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Cornish Crabbers Mk1 Shrimper 19 'Prudence'
Oxford Blue over Red Anti-Foul, 6hp Outboard, Launch Trolley and Road Trailer Combination.
Sail Number 339 Built 1989
The Cornish Shrimper 19 is a recreational keelboat, built predominantly of hand-laid, solid fiberglass, with wood trim and wooden spars.
It has a gaff rig sloop with a wooden bowsprit, a plumb stem, an angled transom, a transom-hung rudder controlled by a tiller and a stub keel with a centreboard.
It displaces 2,348 lb (1,065 kg).
The boat has a draft of 4.00 ft (1.22 m) with the centreboard extended and 1.50 ft (0.46 m) with it retracted, allowing ground transportation on a trailer.
The outboard well, placed inside the cockpit. gives easy access to engine controls and helps maintain vessel’s good looks.
Extensive use of varnished wood below lends a touch of elegance.
Short bilge runners allow the boat to take the ground nearly upright.
Handy self-draining bow well in the foredeck gives secure stowage for ground tackle.
A 2013 review in Cruising World by Jen Brett, described the design as "a salty little boat" and noted "with a large cockpit, the Shrimper makes an excellent day sailer for a family, and the basic yet comfortable accommodations below allow the boat to be a simple coastal cruiser." Of the boat's looks, she wrote, "you’ll definitely turn heads while sailing through the harbour".
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