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.

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    1. Jibs becoming unfurled in storms is rather common, and keeps sailmakers busy! When I am expecting strong winds, or plan to be away from the boat for some time, I do two things: 1) I roll out the jib, and re-furl it keeping a fair amount of tension on the fuller to keep the sail wrapped tight. Continue rolling until you have about two full wraps of the sheets around the furled sail. This should help with keeping the sail snuggly wrapped, and undamaged due to flogging. 2) Tie an extra line, or sail tie, around the rolled up sail at about the height where the sheets attach. This will prevent the sail from unfurling should the furling line chafe through. (Extra step) If we are expecting very strong winds, I take an extra halyard, and wrap it round the jib in the opposite direct that the sail is wrapped, and tie or snap the halyard end to the bow pulpit.

        1. Thanks, i did put a sail tie around the jib after Isaias but it wasn’t enough. I guess it’s been windy this year.

          1. John, Capt. obvious here perhaps so forgive me but do you have sufficient wraps of furler line around the drum to bring the jib sheet figure 8 knots snugly to the track pulleys along with the 2 wraps around the furled sail? Also..obviously too you should leave the. .. boat with the furler line tight and cleated so the furler is more or less locked up. Regarding Isiaias, here in the Sandy Hook area, there was a 15 minute period that was truly memorable. Blew big oak trees up, spun em and dropped them wherever. I have the bills to prove it.

  1. I am the latest newbie to this board.
    I am in the process of searching for my first sailboat. I have been a motor boater for the last 30+ years primarily fishing and coastal cruising. The QS24 checks all of my must haves. Cockpit for 4. Overnighting for 2. Very simple/ limited systems. Real keel versus fin or centerboard. Outboard engine. I am willing to pay extra money for a boat that doesn’t look and smell like it was just dragged off the Jersey shore after Hurricane Sandy!

    Being a newbie to sailing I am willing to sacrifice stability for speed. The question for this board is “What are the best and worst sailing characteristics of a QS24?”

    In return for this knowledge I will offer you all some info………
    In my internet search of the QS24 I noticed that in many of the pictures I viewed, the lower units on the outboards are all heavily corroded. Obviously, the inability to raise your motor out of the water will contribute to this. But do yourself the favor of disconnecting your motor from your battery. You are actually accelerating the electrolysis by keeping it connected.

    1. Replacing zinc annually not a bad idea either and checking it mid season helps too.
      No problems for my engine yet. Poorly bonded, plugged in boats in close proximity at my marina are the main problem. You can hear them fizz at the docks.
      Sacrifice stability for speed? Quickstep not your boat.
      I’m gonna leave the N.J. slight alone being a resident.

  2. I just closed a deal to purchase a Quickstep 24. The boat will need to be trucked to its new home. Can anyone who has moved one confirm 1. the weight of the boat, 2. the length of the mast, 3. the height of the boat with the mast down?

  3. Hey guys- have a mid 80’s Q 24- does anyone know where to get the little plastic caps that go inside under the cabin top? The cover the handrail bolts- thanks

    1. Hole Plugs….Amazon among others, Ebay,. Homedepot, Lowes too maybe. Need to know hole diameter and grip range.

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