Keep It Simple is a rare offering. While the J/42 is an iconic blue water cruiser/racer, it is also an ideal costal cruiser and inshore daysailor/cruiser. Just listen to this review by another J42 owner:
"We've sailed JAYWALKER 3,200 miles during the past two summers, all on the Great Lakes. In addition to daysails, we cruise 3 weeks, race Wednesday nights and do a few distance races like the Queens Cup from Milwaukee to Grand Haven. The boat has exceeded all our expectations.
It's fast, comfortable, easy to double hand and gets stares from people even on jet-skies. Just the two of us fly the symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnakers regularly with no other help. The boat handles like a dream."
Keep it Simple has been completely refurbished with all the right gear for offshore passage making as well. Carbon mast, spinnaker pole, new blue awlgrip, electric primary winches and too much to list here. Her owner completed two Caribbean 1500's finishing first 2 times! The J/42 offers an extremely sea-kindly hull shape, ergonomically perfect cockpit layout, and a very sensible traditional 2 head interior. Add to this a fast turn of speed and ease of sail handling and you can see why the J/42 is arguably the best performance cruiser ever built.
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While classic in profile and layout, J/42 steps into the future when considering structural strength performance, ease-of-handling, stability and sailing comfort. This progress is now available to the cruising sailor in a boat that handles like a 35 footer with the solid feel and motion of a 50 footer. When a gust of wind hits the J/42 it's as though someone pushed forward the throttles on a Concorde jet. Slicing though waves, there's little fuss. A slight lift of the bow over a wave is rapidly dampened. There is none of the three-dimensional pitch and roll often accepted as a rigor of cruising.
The patented SCRIMP process pulls triple the normal vacuum-bagging levels to draw all the air out of cored hull & deck laminates and to draw a slow-curing resin into every void in a single step. It's a better and healthier way to build boats because toxic styrene emissions are eliminated. It offers higher strength (65% vs. typical 40% glass content) and a void-free laminate far superior to hand lay-up or chopper gun construction. The savings in weight is added to the bottom of the keel in the form of a lead bulb, shaped as an inverted wedge with a tapered tail aft. This is why J/42's center of gravity (CG) is so much lower than other cruisers.
The Ideal Cruising Interior
The J/42 interior is designed to fulfill two goals: Privacy for each of two couples when cruising or ample space and convenience for one couple living aboard for an extended period of time.
Sleeps 6 in standard J/42 layout; 2 heads w/showers. Teak and holly sole
The companionway entrance from the cockpit (removable s/s stairway w/teak treads) leads into the galley area to port & nav station area to starboard w/forward-facing, oversized nav-desk w/storage.
Main cabin has s/s overhead grab rails port & starboard, 6 opening ports, overhead opening hatch; 2 large settees w/storage behind seat backs, water tanks below; centerline varnished drop-leaf table; teak drawers, sheathing, fiddles & oval door trim.
Forward stateroom has large "V" berth w/2 large drawers below, opening ports, overhead opening hatch, vanity w/2-drawer bureau/locker below, large hanging locker; head w/shower.
Aft stateroom has large double berth, changing seat, shelf, bureau/locker, hanging locker, opening ports, overhead vent hatch. Aft head w/shower, wet locker.
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