San Juan 23 Technical Tips.
web site is dedicated to all San Juan 23 sailboats that love to be
pampered for I fervently believe that a boat responds well to good
treatment. So treat her well and talk kindly to her while onboard,
for she is listening, (and it wouldn't hurt to thank the Clark family
for a good design). I document all modifications to Panache
here as it is a great platform for sharing info with others.
The Tips were last tweaked on 2015-01-17.
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About 100K sailors have visited this web site since the first Tech Tip was published in 1999-05-26. The counter stopped working around 2003 and I got tired of keeping count! However, Chuck was the guy who started this web site a few years earlier. He has since moved on to other interests while I continued with the Tech Tips. Hope you find them useful.
- I don't know everything about the
SJ23, yet! Most of what I know is documented in these Tech Tips!
The missing bits and pieces come from other owners to whom I am very
grateful. This information is provided in the true spirit of the
Internet, "A free exchange of information for the benefit of all."
- Unfortunately this web site is NOT SEARCHABLE. This capability is
not available with free space on
server. However, you can use
(entered from your keyboard) to
search through an index or a document.
- I've made each Tech Tip printable
so you can carry a printed page to your boat.
It's a lot easier to scribble a diagram on the paper than on your laptop!
- The modifications shown in these Tech Tips give you an idea of what can be
done to repair or upgrade an SJ23. They are directed to those individuals who
possess "opposing thumbs" or know people who are suitably
equipped! You assume all responsibilities for misplaced pencil
marks, cutting too short, picking up the wrong tool or generally not understanding
what you are doing.
The dimensions shown match Panache. I have taken great care to ensure accuracy but I cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss resulting from the use of information provided herein. Measure your own hull to ensure an exact fit. However, if you find my dimensions or descriptions in error I would appreciate hearing from you. After all, I was wrong once before and I suppose it could happen again!
Bob P. Schimmel, SJ23 Tech Tips Editor.