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#1 fyschebone

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:15 PM

...other than snarky recommendations about buying another boat?  

 

Seeing quite a few of the 1990s hulls getting into my price range.



#2 MidPack

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:35 PM

May not be what you're looking for http://www.abclubhk....ownload/889.pdf and http://www.j80.org/d...stPractices.pdf

There are lots of threads about J/80's here and elsewhere...

#3 saintcnc

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:17 AM

I would inspect the rudder pintle and gudeon attachments as they tend to wear over time.  Check the aft bulkhead of water tight compartment under the cockpit for rot.  The boats are pretty well built so just inspect for the same wear that any boat that age would have.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:27 AM

hmmm would fawn be jealous of attention to a new sis-lol?  As an fyi I think there are three currently in the area (Musk).

...other than snarky recommendations about buying another boat?  

 

Seeing quite a few of the 1990s hulls getting into my price range.



#5 FreshWaterRules

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:17 PM

Typical Jboat issues to look for in the early J80's.  Check the deck at the chainplates and front hatch.  As I am sure you know, there was a keel scare/issue on the early boats as well.  Not sure how valid of a concern it is but my boat came with service paperwork indicating it had been successfully inspected to Jboats keel inspection procedure.  Get a dual axle trailer.  Buy one!    






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