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"
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.
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
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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?
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
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.
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.
KEY WEST’S ‘MINISTER OF PIRACY’ PAUL WORTHINGTON DIES AT 72
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.