A longlived and popular English design

Shoal Draft Small Micro Sailing Yacht

15' 0" 15' 6" 12' 0" 0' 7"/3' 0" 17' 11"

outboard 2 to 3 hp 14%

Stanley T. Smith International Marine 1977-present 91 sq. ft. portable portable

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

15' 0" 15' 6" 12' 0" 0' 7"/3' 0" 17' 11"

outboard 2 to 3 hp 14%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Stanley T. Smith International Marine 1977-present 91 sq. ft. portable portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 975 lbs.

She's the lightest boat with the smallest rig of all the boats listed in this book. She was produced as a 14' hull from 1960 until about 1977, at which time the current 15' version was introduced. Best features: Long-distance cruisers have taken modified versions from California to Hawaii, and from Seattle to Alaska, indicating relatively good stability and ease of handling, despite her tiny lightweight hull and narrow beam. With very shallow draft and a relatively flat V-bottom, she is beachable and easy to launch; her

"unsinkable" hull has positive foam flotation. Worst features: She has very little space below (ignoring the hard-to-access space under the cockpit). A centerboard fills the central space in the cabin, so there's no footwell; you must sit cross-legged on the berthtop, and finding a convenient place to use a portable toilet is problematical. Using the head in the cockpit, under a boom tent for privacy, seems to be the most practical alternative. Light-air performance is below average.

Comps LOD Beam MinDr Displ Bllst

West Wight Potter 15

15' 0"

5'

6"

0'

7"

475

85

Peep Hen 14

14' 2"

6'

4"

0'

9"

650

200

Precision 165

15' 8"

7'

2"

1'

9"

750

250

Montgomery 15

15' 0"

6'

4"

1'

3"

750

275

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

18.1

161

NA

4.5

5.8

103

2

3' 9"

24.5

125

NA

4.9

6.3

167

2

3' 3"

28.1

94

NA

5.2

5.4

173

2

3' 6"

23.6

144

NA

4.9

7.2

125

2

4' 0"

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