L.W.L. 12’ 4 1/8”
BEAM 4’ 4” over the rails
DRAFT 11” static, to rudder gudgeon
SUGGESTED POWER–10 to 35 HP
TYPE Traditional fan-tail (elliptical-stern) motor launch
CONSTRUCTION Cold-molded plywood/epoxy covered with epoxy-impregnated Xynole-polyester fabric. The hull is built of sheet plywood molded over five bulkheads, stern-frames, apron and plank keel. Longitudinals are cut from 1×2 Douglas fir stock. The hollow box keel facilitates shaft and log installation and provides sump-well for bilge pump. Fan-tail construction is simplified by the use of flat plywood frames, for which a grided drawing is supplied. Bow and stern compartments are watertight and provide positive floatation. All wood components are epoxy-sealed and epoxy-painted during the construction process. Final finish is linear-polyurethane.
PLANS Full construction plans (3 pages) include The Sharpie Book instruction manual. Construction is straightforward, and the boat may be attempted by an amateur with modest experience.