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2021 Richard Woods designed Strider/Shadow, catamaran


Seller's Description

Richard Woods designed Strider/Shadow, catamaran sailboat for sale The design is often called “trailerable”, but I prefer “demountable”. At the ramp it’s a 3-4 hour task to assemble this boat. That’s me alone, help can speed things up some. But it will never be 30 minutes! Today it took 3.5 hours alone, and that included a few guys stopping by to ask questions. But I’ve done it dozens of times, so I know what goes where. She’s been from the Mexican border to the Florida Panhandle in the 2 years since I commissioned her, and she’s proven herself over and over. I sail her in about any conditions, offshore or inshore. The rig was borrowed from a South Coast 26 monohull, and is about the minimum the designer would accept, so speeds are not nearly what they could be with a bigger rig. Main is good, jib is functional but aged, both have slab reefing which I use a lot. I’ve set up jiffy reefing on both sails. If you’ve never seen slab reefing on a jib, trust me, it works great! The interiors are bare. It was my intention to add berths and a micro-galley, but after a while I realized she’s really a camping boat or day-sailer, the hulls are just too narrow (IMO) to bother building them out, I have a free-standing tent I pitch on deck which works really well.. YMMV. Speaking of the interiors: They look awful, just being honest. The guy who built the hulls just didn’t care I guess. He made zero effort to make the inside pretty. I thought a coat of paint unifying the areas of unpainted and painted would help, but it didn’t really. It is what it is, it’s totally functional, and looks good from the outside :-) Engine is a Tohatsu 9.8 I bought new in 2020, but it’s WAY too much engine. I chose it for electric start and charging. But it’s more than double what it should have. I’ll take $1500 off the price if you’d like to take her w/o the engine and buy a nice new engine yourself (I’d prefer this, actually, I have a use for this engine). 4HP is plenty, but I think the perfect engine would be a 6HP sail pro. The electrical system is basic and includes a new deep-cycle battery, fixed VHF, a small inverter, and all the normal charging ports and running/anchor lights. Also has a little solar to keep the battery up. Includes a Tiller pilot (Raymarine ST2000), nearly new, works SO NICE! The trailer is included free of charge if you want it.: It’s not in good condition at all, very rusted and patched up. Axles (2) and wheel/tires are actually almost new. I made sliding bunks out of timber that allow you to trailer it at 8.5 feet and then expand it to 14’ at the ramp. It works, I used it this morning, but it’s not pretty. A bill of sale and title will be provided, but will include a release stating that the trailer is for pattern only, not intended for road travel. Really, replacing the tongue would make it OK for a while. Slip may be available for the new buyer, pending your conversation with the owner. It’s privately owned by a friend of mine, located behind some condos. I won’t name a price, but I can tell you it’s well below market value. Email Gordoat gbisapk@yahoo.com or phone 979-665-nine-0-two-six


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