L.W.L. 23’ 1”
DISPLACEMENT 4,250 lbs (laden)
TYPE Single-chine plywood power cruiser; single four-cycle-outboard-powered. The vessel is intended for semi-protected waters (like the Florida Keys flats), with trips to Cuba and the Bahamas possible during calm weather. The vessel can be poled with engine up in a little over one foot of water, making this an ideal flats fishing boat for extended trips.
CONSTRUCTION Cold-molded marine plywood/epoxy, covered with epoxy-impregnated Xynole-polyester cloth. The hull is built around longitudinals spanning ½” ply bulkheads, greatly simplifying lofting and construction. Bottom: double-diagonal layers 3/8”; sides: one layer of 1/2”; decks: foam-core/ply sandwich; twin 3/8” ply web frames fore & aft. Cockpit and lockers are self-draining.
PLANS Full construction plans include The Sharpie Book, Construction Notes, Construction Details and the illustrated Construction Manual from the original Commuter 36 design.
CAPACITIES Fuel: 38 gal (integral). Water: 40 gal (integral). Cruising speed is 15 to 35 knots.
OPTIONS Recommended outboard power is 50 to 75 HP (4-stroke). Bear in mind that standing headroom is limited to standing in the companionway hatch under an optional Bimini. There is sitting headroom forward. Weight must be minimized. Please write or email us for further information. A smaller motor may be used if desired.
DESIGNER Reuel B. Parker
NOTE This boat is intended to be extremely fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly. The hull displacement distribution is based on modest engine weight. These factors, along with the velocities described, should not be exceeded for this hull form.