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1988 J-Boat J35

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Alameda, CA
Listed: 06-02-2021
Phone: 787-403-5740

$38,900 US

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1988 35.5 LOA J Boats J35

Its a J! Rare find. Not many out there for sale. Im sure she wont last. 1988 J35 with cruising package/interiors. I am a singlehander and third owner. Work relocation is forcing this sale because this is my dream boat. Second owner only raced the boat a couple of times a year and owned her 1999-2019. Low mileage low hours boat/engine though she is a Pacific Cup Veteran. Electrical install is ultra high grade work from expensive boat yard. She is a solid performer and cuts water like a hot knife cuts butter. This boat is turn-key ready. However, sale is as-is just like any other used boat. I have been sailing her 40 weekends a year. Fairly priced. Serious buyers please. Scammers not welcomed. Other pictures available upon request for serious buyers only. Save your time and mine.


*New Dual Throttle Control
*New Original Parts Yanmar Tachometer
*New Original Parts Yanmar Start Button
*New Blue Performance Deck Gear Bags
*New Lewmar Ocean 24x24 V-berth Hatch

*Boat hauled out after purchase. Hard epoxy bottom paint, keel fairing, new bronze raw water seacock valve.
*New Winchmate Barient 28 Self-tailing converters. Great design. Works really well.
*New Custom-Made High-end Tiller
*New Ronstan Tiller Extension


*New Deep Cycle Battery Bank (2 x Group 31 House 1 x Group 27 Start)
*Jabsco Macerator Replaced

*New upholstery work on all interior cushions
*New Marine Toilet
*New Rule 1100 GPM Bilge Pump
*New Rule 800 GPM Shower Sump and Auxiliary Bilge Pump
*New Jabsco Fresh Water Pump
*New Sony Marine FMBluetooth Stereo
*New Polk Audio 6x9 all-weather speakers
*New Eva Dry Dehumidifier

Gear Included

*New Bilge Pumps (1100 800 GPM) Redundant Setup
*Whale Manual Bilge Pump (GalleyCockpit)
*3 x Kidde Fire Extinguishers
*GFCS AC Receptacle
*New never used orange trysail
*New never used orange storm jib
*Flares, First Aid kit, life vests

*Horizon Intrepid VHF Radio with Distress Button
*Icom IC-M802 HF Marine SSB Radio
*Garmin GPS Map 545
*Autohelm ST2000 Tiller Autopilot
*BG Network Quad (TimerTemperatureSpeedDepth)
*BG Network Wind (DirectionSpeed) Anemometer (speed) not working
*BG Network Map (connected to GPS)

*Yanmar 3GM30F 24HP Diesel Serial 04386 with 715 Estimated Hours (no hour meter before my time)
*Balmar High Output Alternator
*Racor Diesel Secondary Filter
*20-gal Diesel Aluminum Tank with two fuel level gauges
*Digital Eco-Charge (Battery)
*10 hw Statpower Battery Charger

*2 x 20 gal 40-gal Fresh Water Tanks
*High-Quality Stainless-Steel Water Heater. Skin pealing hot!
*2 burners Oven Alcohol Stove
*15 gal Holding Tank
*Enclosed Head with Hot Shower
*12 Cabin lights (one not working)
*Ice Box Navigation Table

Sail Inventory (where I would put my money on)
*Main 50% life (two reefing points) on slugs
*Jib #3 Shut but working and in use everyday
*Jib #1 Genoa 50% life (too much canvas for the bay)
*Main 50% life no slugs, no reef points, on luff tape
*Two Spinnakers (light/medium). Im a singlehander. Never used them and hardly got them out of the bag. I am Team Jib/Whisker Pole when running.
* Sails you want to have but never want to use:
*New never used orange trysail
*New never used orange storm jib

*Standing Rod Rigging Replaced circa 2010.
*Running rigging replaced in 2019
*Bosun chair

Not Working 100%

*Hydraulic Backstay Tensioner (slow leak)
*GPS needs to be rebooted on every use. It is a 2008 unit. It works well after reboot.
*Leaky Portlights
*Previous owner unattended hatch leaks led to main cabin sole delamination in some spots. This was a 100% cosmetic issue for me and it is still at the bottom of my priority list. I laid fiberglass cloth and sole is functional but not pretty.

Not Working At All

*BG Network Wind Anemometer (speed)

Price is $38,900. A relatively affordable way to experience a great J Boat!

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