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. Looking to buy a Q24. I’m located on Chesapeake Bay, but distance not necessarily a problem. Any leads appreciated, now or later; I figure this might be a lengthy search.
    Have decent Albin 27 FC as partial trade or for sale if anyone’s interested.

    1. I have not been looking to sell, but I have a Quickstep 24 that is on Middle River I
      On the Chesapeake. . My storage costs have recently increased and I would consider selling it. It needs some work, but is generally in good shape. Let me know if you might be interested?

      1. Hi Bruce,
        Thanks for the response. I’m interested. Tell me about your boat.
        410-212-3468 text and voice

  2. Hi all, another question about rigging. I’m mounting a winch on the cabin top for the main halyard. I noticed some boats have a single rope clutch and others have a double. Is the second one for a boom vang? mainsail downhaul? Also does anyone know where I can find a listing of the length and diameter of all the running rigging? I’ve got nothing to copy. Thank you for your help.

    1. I have 2 Spinlock triples. Lines led from mast through pulleys in mast plate to Harken organizers. A single is a trip hazard and dimensionally unstable in my opin. Triples are compact and with 2 there’s little need to leave the cockpit. Main halyard, jib halyard, asymmetrical halyard, topping lift, lazy jack, vang, etc. It’s all right there!
      Regarding rigging I would be hesitant to give you measurements because my mast is on a hinged step and a mast plate which lengthened the stays all all around a bit. Possibly has some stock boat info…theyre a great resource in any event though you must be patient with the website/s.
      Mast is DM500 section from Dwyer
      They have most everything available.

      Thanks for the info on ce ryder / southern cross. I like those 28’s!

      1. ChrisD, thanks, I admire your level of deck organization and the rationale behind it. I was looking for what length and diameter lines for the running rigging, I’ve got a set of standing rigging to work with.

        1. Tried to reply twice but no luck getting posted.
          John: I use 5/16 or 3/8 and double braided only. Both lines are strong enough to hang the boat in mid air so any larger is certainly overkill as far as strength goes. Nice to keep any extra weight up and down the mast to a minimum too. I use Sampson and New England lines and find the Sampson Trophy and NE Sta-Set lines to be good and very reasonable for all but mainsheet and a few other bits. Stays supple for years in salt and sun. As far a length, I buy a hundred fifty feet or more and cut and splice eyes as needed. Sampson has good splicing guide online for double braids etc. My mainsheet is a Sampson line with a fuzzy feel, I forget the name. I use that for reefing lines too as it holds a tie better even a simple bow. Forgot to mention i also have an Andersen #10 winch in front of each spinlock triple. Wouldnt want to buy at todays prices. Triples were 99$ and winches 60$ Harken organizers 40$ just 6 or seven years ago.

          Regarding you motor post..Hondas are substantially quieter. I have an 8 Toe and if I were to need another it would be a basic 20″ Honda with an alternator only.

          1. ChrisD, thank again for your advice about lines and a motor. I’m going with a Tohatsu 6 sail pro for the weight and the prop, but I’ll mostly be daysailing. Perhaps the volume will encourage me to sail on and off my mooring.

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