Guest Liam Posted March 18, 2021 Report Share Posted March 18, 2021 I'm thinking of buying an old, beat up j22. It belongs to someone at a boatyard who hasn't used it in years. If they need space ashore, they launch it. If they need space on the docks, they haul it. The decks seem solid, including around the mast step. Stanchions have been added, but there doesn't seem to be any leakage when you look inside. There is a little leaking by the chainplates but there doesn't appear to be any rot on the bulkheads. Other than the occasional low key phrf, I don't intend to race much. The stern seems solid too. I have two concerns you all can maybe help with: 1. I looked inside the flotation to check the rudder attachments. It appears to be attached to an unpainted piece of wood (see attachment). Is this normal? 2. It needs new sails. The jib is on some sort of roller furling. We tried to unfurl it and it started ripping. It will have to be cut off. The seller says the jib is sewn onto the roller furling and the furler and the jib are a unit. Has anyone ever heard of such a thing? My winter storage doesn't allow sails to be rigged so if the furler requires the sail to be sewn on, I'd have to remove the forestay each winter. I'd just as soon replace the whole thing. 3. Finally, there is some surface rust on the only keel bolt I can see without removing floorboards. Is that a problem? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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