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Shannon's have a pretty good rep from what I've read but I do remember reading an owner's comments that they were a bit of a wet ride.
I've no great love of ketches under 40' but that's neither here nor there.
Somewhat ambivalent towards bowsprits.
V-berth looks a bit cramped for an old codger like me.
I do prefer hatch covers that let in some light.
She looks well equipped, self tacking staysail is a nice touch. Decks look fairly clean and orderly. Gear looks to be in good order and of quite acceptable quality.
I like the timber accents on deck and the cockpit coaming. Yes a bit of work but it could be a lot worse. Timber interior appears to be a comparatively light colour which is good, hate the fake timber laminex in the galley but the galley itself looks nicely laid out. Upholstery looks good.
I'd junk the pipe berth for more book shelves but that's just me.
To me she looks like a nice boat for two. Price looks OK but then anything in the US looks good compared to what we have to pay down here.
Don't know what the underwater shape of the Shannon is but I'm presuming full keel with a cutaway forefoot. This is a nice seakindly shape, not as quick or as efficient as a fin/skeg and not fun to try and reverse but should track fairly well.
Actually, on the price front and presuming you can screw 'em done by let's say 10% then in Oz buckazoids thats $125,000. Interesting comparison to the boat I posted the other day which I think I could pick up for around AUD180,000 = USD144,000.
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