Twenty Years of J/24s

Jeff Johnstone looks back at the boat that "started it all" for his family's company. From our April 1997 issue.

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20 Years of J/24s

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"During the summer of 1975, we had an oft-repeated conversation around the dinner table at our house in Stonington, Conn.," writes Jeff Johnstone in our April 1997 issue. "Our dad, Rod Johnstone, would try to convince the boys to help him sand the bottom of the 24-footer in the garage." Read on: