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Shannon Shoalsailer 35 #4 Recent improvements
New Bimini, Enclosure and Isinglass 2021
Air Conditioning Cooling Pump 2020
New seat cushions at dinette 2020 Expanded pullman bed to 57 wide at the head
. Lewmar auto pilot drive 2019
Top down furling added for spinnaker Furlex, furler , and Lewmar extendable bow sprit 2018
Updated electronics with NEMA 2000 backbone, 2017
B&G AWI/AWS wind instrumentation 2017
Dual (2) 9-inch chart plotters Zeus2 B&G at each helm 2017
Raymarine auto pilot computer updated 2017
Raymarine multifunction P70 display (for Autopilot) 2017
B&G radar 2017 B&G Network expansion port (B and G) 2017
Two hard solar panels on fixed Bimini 2017
Raymarine depth digital depth gauge and sender independent of network 2017
Pettit Ultima SR-60, , High Copper Ablative Antifouling Bottom Paint 2017
Anchor upgraded to 35 lb. “Spade” brand anchor on 100ft of chain and 100ft of line.
Air Conditioning 16,000 BTU Marine Air Systems (Dometic) Cool and Heat 2016
AGMA batteries 4 10/2016
Jensen 19 inch 12 VDC HD TV with CD installed 2017
West Marine Stereo with blue tooth installed 2019.
Shannon Shoalsailer 35 #4 Specifications and Features
Designer: Walter Schulz & G. Carter
Manufacturer: Shannon Boat Company, 19 Broad Common Rd., Bristol, RI, USA
Custom designed for shallow water sailing anywhere in the world, the Shannon Shoalsailer 35 sails in only 30 inches feet of water and performs well on all points of sail without a centerboard. Special keel reinforcing makes her beachable. Her broad beam, super-spacious cockpit, dual wheel pedestals, easy steps down to the main cabin, 6’4” headroom, wide side decks with handrails, wide swim platform and generous shade provided by a strong fixed bimini make this boat an outstanding choice for family cruising in comfort. She is powered by a Yanmar 4JH3-DTE 120 HP turbocharged diesel, providing exceptional cruising speed.
Length Overall/LOA: 37’ 7” including bowsprit
Length on deck: 35’ 7”
Length on waterline/LWL: 32’ 10”
Beam: 12’ 10”
Draft: 2’ 6”
Fuel: Diesel - Approx. 94 gal. in 2 tanks
Water: Approx. 100 gal. in 3 tanks
Displacement: Loaded weight (tanks filled) 14,000 lbs.
Sail Area: Approx. 570 SF
I (foretriangle ht.) 52’
J (foretriangle base) 9’
P (mainsail luff) 41’
E (mainsail foot) 14’
DECK AND COCKPIT
MAST AND RIGGING:
The Design Concept
The Shoalsailor concept and design was put together over a seven year period by Shannon's founder/designer, Walter Schulz in collaboration with George Carter. Shannon set out to create the ultimate coastal cruising yacht unlike any monohull that had been built before. After years of work, the Shoalsailer prototype was launched, and the design exceeded all expectations. The Shoalsailor is equipped with self tailing winches near the aft hem stations for single-handed sailing. The mast is stepped on the keel in keeping with Shannon's 45 year reputation for bullet proof construction and safety standards. The hull of the Shoalsailor is designed, engineered and constructed to be beached and to withstand the rigors of shoal water sailing. The dual rudders swing up and the propeller is protected by the shallow keel/skeg. The composite foam core construction is built to the highest standards.
There are many other boats, both monohulls and multihulls (catamarans) of similar size that claim shoal draft. They all require lowering deep centerboards or dagger-boards in order to actually sail in any direction except downwind. The sailing draft of these designs is considerably deeper than the published board up draft numbers. The windward and reaching sailing performance of these with the appendages pulled up is dismal. Shoalsailor owners are enjoying unparalleled boating satisfaction plus the opportunity to boldly go where no sailboat of comparable size has ever gone before.
Shoalsailor 35 #4 features a custom three cabin layout with two private staterooms. There is a dinette table that may convert to a berth. Each cabin has cedar lined hanging lockers and drawer storage, overhead opening hatches for excellent light and ventilation. The Shoalsailor has a roomy, full-sized head aft that is ventilated by an opening port and overhead opening hatch. Inside the head is a large shower, large wet locker, medicine cabinet and sink vanity with a Corian countertop The galley is packed with storage and has Corian counter tops, a propane stove, microwave/convection oven, large sink, pot locker, dish storage, food pantry and plenty of shelves. The 12 volt and 110 volt electrical distribution panel is aft of the galley above the front opening refrigerator/freezer. The Spectra watermaker has never be used by the current owner. The Kohler 5KW generator also has not been operated recently. Vetus bow thruster with controls at both helm stations. The Shannon Scutter rig was developed by Walter Schulz in 1995 as a milestone in his quest to perfect shot-handed sailing. A genoa can only be successfully reefed to about 30% before the sail loses shape and becomes worthless with no drive into the wind. On the Shannon Scutter rig, a real working jib is placed on the bowsprit forward of the genoa. By placing the jib forward, helm is reduced, and the high cut jib will easily tack through the slot in front of the genoa. A Shannon is sailed normally with the genoa up to winds of about 20 knots. When the wind increases, the genoa is reefed (a 130% genoa becomes approximately a 100% genoa). If the wind climbs the reefed genoa is completely furled, and the working jib is rolled out. If necessary, in true storm conditions, the working jib can also be reefed by 30% to become an effective heavy weather jib. The Shannon Scutter rig creates four usable headsail combinations all available without leaving the cockpit. Thus, all sails, headsails and mainsail can be set, reefed and furled by one person from the cockpit and can be tacked easily unlike a traditional cutter rig.