J/80 Specs


Hull & Deck Construction


· Composite hull and deck of GRP balsa sandwich with E-glass fabrics, additional reinforcing in way of highly loaded hardware.

· Vinylester and ISO NPG gelcoat in hull for osmotic gelcoat blister protection.

· Molded GRP main bulkhead to absorb the direct loads of the shrouds and mast compression.

· Mast step loads are distributed to aluminum frame fastened to the main bulkhead.

· Hull is reinforced in way of keel with several transverse molded stringers.


Keel & Rudder


· Low VCG keel cast from lead and antimony, faired and finished with an epoxy primer and secured by way of stainless steel bolts to the integral molded hull sump.

· Reinforced FRP rudder on transom with stainless steel fittings.

· Laminated varnished wood tiller, with adjustable tiller extension.


Spars & Rigging


· Mast and boom in anodized aluminum.

· Headsail roller furling on headstay.

· Two pairs of swept spreaders.

· Stainless steel wire standing rigging with turnbuckle adjusters.

· Backstay with adjustment tackle led to both sides of the cockpit.

· Complete running rigging package.


Deck Hardware


· Large modern cockpit with molded foot braces on centerline.

· Non slip finish to all horizontal deck surfaces in white.

· Molded Toe-rail forward.

· Bolts, screws and fitting are all made of stainless steel, marine grade anodized.

· Stainless steel forestay attachment plate.

· Stainless steel pulpit single lifeline.

· “U” bolt on the foredeck.

· Stainless steel chain plates for cap shrouds, lower, shrouds and backstay.

· Opening hatch (420 x 420 mm) mounted on cabin trunk forward of mast.

· Two black anodized jib T tracks with cars.

· Boomvang system (12:1) with swivel mounted cleats, on both sides of the coach roof.

· Mainsheet traveler with coaming mounted (2:1) control line, cleats.

· Mainsheet system (5:1) with swivel cam cleat and ratchet block on cockpit sole.

· Cleats and blocks for backstay adjustment (4:1) led forward in cockpit to port and starboard.

· Two 30:1 primary winches with cam cleats.

· Internal bowsprit launching line led aft through fairleads to cabin trunk cam cleat.

· Bullseye fairleads for furler control line (port with cam cleat) and tack line (starboard) to cabin side mounted clutch.

· Two halyard storage bags shipped loose.

· Spinnaker sheet blocks outboard of winches and aft.

· Two stern pulpits.

· Single continuous lifeline.

· One fixed cabin window on each side of cabin side.

· GRP main sliding hatch with acrylic one piece offshore drop board.

· Winch handle.

· Bow and stern running lights.


Outboard Motor


· Optional owner supplied, minimum 3.5hp long shaft recommended.

Low transom suitable for direct mounting of a 3 or 4 hp outboard.




· Removable cabin sole.

· Molded settee berths with access to storage below.

· Large forward V-berth platform with two access panels above mast step.

· Large removable molded step with space for an outboard and cooler to be stored aft.

· Crane lifting bar integral to keel bolt system.

· Interior reading light.

· Electrical panel.

· Battery box with straps (battery owner supplied).



Specifications subject to change prior to delivery due to deletions, additions or revisions in quantities, brand or design at the sole discretion of J/Boats, Inc. Newport, RI.


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