Lion’s Paw, Shannon 37, (hull No. 103), is extremely well loved and cared for boat - and it shows!
Her owners are planning to switch to a power boat and hope to find a good home for her.
Boat is easy to see in Mystic at Mystic Shipyard. She's currently in water and will be stored here for the winter too.
Sleeps seven in a traditional and comfortably appointed interior.
The forward cabin provides access to the large split anchor locker and includes a V-berth with filler cushion, large opening deck hatch, drawers and portside hanging locker – the hanging locker door opens to provide V-berth privacy. A separate aft-starboard door provides direct access to the head from the V-berth. A centerline locker provides access to the flushing water seacock and the depth and speed transducers.
Aft to starboard is a combined head and shower with full length mirror. Basin and shower faucets were replaced with high quality Scanvik fixtures in 2020. The head is plumbed to send waste to a 16 gallon holding tank or directly overboard when offshore. In addition to a main deck pump out fitting, a manual pump enables emptying the holding tank when offshore.
The saloon includes a folding leaf dining table (with 11 bottle wine storage space), and pullout settees port and starboard – settees are equipped with lee cloths. The starboard settee has an upholstered insert to convert to a full sized berth for two. There is a pilot berth to port above the port pullout settee. All berths have individual LED reading lights. There are three storage compartments behind both the port and starboard settee seat backs. Above the starboard settee are an open bookshelf and two louvered storage lockers. The aft locker is configured for the storage of six adult beverage bottles.
Under each settee are potable water tanks, low amidships. Removable panels in the cabin sole centerline provide access to the centerboard trunk for inspection and maintenance.
Aft of the saloon to starboard is a full U-shaped galley including double stainless steel sink, three burner propane stove and oven/broiler, and large three-bay refrigerator. Hot and cold potable water is provided by a pressurized system with a General Ecology, Seagull IV filter for added filtration of drinking water. A traditional brass Fynspray manual pump provides seawater to the inboard sink. A Whale hand pump provides the ability, through a Y-valve, to remove condensate from the refrigerator or take suction on either potable water tank should the electric pump fail. The Tasco stove was installed in 2016 and includes electric ignitors for all burners and oven, and safety shutoffs if a burner is inadvertently extinguished. The Sea Frost 12 VDC refrigeration system was installed in 2014. The aft-most bay maintains frozen food/ice. Three sliding door storage lockers are located outboard, the length of the galley.
Aft of the saloon to port is a comfortable navigation station with full size chart table. The associated cabinetry includes a wet locker and electronics equipment space (AIS and HF radio transceiver). Electronics equipment at the navigation station includes: Raymarine E80 multifunction display; Icom M604 marine VHF; Icom M802 marine/ham band MF/HF radio; Fusion stereo (AM/FM and Sirius XM satellite radio) and Fusion IPod dock. Stereo speakers are located in the saloon and cockpit. The electrical distribution panel is conveniently located outboard of the chart table.
Aft of the navigation station is a large quarter berth below which is the 65 gallon diesel tank.
Throughout the interior, bulkheads and cabinetry are oiled teak and the teak and holly sole is varnished. Four fans (V-berth, saloon forward, galley and quarter berth) provide ample ventilation. All lights have been converted to LEDs and there are reading lights at each bunk.
Raymarine networked SeaTalk 2 data bus includes:
E80 Multifunction displays (MFD) at the navigation station (master) and helm
2 KW radar
Masthead wind, and speed and depth are displayed on sailing instruments mounted in the cockpit
GPS position information
Raymarine A650 Automatic Identification System (AIS)
Icom M604 marine VHF radio through a Digital Radio brand masthead antenna
Icom M802 marine/ham band MF/HF (SSB) radio and auto tuner through an insulated backstay antenna
Note – both radios receive GPS position data from the Raymarine SeaTalk 2 network
Navico Autopilot (standalone system)
The electrical system consists of a House Bank (3–125 AH Lifeline AGM batteries, 2018) and a Starting Bank (1–125 AH Lifeline AGM battery, 2018). Charging is via a 70 amp Balmar engine driven alternator (2020) and 2-100 watt solar panels mounted on the Bimini top.
A 40 amp Xantrex, 120 VAC charger (2018) charges batteries and provides 12 VDC system needs when connected to shore power (50’ cable to connection in cockpit).
The backlighted, labeled Blue Sea battery switch and AC/DC breaker panel (2015) provides control of respective loads.
A Xantrex Link 20 battery monitoring system provides status of both banks.
The hull is white and the deck has light tan, moulded-in non-skid. Topside teak has been maintained with Cetol natural teak (three coats) and gloss (two coats). There are stainless steel pulpits and pushpits fore and aft. Stainless steel lifeline stanchions are rigged with uncoated stainless steel wire rope. There are midships lifeline gates port and starboard. Cockpit canvas (dodger, Bimini and other sections) was totally replaced with white (“silver”) Sunbrella in 2018. Also included was a matching mainsail cover. Cockpit cushions were replaced about 2012 and are in good condition.
All navigation lights, and foredeck light, were upgraded to OGM LEDs in 2016. Masthead light function includes tri-color, anchor light and white strobe. The anchor light is equipped with a photocell to turn the light off at sunrise.
Richie pedestal mounted compass.
Ground Tackle – anchors are mounted on rollers on the bowsprit:
Simpson-Lawrence manual winch
20 KG Plough primary anchor with 200’ of 5/16” G4 chain and 200’ of rope rode
15 KG Bruce secondary anchor with 12’ of 3/8” G4 chain and 200’ of rope rode
15 KG CQR spare anchor
Centerboard operating winch is located in the cockpit.
LION’S PAW is equipped with Monitor wind vane steering.
LION’S PAW, like other Shannons, is equipped with very robust stainless steel rod rigging. This standing rigging is inspected annually and has had sections replaced when needed. Running rigging is no more than four years old.
The mainsail, and 125% and 95% Genoas, were built by Quantum Sails in 2017. The staysail and yankee were also refurbished by Quantum at that time. Various other sails, including a socked spinnaker and storm tri sail, are included. Both headsails, jib and club footed staysail, are installed on Harken roller-furlers. Lewmar winches are installed throughout.
LION’S PAW is equipped with a reliable Perkins 4.108 diesel engine turning a 16 inch feathering Max Prop. The engine, shafting and steering gear have been thoroughly maintained.
Heated dockside by 120 VAC, or underway by the engine coolant system, an Isotemp 5.6 gallon stainless steel hot water heater (2014) provides hot potable water for washing and bathing.
Espar diesel forced hot air cabin heater is not in service – system requires overhaul
Bow mounted 4-man canister life raft requires replacement
Automatic electric and manual bilge pumps
All opening ports (12), deck hatches (2) and companionway hatch have insect screens
Two Weems and Plath oil lamps
Four chrome dorade vents
Forward anchor/deck washdown
Horseshoe, life jackets and cushions
Stowaway boarding/swim ladder
Various dock lines and fenders
Various spare parts and maintenance items
Full Fairclough winter cover and frame (2005)
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