Up for sale is a 1980 San Juan 28 in great working condition and good cosmetic condition. I am regrettably forced to put her up for sale due to uncertainty about my job location in the coming months. She has been well maintained and has been in freshwater for her known life. She is a very fast boat and is competitive in racing. She is built in the spirit of IOR, with a wide beam and pinched stern, small battened main and massive foresail. I single-hand her about 50% of the time, she is easy to handle even in high wind and seas. She sails well in light (5 knots) and heavy (>30knots) breezes and takes heavy seas with ease. She points to wind very well. With a 2:1 displacement/ballast ratio, fin keel, and spade rudder, she is very stable, forgiving, and responsive.
Displacement: 6200 lbs
Ballast: 3100 lbs.
Upgraded to wheel steering
Power and Sails:
Sails in good condition (though genoa UV cover could use some work)
155% Roller Furler genoa Additional Jib Sail (hank-on, have never used, in excellent condition)
Fully rigged for spinnaker. Spinnaker in good condition included!
Main sail 15hp 2-stroke Saildrive in excellent working condition.
Starts with the slightest turn of the key.
New plugs, ignition coil, starter.
Run with Amsoil full-synthetic 2-stroke for minimal smoke and improved performance and protection.
~22 gallon fuel hold
Lewmar self-tailing winches, rebuilt (new pawls, springs)
New electric pressurized freshwater system (~25 gallons)
Propane two-burner stove (portable)
Plenty of cabinet space, utensil drawer, cookware stowage
Sleeps up to 6: 2 in V-Berth, 1 in aft quarter berth, 1 in port berth, 2 in pull-out starboard berth
V-berth cushion in good condition, salon cushions in pretty good condition
Fold down dinette table
Enclosed head with porta-pot and sink.
Generous storage for, aft, and abeam.
120v AC connection and outlets
Marine CD/FM player, 2 bose speakers (in cabin), 2 west-marine speakers (in cockpit)
Depth gauge and knot meter dual display (knot meter needs replacement paddle, I've just used GPS)
2x ~115 Amp H AGM batteries, dual 5 amp AC charger, 2 way battery selector switch
30 Amp AC power cable and adapter
Magna "Kettle" propane grill
Bimini top (not pictured)
Solar ventilation fan
Two 12v mounted fans (fore and aft)
Horseshoe TYPE-IV throwable
Detachable swim ladder
I am also including a small wooden dinghy with title for those trips ashore!
She is currently in a great slip at Chandler's Landing Marina on Lake Ray Hubbard (Rockwall, TX) under lease until March 31st, 2013 @ the great rate of $151/mo. I will make all attempts for the buyer to continue this lease at this rate if the buyer is interested.
The NADA value is ~$15k, I'm offering her at a greatly reduced price for a faster sale. I hate to see her go, she has been a wonderful boat to me. However, I'm happy that she will bring the next owner many great memories! Many more pictures available upon request!
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Thank you again for all of your efforts! Sailing Texas is a tremendous resource for the sailing community and I am extremely grateful that you are continuing David's work. Another success! Can you please mark Donna Sue as "SOLD!" ?