'Blue Horizon' embodies what a J/33 is all about, more speed, ease of handling, open deck space, and comfort than many comparable performance sailboat under 35 feet. J/33 incorporates unique features which define what an offshore racing boat is all about. Mirror-like seas to wave riding in a big breeze A J/33 is a no compromise sailboat with superb PHRF/IMS racing potential. Her record so far speaks for itself, winning major races on both coasts and the Great Lakes. J/33 rates 81/87 PHRF... or faster than most racer/cruisers three to four feet larger.
J/33's design concept with narrow beam, deep lead keel, high ballast to displacement ratio and generous sail plan all indicate fantastic high-end speed potential in any condition, from drifters in mirror-like seas to wave riding in a big breeze.
Her current owner has had coring work done professionally to her deck, cockpit and transom. The hull and bottom are very good. He and his family were principally using the boat as fast, fun daysailer and are moving on to other pursuits.
Spacious Cockpit & Deck
J/33 has a clean deck layout which is not only extremely efficient for racing, but is terrific for daysailing as well. Wide, spacious decks provide ample room to both stretch out when daysailing and move about when racing. Too many seats and angles in a boat this size usually eliminate most of the comfortable seating angles available to the skipper and crew. Unlike a conventional "sit-in" cockpit, the single level cockpit provides plenty of elbow room for the cockpit crew around the buoys and loads of seating space for leaning back against the lifelines.
J/33 accelerates in a puff with just finger-tip control on the tiller (the rudder spins on Harken rudder bearings) and glides so effortlessly through the water that sheet loads are lighter and easier for smaller crew to handle. The rig and sail shape are infinitely adjustable to any wind or wave conditions because the Navtec integral hydraulic backstay adjuster, "disappearing" checkstays, Harken mainsheet system and optional adjustable genoa lead cars make it significantly easier to keep your boat up to speed.
J/33 has a larger main and smaller foretriangle than most mastheads because it's easier to keep the boat up to speed in changing conditions. Because the main represents a significant percentage of the overall sail plan, adjustments to it have a great affect on boatspeed and trim. So, if the wind increases, tightening the backstay, vanging harder, or easing the checkstay can flatten the main enough to prevent changing to a smaller jib. Conversely, when caught up with the wrong headsail in decreasing breeze, it's much easier to power up the main than it is to change jibs in the last half mile to the weather mark. Another benefit of this sailplan is it makes harbor tours and daysails a cinch. Plus, it brings peace of mind knowing you can beat off a lee shore with just main alone in a storm. The small jibs are light enough for the younger ones to horse around and they are much easier to fold and store. A bonus is the spinnaker isn't so large that it overpowers the boat in a breeze, so J/33 is easier to control off the wind ... ie. J/33 has less of a tendency to "spin out" on a tight reach.
HULL AND DECK
Lloyd's approved Baltek Contourkore end grained balsa laminate construction using biaxial and unidirectional glass roving with interplastic vinylester resin on the outer hull layer for optimum blistering resistance.
10 year warranty against hull blistering.
GRP molded main structural bulkhead.
Solid transverse glass support beams over the keel.
Hull to deck joint bonded with 3M 5200,
bolted on 4" centers, and covered with teak toe rail forward and black aluminum track aft.
Racing cockpit with helmsman foot rails.
Lead & antimony fixed 3,180 lb. keel, bolted and epoxy bonded then glass wrapped at joint to deep molded structural sump reinforced with solid transverse glass support beams
Cockpit operated bilge pump.
Sails & Rigging
Doyle Main (2006)
Haarstick #1 Genoa Dacron
North Light 1 Kevlar
North Spin (.5oz.) Poly
North Spin (.6oz.) Poly
Norh Spin (.75oz.) Poly
Haarstick #3 Dacron
Twin luff foil
Harken Roller Furling
Solid Rod Vang
Navtec Backstay adjuster
All Spinnaker gear
Electronics & Electrical
KVH Quatro Depthsounder, Knotmeter, Windspeed/direction
Uniden President MC480 VHF
Garmin #75 GPS
Jensen MCD942RC CD/AM/FM stereo
Shore power w/cord
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Docklines & Fenders
Martec Folding prop
Anchor & rode
Origo Alcohol stove
POWER AND STEERING
Volvo 18 h.p. 2 cylinder diesel engine with water and dirt filters.
Lighted engine instrument panel in cockpit with tachometer, fuel gauges and alarms for oil pressure and temperature.
Balanced spade rudder constructed with unidirectional glass rovings with 4" shaft mounted in two Harken rudder bearings.
Wood laminated tiller with extension.
15 gallon aluminum fuel tank with inspection port and gauge.
One Martec 14 X 14 folding prop with 1
Aquamet s.s. shaft and cast bronze strut.
Two Lewmar #46 Black Aluminum 2 speed primary cockpit winches.
Two Lewmar #40 2 speed black aluminum winches for halyard, reefs and secondaries.
One Lewmar #30ST black aluminum winch for halyard and reefs.
Lewmar Spinlock stoppers for halyards and pole lift.
Two Merriman 1 " Genoa tracks and two Merriman I" jib tracks.
Four Merriman spinnaker block cars. Two Merriman Genoa roller blocks. Two Schaefer #7 standup jib blocks. Harken adjustable mainsheet traveler.
Three black aluminum mooring cleats.
Two Lewmar bronze articulated Super Hatches for skylight and forward cabin.
Four Lewmar cabin side opening ports with screens.
Two Lewmar cockpit opening ports.
Lexan companionway hatch with lexan two part drop board plus inside/outside opening, lockable stainless hasp.
One double handled chrome lock in winch handle.
Two single aluminum lock in winch handles.
Three plastic winch handle holders. Double white PVC coated lifelines. Custom stainless stemhead with s.s. welded double rail bow pulpit with light. Stainless stem rail with center gate.
White tapered aluminum tri sect Kenyon mast with double airfoil spreaders, keel stepped, anodized.
Navtec rod rigging and turnbuckles.
Two Lewmar triple halyard cheek blocks. Five mast base halyard blocks.
All halyards are wire/rope 7 x19, 5/32" wire with 3/8" rope tails: two galvanized wing halyards; one stainless centerline halyard; one stainless internal mainsail halyard with heavy duty shackle.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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