Originally Posted by jc12
Hey all - I have my first opportunity to purchase a sailboat! I have been an avid powerboater for my entire life and have a very close family
friend who is selling their shark 24. They have owned the boat for 30+ years and have kept it in pristine condition. Vancouver being vancouver... the current
wait for moorage is 3+ years however if i purchase the boat i can sublet the moorage from him! Ideally i was looking for a slightly larger/beamier boat for overnighters. What are your thoughts on this boat as a west coast
boat? It will spend its time sailing the inner harbour and crossing the Georgia
Strait to the gulf islands - i would say half the time i will be sailing alone. Thanks for any input!
There were thousands of Sharks made since the early 60's and first models were wood. When FRP became popular Sharks were built having structural members sizes in FRP as in wood, no one had experience in the new wonder material. Boats up to early 70's were constructed in EPOXY
RESIN and sharks were built like tanks
. After the energy crunch polyesters and vinyl-esters at 25% of cost were introduced with resulting osmosis
I owned a shark N0.154 for many years, sailing 1000's miles and was very happy with her. Originally built in Niagara on the Lake by Hinterholler, and then by others under license
in the US and Europe
. First time it was raced by the designer
, 24hr race
across Lake Ontario
it came first beating 40ft plus vessels at an average speed of 10.4kts.
Met a family in Australia
, mum, dad, 2 kids
from Vancouver that had sailed her down. Also husband and wife in England
that sailed across and living on the boat during winter. Found many in the Bahamas
Easy to single
hand and very forgiving. Some say she is under canvassed but that makes her safe for a family. At our club Sharks were more likely to go out than others in stormy conditions. GO FOR IT AND ENJOY.
International Shark Class Association - ISCA | Shark 24 One Design ...
Class Association - ISCA | Shark
24 One Design Keelboat ... from Day 1 action and interviews from the 2016 Shark Worlds
on Lake Traunsee, Austria. ... in Canadian Yachting featuring new Sharks
at the Dusseldorf boat
show. ... 2017 World Championships
... Note new Sunday-Wednesday racing