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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
09/22/20 10:49 PM
Ours did, and I think it is a 13S. Danforth. The chain I had would not also fit though so I ended up with chain across the deck.

I found the locker more than useless in most common situations.
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
09/22/20 10:47 PM
If you look closely, the storage boxes in the lazarette do drain into the cockpit with a hole. Not really big enough for a full size tank though. This is where I keep my green bbq cans though when cruising because there is an "outside drain"
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Sails & Equipment for Sale
09/21/20 10:58 PM
St Michael's main heavy Dacron luff37'4" leach 39' foot 12'10"reef 5'10" call or text Steve for pics 4104744371
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Boats for Sale
09/20/20 08:08 PM
Steller J. The J30 is a great cruiser often seen anchored in beautiful coves and bays in the Pacific north west. Steller J easily sleeps four but can sleep up to six. The J30 is a great cruiser racer and has just returned from two weeks in Desolation Sound. Her accommodation is as follows: You enter the large cabin with almost 6’ headroom; The galley area is to port with a double burner stove, sink and storage cupboards; to starboard is more storage and a navigation table that slides aft to reveal a large cool box; The main cabin consists of two long settees that double as side berths with storage below, behind, and above; Through the bulkhead door where the force 10 heater is located is the head along with a sink and hanging closet; Past the head is a spacious V-Birth that easily sleeps two tall adults.

The current owner has extensively updated her over the past three years with no expense spared. The latest B&G electronics, new deck hardware, new lines, and updated interior. When the boat was bought three years ago the bottom was sanded down to gel coat, blemished filled and faired, and new bottom paint. Steller J has just been taken out of the water and has had the bottom repainted see photos attached. The Yanmah 2qm15, dubbed the Nagasaki Knocker, is known for its reliability and low diesel fuel consumption. Lovingly maintained with a full fluid flush every year. She does not use an oz of oil. The engine pushes her along at 6+ knots getting you to your destination faster than most 30’ sailboats.

Steller J is ready to cruise or race. She has competed in most VARC series and regattas, Round Salt Spring Regatta and won podium standing in multiple VRC Polar Bear series.

You will love sailing this boat. More info can be found here https://www.jboats.com/j30-sailing-performance/amp

Sails (all north sails)
2 x Main sails
2 x #1’s (recent new #1)
2 x #2’s
1 x #3
3 x Spinnakers

Inside the boat
New cushion covers throughout (2018)
Memory foam topper to the V Birth (2019)
Fan heater off the engine
force 10 heater
Double burner stove
Navigation table
Built in large cool box
Sink with water tank
Head with holding tank and door
Storage below and behind sofa’s
Storage below V-birth along with cloths locker
Fire blanket and extinguishers (2018)

Electrics (All new in the last 3 years)
2 x Battery’s
Electric bilge pump with switches for manual and auto
Boss Bluetooth radio and speakers
USB and 12v power port
Simrad TP22 Tiller Pilot
Simrad RS35 radio with DSG & AIS reciever
B&G Vulcan 7 Chart Plotter
B&G Triton Display
Mast head wind and direction
Through hull Speed temperature and depth
Mast light
LED Navigation lights
Solar vent

Deck (replaced or upgraded in the last 3 years)
Spinlock Clutches
Kicker & outhaul brought back to the cockpit
2 x Harken self tailing winches
2 x compasses
Pullpit and pushpit remounted
All safety gear
All halyards replaced x3
Jib sheets
Spinnaker sheets
Main sheet
Downhaul and topping lift
Backstay control sheet
Tiller refinished
Carbon pole
New life lines

New bottom paint September 2020

$29,500 CAD
Located in Vancouver BC
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Boats for Sale
09/19/20 12:57 AM
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
09/13/20 11:06 PM
I would love to see the article. Please email it to me!
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Boats for Sale
09/11/20 09:32 PM
Forspar spinnacker pole 3"dia x12'4" jaw to jaw length $ 450.00 ships from Leland N C 28451 call or text. 410 474 4371 Steve
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Boats for Sale
09/11/20 09:09 PM
#3 Genoa Kevlar made by St Michael's sail loft only used a few times luff 34'4" leach 32' foot18'9" $700.00 ships from Leland NC 28451 call or text for pics 410-474-4371 Steve.
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Boats for Sale
09/11/20 09:00 PM
Jump to new posts #1 Genoa [by Sts]
#1genoa Kevlar radial cut made by quantum sail loft luff 34'1" leach 32'4" foot 19' this sail has three patches less than 2"x2" at bottom of sail $450.00 ships from Leland NC 28451 call or text for pics 410-474-4371 Steve
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Boats for Sale
09/11/20 08:14 PM
J30 spinnacker for sale $450.00 light use has a 2x2 patch ships from Leland NC 28451 call or text Steve 410-474-4372.measurments 34'x34'x21'10" red and white. Call for pictures
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
09/11/20 01:21 PM
Can any one comment on what transmission ration & prop size they used when re-powering their J/30 with a Yanmar 2YM? It has a different bell housing bolt pattern from the old engine.

On my 2GM I have a forward ratio of 2.62 and have stock 14" Martec propeller
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Looking to Buy Something
09/04/20 04:12 PM
Giving this a bump...
Still looking for a spare 2GM water pump.
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
09/02/20 08:58 AM
Hi I removed the tank sloshed it around then emptied the tank.
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Racing Tools and Techniques
09/01/20 06:04 PM
Originally Posted by usa1136
We race with all NS similar to Wildcat and our tuning is very similar to the above. I would add that we leave the headstay at max length until 18 knots, then put turns on after that. We tend to be on the extreme at low end and upper end with tension of standing rigging - . Super loose in light air, with leeward shrouds like a noodle. In high winds, we go up to 42/43 on lowers and uppers. We also tighten turnbuckles on the backstay in over 18 as well to allows for enough backstay tension. The tension on the backstay for breezy conditions does not allow the backstay to be eased enough in light air so a light and heavy air setting for both backstay turnbuckles is needed.

I have found that if you reef the main, it is very difficult to point. Some boats in OD get faux reef points that meet the rule but can't be used as they feel they will never reef the main while racing.

Take some pics and post them and I'm sure you will get a few opinions on this forum.

usa1136 - Are you measuring 42/43 using the Pro PT-2 (coil spring) or the 90 Model B?
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
09/01/20 04:09 PM
Wow, it seems it was discontinued. Cookmate 4200, same as Origo 4100. So frustrating as it is the perfect stovetop for the older J30
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
09/01/20 04:03 PM
Agree that a fast vibration is less likely the electrical wires as they usually just slowly smack the side of the mast with each roll
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Looking to Buy Something
09/01/20 03:56 PM
I am looking for a Origo alcohol stove 4100

Let me know if you have one.

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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
08/31/20 06:06 PM
Can you take in your old cushions to get them copied?

As for the J2, ours is 140% and is a great sail for shorthanded sailing. You can get a lot of good used ones because the hardcore OD guys on the east coast rarely use them smile

Because we live in a really windy spot, and our racing at other lighter locations was done doublehanded, one year I stopped carrying a #1 altogether and had the boat rated for only the #2 (playing the PHRF game). The rating was so generous that I felt guilty because we were just as fast in 90% of conditions, but punished the fleet with our handicap.

I am due for a new #2. I just spent 10 days cruising and that is all we used.
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
08/31/20 05:47 PM
I have the Forespar Y valves that seem to operate pretty smoothly. I lubed the heck out of the inside with Vaseline before installing them.
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The Boat, Sails and Equipment
08/31/20 05:42 PM
My Danforth 12S has been flawless. Here in BC it is similar anchoring conditions to Alaska I would think. Deep and limited ability for scope.

I think it is more important to carry more chain vs a heavier anchor itself. Even send down a kellet on the rode where you expect holding to be marginal. I had 30' of 5/16" chain up until this last cruising trip I added another 26' so I now have 56' of chain. In the mud, the Danforth sets really easily and almost completely disappears under the surface. The bonus is that it weighs hardly anything compared to a Rocna or CQR.

A lot of people around here also use Bruce anchors, but if I were to buy a second type it would probably be a plow type like a Rocna or Delta.
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The Smack
08/27/20 07:19 PM

An authentic sailor and boatsman, the late Paul Worthington was always more comfortable on the water than ‘on the hard.’ HARRY BOWMAN/Contributed
Paul Worthington looked the way a hard-living and accomplished sailor should, and he had the requisite seafaring cred to back up any stories told around a bar. And there were plenty of those.

Worthington, who held the title of Minister of Piracy in the Conch Republic Navy, died Aug. 23, taking many people by surprise. He was 72.

Known in Key West as co-owner of the legendary Schooner Wharf Bar with his wife, Evalena, Worthington had already lived a full life on the water in his native New England before arriving in the Florida Keys in the mid-’80s. He and Evalena started Schooner Wharf Bar aboard an old schooner docked in Key West Harbor before expanding and moving into its familiar space at the foot of William Street.

“Worthington was born in Boston into a boating family, and has been a licensed captain for more than 20 years,” states a 2000 Chicago Tribune article about Worthington’s enduring passion — historic tall ships.

Evalena Worthington is still compiling her late husband’s background and accomplishments. Stay tuned to keysweekly.com for a full memorial tribute.

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08/26/20 09:32 PM
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