Johnson was in its heyday when this boat rolled out of the glass shop in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. And, if it’s like most Johnson scows of that era, this boat is stiff and dry. In the right hands, she will fly.
This boat was nearly sold, but the deal fell through and is back on the market for a mere $1500.
Phantom has won two National Championships, an ILYA Championship, and many other races and events. All this with sailing just four or five regattas per year, and no other sailing at all. This boat is tuned, honed and immaculate. In its entire life, this boat has had fewer hours of use than the typical I-20 would get in one or two seasons of racing.
The list of equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Teflon hard-coated bilgeboards
Faired and painted rudders, with custom tillers, tiller crossbar and tiller extensions
8:1 Custom Cunningham to skipper on both sides
6:1 Custom Backstay to skipper on both sides
12:1 Custom Vang to skipper on both sides
Custom internal spinnaker halyard to skipper, along with custom halyard take-up reel
Dual Ritchie SS2000 compasses
Two extra airbags
Custom gear bag
Full deck cover
Regatta boom cover
Custom I-20 trailer with custom molded bunks
Custom winch to assist with putting on and taking off the envelope cover
Complete suit of Quantum sails, new in 2007 and in perfect condition
Contact John Spargo at jspargo (at) spargoconsulting.com or 319-three nine three-0171.
Congratulations to the father/son team that just acquired this boat! It sports the latest carbon fiber mast and was converted from an M20 by Windward Boatworks, which developed the I20.
The hull was originally made by OSP in 1996, from the Johnson mold. OSP had a reputation for making sturdy, dry boats. This one comes with two spinnakers, two Mylar jibs (one used once) two mains, two boat covers and trailer.
Credits for this boat reconstruction project are due and I need to start where it all started, with Larry Gonyea from Wisconsin, who sold us this 1977 Melges for $1000 with trailer. This photo was from the boat’s first a-spin hoist in front of the War College on a gybe up the Potomac. Larry asked us to post a photo…so here it is. Great boat, Larry! Thank you.
This is a beautiful I-20 converted from a 1977 Melges M-20. Melges is still making M-20s. This one looks like it got very light use … and was mothballed for a few decades. Blue and white hull is nearly perfect. Check out the cool green non-slip deck. Sails are just a season or two old…very stiff.