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 on board,
for she is listening. (It wouldn't hurt to quietly thank the Clark family
for a good design). I document modifications & repairs to
& other SJ23s here to show you the how and why. (cont'd
UPDATED, 2024-03-02 *
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sailors have cruised through the SJ23 web site since the first Tech Tip (B01) was published May 26, 1999. Chuck started this web site a few years earlier and has since crossed the bar. From Chuck and myself, enjoy.
Tell me and I forget.
This is the 2023 end of season haul out for Panache. I'm using an 8" drop ball hitch insert with the trailer backed almost to the bottom of the ramp due to the very low lake level. It is 8" lower than Spring, and it was below normal then.
THOUGHTS of the DAY
What’s Warm About Winter © 2002 Avis Hunter
What’s warm about winter, fresh snow on the ground,
Huge snowflakes falling, ice on the pond.
Rosy-cheeked children, laughter and mirth,
An old well-worn sweater, hot coals on the hearth.
The sun in the summer, blue sky in the fall
Aren’t nearly as warm as Winter at all.
Not nearly as cozy as fluffy duvets,
Sun through frosty windows, hot café latte.
What’s warm about Winter? Warm fuzzy coats,
Snow-boots and mittens, thick scarves at our throats,
Mom cooking chili, hot apple tarts.
What’s warm about Winter is deep in our hearts.
Life ends when you stop dreaming.
REALLY USEFUL STUFF!
View SJ23 Google Group
San Juan History.
Don't worry about getting older
If its not yours, don' take it.
To deny someone a challenge is the greatest damage you can do to them.
Seek knowledge until understood,
(Cont'd from above)
Over the years I've gleaned many ideas and bits of information from
different sailors and added them to an applicable Tech Tip or created a new one. It's
how the data base grows. Its OK to post your project or problem
on the SJ23 distribution list for subscribed members to view or you can email it directly to me. In either case
this is a great way for others to learn or help you solve it.
Your project doesn't have to be a complete remake of the boat! So set your camera
resolution to fine and image size to 1024x768, dip your quill in an
ink well and write a brief description. Then
email it to me.
Honestly it's not that difficult!
- The Tech Tips are
formatted for a display setting of
using Firefox, MS Edge, Safari or any other browser. They show OK on a tablet but
are too big for a smart
phone unless you rotate it to landscape view. This increases text size and you can
zoom in / out. For a better view, pair your tablet to your smart phone.
*SEARCH* - Unfortunately there is no server based search tool for this web site. *But if you type: https://sj23.yottahost.io "search term" into Google, it will show your search results from only this website.
You can also type
(from your keyboard) to
search through an index or a Tech Tip you have open.
in your browser and scale it to fit your printer.
- I don't know everything about the
SJ23, yet! Much of what I know is documented in these Tech Tips!
I am very grateful for the missing bits of info that dribble in from other owners.
Many are not even aware how valuable the information in their question
is. I generally update the applicable Tech Tip with the info gleaned from their
approach to solving the problem. This
knowledge is provided in the true spirit of the
Internet, "A free exchange of information for the benefit of all."
MEASUREMENTS - The SJ23 sailboat was constructed using Imperial dimensions (metric) which I continue to use on this web site. The measurements (metric) shown are taken from Panache and I have taken great care to ensure accuracy. Please measure your own hull for an exact fit. It is the best and most accurate way. However, if you find a dimension or description in error I would appreciate hearing from you. After all, I was wrong once before and I suppose it could happen again!
- 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! I cannot accept responsibility for damage
or loss resulting from the use of information provided herein.
That's enough of the legalese. Geeze.
P. Schimmel, SJ23 Tech Tips