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 quietly thank the Clark family
for a good design). I document all modifications to Panache
& other SJ23s here as it is a great platform for sharing info.
BOAT PROJECTS - Click on this link to review how other sailors pursue their dreams plus ones I'm working on.
sailors have stumbled on the SJ23 web site since the first Tech Tip was published on May 26, 1999. Chuck started this site a few years earlier. One day we met for breakfast and agreed to add technical stuff. He has since moved on to help with family interests. The rest is history as it happens. Enjoy. Contact me
Some Tips last tweaked on 2017-11-19
My main cabin LED lighting project is basically complete as is the wiring of the power panel. The only time I experience darkness is during the shoulder seasons which is when these lights will come in handy. See Tech Tip E11 for more info.
The water may look dirty but it's actually quite clear with visibility to 7'. This has been my easiest haul out ever with the marked guide posts to assist me. Read the details in Tech Tip A01 showing the guide posts during haul out.
"Ankle deep water coming across the deck .... no problem. Knee deep .... no problem. Thigh deep .... you're gone." Hal Roth."
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- I don't know everything about the
SJ23, yet! Much of what I know is documented in these Tech Tips!
The missing bits and pieces of info come from other owners to whom I am grateful.
Usually I update a Tech Tip with the new info gleaned from their
approach to solve a problem. Many of these fixes improve the
longevity of the hull. I can't see doing otherwise. This
knowledge is provided in the true spirit of the
Internet, "A free exchange of information for the benefit of all."
- The modifications shown in these Tech Tips give you an idea of what can be
done to repair or upgrade an SJ23, or any other pocket cruiser for that matter. The
Tips 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/long, picking up the wrong tool or not understanding
what you're about to do!