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1985 J Boats J-29

San Diego, California


29' J Boats J-29 '85 "Ono"

This J-29 represents the best of both worlds as she has a mast head rig, removeable Harken roller furling for cruising/racing, a large aftermarket 18 hp inboard diesel, a custom re-balanced rudder, faired keel and all self-tailing winches.

All this adds up to an excellent family inshore/offshore racer or an easy daysailor/singlehander.

She is well-maintained and race ready.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $23,900
Boat Name: Ono
Make: J Boats
Model: J-29
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: J Boats Inc
Designer: Rod Johnstone
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TSP90272E585
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 29 ft
Length Overall: 29'6 ft
Length Of Deck: 29'6 ft
Waterline Length: 25 ft
Beam: 11 ft
Min Draft: 5'7 ft
Displacement: 6,000 lb
Cabin Headroom: 5'2 ft
Ballast: 2,100 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Universal
  • Model: M3-20
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 18hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Folding
  • Engine Hours: 850
Cruising Speed: 6.5 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 12 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 13 gal
Water Tank Material: Other


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Racers, Daysailers


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San Diego, California, US, 92106
Tel:(619) 224-2349


Anchor locker all the way forward followed by a V-berth with portable head to port and line locker to starboard. Mast is keel-stepped just forward of the bulkhead.

Main cabin features port and starboard settee/berths with moveable back rests to adjust berths for both safety and comfort. There is a fold down chart table above the starboard settee.

Next aft to starboard is a custom bookshelf, radio and VHF and a galley sink with storage below and outboard. Next aft is a comfortable quarter berth.

Likewise to port, aft of the settee is a storage cabinet and book shelf followed by another comfortable quarter berth. The after market inboard diesel is nicely mounted below the companionway steps.

The cabin sole is teak and holly throughout.


Manual water system

Electronics and Navigation

Raymarine ST-60 wind speed and direction

Raymarine ST-60 speed and distance logs

Raymarine ST-60depth sounder

Raymarine ST 2000 autopilot

(2) bulkhead mounted Plastimo compasses

Quest VHF radio

Sony AM/FM stereo with (2) Sony cockpit speakers and (2) West Marine cabin speakers


12 V DC and 110V AC

(2) lead acid 12V batteries

Battery parallel switch

Battery monitor

Protech 1220 Automatic battery charger

Shore power cord


Cockpit sun shade

Full boat cover

Anchor and steaming lights

Running lights

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Dock lines and fenders


Custom teak swim ladder


Faired fin keel

Sails and Rigging

Manual boom vang

Tapered mast head aluminum mast stepped on keel with double swept back spreaders and Tides Marine Tough Luff Easy Luff system

Harken mainsail traveler

Spinnaker pole

Harken furler on headsail


 (2) Harken 40ST 2-speed self-tailing primary winches in cockpit

 (2) Harken 32ST 2-speed self-tailing cabin top utility winches

 All halyards and check stays lead aft to cabin top line locks


 North Perf 200 (2013 – great condition)

 Ullman Fiberpath (2004 – great condition)

 North light/med #1 Genoa (2013 – great race sail)

 Ullman Mylar Pentex #2 roller-furling Genoa (2006 – great condition)

 Ullman Dacron #3 (2004 – like new)

 North Dacron #4 (like new)

 North light Mylar #1 (fair condition)

 North heavy #1 155% Kevlar/Mylar (fair condition)

 0.5 oz. North spinnaker (recut – great race sail)

 0.75 oz. North True Radial spinnaker (good condition)

 0.75 oz. North “T” cut spinnaker (good condition)

 1.5 oz. North spinnaker (good condition)

 Spinnaker sock

Engine and Mechanical

Fuel gauge

Engine alarm

Fuel filter

Raw water sea strainer

Cockpit engine controls

(1) manual and (1) electric bilge pumps

Manual tiller steering

Custom re-balanced spade rudder

Martex 2-blade folding prop

SaniPottie portable head


(4) life jackets

Horseshoe ring

MOB pole


All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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