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The site:
The is a non-commercial/non-profit site dedicated to SJ24 boats and providing a place for sharing owners experience. There isn't and never will be any advertising, I don't like it personally and don't think you do. Sailing has been my passion since childhood, and owning my SJ24 "Cosmo" for over 6 years still brings a smile to my face every time I step on board.
This site is my small contribution to the great SJ24 community and hopefully could be useful. It is not mine, it is yours.

Sincerely, Alex Matveev, SJ24 "Cosmo" (Hull #581), Vancouver, BC

The boat:
SJ24 brochure The San Juan 24 is a 24' yacht, and one of the most versatile keelboats for its size. It was designed by Bruce Kirby, for the Clark Boat Company, to the early 70's IOR standards, thus having a narrow entry and transom, with a wide beam. Over 1000 of these boats were built between 1972 and 1981.

Since the Clark factory was located in Auburn, Washington, some of these boats can be found at most marinas in the Pacific Northwest. Several areas boast healthy one-design racing fleets - currently 12 boats regularly race on Wednesday evenings on Lake Washington in Seattle, with other one-design fleets in Duluth, and Sheboygan.

At 24' long, with a 5'4" cabintop, the SJ24 is a great cruising boat. Sleeping 4 adults, with a dinette table and galley, it is suitable for long weekends or extended trips on inland waters. With only a 4 foot draft, it can sail into shallow bays and waterways that would keep other boats away.

LOA 24 ft (7.3 m)
LWL 19 ft 6 in (5.9 m)
Beam 8 ft (2.44 m)
Draft 4 ft (1.2 m)
Displacement 3200 lb (1451 kg)
Ballast 1600 lb (725 kg)
Mast 28 ft 11 in (8.81 m) single, backswept spreader
Rigging Masthead sloop
Sails Main 125.2 ft² (11.6 m²)
#1 Genoa (163%) 229 ft² (21.3 m²)
#2 Genoa (153%) 215 ft² (19.9 m²)
#3 Genoa (110%) 155 ft² (14.4 m²)
Spinnaker 350 ft² (32.5 m²)

Source: Wikipedia, last updated: 20090311