Chris - how did you do in your first race? So far I've been pleasantly surprised by the shoal draft performance. I've done two races on her and took 4th (out of 19) and 1st out of 13. She pointed as high as a J-24 last weekend, although I lost a bit more leeway than the J - but was parallel to the J's tack.
How did the deep draft do? Were you able to take care of the stanchions? I haven't had any problem with leaks (yet) so would like to know if you found the source and fixed it.
Love the boat! Perfect mix of performance and space for the family. We've done a couple of overnights as well, which we never could do on our old boat.