L.O.A. 19′ 4″
BEAM 5′ 4″
SAIL AREA 212 sq ft / 165 sq ft
WEIGHT 275 to 325 lbs app.
BALLAST 100 to 300 lbs. lead, depending on construction weight and use
TYPE Half-scale Ohio Sharpie with Florida rig
CONSTRUCTION Cold-molded plywood; covered with epoxy-impregnated polyester. The hull is built by pre-scarfing sides and bottom. Bulkheads are set up, sheer clamps and chine logs are fastened to the stem and transom. Sides are then fastened and the bottom. The deck is 1/4″ plywood over 1×2 carlins supported by knees and bulkheads. Flotation compartments are advisable. Spars: solid Douglas fir (masts from 4×4 stock).
NOTES This vessel is a half-size reproduction of the sharpie type common to Ohio, the Florida Keys and east coast fisheries during the late nineteenth century. The rig is classic.