Beneteau 36.7

Boat Name: Rim Shot
Summary Information:
  • Year: 2003
  • Length: 36'
  • Located in: Miami, FL
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • LOA: 36" 0", 10.98m
  • LWL: 30'3", 9.23m
  • Beam: 11'4", 3.50m
  • Hull speed: 7.7kts
  • CE Rating: A
  • D/L ratio: 208
  • SA/D ratio: 19.1
Rim Shot has been on the podium many times since acquired by her current owner in 2009. These have all been local races including venues such as Biscayne Bay, coastal Southeast Florida from Key West to Palm Beach, and Miami to Nassau, Bahamas. This is a turnkey boat that is currently in the top of her racing fleet while providing a comfortable place for her crew to enjoy the afterglow of good times. There have many first places including Miami to Key Largo, Avocado Cup, Mango Cup, Sunburn Regatta, and the most prestigious race in Southeast Florida, the Nassau Cup (2014), also won by Ted Turner, Dennis Connor, and other great racers since the 1930’s. Other podium finishes include the Ft. Lauderdale to Key West Race (2nd place 2017), Wirth Munroe, Lime Cup (2nd place 2016), Columbus Day Regatta, the Around the Island Race and the Biscayne Bay Yacht Racing Association annual series. No expense was spared in making most modifications that were done according to the Doyle tuning guide and the North Sail tuning guide. The author of the Doyle guide, John Baxter was instrumental and personally involved in these modifications. Also, the winner of the 2008 Newport to Bermuda Race aboard his Beneteau 36.7 Tenacious, the late Julian Dougherty, was personally involved in these modifications. John raced in our Miami to Nassau Race and Julian raced in our Ft. Lauderdale to Key West race to provide further assistance to this program. Our Doyle and North sailmakers have spent many days aboard during races guiding the development of boat and crew. Starting from the bow, Rim Shot has a Harken MK IV roller furler. This device has been left in place to gain 3 seconds under the PHRF Southeast Florida rules (rating at 93). Rim Shot also holds current IRC (endorsed) and ORC handicap rating certificates. We don’t use this for racing, but it is a great device for cruising home from Key West or the Bahamas after the awards party with our trophy! At the mast, all factory blocks have been replaced with recommended high load, lightweight Harken and Lewmar blocks. A Harken track and car has been installed on the mast along with blocks and lines to facilitate the adjustment height of the inboard end of the Forespar carbon fiber spinnaker pole. Backstay has been replaced in 2016 to Dyneema keeping weight aloft much less, noticeably enhancing upwind performance. Block and tackle for the Cunningham were added as well. The rigid vang has had the inner parts replaced in 2016. The masthead light was replaced with a Tricolor LED which also includes an anchor light. Padeyes have been added along the deck to allow for blocks for the twings and inboard leads for closer sheeting angles. Additional padeyes were added to allow spinnaker sheets and guys to be lead though turning blocks to the cabin top winches. Lastly, padeyes were including as clipping points to comply with ISAF Cat 3 requirements for offshore racing. All running rigging was replaced with non stretch high tech lines as per the tuning guides. The blocks and tackle for the adjustable backstay, main sheet gross and fine tune, and traveller were also replaced according to the tuning guides. The outhaul was modified to a 16:1 ratio. You never have to put the ouhaul line of a winch. There are custom foot rests in the cockpit for the main sheet trimmers feet. In 2016, the two coats of Baltoplate bottom paint were applied and burnished to a smooth racing bottom. The lower unit saildrive seal was replaced as was the lower rudder bearing in 2016. Rim Shot steers like a sports car, wheel feedback is incredibly sensitive. Electronics were added by the current owner including a below deck autopilot, 4kw digital radar on a pole with a swivel mount to keep the radome level, AIS transmit and receive, digital chartplotter at the nav station all Raymarine and integrated. Additionally, there is a Command Mike VHF at the helm connected to the VHF at the nav station with registered MMSI number and DSC capabilities. Remote autopilot control at the nav station can be worn around the neck and carried all around the boat. This remote can steer the boat as well as give readouts from a digital display. Stereo has blue tooth and USB connections and there are speakers in the cabin as well as in the cockpit. All interior surface wood in the cabin was revarnished professionally in the summer of 2016. The cabin enjoys air conditioning and dehumidification while at the dock. Two additional bilge pumps were added. A manual pump able to operated from inside the cabin was added to comply with ISAF rules. Also a highwater automatic pump was added to the bilge should the lower unit fail to keep up with rising water. This has never happened, as her bilge remains dry. Sails include 2016 North racing main (two reef points including a deep number two to comply with size reduction to avoid needing a storm trysail) and a heavy air number 1 (2016) as well as numerous spinnakers including symmetrical and asymmetrical types. There is a number 3, and number 4, roller fitted storm headsail and delivery sails (two mains and several headsails). 3 AGM batteries are less than two years old, with a dedicated engine starter and two house batteries. The last set lasted approximately 7 years with reasonable care. There is a shorepower smart charger and a battery gauge. The refrigeration keeps our beer and sandwiches cold and the stove and oven provide cooking capabilities for our lasagna and coffee, necessities for the care and feeding of the crew. An instrument panel was added in the cockpit to replace the idiot lights with gauges. The Volvo 30hp has had her oil changed twice per year and has been lovingly maintained by a professional mechanic who is also our bowman. Rims Shot was acquired as a freshwater boat in 2009. She spent her first six years on Pickwick Lake bordering Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama seeing little use. Her current owner berths her at the Coral Reef YC in Miami, Florida. His wife built a trophy stand which is full and there is no more wall space for the trophies and plaques. It’s time for her next owners to clean up on the race course and then enjoy the comforts of the wonderful space in the cockpit and cabin. The current owners are ready for the next adventure, which will include cruising the East coast of the US as well as the Bahamas. They will remain in the racing community entering the coastal and long distances races.
Layouts and Accommodations: This 3 cabin boat can comfortably sleep 6 in three double cabins. The saloon seats have lea-cloths and make very safe and comfortable sea berths. The galley is well laid out and provides a safe and functional place to feed the crew while underway. There is no shortage of storage. The fridge is large enough for extended passages.
  • Oven
  • Double burner
  • Double sink with mixer tap
  • Fridge
Hull and Deck:
  • Sailcovers
  • Windlass and anchor
  • Steering wheel
Engine-1-description item:
  • Volvo MD2030-D BT with MS255 Saildrive
  • Fuel: 21 gal
  • Water: 79 gal
Engine and Mechanical Equipment:
  • Volvo MD2030-D BT with MS25S Saildrive and 2 blade folding propeller
  • 12 volt AC and 115 Volt A/C shore power circuit
  • Three Group 31 AGM batteries (2 years old)
  • Remote battery gauge
  • Sentry 20amp battery charger (run from shore power)
  • Depthsounder
  • Raymarine Radar 4KW
  • AIS Transponder
  • Log Speedometer
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • Raymarine 9" Plotter at Chartable
  • Raymarine Autopilot with remote control
  • Compass
  • Icom VHF DSC with command mic at helm
  • Stereo with bluetooth, usb and speakers in cabin and cockpit
Sails and Rigging:
  • 3 Mains:
  • 2016 by North Racing main (two reef points, second negates need for trysail)
  • 2011 by Doyle
  • 2003 by North (delivery sail)
  • Foresails:
  • 2016 No.1 - 145% by North Racing
  • No.3 - 110% by UK Sails
  • 2010 No 4 - 100% by Doyle
  • Spinnakers:
  • 2015 Doyle Asymmetrical 3/4oz
  • 1/2 oz Spinnaker
  • 3/4 oz Spinnaker
  • Standing Rigging:
  • Sparcraft aluminium mast
  • Double spreader rig
  • Rod rigging
  • Running Rigging:
  • High load, lightweight Harken and Lewmar blocks replace standard hardware
  • Harken track for spinnaker pole
  • Harken MK IV roller furler (used to improve PHRF and for deliveries)
  • Dyneema backstay lead to trimmer position in cockpit
  • High tech halyards
  • Cunningham
  • Rigid vang - overhauled 2016
  • Fiddle blocks fitted along deck for use as barber hauler
  • Lewmar 48 two speed, self tailing primaries
  • Lewmar 40 two speed, self tailing secondaries
  • Mainsheet traveler mounted forward of helm with foot brace to assist trimmer