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SOLD:1979 J/30 Hull #87 Zephyr V2.0 (formerly) Rampage located on Lake Ponchartrain in New OrleansZephyr V2.0

I'm the third owner and have used it very lightly over the last 19 years. Was owned from 1979 to 1983 by the Chicago Yacht Club Race Committee Chairman, an avid racer in Chicago (raced 5 consecutive "Mackinaw" races until Bob Conrad bought it and cruised her). It has about 700 hrs total on the Yanmar, it has a rebuilt Martec Eliptec prop and 7/8" shaft, 1991 new generation mast, brand new Benz Faget North Sales sails and all related hardware, full interior (removable table, ice box, alcohol stove, electronics panel, nav. station, etc), safety gear (harnesses, MOB gear, 2 horse-shoe rings, 6-man life raft, etc.), new halyards.

The boat is in good overall condition with a brand new paint job, Awlgrip Stark White with Zephyr Blue boot stripe. The hull is feathered with a brand new racing bottom job (Intralux 2000e barrier with BaltoPlate). Donnie Brennan faired "go fast" rudder. The interior is original (cushions faded/weathered). Deck is newly painted (good and solid). Hatches have been replaced.

($35,000 obo) Contact: David Erwin at 985-725-0956 Selling because I like rebuilding J/30s. Ad posted 8/08/2007
[top] Updated 11/22/2008

SOLD:1981 J/30, Mary’s Prayer Hull #323, Lying Greenwich, CT, Clean and Fast, 2 mains, #1, #2, #3, spinnaker, boomkicker vang, autopilot, lifesling, Garmin GPS, stereo, nice interior, Asking $24,000 (negotiable). Call 203-247-0470, e-mail Ad posted 9/29/2008


SOLD:1979 J/30 – Hull ID# 219 TSP3021911179 – located in Noank, CT The boat is in good overall condition and was purchased 4 years ago for light cruising with my family. New Awlgrip paint job in 2005 (no name on hull), 6 brand new bunk cushions (custom-fit foam and Sunbrella fabric), Engine was rebuilt in 1997 (low hours). Was in the process of retrofitting the deck, needs some minor work to bring back to race ready. Spar and standing rigging in good condition. Sail inventory is limited (1 Mainsail, Genoas: #1, #2, #3) $21,500 Price Reduced 11/20/08: $15,500 Contact: Paul at Tel: 860-434-0464 Cell: 212-920-5077 Ad posted 5/22/2008


SOLD:1980 J/30 Wind Dancer Hull #246, this boat located in Seekonk, MA is in great cruising shape with a Doyle racing main in a stack-pack. Boat has been lightly cruised with the same owner since 1995. Original gel coat, no known moisture in the hull or deck, would need updating to race. Documented #633073. Asking $17,900 . Contact Peter Marshall Ad posted 4/23/2008


SOLD:1982 J/30 $20,000 Price Reduced 11/20/2008: $18,000 - Hull #389. HIN#TSP00389M82B. White hull, early cockpit configuration. Winner of Nationals in 2002. Sails are 10yrs old. To have a fast race boat you will need to paint the bottom and get new main and #1 genoa. Boat is in Norwalk, CT. Call Bill Murphy @ 203-216-8035 email

Ad posted 3/25/2008


1979 J/30 – Whistler Hull #5 – located in Marblehead

In excellent condition and ready for racing and cruising. The boat has been modified for offshore sailing by adding a one-foot Jim Taylor designed keel extension which has made the boat much more stable for offshore cruising and racing. If one-design configuration keel is desired, will remove keel extension and restore to original shape.

The racing PHRF rating is 138 and cruising is 147. The boat has been lightly used and is ready to be launched. The bottom has recently been spray-painted and burnished, the hull and mast have been waxed and buffed, the woodwork has been varnished. She is all ready to go!

Electronics and Navigation Equipment:

  • Horizon VHF Twin Bulkhead Mounted Compasses
  • Datamarine AWI Signet Speedo w/Log
  • Raytheon Fatho Garmin GPS Chart Plotter
  • Autohelm 1000 Auto Pilot KVH
  • Stereo System Speakers in Cabin and Cockpit

Sails and Rigging:

  • 3 Mains
  • 6 Genoa 163 to 110% Storm Jib
  • 3 Spinnakers .75 oz
  • 1 Spinnaker 1.5 oz.
  • New Headfoil, 2001
  • 11.5’ and 12.5’ Spinnaker Poles
$20,000.00 Contact: Fred Schmid email
Tel: 781.631.7985 (home); 978.745.0088 ext 304 (work)
Ad posted 10/23/2005
[top] Updated 11/21/2008

SOLD:1985 J/30 Hull #526 Daisy Cutter Located in Scituate, MA

This is one of the "new" boats with the desired cockpit configuration. It has a good combination of racing and cruising upgrades. The first owner Cruised it. The cruising configuration includes an aft propane locker, swim ladder, AC Power. The next owner raced it and added many racing upgrades, Tuff Luff head stay, folding prop, new boom vang, windward sheeting traveler. Other upgrades include new forward hatch, new companionway boards, new portlights, GPS Chartplotter mounted for viewing from the Cockpit, ST 2000 Autohelm, Dodger (although it needs repair), teak redone 2 years ago, newer halyards. Full set of racing sails plus a Dacron cruising Mainsail. I'm the third owner and used it lightly the last 5 years.

Update: A survey this summer found moisture in the "typical J/30 places" but was deemed To be "not extensive". A diesel mechanic replaced an engine mount and a dried out gasget. He said the engine was in "very good shape". He has agreed to talk to potential buyers about the engine.

$24,000 Contact: Sean at
(617) 884-4298
Ad posted 5/26/2006
[top] Ad Updated: 11/20/2008

Sails and Equipment for Sale


Many Sails from Mystic as Mud, Hull #418 located in Texas: I will sell the whole lot for $3000. The jib alone was $2500 and the main $3200. Made by Banks sails in Tampa Florida. The other sails, delivery main is Dacron in good shape, I was racing with it before I got the new one. I have a 110 in almost new Dacron, a 163, about 50% used up, a 140 in decent shape Dacron, a .75 oz and 1.5 oz spinnaker and also have a snuffer with them like new. All the Dacron are Hank on. The new jib was on a tuff luff headstay. At this time I would just like to sell all together.
Contact Terry Cantrell - 979-732-5731 (ext 209) Email -
(Posted 19 Nov 2008)

FOR SALE! Fuzzy Wuzzy needs to clean out the basement from used sails:

  • 2005 class spinnaker - 2006 LIS distr champ, 3rd 2006 NA and 5th 2007 NA - $700 - Sold!
  • Early 1990's Class Mylar genoa not used since 1995 - $250
  • Early 1990's Dacron #3 not used since 1995 - $250 - Sold!

Bengt Johansson - 908-222-3797-
(Posted Oct 2008, Updated 21 Nov 2008)

SAILS FOR SALE I have been cleaning out my loft and found that my sailboat rental program has no use for the following J30 sails. All are in very good condition or better, some are nearly new. I am guessing that they range in age from 6-10 years old, though all have been stored in a heated, building for nearly all of that time (The sails came with boats I acquired for daysailing purposes-no racing). They are a bargain for anyone who want great sails at attractive prices.

  • Haarstick Mainsail and #1 Genoa (quilt cut) Approximately 2000 vintage(?) but in excellent condition. Very lightly used. The mainsail looks new and the genoa nearly the same. Genoa has #6 luff tape. Picture available. $1,300 for the pair. - Sold!
  • Boston #1 Genoa (~5oz dacron, #6 luff tape). Good to VG condition. I would rate this sail as OK for club racing and very good for daysailing. It is clean and has good crispness, indicating years of life remaining. $400.
  • Horizon 2.2oz. light #1 Genoa, dacron. Very good condition, with no indication of stress. The dacron is very clean and has good crispness. luff tape. $300
  • Storm Jib, dacron 8-9oz. Nearly new condition, showing no use at all. Luff 20', Foot 10', leach 15'. #6 luff tape(3/16"), and wire luff. $300.

Located in Chicago. contact: or 773 791 7923 Adv posted 10/8/2008, Updated 11/21/2008





A SAD PARTING (and even sadder PARTING-OUT) We were recenly forced to scrap our 1979 boat. Before doing so we removed everything of value. Contact me for any parts you might need to improve the value of your own boat. The engine is sold, but everything else is available, including a dry rudder (Sold), deck hardware, pulpits, interior parts and rigging. Ask about anything else of interest. Mast and boom (Sold), sails and furler are listed separately on this page.

contact: or 773 791 7923 Adv posted 10/8/2008, Updated 11/21/2008

Complete J30 mast and boom. Good and sound. Located in Chicago. Call for details $2,700. Alan 773 252 3700 or Ad posted: 7/5/2008 (Sold)

- 2006 Harken MK IV furler. Complete with new wire headstay. Located in Chicago. $1,500. Call for details Alan 773 252 3700 or Ad posted: 7/5/2008



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