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 - (This is where you can get other ideas. Project 10 is getting close to being done)
Some of the Tips were last tweaked on 2016-11-10
Buying a SJ23? Then read FAQs
and both reviews
sailors have visited the SJ23 web site since the first Tech Tip was published in 1999-05-26. Chuck started this site a few years earlier. One day we met for breakfast and agreed to add technical stuff. Chuck has since moved on to other interests. The rest as they say, is history.
- The Tech Tips are
formatted for a display setting of
using any of the available browsers, although my preference
- Unfortunately this web site is NOT SEARCHABLE. This
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 notes on paper than on your laptop!
- 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 come from other owners to whom I am grateful.
Many times 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 sailboat 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, 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. It is the best way. 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.