Single Status Update
Hello George, this is Mike. I was in Manila just prior to the covid and plan to move there half the year asap. Also, I live on Lake Erie and I'm looking for a J/35. I'm on Viber and WhatsApp at 440-370-5708
Thanks for writing !I have a significant other in Samar, met her a year ago- she has a nice house on the water and a farm. She also has family near Subic Bay and I know there is a nice yacht club there. I was thinking it would be a nice second home to have a J/35 in Subic and also to cruise at times, is the seven foot draft a problem for this?
You are very knowledgeable about the J/35. There are two nice examples one in Buffalo, NY which is 3 hours away, the other is in Green Bay, WI eight hours away. That one is owned by a lawyer, has a factory shower stall, and appears to be in great condition by photos. I'd like to buy one here and polish my sailing skills, I've lived on a Cal 34 for a year in the past but have only had powerboats recently.
I've been studying about the J/35 and I am very familiar with restoring sailboats, especially fiberglass repair which seems to be their biggest weakness with the deck penetrations into the balsa core and poor bedding of the deck hardware. Also the rudder bearings, and all of them have ancient diesels. I wonder how often one comes up for sale that has all of these items already resolved.
Anyway, I am encouraged that someone is already doing exactly what I want to be doing in the Philippines. It doesn't look good for international travel in 2021.