The Ideal Race Cruiser
The J120, unquestionably one of the best racer cruisers ever made. Easy to sail short handed or with a full crew. Comfortable and well thought out below decks.
"Exceptional performance and construction earned J/120 the distinction of being CRUISING WORLD magazine's OVERALL BOAT OF THE YEAR and the BEST VALUE in a full-sized cruising boat". "Downwind, it's a whole new world with an Asymmetric Spinnaker she'll do 7.2 knots at 150 degrees true wind angle in 10 knots of wind with a VMG of 6.3. Other cruisers might keep up if they used an engine. To jibe, simply let off one sheet and pull in the other. It's easier and safer. One comer of the spinnaker (the "tack") is always secure to the bowsprit, eliminating wild oscillations. The center-of-effort is located further forward and lower. Meaning balanced, "finger-tip" control rather than "white knuckled" round-up broaches. The asymmetric's greater power drives the apparent wind 30-50 degrees forward of the true wind angle. In light air and lumpy seas, the sail's greater area acts as a stabilizer. Deep sailing angles (165 degrees True Wind Angle) can be achieved by easing the sheet to project the luff to windward - as if it were pulled aft by a spinnaker pole". “Jahazi” has a great sail inventory and has been well maintained to ensure many more years of racing and cruising. Decks were repaired of any moisture in the coring 2015. The interior is classic J boat with clean lines and beautiful woodwork.
What’s Unique About SCRIMP Construction? Tests conducted by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center at Carderock, MD established that the properties of laminates produced by the SCRIMP resin-infusion process are superior to low-energy pre-pregs used by many custom boat shops and twice the strength of hand lay-up. In our judgment, SCRIMP construction greatly reduces the chances of warranty claims due to laminate failures resulting over time from pounding into waves and/or rig tension or ballast loads. SCRIMP Process The entire laminate is placed in the mold dry. A high vacuum eliminates any air voids, then resin feed tubes draw in only enough resin to "wet" the laminate. This is the patented SCRIMP resin-infusion process. As can be seen from the chart above, SCRIMP laminate properties in terms of compression strength, flexure, and tension are twice the strength of hand lay-up and significantly stronger than low energy (vacuum bagged) post-cure pre-pregs. There is no entrained air in a SCRIMP laminate. It only takes 1% void content to reduce flexural strength by 10%! See the comparison of composite properties of low cost fabrication methods in the chart above.
Bonded Hull/Deck Joint Extremely strong and watertight hull-to-deck joints are created by chemically bonding the hull/deck flange overlap with 3M 5200 and Plexus adhesive. This innovation, used on each new J/Boat since the introduction of the J/105, yields a bond that is proven superior in strength to a conventional bolted joint with 3M 5200, with less opportunity for leaks, and less weight on deck. It is an ABS tested and approved construction process. Essential hardware elements along the deck edge are bolted through this joint and sealed with Sikaflex bedding compound. Each flange (hull & deck) is supported with extra glass laminates and designed to withstand high local area stresses from stanchions, rails, & blocks.
Hull and Deck
Lloyd's approved, Baltek Contourkore end grained balsa composite construction using biaxial and unidirectional glass with vinylester resin on the outer hull layer. • lighting package with overhead in galley, dedicated swing out nav light, swiveling tulip & dome lights. • (2) banks of batteries • TPI patented SCRIMP? resin infusion system molding process for optimum laminate strength with 65-70% glass content in structural skins. • Bass 12V DC metered panel. • Bass battery switch with DC main breaker. • 110V Shorepower system including 110V panel, three 110V outlets, 50’ shore cord and receptacle. • 6,000 lb. 7.0' draft, variable chord, high lift, lead keel bolted and epoxy bonded to deep molded stub w/sump. • UL approved stranded, tinned copper ABYC color coded wiring throughout. • Tan colored deck with a high traction non-skid, no moisture, painted 2015 • Single tapered boot stripe • Navigation lights and steaming light. • Low maintenance extruded white ORC 1.5" foredeck, winch grinder, and helmsman toe-rails. T-track toe-rails from mast aft to stern.
• (2) Harken 48.2 STA (self-tailing) primary winches. • Bow locker with deck hatch for anchoring gear and fully rigged asymmetrical contained in a snuffer sock. • (4) Harken 44.2 STA halyard & mainsheet winches. • 5 winch handles. • Large cockpit storage locker & 2 lazarette lockers. • Watertight forward collision bulkhead (w/bow locker only). • Molded stern platform w/swim ladder. • Molded spray shield with dodger storage and companionway instrument pod. • Harken adjustable mainsheet traveler with 4:1 purchase. • GRP molded structural bulkhead supporting chainplates bonded to hull, deck, and mast step. • All intermediate bulkheads glassed to hull and deck for stiffness. SCRIMP molded structural grid infused to hull during primary lamination. • Harken clear anodized jib & genoa tracks & end-stops with (4) Harken 1997 T-Track cars. • Harken Black Magic checkstay blocks system including (2) 57mm 1958 mounted to backstay chainplate & (2) 1963 transom cheek blocks.
Propulsion and Steering
Volvo 2040D 3 cyc diesel engine with hour meter & 70 amp alternator, fresh water-cooling, and Racor fuel filter. Saildrive • Max Charge external regulator with temperature sensor for alternator. • 150 cams near primaries for spin. sheets when not in use. • Engine panel recessed in cockpit includes tachometer w/fuel gauge, alarms for oil, battery, night light, and temperature • 28-gallon fuel capacity with baffles • 17" flexofold prop • Roller furling control line w/Harken 168 foredeck block, S.S. lined bullseyes and Harken 150 cam cleat w/328 cam fairlead. • Volvo drip-less shaft gland. • Balanced spade rudder w/unidirectional glass & large diameter shaft mounted in rudder bearings exceeding ABS specs. • 2:1 J/Sprit control line leading to (2) Harken 027 Sprit blocks, 023 block on forward bulkhead, & aft through bulkheads to cockpit 150 cam. • Edson 48" Diamond Series white aluminum wheel with natural leather grip on custom molded pedestal with 5" Ritchie compass, brake, and wheel height stainless guard. • (2) Cockpit snuffer control 150 cams 6” behind (2) ss. Lined bulls-eye fairleads. • (2) Bow chocks, (2) 10.5" bow cleats, (2) 8" stern cleats. • Anodized aluminum emergency tiller.
Gimbaled, 2 burner EMO stove with oven, LPG system • Highly polished stainless double sink recessed below 1/2" off-white Fountain head counter covering.
GE Microwave oven • Vertical stainless grab post. • Molded 6.0 cu.ft. 12 V mechanical refrigeration with 4" foam insulation, dual lids, utility storage shelf and slider. • (2) Dry goods storage areas w/ shelf & acrylic slider covers. • Cup/Bowl & Plate storage on aft galley bulkhead. • Two utensil drawers • Pot storage cabinet with mid-height shelf below drawers. • Laminated cold molded fiddles. • Additional pot and pan storage under oven. • Trash storage under sink w/flip lid access. • Cabinet for cleaning supplies under sink.
Mast, Boom, and Rigging
Tapered aluminum performance mast section with double airfoil spreaders, w/painted black bands, steaming light, internal wire conduit and pre-drilled head ventilation holes. • Aluminum boom w/welded end fittings, 8:1 internal outhaul purchase system, mainsail reef sheaves, mainsheet bail, and vang lug. Finish in off-white Awlgrip w/painted black band. • Retractable Carbon Fiber J/Sprit extendable to 7' beyond bow w/molded GRP end caps. • Continuous Navtec Rod System w/Series 200 turnbuckles. -12 headstay, -12 upper/lower shrouds, -10 interm, & -10 backstay. • Harken split-drum 1.5 headsail furling system. • Sailtec -12 integral hydraulic backstay. • Hall integral C-24 Quik-Vang with 8:1 Harken purchase. • Color-coded running rigging package with tapered spinnaker halyard and checkstays, all halyards Vectran/Spectra or Technora, Spectra tack line, low-stretch XLS sheets, control lines, and reef lines.
White Formica paneling with varnished teak cold molded trim, teak drawer and cabinet faces. Lots of varnished interior wood • Forward double v-berth measures 75”x 80.5”x26” • Vinyl lined hull siding throughout. • Varnished teak & holly cabin sole. • Forward cabin w/private head entrance, hanging locker with mesh cover, changing seat with cushions, storage below, duffel storage bin below berth, and bureau with drawers to starboard. • Aft cabin to starboard including hanging locker with mesh cover, changing seat outboard w/ storage under, and large berth measuring 48”x78”x29”.
Oiled fired Webasto heating system in cabin Kenwood Model # KDC 122 AM/FM CD stereo with Bose speakers • Lloyd's approved, Baltek Contourkore end grained balsa composite construction using biaxial and unidirectional glass with vinylester resin on the outer hull layer. • lighting package with overhead in galley, dedicated swing out nav light, swiveling tulip & dome lights. • (2) banks batteries with switch • TPI patented SCRIMP? resin infusion system molding process for optimum laminate strength with 65-70% glass content in structural skins. • Bass 12V DC metered panel. • Battery switch with DC main breaker. • 110V Shorepower system including 110V panel, three 110V outlets, 50’ shore cord and receptacle. • 6,000 lb. 7.0' draft, variable chord, high lift, lead keel bolted and epoxy bonded to deep molded stub w/sump. • UL approved stranded, tinned copper ABYC color coded wiring throughout. • Off-white deck with a high traction non-skid. • Single tapered boot stripe. • Navigation lights and steaming light.
UK; great shape, used only in major regattas
NORTH 2010 3DL
DOYLE, daysailing & Delivery
Quantum 155%, new 7.2014
NORTH 155%, 2009
UK 125% #2
NORTH 100% #3
OLDER #3 for daysailing
UK AP .75oz 2013,
NORTH 2A 2008
NORTH 3A 2005
Doyle Code 0 2012
LAGRAD 4A, used 3 times
3 other spinnakers for daysailing
VHF Standard Horizon