The Q24 Fleet

Q24 Page 4

There are many beautiful Q24s sailing about, so it’s only right and proper that we have a page devoted to them.  So here we are!   If you own a 24, you’re welcome to post.  I’m happy to add pictures, too.  To post a new comment, you’ll have to scroll to the very bottom of this page- all the way down.  I’ve managed to change the formatting to display just the newest comments first, so scrolling down is no longer so tedious.  All of the older comments are still here though.  Just follow the link at the bottom of this page.




  1. We have a 22 year old Honda 9.9 in our QS24 that needs replacement. Has anyone had a similar engine pulled and replaced in-water, tied-up alongside a pier? Does the lazarette lid provide sufficient opening to pull the engine without undoing the backstay for clearance? Thank you for any thoughts.

    1. I’ve removed my Yamaha 8HP at the mooring – given the weight and angle, it’s a bit clumsy but can be done.

      1. Thank you for the reply. Do you feel the 8hp is sufficient for the QS24 vs 9.9 I have now? Also is the Yamaha their version of a “long shaft” for the engine’s placement in the lazarette?

        1. One rule of thumb is 1 horsepower per 550 lbs of displacement to go hull speed. That works out to 7hp. But 6’s weigh less, and your dealer can change the prop to reflect the use.

        2. The rule of thumb is 1hp per 550 lbs of displacement to achieve hull speed. That works out to around 7hp. But 6hp 4 strokes seem to work great, particularly if the dealer changes the prop for this application.

  2. My Q24 does not have an automatic Bilge Pump. Has anyone installed one de novo? Does anyone have a recommendation as to brand, GPH, tubing size, etc. Any advice appreciated.

  3. Hello all
    Has anyone had to change out the secocks and tubes for the cockpit drains? Unfortunately found my port drain tube, sprung a leak (had just launched-found during due diligence inspection) AND the seacock is not closing! So out of the water she came.
    How difficult is this? Did you have to replace the thru hull fittings or could you screw the seacocks off? Any tips or tricks ?
    Sources for replacement parts? Part numbers ?
    Thanks all

      1. I can turn the seacock but it did not stop the inflow of seawater. Definately needs to be replaced and I will do both.

  4. Was looking at a new outboard and was wondering if a short shaft was sufficient. Thanks.

  5. Currently interested in a 78′ Stannard Q24. How fast do these boats go? A previous commenter mentioned 2-3 kts in 18 kt winds, which seems too slow to be accurate.

    1. I’m using 500lbs on the uppers and 350lbs on the lowers. I used a formula from Seldom Mast to come up with these numbers. By the way, you wouldn’t have a photo of a Quickstep 24 sailing? I need a new photo for my windows screen saver!

  6. I wouldn’t even try to do it standing 9 or 10′ up on the trailer. Those days are history now! I do mine at the dock with the stern to the wall and the masthead sitting on a handy fence ringing the marina. If the masthead is not supported the aft pin wont go in and the sliding hatch can be damaged/crushed…make sure hatch is closed prior to starting too. I use an A frame lashed to the lower aft tangs and the cabin top winch.
    A furling headsail extrusion complicates things for me. Care is needed so as not to overbend or damage it. That and I can’t maneuver the mast into position myself given the length and weight is why i need a helper.
    Also don’t forget to put your Windex on straight before raising. Uffdah!

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