San Juan 21, 1971, Onancock, Virginia, $2,000, sold 9/4/07
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1971 San Juan 21
This is a 1971 San Juan 21 hull number 83 with gear and trailer. It represents a time capsule of this classic swing keel trailerable design. One of the first one hundred built it has been used sparingly and has most of its original equipment. The original sails are fully functional. The hull and decks are firm and in good shape. I bought the boat two years ago to sail the Chesapeake. I worked on it last summer and took it on a three day cruse and it performed wonderfully. I have sailed across the Atlantic twice and have owned several sailboats. This one is perfect for tailoring and weekend cursing. The only reason I am selling it is because I have now bought an Irwin 35 for more extensive sailing. If you Goggle "San Juan 21" you will get about 30,000 sites to check out this type of boat.
All gear is intact and serviceable. I have labeled all shrouds stays and halyards for easy rigging. The only two lines that are needed are the jib and main sheets. The interior has been upgraded to include: all new wiring, new battery, new electrical panel, alcohol stove, interior LED light, new battery and new paint in v-birth. It also has new running lights and a new Plastimo compass. I rebeded all deck hardware that showed signs of leaking and added a couple cleats. The pine bow blocks for the headstay and bow ring were replaced with teak blocks and all widows were replaced. I pulled the main keel bolt for inspection (looked fine) and rebedded it.
The following additional gear comes with the boat:
All standing and running rigging (except jib & main sheets)
Sails – Original Main and Jib in remarkable condition for the age
Full cabin cushions (Sleeps four)
Custom Stainless steel Boom crutch that fits in mast step.
Retractable Motor Mount
This boat is in remarkable shape for its age. I think it must have been kept indoors or under a tarp most of its life. Make no mistake it is a 36 year old boat so it is not in showroom condition but it also doesn't cost you an arm and a leg.
Now the reality - the exterior sides have been painted and have some slight pealing - cosmetic-only, there have been a couple small fiberglass repairs on the hull and there are some very small chips and crazing hear and there. The bedding compound on the deck hardware needs trimming from where it oozed out. You will also need to supply the Coast Guard package to include life vests, flairs, whistle and fire extinguisher. The trailer has some rust but is road worthy. There have been small leaks in the deck which I think I have stopped but the balsa-core seems to be intact and the decks are firm.
From the San Juan 21s I have seen this is in better shape than any of them. The boat comes as-is but if you are looking for one of these classics, it is in way above average shape. I have a clear Virginia title for both the boat and the trailer. Please bear in mind that pictures always make a boat look a bit better than it is.
I also have a 5hp two-stroke Mercury long shaft outboard with external tank that I bought for her. It has been used only on the one weekend trip and then rinsed, winterized and stored. It does not come with the boat but I will sell it separately (subject to prior sale).
Please remove my San Juan 21 I have sold it locally. Thanks for the Help!
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