Hogfish Maximus - 44ish sailing sharpie?

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  1. DennisRB
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    I have seen this come up a few times on forums. Does anyone have more pics or info on this boat? Would it be a safe blue water cruiser? Comfort in a seaway? It seems like it would be a pretty cheap boat to build and the ability to beach is great.

    http://chrismorejohn.blogspot.com/2009/06/hogfish-maximus.html
     

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    Look like a nice boat. I not sure how someone gets any info out of Chris Morejohn , I have tried and so have others. But the idea is not to hard to grasp. reminds me of a Bolger sharpie ,or a Norwalk island sharpie. It looks to sail with alot of heel.
    Interesting design. It would be nice to get some basic specs. I think he has sailed it from Florida to the Med , so I guess it will handle some offshore conditions.
    I would look to the AS39 for comfort info, although I think it has a ballasted center board.
     
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    This boat is othing like a bolger as series or norwalk island sharpie, simply because the HFM displaces over 30,000 lbs
     
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    Nice that you have some info , do you have any more?
     
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    I have some drawings/study plans and some interior photos of chrises boat. I'll post them in this thread, probably tonight...
     
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    Briggs, thanks for posting that, It answers many questions.
    Very smart design.

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    Thanks Briggs. How did you find out so much about this boat?? What are his thoughts on self righting and ocean capability? Does it have standing room inside? Is the dagger board ballasted? I love its ability to be beached.
     
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    All of this stuff was passed on to me by a someone who has been very generous with his time and information. I have not been able to get a hold of Mr. Morejohn either....

    The boat has standing headroom throughout and is designed to go anywhere that water is in a liquid state to the best of my knowledge.

    Peace
    Briggs
     

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    There is the Norwalk Island 43 that is similar in that it is blue water capable and can ground upright on a center keel (with CB) and twin rudder skegs. Don't know the displacement but it might be close.
     
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    I believe Kirby put a shallow ballast fin on the 43 to keep the boat in the light category, if memory serves me correct the 43 was somewhere around 18000#
     
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    The hogfish is also 6 feet shorter, a real lead mine...
     
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    Briggs , is Chris going to make the plans available any time ?
     
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    Well he's been AWOL for a couple of years now, so I don't know.
     
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    Thanks again , I have been interested in his sharpie designs for a while.

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    Here's something "similar" from Fitzgibbon- for your interest. Regards from Jeff. http://www.boatpoint.com.au/boats-for-sale/boatdetails.aspx?R=8895063
     
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