1985 J BOATS 27' j/27 Sherlock

The J/27 is a fast sailing offshore sailboat capable of daysailing 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.




            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.


  • Name: Sherlock
  • Year: 1985
  • Price: $17,900 USD
  • LOA: 27' 0"
  • Beam: 8' 6"
  • Draft:4' 4"
  • Engines: 1 x Nissan F/N/R Shift

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