This boat is a unique opportunity for the everyday cruiser to enjoy the performance and handling of Johnstone's design skills. Second Wind has been attentively cared for and used over the last few years by her current owner, but never raced or stressed like many other boats currently in the market. In fact, the current owner has added features such as air conditioning, there s a newer dodger, and the bottom has been soda blasted and re-painted last year. With 6' headroom below and comfortable accommodations, it is possibly the best combination possible for the cruising sailor who wants a performance sailboat. You don't have to race to appreciate the performance of a J/Boat. Second Wind is the exception you have been looking for.
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.
The J/35c is possibly a boat built ahead of its time. J/Boats, known for performance racing sailboats also made several cruising boats. The J/35c still has many of the same sailing characteristics of speed and handling of the very popular racing sailboats, but this boat is made for cruising. With the shallow draft keel, Second Wind can cruise in the many shallower nooks and crannies where other deeper draft boats cannot go.
In the bow is a stainless bow pulpit with Harkin Roller furler and twin cleats one on Starboard and one on Port and hawser for anchor rode and chain. There is an open foredeck back to the cabin top which has the forward hatch just forward of the mast. Dual lifelines on Starboard and Port. Attractive teak varnished toerail from the bow to the side stays adds just the right amount of wood to make it look proper.
There is a mast boot and a stainless steel base plate around the mast at the cabin top which is set up with multiple loops for halyards, turning blocks, or other accessories. There is a stainless steel handrail on each side of the cabin top. On the starboard side just forward of the side stays is a locker designed to hold a danforth anchor. Inner tracks next to the cabin top and outer tracks along the sheer for trimming the genoa or other sails. Spare cleats slide along the tracks or can be removed for docking spring lines where needed.
There is a midway gate in the lifelines on the starboard side.Primary winches are Lewmar #48's. Secondary winches are Lewmar #30's. Halyards and reef lines are led aft through the dodger to stoppers and a winch on both starboard and port side. Also under the dodger are two opening ports for extra ventillation and line bags to store excees lines. The traveller is aft in the cockpit just forward of the wheel. Just forward of the secondary winch on starboard is an Autohelm multi-gauge and wind speed & direction. On port is the auto-pilot and another multi-gauge. On the port side of the cockpit is a large storage locker with a storage bag attached to the lid. There is a Garmin GPS Map 545 mounted on the pedestal in front of the helm. The rudder post is under the center seat aft of the helm with a propane locker on the starboard side and storage on port. There are also stereo speakers mounted for entertainment. The stainless steel stern pulpit has a gate in it and swim ladder.
Moving below down the companionway on port next to the engine box is an access door to the cockpit storage locker. Outboard on port is the galley with a 2 burner propane stove and oven, storage drawers, cabinets, and an ice box. Coming out to the center of the cabin is a double stainless sink.
Aft on starboard is a large quarter berth with a hanging locker forward. Just forward across from the galley, facing aft is the Nav Station with electric panel, VHF, Multi-gauge, stereo, 110 outlet, and battery switch.Two stainless handrails on either side help you safely move forward and aft in the cabin. On starboard is a comfortable couch/bunk with storage behind and lockers overhead. Air conditioning controls are mounted on the bulkhead starboard side. Opening ports throughout and all reading lights have been replaced with attractive brass lamps. The current owner has also added fans. On centerline is a folding table for dining. There are two doors in the forward bulkhead. The starboard door leads forward to the vee berth. The port door leads to the head.
The forward cabin has a large vee berth with insert, storage drawers, and locker on starboard. The head has a large mirror, sink, and storage.
There are two sails; a main and a genoa on the roller furler. Jack lines help handle the main and there is a kicker vang.
Hull and Deck
Lloyd's approved, ABS inspected and certified, Baltek Contourkore end grained balsa laminate construction using biaxial and unidirectional glass with interplastic vinylester resin on the outer hull layer to permit a 10 year original warranty against blistering.
Lead & antimony fixed 4,500 lb. shallow 5' 5" draft, variable chord, high lift, fin keel bolted and epoxy bonded to deep molded stub.
Contrasting non-skid on deck
Double tapered boot stripe.
ORC 1.5" teak foredeck toerail.
Hull to deck joint bonded with 3M 5200, bolted on 4" centers.
Large cockpit locker to port on cockpit seat and additional locker aft.
Two molded instrument pods P & S of helmsman's station.
Low maintenance stainless steel handrails on cabin trunk.
Molded spray shield dodger storage area.
GRP molded main structural bulkhead, glassed fore & aft to hull and deck as support for shroud chainplates, keel, hull, deck, and mast step (a unique and important feature of all J-Boats).
All partial bulkheads glassed to hull and deck for more stiffness.
Custom fabricated aluminum mast step with transverse beams forward and aft through bolted to GRP support beams.
Heavy duty solid and independent transverse glass support beams over keel for maximum hull stiffness.
Propulsion and Steering
Yanmar 3GM30 28 h.p. 3 cylinder diesel engine with fresh water cooling, Racor fuel filter.
Yanmar engine instrument panel recessed in cockpit with tachometer, fuel gauge, alarms for oil pressure and temperature, and night lighting.
Balanced spade rudder with unidirectional glass and large diameter molded shaft mounted in custom fabricated rudder bearing system to exceed ABS requirements.
Edson 40" Destroyer wheel on custom molded super strong pedestal with 5" Ritchee compass, brake, and stainless guard. Gear ratio of 1:1 to facilitate installation of self steering devices.
21 gallon alloy fuel tank with baffles and inspection/clean out port located in aft quarter cabin.
Aluminum anodized emergency tiller.
Fixed prop (original Martec folding propellor was replaced with a fixed prop but is included with the boat) with 1" Aquamet stainless engine shaft .
Marelon seacocks and double clamped hoses below the waterline.
Manually operated bilge pump in cockpit.
Automatic electric bilge pump with switch between pump and independant of main panel.
Manual fresh water system with foot pumps in the head and galley.
65 gallons standard water capacity in two, independantly valved polyurethane tanks with baffles which are secured by nylon strapping to exceed ABS regulations.
Raritan PH-2 head with 18 gallon holding tank and Y' overboard discharge.
Ice box drain with valve.
Two Lewmar 48 (self tailing aluminum) primary cockpit winches.
Two Lewmar 30 winches (on aft cabin trunk) with Lewmar stoppers for main and jib halyard, two tack reefs and two clew reefs.
Two Lewmar 30 winches for 2:1 mainsheet end boom sheeting system.
Harken adjustable mainsheet traveler with 4:1 purchase system.
Two 10" lock-in winch handles.
Inboard genoa tracks w/ four adjustable jib lead blocks.
Two 8" bow cleat and two 6" stern cleats.
Lewmar articulated Super-Hatches for forward cabin, head, main cabin, and aft cabin.
Bowmar opening ports aft with screens for ventilation of main cabin.
Lexan companionway hatch with lexan two-part drop board plus inside/outside opening, lockable S.S. hasp.
Molded vertical anchor well designed for Danforth anchor.
Swiveling tulip and R/W dome lights.
Two Prevailer low maintenance quick charge gelcell deep cycle batteries
Removeable charcoal formica panels for custom flush mounting of navagation instruments.
Deluxe Bass electrical panel with backlighting, digital battery condition meter and a full compliment of circuit breakers.
Bass master battery switch with local 100 amp DC main.
Navigation lights and combination steaming/foredeck light.
One deep polished stainless double sink.
2 Burner Propane stove with oven
Large 6.0 cubic foot icebox with shelves and divider suitable for refigerator-freezer option with dual ice box lid.
Long dry goods storage cabinet with shelf
"drop down" cabinet doors which double as shelves when open. The third door includes inside teak spice rack
Two utensil drawers w/cabinet under located aft of stove.
Formica counters tops with cold molded teak fiddles.
Pot storage under oven and nav. station.
Trash storage under galley sink with flip lid access.
Cabinet for cleaning supplies under sink.
Spars and Rigging
Hall tapered aluminum 6061-T6 alloy section mast with double airfoil spreaders, Awlgrip off white finish, and wire conduits
Belowdecks mast ventilation holes
Navtec continuous rod rigging w/Navtec turnbuckles by Hall Rigging Co.
Hall integral B-12 Quick Vang with 8:1 Harken purchase system.
Twin crane offshore masthead design.
Main halyard of 1/4" U19 SS spliced to white 3/8" XLS Dacron braid with Schaefer headboard shackle.
Genoa halyard of 1/4" 7x19 ss spliced to red code 3/8" XLS Dacron braid with Nicro Fico shackle.
Two VLS Dacron red code low stretch genoa sheets.
Traveler control lines of 5/16" VLS Dacron red code braid.
Mainsheet of white code 3/8" XLS Dacron braid.
Custom heavy duty stainless chainplates, backstay tang, and stemhead with optional removeable anchor roller.
Boom w/reefing gear & adjustable outhaul car with 6:1 internal purchase system.
Two mainsail tack and clew reef lines of red and green code 3/8'VLS Dacron braid.
Off white Formica low maintenance bulkheads and furniture panels with cold moulded teak trim and teak drawer and cabinet faces.
Foam backed vinyl hull siding.
Varnished teak & holly cabin sole sealed underside with epoxy before installation.
Private forepeak owner's cabin with 6'6" V-berth with filler section, hanging locker,& storage bin. Superb ventilation from overhead Lewmar articulated hatches.
Starboard double quarter cabin with hanging locker and changing seat finished with off-white foam backed vinyl.
Port and Starboard settee berths in main cabin with backrest storage compartments and teak shelves
Deluxe main cabin cushions with bolsters and choice of interior cushion colors. Sectional cushion arrangement to access storage compartments.
Forward head with two doors (from forward stateroom and main cabin) including shower, vanity, mirror, and storage. This area contains mast.
Teak drop-leaf table with teak top and centerline cup holder.
Large chart table with chart storage and overhead electrical and instrumentation panel suitable for flush mounting.
Chain/rope locker access in fwd. V-berth.
Teak and Vinyl deluxe overhead finish throughout main, forward and aft cabins.
Optional Graphic Group
Two Tone Deck
Optional Comfort Group
Sunbrella 3" Acrylic Cockpit Cushions
Elkhide Wheel Cover for Edson 40" Wheel.
Optional Cruising Group
Harken Split-Drum Unit 1 Roller Furler
Transom Swim Ladder
ABS + A1 Certified The ABS bronze plaque seen on the main bulkhead certifies that J/35c is built to the American Bureau of Shipping's highest classification for offshore yacht service. An independent ABS marine surveyor periodically inspected each boat while under construction by then builder TPI in Warren, RI, builder for 40 years of America's best sailing yachts. This longevity and reputation is the best guarantee of quality and long term investment value you can find in boat building.
Sailing World Comments
Reprint From Sailing World Magazine
The Sailor's Cruiser: Rodney Johnstone's versatile J/35c from J/Boats and Tillotson-Pearson.
No, the "c" in J/35c does not stand for "chord," though designer Rodney Johnstone has shown a remarkable talent for striking the right one, at the right time, in his ever-growing, ever-evolving compendium of work. It's not his "range," or a knack for displaying fresh vision with each successive new launching that makes Johnstone the important American designer that he indisputably has become. Indeed, Rod Johnstone's great strength is that he has remained true and consistent to the One Great Tenet that has been the backbone of his best boats: First and last, they must sail very, very well.
And so, once again, we are honored to welcome yet another J/Boat, the 35/c (for "cruising"), to the list of past BOTY winners. Like the company's other BOTY honorees - the J/40 and J/34c were category winners in 1985 and 1987, respectively, while the J/44 took the overall prize in 1989 - the 35c perceives the endeavor of going to sea as a long-term, offshore exercise. There are good sea berths. There is abundant storage space. There are plenty of thoughtful touches required for a vessel whose bow will be pointed seaward.
Interestingly, of the four boats, only the J/ 44 was conceived with one-design or offshore racing as a high priority. The others can all be classified, first and foremost, as comfortable family cruisers. (There's a certain irony in that, while Johnstone is certainly best known for his successful racing designs, his most distinguished boats, from a critic's perspective, may be his cruisers.) Each is graced with a smart, sensible cockpit layout that presents all the major sail trimming devices - dual self-tailing mainsheet winches, traveler, and self-tailing primary winches - at the driver's fingertips. It's a smart, time-tested idea that works particularly well for short-handed crews.
"Not just a reworked J/35," notes Pat Clark, "this is a whole new hull and keel which in concept owes much to the J/44. Rod has included much of the innovative thinking from that boat: accessible (deck) locker for those impossible-to-store Danforth anchors, keeping the weight off the bow; good nav station; intelligent interior layout."
"The huge cockpit locker that you can also get at from the galley is good," said Sheila McCurdy. "For a cruising boat to essentially have an attic, or a basement, is really great. If you're going to do your own maintenance you have to have a place to put all that stuff, and this boat does."
"This is a nice design, but don't forget how well it's put together," added Herb McCormick. "Johnstone draws fine boats, but he's got unsung support and assistance from TPI."
"It's a good cruising boat for ex-racers," said Gerry Douglas, in perhaps the definitive J/35c assessment. "It's for people who have come to really appreciate performance."
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