Launch 15


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L.O.A.                   15’

L.W.L.                   12’ 4 1/8”

BEAM                   4’ 4” over the rails

DRAFT                 11” static, to rudder gudgeon


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.


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