San Diego, California
NameHasl Free
ClassRacers and Cruisers
Beam12 feet
Fuel tanks1
Fuel tank capacity27 gallon
Dry weight12900 pound
Ballast weight6000 pound
Ballast weight6000 pound
Total engine power35.0 hp
Hull materialFiberglass
Nominal length40 feet
Length at water line34.5 feet
Max draft7 feet
Engines count1
Engine #1Yanmar 3JH3-E-40hp
Engine #1 fueldiesel
Engine #1 typeInboard
 Hasl Free is quite possibly the cleanest  J/120 on the market and has been very competitive in fleet races in Southern California in both buoy and offshore events. In the Fleet Four J/120 Association, it has taken first place in the offshore series and second place in the championship series. As a result of recent upgrades, Hasl Free looks like a new boat and is a very comfortable cruiser as well. 
History and Upgrades
The first 24 J120s built were light and had an under-sized sump area, which made them vulnerable to the possibility of keel separation.  After experiencing the start of a keel separation in 2007, Hasl Free was returned to Pearson Composites (previously TPI Composites) in Warren, RI, to have a new sump area built and to have modifications made in the keel to reinforce the support for the keel.
Under the supervision of a marine engineer and with plans drawn up by TPI Composites, the sump area was removed, and a new sump portion of the boat was manufactured and installed. The keel was also modified to lengthen some of the keel bolts to create a stronger connection to the newly constructed sump area. Since that modification, there have been no signs of a separation between the keel and the sump area. The boat is now stiffer than any comparable J/120.

Those first 24 boats weighed about 12,900 pounds, compared with a weight for boats with a hull number of 25 and above of 13,900 pounds. The addition of the heavier sump area and the strengthening of the keel attachment increased the weight of the boat substantially, reducing the amount of lead which Hasl Free has been required to carry to ensure that her weight for racing was comparable to the other J120s in the Southern California fleet. 

The bottom has been regularly maintained and, in 2018, the bottom was faired, utilizing the expertise of Brad Fitzgerald, recognized as one of the best hull designers/restorers. There was no sign of any separation of the keel from the sump portion of the boat when the bottom was repainted.

In 2011, the boat was painted, and a new non-skid surface was applied to the deck. Repairs were made to the lifelines, stanchions, and pulpits, as well as to the boom attachment to the mast. A new Force 10 stove was added. The chain plate on the port side was replaced. New standing rigging was installed. New hatches were installed.

In 2017, the entire hull and deck were painted, filling in any age cracks in the deck by grinding them out and filling them.
A new non-skid surface was applied. All of the hardware on the deck was removed and, in most cases, replaced with new hardware, including larger and stronger XX0812 spinlock clutches, a new traveler, new lifelines and Garhauer stanchions, a Vang Master Boom Vang, a new Harken backstay adjuster, a new forestay and furler, and other upgrades.
The Mast and boom were removed and repainted, in addition to a new outhaul system in the boom and new wiring in the mast.
The spinnaker pole was replaced in 2015. Blocks and other hardware have been upgraded to maximize performance.
The seat cushions were reupholstered, and the headliner is being replaced, along with the teak trim. A new sail cover, with a sun awning and J120 emblem, and a wheel cover were added.

The engine was removed and aligned. Lines and halyards have been upgraded.

Instrumentation and Electronics
During the 2017 renovation, a new B&G electronic system was installed, including:

• B&G Zeus 29” display
• B&G Triton Pilot High Current Autopilot
• 5 B&G Triton displays
• B&G Triton speed, depth, and wind instruments
• RC42 Compass
• RF25N Rudder Feed
• ICOM 424 VHF and VHF3 antenna
• AIS Class B Transceiver
• Navico GoFree WIFI module

All are in excellent working condition.

Hasl Free has a complete racing and cruising sail inventory:

  • 2016 Main Quantum, with taffeta reinforcement for longer life 17-110928
  • 2012 Main Ullman Fiberpath Technora
  • 2017 155% Genoa Quantum GPL Carbon Tri Radial 113942
  • 2015 155% Genoa Quantum Tri Radial Fusion 102660
  • 2004 155% Genoa Lidgard 17-090304
  • 2019 #3     Class Jib Quantum w/ vertical battens
  • 2005 105% North #4 genoa GPL Paneled Heavy Kevlar
  • 2019 A2 Quantum 165 sq.m Spinnaker
  • 2013 1A Ullman Spinnaker 17-020813 - 147
  • 2016 2A Quantum Spinnaker AirX AZ600
  • 2014 2A Ullman Spinnaker .5 oz 17-02-10-14
  • 2007 2A Doyle Spinnaker .5oz Formulon fabric

Hasl Free has the original engine (Yanmar 3JH3-E-40hp), and a new transmission was added in 2009; a new starter was installed in 2016. 
The engine has been regularly maintained in accordance with Yanmar recommendations.
The 27-gallon capacity fuel tank was replaced and the tank has been professionally cleaned since installation. 

Engine hours are estimated.
The head was replaced in 2018 and the lines are new. A 14-gallon holding tank is under the V berth in the bow area.
The head/shower sump pump has been upgraded.

A new Adler-Barbour refrigeration system was installed in 2016.
The Edson 48” Diamond Series wheel was powder-coated in 2016.
The Rudder was removed and inspected in 2017 and had its bearing replaced in 2011.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.