30' plywood sharpie

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  1. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Your welcome... :)

    Here are a few more... ;)

    Rodger Martin Design Outward Bound 30:

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    Rodger Martin Design Presto 30 Sharpie:

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    I like the idea of the sliding galley for inside and outside use that is on the Presto 30 Sharpie (click the last drawing to see it).

    Is here someone with any experience with such a sliding galley on a boat?

    It's like the sliding 'galley' in Robert Q. Riley's DIY MiniHome, that's also for inside and outside use...

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    Just to get the picture ;)

    And here is another one...

    Gonzo are you watching :D

    Regards,
    Angel
     
  2. gonzo
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    Yes, and I'm envious
     
  3. snuffy
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    Hi,troy 2000


    I have been studying sharpies for awhile now and am surprised that no one here has pointed you to Chapells own designs that are available at the Smithsonian for Cheap[10$/sheet]there is a 30' sweetheart called "tomahawk"[my love]as well as a 40"flattie crusier that are as near to what you say you want...and by the way,the nice lady at "ships plans"has told me a whole bunch of his previously" unpublished"work of his that has never been seen will be in the re-worked catalog that is nearing completion...like in the next 3-4 weeks,you will be able to get a whole bunch of new [old]work of the guy who knew more about sharpies than anyone I can think of...

    At 10$ a sheet.

    [I admit I spent close to 300$,but,I am a nut about sharpies:D .]

    snuffy
     
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    Oh,and these are CONSTRUCTION drawing.Real Plans...!!snuffy
     
  5. troy2000
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    Thanks for the tip, snuffy. I do have two of Chapelle's books now, and the sharpie plans in them are among those available from the Smithsonian. I was plannning to order the catalog next week, as a matter of fact. But if a new catalog is as close to coming out as you say, I'll wait for it instead.

    edit: I went looking for Tomahawk online, and couldn't find anything about it with either google or yahoo. Can you tell me a little about it? I'm not completely pigheaded; if Chapelle drew something that fills the bill on what I want, it would be silly of me not to just follow his plans.

    There's a double-ended 30' sharpie cruiser in one of my Chapelle books. But I don't really want a double-ender, especially one where the heel of the sternpost touches the waterline like the stem.

    By the way: the more I think about it, the less I think I'm going to put a traditional galley in the cabin. My boat will be used on desert lakes, and I doubt anyone will ever be cooking while I'm under way. Instead, I'm thinking of placing a privacy compartment for a portable toilet starboard of the companionway (or at least a draw curtain), and a chart table and clothing locker to port. For cooking I'm looking at portable propane stoves and grills. Those can be set up either on the chart table, or more likely on a seat in the cockpit, and stowed when not in use.
     
  6. snuffy
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    That design was one of many that are listed,,,[its a 30 cat-ketch,as is the flatties cruiser]I went thru the catalog several times and eventually figured out that these were relatively,mostly unknown work of his...except for Capt.R.Parker,who has made good use of the material for his sharpies book,and a few nutcases like myself who bought a LOT of their plans.I am really excited about all the new stuff this sweetheart @ ships plans told me about.I have spoken with her several times,and she knows quite a bit about the work that Chapelle has...and is not published

    snuffy
     
  7. snuffy
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    oh,and the tomahawk comes in either a square end or round ,like the traditional Carolina and New Haven types...there is some interesting plans and a lot of material from his "paper 25"available at a website called"feeble crew" .just google "feeble crew"[they have a interesting take on retirement]

    snuffy
     
  8. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Portable galley

    Want a portable galley? Check this out :idea:

    It is Dutch but everyone can read the pictures.

    Regards,
    Angel
     
  9. troy2000
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    It reminds me of some drawings I've seen lately of what the author called a Dutch galley. I thought it was in one of the Chapelle books, but if it is I can't find it again. It's the same basic idea, but had a sink to one side of the kerosene (paraffin) stove, which was in a metal-lined compartment. The sink drained through a hose which was clipped to the side of the box to hold it above the water line when the sink was being used, and there was a drawer under the sink. It had a wing folded over the stove, that opened out to give a bit of counter space. It was lashed down by the handles when in use, and stored on a shelf the rest of the time.
     
  10. boat fan
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    There are conditions where a good sharpie can beat a multihull .

    Smooth flat water and light airs .

    A good slim sharpie under those conditions has a chance.
    Less drag , better tacking ability.Marginal.

    Most other situations ...forget it.
     
  11. troy2000
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    Here we go; I found it in Chapelle's Boatbuilding. My memory was off on the details, but I had the general idea....
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  13. troy2000
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    Interesting build on that old sharpie. Looks like they used a lot of thin stock built up, instead of heavy pieces.
     
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  15. wardd
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    reminds me of a bolger AS 29/39

    its what ive been studying
     
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