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CS 40 shoal draft vs deep?

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Does anyone have experience with the CS 40 shoal draft version? A boat I am interested in has it, and show the same displacement and ballast as a deep draft CS 40. I'm wondering what difference it makes when it comes to sailing performance.

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Re: CS 40 shoal draft vs deep?

Given two sailors of equal ability and similar gear otherwise, the deeper boat would do better upwind than the shallower one. If not racing I doubt you'd notice the difference in any meaningful way. If you're set on a CS40 and the only available (or best) example is a shoal draft version I think you'll be fine with it. You will enjoy a certain benefit, perhaps, of being able to anchor a tad closer in shore in those crowded anchorages, but in reality a foot or two either way (in the PNW) isn't a big deal.

That said, usually the overriding reason for going shoal draft is because you're in an area with depth restrictions. Certainly not the case if you're in Seattle.

As Bob Perry has been known to say, 'There's no substitute for draft'...

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Being as in another thread you mentioned something about a CS40 for sale here in Seattle. That one is listed as having the DEEP 6'10" keel, not the std or shoal draft keel. Frankly, for here in the smallish sea, a shoal draft is a money loser. Draft is not an issue for most pleases you go. Think about how many freighters etc come in here with.drafts in the 20-30' range. With typically 300+ feet of water below you, take the.deep.Draft. it is also for a.boat that size, shoal draft is typically.500-1000 lbs heavier. Sometimes more....

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Re: CS 40 shoal draft vs deep?

Hello Marty,
Yes, the only tricky place around here is the Swinomish channel. Especially getting in and out of it, from either end.
That said, I was look at another CS 40 in Canada. There are two I believe, with wing keels.

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Re: CS 40 shoal draft vs deep?

Swinomish is not an issue if you go in at 0' or above. When it gets to -2 it gets fun for anyone I know with 7+ feet of draft....even then Fishermans Bay on Lopez is worst, at 0' you have 4.5-5' of depth. I know many with 7-8' that have stayed in the bay without issues.....

Very few if any spots that truly require a shoal draft around here! If I got a 40 foot boat, I would want a minimum of 7'. I still would not worry about the two spots mentioned.

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