The J/40 was introduced in 1985 setting a new standard for performance cruisers that are fast, simple to sail and easy to handle by a couple or single-handed.
"White Rabbit" is an excellent example of this offshore performance cruiser. Her previous owners have maintained her to the highest level and outfitted her for coastal cruising with all of the amenities you would expect in a boat of this pedigree.
- Length: 40' 0"
- LOA: 40' 0"
- Displacement: 18000 lbs
- LWL: 34' 0"
- Ballast: 6500 lbs
- BEAM: 12.1' 0"
- DRAFT: 6.5' 0"
- Engine(s): Yanmar Diesle (dec 2004)
- Hours: 75
- HP: 42
- Fuel: 35 gallons
- Water: 77 gallons
- Ballast: 6500 6500
- Hull Construction: Composite
- Manufacturer: J Boats
- Model: J / 40
- Designer: Rod Johnstone
Varnished sole and oiled teak interior
Two private cabins, each with large v-berth with filler section, teak lined hanging lockers, bureau, full length door mirror, book shelves, two swiveling reading lights, opening ports and overhead hatch
Aft head to port with shower, mirror, vanity cabinet and large wet hanging locker
L-shaped settee to port in main cabin with backrest storage compartments, shelf and cabinets on both port and starboard
Teak main cabin table which folds up on main bulkhead
Large 24x36” chart table with chart storage, navigation equipment bin, overhead electrical panel and instrumentation panel
Teak and vinyl headliner
Access to both forward and aft chain/rope lockers at the end of stateroom berths
Artic Forced air heating system-completely reconditioned
The settees in the salon were re-upholstered in leather in 1993.
Double pull out main salon berth to port
Seat back on starboard side hinges up to make upper and lower berths
Lee cloths for main salon berths
Clock & Baraometer
There are two heads.
Each has hot and cold pressure water, sink, shower and toilet.
Both toilets were replaced in 2000.
There is also a hand held shower with hot and cold water in the cockpit.
Double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water.
There is a separate faucet for cold filtered water (Seagull system).
Auto Therm refrigerator/freezer.
Electrically operated with compressor under sink in aft head.
Heat from compressor warms hanging locker.
Seward “Princess” three burner propane stove with oven.
There is also a single burner bulkhead mounted gimbaled stove.
It comes with a coffee pot and small soup pot.
Outside in the cockpit there is a rail mounted Magma Kettle propane BBQ.
Lifesling and tackle.
Man overboard pole.
Two horse shoe life rings, helm seat is also a life preserver.
Man overboard strobe.
Manual bilge pump in cockpit
Jack line.v Bell.
Flare gun with up to date flares.
Carbon monoxide detector.
Wooden tapered plugs for each through hole.
Electronics / Navigation
Both the backstay and the boom vang are controlled by a Navtech hydraulic system.
All hoses and fittings were replaced in 2000.
Two Navico WP 500 wheel autopilots.
One is installed the other is still in its bag and has never been used. Previous owner sailed to Alaska and wanted a back-up.
Raytheon R72 CRT
Antenna is mounted on a stern mounted pole.
Autohelm package includes
apparent wind direction and speed
Two cockpit repeaters were added in 1990.
Two Garmin GPS units.
One is hard wired, the other is portable.
When the portable unit is placed into its stand, it connects to a Toshiba lap top.
The lap top contains Chart View Nautical Software.
Three compasses: Ritchie “Globemaster” binnacle mounted at wheel; Plastimo “Contest” on bridge deck under companionway; Ritchie on cabin top in front of companionway. All three are in need of repair which will be done prior to sale.
Various local paper charts, parallel rules and dividers, navigation rules and regulations.
There are two VHF radios.
One is a Standard Horizon and is located above the chart table.
The other is a hand held Standard.
There is a Citizen’s Band (CB) radio located above the chart table.
There is an JVC AM/FM radio, cassette deck and Pioneer six disk CD player located over the chart table.
There are Bose speakers in the Salon and waterproof speakers in the cockpit.
AC shore power is 30 amp.
Two 50’ power cords.
Built in “Smart Charge” battery charger.
DC power is 12V.
Four 12V gel batteries.
Masthead tri-color with anchor light.
Red and green navigation lights on bow.
White steaming light on mast.
Foredeck light on mast.
White navigation light on stern.
Binnacle compass, engine panel, knotmeter, wind speed and direction indicator, and depth sounder are all lighted.
Engine: Yanmar 3JH4E 42hp diesel. Installed in December 2004.
Transmission: ZF25A. Installed in December 2004
Prop: Max Prop 19” three blade feathering. Installed in December 2004.
New shaft and cutlass bearing were also installed in December 2004.
Spare props: Martec two blade folding and three blade fixed.
Baltek balsa laminate construction
ABS A-1 offshore Hull certification
Lead 6,500 fin keel bolted & bonded to molded stub
White hull with grey non-skid
Large cockpit locker to port
Vertical aft anchor locker
3 molded Dorade boxed with cowls
Teak handrails on cabin trunk
Propane locker with 2 each bottles
Custom dodger and boom tent made by “Artful Dodger” of Port Townsend in May of 2004.
Bimini, new in 2000.
Second dodger, age unknown.
Second boom tent, age unknown.
Mainsail cover and wheel cover, age unknown.
The cockpit seats have custom full length “Bottom Sider” cushions plus two West Marine “Go Anywhere” chairs.
Sails and Rigging
Mainsail: North full batten with Harken “Batcar” system. Two reef points with reef lines, plus flattening reef and Cunningham.
New in 2000. Custom retractable lazy jacks were added in 2007.
3/4 oz tri-radial with both turtle and sock. Spinnaker is purple with a large White Rabbit logo. Age unknown but in excellent condition.
Spinnaker pole is aluminum and 1’ longer than the “J” dimension.
Topping lift was replaced in 2007.
Mylar 150%: Not roller furling but has been cut to clear furling drum. Bolt rope fits in furling foil. Age unknown but in very good condition.
Dacron 90%: Re-built in Port Townsend by Hasse & Co. in 2004 from an existing 140%. Age if original sail is unknown but the sail now is in excellent shape.
Dacron 55%: Very small 2/3 hoist sail. Re-cut by Hasse in 2004 and is now used as the “winter jib”. Very good condition.
There are three additional sails that I have never used on White Rabbit. Two are jibs that have luff rope that does not fit the Furlex foil. The third sail is a very light weight 90% Mylar, wire luff, staysail from an Islander P40. On the Islander, it was flown inside the spinnaker in very light air.Winches:
Primaries: Two three speed self tailing Barient #32’s.
Secondaries: Two two speed self tailing Barient 28+’s. Chrome.
Main sheet: Two two speed self tailing Barient 24’s. Chrome.
Halyard: Four two speed self tailing Barient 22’s. Chrome.
Edison SS wheel with leather cover.
Cables and chain replaced in May of 2000.
Rudder bearings passed inspection in 2000 and 2007.
Lewmar electric vertical.
One 35lb Delta “Fast-set” on bow roller. 150’ of 5/8” nylon with 30’ of 5/16”ACCO G4 chain.
One 25lb Danforth in its own cockpit locker with 150’ of 3/8” nylon.
Both anchors came with boat, nylon new in 2000.
Furlex, new in 2000. Forestay was replaced at same time.
Ardic forced air kerosene with thermostat.
Heater was re-built in 2006.
U.S. Flag on staff.
Two teak cockpit tables.
Teak binocular/drink holder that attaches to pedestal.
Spare parts for steering, winches, toilets, engine, and BBQ.
Extra jib sheets, docking lines, anchor line and poly stern tie line.
Four heavy duty Ronstan snatch blocks.
Extra cars and turning blocks.
Five locking winch handles.
Wash down pump and hoses, plug-in on cabin side.
Extra chimneys and bell for kerosene lamps.
Automatic bilge pump with counter.
Vacuum pump oil changer.
Deck plates for Dorades.
J-40 Owner’s Manual
Manuals for most all equipment on board.
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