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I rather like them. No deal-breaker bad sailing habits. Nice enough interior for family or even 2-couple weekending. Or a week in the San Juans. I myself have considered one...

but...

They are 20 years old now so depending on how well it's been cared for, there are a lot of systems coming online for repair, replacement, renovation, etc. I've seen the white interior laminate starting to peel or bubble. Standing rigging OK? Just inspect it well.

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Check the keel sumps really carefully for stress fracturing. Not the keel to sump joint, but the sump radius to hull area.  Most of the earlier J-120's have been repaired.   But, I was called in to survey one that slipped through about six years ago.  I am sure there are more out there. Reportedly this area was re-engineered post number 50 or so. But, Caveat Emptor!

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