1967 30' Shields - Cape Cod Shipbuilding Shields One Design Custom

Lopez Island, Washington, United States
$37,500 USD
Condition: Excellent

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.

lackeysailing.com/archived/bolero/bolero.htm

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

Equipment

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

Electrical

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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Specs

Designer
E. G. Van de Stadt
Builders
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Associations
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# Built
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Hull
Monohull
Keel
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Rudder
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Construction
Plywood/FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
29 9 / 9.1 m
Waterline Length
29 11 / 9.1 m
Beam
4 11 / 1.5 m
Draft
8 0 / 2.4 m
Displacement
4,020 lb / 1,823 kg
Ballast
?

Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
354′² / 32.9 m²
Total Sail Area
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Mainsail
Sail Area
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P
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E
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Mast Height
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Foresail
Sail Area
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I
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J
?
Forestay Length
?

Auxilary Power

Make
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Model
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HP
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Fuel Type
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Fuel Capacity
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Engine Hours
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Accomodations

Water Capacity
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Holding Tank Capacity
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Headroom
?
Cabins
1

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.08 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
22.4
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
82.72
Ultralight
Comfort Ratio
16.28
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
1.76
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

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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