Commuter 36


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L.O.A.                          36’ 1” (over bow rollers)

L.W.L.                         34’ 7”

BEAM                         8’ 8” (over rails)

DRAFT                        8”/12”

DISPLACEMENT          5,500 lbs./6,000lbs.

TYPE                           Single-chine plywood power sharpie; four-cycle-outboard-powered cruising yacht. Inboard engine optional. 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 (Hull #1) can be poled with engine up in less than 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 1/2”; sides: one layer 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 and construction details and an illustrated construction manual.

CAPACITIES               Fuel: 110 gal. (aluminum tank centered). Water: 60 gal. (p&s in bladder tanks). Cruising speed is 12 to 20 knots. The proto-type Magic cruises at 19 miles per hour, consuming 4.5 gallons per hour with a Honda 90hp 4-stroke, and runs wide open at 24 mph.

 OPTIONS                     This vessel may also be built with an inboard engine (60 to 120hp). Recommended outboard power is 75 to 90 HP (4-stroke Honda). Twin 36hpYanmar diesel outboards or twin 50/75hp 4-stroke outboards may be employed using the full-stern configuration (Revised Lines-04). Different interiors can be designed on a custom basis. Bear in mind that standing headroom is limited to 6’ in the cabin (as originally designed), and cannot be increased more than 1” (3” in the revised version). An inboard engine may be installed employing an I/O drive or a Jet Drive. Weight must be minimized. Please write or call us for further information.

DESIGNER                  Reuel B. Parker

 NOTE                          This boat is intended to be extremely fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly. The hull displacement distribution is based on engine weight and power limited to the Honda 90 in Hull #1. Hull #2 (Revised Lines 04) may employ twin outboards or inboard(s), provided they do not exceed 150hp total. These factors, along with the velocities described, should not be exceeded for this hull form. Hull #2 has deeper V-sections forward, a slightly deeper stern, no recessed transom, increased displacement, and can be cruised at 25 mph.


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