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Category: General
Forum Name: Choosing a boat
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Printed Date: 09 Dec 21 at 9:55am
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Topic: J24
Posted By: DBS
Subject: J24
Date Posted: 06 Oct 21 at 7:15am
Looking for a cheap J24. Does anyone know how the Westerly built ones perform against more  modern ones? Also, any known structural problems?


Posted By: Gordon 1430
Date Posted: 06 Oct 21 at 8:05am
I seem to remember they could sink if sailed without the wash boards in. The later Rogers built ones changed something to stop this. It would be worth checking on a class forum if they have one.

Phantom 1430

Posted By: rich96
Date Posted: 15 Oct 21 at 12:43pm
Don't think that any Westerly would be competitive

Hence they are cheap and have their own prizes at events

May well be ok for club sailing races ?

I'd try the J24 association

Posted By: DBS
Date Posted: 15 Oct 21 at 1:08pm
Thank you Rich and Gordon


Posted By: TT2
Date Posted: 25 Oct 21 at 7:43pm
A Westerly would be fine for a club racing boat - but perhaps not competitive for front of fleet one design racing. A lot of boat for sub 4k though.

All J24s are balsa core - so any cracks in outer skin will result in soft spots. 

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