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robert prutzman

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Jul 28, 2016
I have a 1996 22 WA. The biggest issue, or more accurately a concern, is the self-bailing function. At rest and with flat seas, it will self bail. However, in any other condition it will not. Maybe the gas engine version sole will sit higher. I have the Yanmar diesel option. The engine and transmission is just under 1000 #. With full 100 gals of fuel, I need to keep the plugs in the drain holes at the transom. If you are keeping the boat in the water, make sure your bilge pumps work properly. I use the boat on Lake Ontario and several times I wish I had a bigger boat, but it always performed. The hull, transom and stringer system are well built and rock solid.


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Aug 19, 2022
I've got an '86 170CC for sale down in Palm Coast, FL if you're looking for a smaller Shamrock. Owner repowered in 2020 and is getting restless about selling it. Great looking boat but the size may not be what you're looking for in a boat.



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Supporting Captain
Sep 8, 2021
Hello Shamrock people, I am currently boat shopping and have been browsing Shamrocks as a potential buy. Today I looked at a 1996 22 ft walk around. Here is the craigslist listing:

Weather today here on Long Island wasn't the best for a bay test, so I will be looking again in the next few days and hope to take her out for a spin. Any boat I have run prior was for work purposes; small single/twin outboard Sea Tow boats, small i/o water taxis, and larger inboard passenger ferries here on the island. I have never run a small straight inboard like this Shamrock. I figured this was the place to go to find out all the pros and cons of these nice looking little boats.

Are any there problem areas or common issues I may come across in these boats? Anything I should keep an eye out for? I will mostly be using the boat for cruising the Great South Bay, or near offshore. I will be using it for fishing, but not primarily. Water depth is a concern of mine, as the bay here is fairly shallow. I did some research on other boat forums and, like anything, heard everything from love to hate when it comes to Shamrocks. I did notice a very common word used was "wet" lol, which is fine for me, if I'm on a boat I am prepared to encounter water. In the end I won't know until I pull the trigger how it works for me, but figured any feedback would be helpful in one way or another.

I know this is very vague request, but any info/tips/input would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks very much.

Hi Jared:
I have a 1998 Shamrock 22 foot walk around for sale. It is listed on Craigslist.

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