Bolero is a 1967 Shields One Design that was refurbished and modified by Tim Lackey (Northern Yacht Restoration) to create a modern knockabout sloop. Tims full building log can be found here.
My intent in commissioning this project was to create a stunning sailboat with impeccable sailing qualities that would sail well without having to use, or even have, an engine. My inspiration was the old, wooden, knockabout sloops similar to, say, a Sparkman & Stephens Dark Harbor 20.
After a lengthy search, I found an older, 1967 Shields that was in major need of restoration and was past its racing prime. And with Tims amazing effort she become the Knockabout Sloop Bolero.
Equipment: Original Manufacturer: Cape Cod Shipbuilding Date: 1967 Hull Number: 9 Boat Name: Bolero
LAO: 30 ft 2 in LWL: 20 ft Beam: 6 ft 5 in Draft: 4 ft 9 in Displacement: 4,600 lbs Ballast: 3,080 lbs Ballast Ratio: 67%
Sail Area (Main & Jib): 360 sq ft
o Trailer o 2008 Triad Trailer purchased new and tailored specifically for the Shields class sailboat.
o Sails & Covers o Shields Class Mainsail & Jib o Drifter 180% (approx. 210 sq ft) o Sunbrella Jib Headstay bag o Sunbrella Mainsail Cover o Sunbrella Cockpit Tent o Sunbrella Mast Joint Cover o Sunbrella Ensign Cover
o Ground Tackle & Docking Gear o Bruce Anchor (in forward anchor locker) o Aluminum Fortress Anchor (in rear hatch) o (6) Dock Lines & (3) Fenders (in rear hatch)
Miscellaneous 2 Piece River Rafting Oar (stowed under the cockpit side decks) Ensign, Pole and Deck Mount
I installed a small, rechargeable electrical system in a compartment in the cabin. I used this to keep the battery powered GPS and Handheld VHS Radio charged up. Both the GPS and VHS are old and need upgrading as their original batteries no longer hold a charge. But the house batteries are still charging.
The system includes a solar charger, a switch panel, a pair of rechargeable batteries, and gauges to monitor the charge and draw.
Bolero was stored every winter in her boat shed and the trailer has never touched the water.
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First designed for single-chined plywood construction. Based on the ZEESLANG (‘Sea Snake’ vds #58 - 1956). A fiberglass version was built to the same single-chined hull shape, from molds that were made off a plywood boat. Built, and seen mostly in South Africa. It is what would later be called an ULBD and decades ahead of it’s time. Despite the name, the RCOD was never actually raced as a one-design class.
Thanks to Dudley Dix for providing a correction.
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