A lil intro.....I've been sailing since 1977 and owned several boats. Some sailed well...others not so well. My wife and I are considering a cruise through the Bahamas, Aboacos S thru the Exumas, W to Cuba, then on to Jamaica, San Andres and finally San Blas islands before heading home. In considering a boat we hoped for modest size with a nice cruisable interior and some speed. A friend suggested I look at J28's and after viewing some listing pics...I think this would really suit.
I noticed that shallow draft was an option. Were many produced with the optional keel? If so, how many? The only hold back would be the 5ft draft and if there was one with the shoal draft keel available...I think we found the near perfect boat.
Any comments on this, known weakness's, cruising mods etc would be appreciated.
PS...if you own a shoal draft version and have considered selling...let me know
If you know a friend with one...let him know
if you know a friend of a friend..... ;-)