013 - 06:50 AM

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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