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    Default Source of scrapped J/24 components

    Iím slowly designing a daysailer and thinking itíd save some work and money if I could use components from boats being scrapped. Specifically, a J/24 keel and a J/22 rig are about what Iím thinking.
    A fair number of these boats are dying of balsa core cancer. Is anyone systematically scrapping them?

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    Yes, although on the wrong coast. These guys might be worth calling.

    www.sailboatwreckingyard.com

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    Might try these guys.

    https://www.marinesalvagemaine.com/
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    Keep an eye on Craigslist in Mass and surrounding states, lots of boats show up for little or no money during the winter, you might get lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHYankee View Post
    Yes. The guy who runs it is responsive to specific requests. If you tell him how you'd want a J-24 keel to be cut from a used hull he'd do it for you. Then to get it to Mass'ts by a U-Haul trailer, which he could load it onto. I could haul that down for you on some trip south. Maybe you could advertise on Craigslist for what you want and get one closer.

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    I looked at Waterline's website. They are in N Kingstown RI. They specialize in small J's. They only show new stuff on their website,and it seems to be very expensive...cam cleats that you can get from Alibaba for $3.50 for $30 (same picture).

    It might be worth a call however.

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    Have you called Mass Marine Parts in Quincy? A friend just picked up a Pierson 30 rudder there after a little docking mishap in NC.

    http://www.massmarineparts.com/stripped-boats/

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    It’s easier than that. I called my guy at a local boatyard and asked him if a J/24 had gone off to die in a corner of the yard. He laughed. A couple of phone calls later I was the proud owner. I paid the yard to dissect the keel and dump the rest.
    We launch in the spring.
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    Very neat! Would you share a plan view?
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    Looks great Jim!
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    Nice chocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBSebens View Post
    Very neat! Would you share a plan view?
    See our hosts’ drawings of Joel White’s Fox Island Class. My boat is loosely based on it.
    I liked the overall concept of the handsome double ended daysailer, but wanted:
    - Smooth topsides and a different construction method.
    - A slightly larger rig.
    - Use recycled keel and rig. J/24 it turned out.

    There’s a very cooperative foundry that make such foolishness possible.
    Last edited by JimConlin; 02-26-2021 at 04:40 AM.

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