completing my boat

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by Unregistered, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    I just aquired a 26 ft sharpie schooner. It has 2 masts , one 14 ft 8 in above the deck , the other about a foot shorter. Also came with 2 yolk style booms and one that might be the top of a gaff rig . Thats it.. No sails or hardware ( or clues for me ) This is my first contact with sailboats and it is really generating some interest with me . My problem is I cannot locate ANY information on completing what appears to be someone elses project.Is there a book or site anywhere that tells me how to determine what sails to get , or how to attach them to a mast that doesnt have a rail ?I have " the sharpie book " but it is no help here.Thanks for any guidance.......Brian
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Chapelle has several books on traditional and working sailing craft. It has many rigging details and sail plans. A gaff rig in a sharpie that size is unusual. Normally they would have self standing masts with Bermudian rigs up to 38' LOA or so.
     
  3. Classic Boats
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    Classic Boats Professional Boat Builder

    Chesapeake Bay area has some museums dedicated to Sharpies. They checking them out. You may see just what you are looking for.
     
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