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35' J Boats J/105


WALLOPING SWEDE is an actively raced class boat in the San Francisco fleet.  It is hull number 157 and is one of the first manufactured with the current "Scrimp" production method from the Warren, RI factory.  She is competitive and has the potential for podium level results.  

She is race ready, faired/templated and has the preferred original rig that was recently refit by Easom Racing & Rigging. The engine has been rebuilt and bottom is in good condition. She also comes with a dodger and autopilot for family cruising or singlehanded racing.

 A fun and forgiving performance boat that is easy to sail, J/105 offers low maintenance with a simple layout, has great performance, a large cockpit, predictable handling characteristics. There is less to maintain as all the extra cabinetry and weight of things you won't use aren't there. So instead of varnishing toe- rails and troubleshooting systems you'll be enjoying a sail with friends. 

Possibly the best one-design racing class over 33 feet. Race or cruise on this well maintained example of one of J/Boat's most popular models.  By design, the J/105 is way ahead of the pack when compared with any of the modern 'retro' day-sailors in terms of performance, ease of handling, construction, sailing comfort and great looks.

Plus, the J/105 offers offshore capability and weekend accommodations for the occasional overnight. The bowsprit and asymmetric spinnaker system make downwind sailing simple for two people and requires fewer crew for racing. No need to organize a football team of crew to sail!

  • Make: J Boats
  • Model: J/105
  • Year: 1997
  • Length: 35ft
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: San Francisco, CA
  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Racers
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • Designer: Rod Johnstone
  • Builder: J Boats
  • LOA: 34.5 feet
  • LWL: 29.5 feet
  • Beam: 11 feet
  • Bridge Clearance: 50.33 feet
  • Max Draft: 6.5 feet
  • Ballast: 3400 pounds
  • Displacement: 7750 pounds
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Yanmar
  • EngineModel: 2GM20F
  • EngineYear: 1987
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 2 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 12 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 5 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 13 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Single Berths: 4
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions

Sail Inventory
  • SAIL AREA 557 SQ. FT.
  • 2017 North Class main

  • Class jib


    Ullman Asymmetrical spinaker 

  • B&G Autopilot

  • B&G Hydra 2000 Wind/Nav display at companionway, including new mast head unit

  • (2) B&G 20/20 Displays at mast

  • Furuno GPS Navigator chart plotter mounted on swing out arm in companionway (inop)

  • Standard Horizon Eclipse+ VHF at Nav station

  • Sony AM/FM/CD stereo

  • Sleeps 4 in 2 cabins: V-berth forward, head,

  • 2 x 6' 5" settee berths amidships,

  • galley to starboard

  • Composite teak & holly cabin sole,

  • Hanging locker

  • Stainless steel sink

  • Freshwater foot pump 

  • 1-burner Origo 2000 alcohol stove

Engine and Mechanical
  • Yanmar 20hp diesel engine

  • Emergency tiller

  • Martec 2 blade Folding prop

  • Manual head w/holding tank, Y-valve (valve needs replacing)

  • Electric bilge pump

  • Fire extinguisher

  • Wheel steering, binnacle guard, brake

  • Emergency tiller

  • Manual head with holding tank, Y-valve

  • Electric & manual bilge pumps

  • Water temp, oil pressure amp/volt alarms


  • Rod Rigging
  • Fractional rig w/keel-stepped aluminum mast

  • Bowsprit

  • Backstay adjuster

  • Boom vang

  • Roller furling headsail

  • Spinnaker gear

  • 4 Lewmar self-tailing 2 speed winches #44A primaries, #30A halyards

  • 2 Harken lock-in winch handles

  • 1 12V batteries
  • 12 volt outlet-cigarette style at nav station
  • 12V Circuit breaker panel 
  • Navigation lights
  • Cabin lights
  • Solar charger
Hull and Deck
  • Scrimp method of fiberglass hull construction & decks
  • Bow & stern pulpits
  • Double lifelines upper lifelines port & starboard gates
  • 2 hatches, 4 opening ports
  • Fin keel, spade rudder
Additional Equipment
  • 7lb Fortress Anchor with 25' chain/120' nylon rode Boom Cover

  • Helm/Binnacle cover

  • Headsail/Furler cover

  • Salon Table that also mounts in cockpit

  • Interior cushions

  • Exterior cushions

  • Dodger

  • New Harken Performa 35 2-speed self tailing cabin top winches

  • New Harken Performa 46 2-speed self tailing primary winches

  • Many racing improvements performed by Easom Rigging in 2019

  • Fuel tank was replaced in 2011

Additional Features


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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Broker Details

Bill Adams

Yacht & Ship Sales
415-425-5099 - mobile
415-484-1300 - office
3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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