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Price: $17,900
Brand: J/Boats
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1985
Length: 27 ft.
Name: Sherlock
Location: Rochester, NY



The J/27 is a fast sailing offshore sailboat capable of day sailing or cruising. Designed with a low & heavy keel with a generous sail area, the boat gives good handling in both light and strong winds. The Rod Johnstone-designed J/27 was first introduced in 1983, and 211 hulls built by 1992. There is plenty of support available through the owners association and the J/27 Class Association. Great as a beginner boat or prime for the serious one design racer.

LOA: 27 ft 5 in

            LWL 23’ 5”

            Beam: 8 ft 6 in

            Draft: 4 ft 4 in

            Ballast: 694 lbs

            Displacement: 1724 lbs



BUILDER: Tillotson Pearson

LOCATION: Rochester, NY



            1995 Nissan 5hp-F/N/R Shift

            Engine Type: Gas

            Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

            Gas/Oil mixture -50-1




            Main: Quarter berth with cushion

            Double settee berth


            Teak and Holly sole

            Double V-berth with cushions

            Bilge pump

            Marine 12volt battery


Sails and Rigging

            1 Evolution Crosscut Dacron Race mainsail

            1 Quantum #1 Dimension FLX-13 Aramid

            4 Additional Scott/Doyle #1 Genoas

            1 Scott/Doyle #2 Genoa

            3 Scott/Doyle #3 Jibs

            1 Scott/Doyle #4 Storm Jib

            1 Quantum Spinnaker .75 Tri-radial construction

            2 Additional Scott/Doyle Spinnakers

            Harken Mainsheet System

            Harken windward sheeting mainsail traveler

            Upgraded running rigging

            6:1 Boom Bang with base swivel

            10’6” Spinnaker pole


Hull and Deck

            Hull completely faired/barrier coated 1992

            New VC-17 antifouling paint

            Deck repaired in 2012

            Port and Starboard chain plates and through-decks replaced and re-glassed 2012

            New non-skid


Electronics and Electrical:

            Nexus 3000 System with Multi-display on mast

            Fluxgate compass


            Stereo and speakers


Safety & Extras:

            Fire Extinguisher

            Danforth Anchor, chain and rode

            Docking lines


            Swim Ladder

            Spinlock telescoping tiller extension

            Boom Sailcover

            Tiller cover and caddy

            Hatch launch bag (turtle) for spinnaker

            Original Igloo cooler



            1995 Wesco, built especially for J/27

            Tandem axle w/surge brakes

            Float on/off design with 60’ nested extension

            Carpeted keel guide.


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.

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Mike Foley - Sales & Brokerage

Sodus Point, NY


Phone: 585-748-7006

As an educator Mike Foley taught high school technology and served as the district IT Director for the Honeoye Central School District located in the Finger Lakes. Mike retired from teaching and continued to grow his large format printing and graphic design business. Always involved with boats and boatbuilding, Mike has long been associated with boat owners and marinas in the Sodus Bay area. A former wooden boat owner Mike was bitten by the racing bug in 1992, purchased a J/30 from RCR and campaigned the boat for 12 years.

A member of the Sodus Bay Yacht Club, Mike has served on many regatta committees and held several officer and director positions. Mike’s relationship with the Lake Yacht Racing Association (LYRA) has spanned many years, including serving as President from 2004-06. Race administration and regatta organization have consumed much of his time for the past 26 years on Lake Ontario. Involvement with youth sailing led Mike to become President of Central New York Sailing Association (CNYSA) where he continues to chair the annual “Centrals on Sodus” open regatta for juniors and adults. As a strong proponent of youth sailing and education Mike has served as President of the Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Assn. (SBJSA) for several years and is now the Director of Fleet. Under his direction SBJSA has evolved from a summer sailing youth program to a US Sailing Accredited Community Boating Center, serving all ages.

Mike is a US Sailing Level 1 instructor as well as a certified Club Race Officer. He is often found at area regattas with his center console boat serving as mark-set officer. Mike and his wife Jan have remodeled the family cottage in Sodus Point and are making it their home. Feel free to reach out to Mike when visiting Great Sodus Bay.