Sharpie 44M


The late 19th-century nonpariel sharpie yacht MINOCQUA changed yacht design and introduced the V-bottom hull shape. This version is a world cruiser with modernized rig and creature comforts.

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L.O.A.                           44’ 5”

L.W.L.                           35’ 3”

BEAM                           12’ 3” (over the rails)

DRAFT                          2’ 6”

BRIDGE CLEARANCE  50’ 0” (Marconi Yawl Rig)

DISPLACEMENT           14,750 lbs. (approx.)

BALLAST                       5,250 lbs. (approx.)

TYPE                             Auxiliary Sail. This enlarged version has 5’ 11” standing headroom. Inspired by Thomas Clapham’s “Roslyn Yawl” Minocqua, 1892

RIG                                1) Yawl with sliding-Gunter main, club-footed jib and Marconi mizzen

2) Marconi Yawl (762 sq. ft.)

3) Gaff Schooner

SAIL AREA                    Varies with rig

TANKAGE                      Fuel: 100 gal.         Water: 250 gal.

ACCOMMODATION       Layout is for five using saloon settees and large V-berth forward. The centerboard         trunk is incorporated as a drop-leaf table to seat six. Even by modern standards     this is an ultralight, high-performance sailboat.

AUXILIARY POWER      Plans show inboard 3-cyl Yanmar 3JH5E diesel (35hp  cont.).

CONSTRUCTION           Cold-molded marine plywood covered with epoxy-impregnated Xynole-polyester or Dynel cloth. Decks, Houses and coachroofs of ply construction incorporating sawn beams. The hull is built around longitudinals and structural bulkheads, greatly   simplifying lofting and hull lay-up. All surfaces are developable, allowing full-sheet   construction.

PLANS                          Full construction plans include Construction Notes and Construction Details.

DESIGN                        By Reuel B. Parker, after Thomas Clapham, based on the 1936 Howard Chapelle tracings, of which I have a copy courtesy of Gordon Hurley.


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