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Price: $35,000
Brand: J/Boats
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1992
Length: 35 ft.
Name: Knot Guilty
Location: Cleveland, OH


Brokers Comments

A US built J/105 for sale on Lake Erie. "Knot Guilty" is equipped for one design, PHRF, distance racing, shorthanded racing, or casual sailing. She has the desirable light weight pre-SCRIMP hull. "Knot Guilty" has 242 pounds of corrector weights. The corrector weights are down low in the hull, which is an advantage against the post-SCRIMP hulls. Pre-SCRIMP boats have a reputation for sailing better upwind in heavy air and waves. She is hull number 10.

"Knot Guilty" was the 2016 Chagrin Lagoons Yacht Club Champion. PHRF-Lake Erie has assigned her a J/105 class handicap of 90 seconds per mile. The length overall is 34’6”. She has the standard 6’6” draft fin keel. The keel is made of lead. "Knot Guilty" has a steering wheel. The hull was professionally painted with Awlgrip white in 2012. The hull and deck have spots with moisture and delamination.

When J/Boats introduced the J/105 in 1991, it became a short-handed racing success. 680 J/105s have been built. An advantage of owning a J/105 is an active and well-organized class association. The J/105 Class Association website list 19 fleets with members registered in 2019. There are fleets in Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Detroit, New England, New York City, Long Island Sound, the Chesapeake, California, the Northwest, Galveston, and other locations.

The J/105 is a racer/cruiser, with the emphasis on racer. She has berths for four people. She is not a long-distance cruiser or a live-aboard boat, however sailors have raced J/105s across the Atlantic. The boat has a crew-friendly large cockpit and a bow-sprit. The J/105 hallmarks are stability and a design that is less demanding that many other racers of its size and speed potential. It is less effort and more fun.

Contact the RCR Yachts Broker handling the listing, Mark Corson, for more information or to arrange a showing. Mark is based in the Cleveland area. Telephone: 713 907 4881. Email:

General Information


Brand: J/Boats
Model: J/105
Name: "Knot Guilty"
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1992
Length Overall: 34’ 6’
Beam: 11’ 0”
Location: Eastlake, Ohio
Length at Waterline: 29’ 6”
Draft: 6’ 6”
Displacement: 7,749 lbs
Ballast: 3,400 lbs
Headroom: 5’ 4”
Dry Weight: 7750 lbs

Doyle mainsail Dacron 2013
North mainsail Dacron 2006
Ullman class jib carbon fiber 2014
Doyle class jib carbon fiber 2013
Doyle class asymmetrical Airex 2014
Additional sails

PHRF-Lake Eire ratings in seconds per mile: Spinnaker 90, Non-spinnaker 97

Electronics and Navigation Equipment:
Velocitek Prostart
Garmin GPS
VHF radio
Richie 5” compass in pedestal

Hull and Deck
Hull number 10 (pre-SCRIMP light weight hull).
Hull Identification Number: TSP10510L192
242 lbs corrector weights low inside hull.
Sit-in cockpit with 6'6” seats with backrests, suitable for cockpit cushions.
Lazarette locker and two cockpit seat lockers.
Swimming and boarding platform in transom with integral ladder.
Molded companionway slide-in seahood with dodger base and instrument pod.
ORC size molded-in foredeck toe-rails.
Stainless steel handrails on cabin trunk.
GRP molded main structural bulkhead, bonded fore and aft on hull and deck as support for chainplates.
Fore, aft, and transverse keel support beams vacuum bagged to hull.
Mast step with transverse beams fastened to main bulkhead.

Keel and Rudder
Faired lead and antimony fixed 6’6”' draft, fin keel with bulb bolted to a stub.
Balanced spade rudder.
SS shaft mounted in self-aligning rudder bearings.
Edson steering wheel.
Emergency tiller.

Spars and Rigging
Tapered aluminum, fractional-rig mast with double spreaders.
Mast and spreaders powder coated white.
Harken headsail furler.
Nitronic 50 rod rigging with calibrated turnbuckles.
4.25" diameter, clear coated carbon fiber, retractable bowsprit with 1:2 under-deck launching system.
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster.
Rigid boomvang with integral cleating.
Main boom with #1 reef stopper to port and #2 reef sheave on starboard side to double as Cunningham.
12:1 internal mainsail outhaul on boom.
Complete running rigging.

Deck Hardware
46:1 two speed self-tailing primary winches.
35:1 two speed self-tailing secondary winches on cabin trunk.
Double sheave deck organizers recessed in dodger spray shield molding.
Two winch handles.
Two PVC winch handle holders.
Aluminum mast collar.
Four mast mounted turning blocks
Two double rope clutches aft on the cabin top. Port is main halyard and jib halyard. Starboard is for Cunningham/reef and spinnaker halyard.
Two jib sheet cars on 3-foot tracks.
Camcleat for headsail furler.
Side mounted rope clutch for spinnaker tack line.
Harken traveler recessed in cockpit seat.
Mainsheet system led to a center-mounted swivel base with ratchet and camcleat aft of traveler. Coarse and fine mainsheet adjustments.
Double-rail stainless bow pulpit and dual corner stern rails with transom gate.
Four mooring cleats.
20” x 20” foredeck hatch.
10” x 10” vent hatch in head.
Opening ports in sides of cabin trunk.
Acrylic dropboard with inside/outside opening hasp.
Manual bilge pump in cockpit.

Auxiliary Power
Yanmar 3YM20 20 hp, 3-cylinder, diesel engine with 80-amp alternator.
Two-blade folding prop, reconditioned in 2017.
Yanmar engine instrument panel in cockpit with acrylic cover.
Engine throttle control with neutral safety switch.
12-gallon alloy fuel tank with baffles and inspection/clean out port.

Two batteries.
On/Off battery switch.
Electrical panel w/circuit breakers.
Navigation lights.
Chain plates have lightning grounds.
Five swiveling halogen reading lights.
One fluorescent light in head.
Seahood pre-wired for instruments with connections to nav station
Automatic bilge pump w/check valve and panel switch for manual operation

Off-white bulkheads and bin panels with vinyl trim and teak cap moldings.
Teak and holly style synthetic cabin sole.
Storage bins outboard of settee berths.
Nav station with flip-up lid to and outboard shelf and nav panel to house instruments.
Stainless steel sink with 5-gallon water tank.
Forward of the main bulkhead is a changing area, hanging locker and marine head with 12-gallon holding tank.
Mirror in head.
Forward of the head area is a bulkhead with V-berth and below berth storage.
Blue main cabin settee cushions, blue V-berth cushions, and blue cockpit cushions that double as main cabin settee backrests.

Danforth-type anchor
Dock lines
VC 17 bottom paint

RCR Yachts 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.

RCR Yachts – Cleveland, listing broker Mark Corson. C: 713 907 4881, E:

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Mark Corson - Sales & Brokerage

Cleveland, Ohio


Phone: 713-907-4881

Mark Corson started boating at age 8 when his parents bought a boat.  The family joined Grand River Yacht Club.  They spent summers on power and sail boats on Lake Erie.    Mark grew up in Cleveland.  After a BA from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from University of Cape Town, Mark embarked on a business career.  He rose to management positions with Accenture, Ernst & Young, and Shell.   He worked on six continents.   Mark is a part-time captain for Key Yacht Management.  Besides Lake Erie, he has sailed in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and along the US Atlantic coast.  He has fished Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and other waters.  In 2001 he bought a Catalina and joined Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland.  2015 he bought a Beneteau.  Today he is the Edgewater Jib & Main Fleet Captain and is on the Planning Committee.   He races and cruises.   He and his wife Talana have two daughters and four grandsons.  Mark serves those who are interested in buying or selling yachts in the Cleveland and Akron metro areas.