Bolger designed, Edey & Duff built, 1987, #7 of 11 built
Approx. 2600# displacement
28' LOA, 7' beam, 8” draft with rudder and leeboards up
Special airfoil shaped leeboards have been fitted to reduce leeway.
Cored fiberglass hull and deck, very strong and rigid. Coring insulates cabin for cooler interior.
Low rig easily raised by one person.
Extra mainsail-repaired and usable
1997 Yamaha 10, 4 stroke, elec. start, long shaft, high-torque, charging coil, runs as new, hull speed is produced @ 3/4 throttle. Instant, easy starts, sips fuel, a very good choice for this easily driven hull.
Has run for 8 hrs. on 3 gal of gas @ 4 knots. Spare prop.
Trailer in fair condition, great tires w/ good spare, 2 axles; 1 w/surge brakes, LED lights temporarily mount on stern deck of boat for towing and are never submerged. Low profile of boat on trailer provides less drag behind tow vehicle( see photos).
Batteries: (2) as new, deep cycle group 27 with battery switch. All nav lites are LED.
Interior lights (2) are LED and berth fans (2) are low draw. With both lights on and fans on high speed the draw is 1.12 amp.
2 Plastimo Contest compasses on gallows - one for each tack.
Sun shade awnings for'd and aft of mast
Factory made tent-like enclosure w/screens for cockpit, w/integral companionway dodger (see photo)
Helmsman awning w/water catchment provision
Danfort anchor and rode
Vhf base radio in cabin w/antenna on mainmast head
For'd sun shade
Wired for interior fans and LED reading lites
LED nav lites
Topping lift for main boom
Stays to mizzen mast for more robust rig
Elec. bilge pump
New ablative bottom paint, April, 2012
This is the Shearwater "TRUE NORTH". Recently returned from 2 month trip (May and June) from Key Largo to Bahamas via Bimini, Joulters, New Providence, Spanish Wells, Finley, Exumas, Andros, Bimini, and Key Largo. Total trip from GPS: 600 nm. Shallow water capability allowed the two of us, plus our dog to see the Bahamas most sailors can't get to with deeper draft. We frequently sailed in 18" of water. We felt the boat was up to the task.
Additional photos upon request.
Located on trailer in DeRidder, LA 70634
$15,000 or offer
If you are prefer to sail in skinny water and visit remote, less frequented areas, this is the boat for you.