L.O.A. 31’ 6 ½”
SPARRED LENGTH 35’ 6”
L.W.L. 26’ 3”
BEAM 8’ 6”
DRAFT 1’ 2 ¼” /4’ 8”
SAIL AREA (Depends on rig)
DISP. 5,000# (approximate, for cruising)
BALLAST 1,500 lbs. lead, inside; additional to trim as needed. Water
TYPE Sharpie Lifeboat based on Commodore Ralph Munroe’s Egret. This
vessel is intended for coastal and island-hopping cruises, and represents the most sea-worthy sharpie type. This version has 5’ of headroom—unusual for a sharpie of this size. The interior arrangement shown is for single-handing or a couple. Children or small adults can sleep on the settees. There are two versions included with full plans.
RIG Gaff-rigged, bald-headed schooner or ketch (four options). The Chinese Junk rig can be drawn for this hull as custom design work.
CONSTRUCTION Cold-molded plywood/epoxy covered with epoxy-impregnated Xynole- polyester cloth. The hull can also be built in aluminum. Deck and house for all construction methods to be cold-molded plywood/epoxy/ fabric with foam-core option. Spars to be Douglas fir, hollow bird’s mouth construction.