Her interior structure is basically consistent with how she was originally constructed. The bilge stringers and sheer clamps are yellow pine. The deck beams are sawn of white oak. The 3/8” okoume plywood deck underlayment has a “V” groove routed in it, spaced and sprung to look like a traditionally laid deck. Over the plywood is 3/8” sprung teak which has been epoxied down with TDS two-part epoxy. There are no fasteners.
Shadow’s covering boards, toe rails, cockpit molding, house sides, house top, mast partner, and other assorted trim pieces are all varnished teak.
Her spars, built by Brion, are constructed of sitka spruce. Much of her custom and beautiful bronze hardware was, also, designed and fashioned by Brion.
Shadow was built for racing, and one of the biggest challenges was engineering and literally squeezing all of her backing blocks, control lines, and fair leads below decks. With her narrow beam, fine ends, heavy construction, engine and related gear, this was a very difficult task; however, the result is a stunningly beautiful, original looking masterpiece, that is a modern racer, yet with a clean, uncluttered 1926 look.