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Sharpie 600

Plans, Sharpie 600 - 230 EUR Purchase images | information | lines | particulars | history Sharpie 600 is designed as a daysailor and weekender, a use most boats are put to, regardless of their design purpose. The design brief for Sharpie 600 goes like this. 1. Daysailor for many: Roomy cockpit (< 200 cm) Comfortable under sail and in harbour. Everything within reach without passengers beeing in the way. No boom above the cockpit (the lug rig). Flexing masts reduce heeling in a gust (also the lug). 2. Weekender/Cruiser for two: Comfortable for one, acceptable for two. Provisions for basic cooking. Place for a portable toilet. Usable in bad weather. Some kind of heating for use in early spring or late fall.

Small harbour fees . Safe: Selfrighting in a knockdown. under sail and on the beach. preferrebly in a well. Sharpie 600 took a third price in Classic Boat´s design competition in 1996 Images . 7. motor or oars. 4. the Sharpie is built on 7 transversal and 2 longitudinal bulkheads. Lots of sail (SA/d=21) for ghosting along in a breeze without having to succumb to an O. Small and handy: Short. preassembled like a large jig-saw puzzle. You can sail in and dry out upright on the beach. OB. Easy to build: Designed for amateur construction. planking. epoxy/glass sheated plywood.3. The lug rig reefs without offsetting the balance. or oars.B. Ability to tack free from a lee shore in a blow. Low maintenance: Modern wood. No permanent installations. 5.easily handled on and off a trailer.if there is such a thing. Pretty: Pretty in a traditional way. With the gaff rig you can quickly lower the mast for going under a bridge. To maneuver camly and smartly under sail. 8. On this are glued bottom-. The rudder and centerboard lifts without damage if you hit bottom. Easy to handle: All conceiveble maneuvering on land or in water should be possible to tackle singelhandedly albeit with practice and competence. 6. 9. Draft not more than 25 cm. Fast: Fast enough to cover considerable distances in a day. Easy trailering.and deck boards in epoxy/glass sheated plywood. narrow and light (d/l=159) . If possible unsinkable. Unstayed mast/masts (the lug rig).

12 mm on the sides and 9 mm on the deck and house. 3. . portable toilet. pentry with sink/stove. 6. masts and sails The boat is built with plywood – a simple and quick way to achieve strength and finish – double 12 mm sheets on the bottom. Plans The plan set consists of six sheets (A1) with the information needed to build the boat – at least for those with some experience: fx from building a kayak. Wood strip is an alternative – though more time comsuming. Lines Construction Sections with offest measurements Profile Layout Rigging. Others may need a book on boat building for support: 1. 2.Particulars Length 600 cm 206 cm Beam 22/122 cm Draft Weight 600 kg Sail area 21 m2 Layout 2 berths. 4. 5. stowage Headroom 128 cm Engine 6-12 HP Intended use Day trips 1-6 persons. Touring 1-2 persons.

creating a super stable 3D grid. . The ballast is lead sheets glued/screwed on the floor – can be used lead weights for car tyres. joined by epoxy fillings. The image above show the lug version.The plywood sections and longitudinal bulkheads fits together like a large puzzle. molten on a charcoal fire and poured on a chipboard sheet with wood strips to get the correct shape.

hidden behind the longitudinal bulkhead. Plans. For more information get one of the books on boat building listed in litterature. The Sharpie is surpricingly roomy.230 EUR Purchase More on Sharpie 600 I frequently get questions about the off-center board. It means that the centerboard trunk that usually tranforms the cabin of shallow-draft cruisers into to two narrow and not very usable spaces is now out of the way.No manual is included. Sharpie 600 . positioned 30 cm to the right of the centerline. .

Thus my Sharpie follows good old tradition. at least in those with workboat ancestry – boatbuilders did not like to cut a hole in the backbone."But won´t she sail better on one tack?" In practice you must be a very good sailor to be able to notice any difference. albeit the offset is slighly more than was the custom. The suggested interior layout is simple and easily maintained. without any installations: a portable toilet can be stored under the cockpit seat or under a hinged seat. In the good old days the centerboard was often placed through the planking besides the keel. An alternate solution is to have two cans for fresh water and dump the waste though the centerboard trunk. or led lamps run on a house battery under the cockpit (in that case a fourstroke OB with generator would be best suited) . the water system is two 25 ltr jerrycans under the lifting galley countertop – one for fresh water and one to collect the waste water – easy to lift out and fill/empty. Lighting can be led lamps with dry cells. A removable portion of the transom can be a perfect place for an OB – or a little more elaborate: a motor well in the aft left corner of the cockpit.

when the centerboard is hidden behind the pantry counter.The photos below (from Audun Bull in Norway and his S/Y Kuling) show the surpricing space that can be achieved in a tiny pocket cruiser. .


When the drawing was nearing completion English magazine Classic Boat launched a design competition with almost the same specifications as those I had set for myself. in spite of a partly un-brittish appearence – a centerboard and a mizzen placed off-center is hard to take for English traditionalists and was thus commented by one of the judges: "Björn Thomasson's flat-bottomed 'weekender-for-two' appealed to me for its charming simplicity. I gave it a third place". inexpensive and convenient way to spend time at sea. The high aspect ratio lug rig. head and galley. journalists and boatbuilders.Sharpie 600 – background and history Sharpie 600 started as a private project . where she attracted a lot of interest from sailors. Sharpie 600 was elected runner up in Classic Boats design contest 1996 The plans were submitted and were honored with a third. or a link system between the rudder and tiller) I might even have won! They are tricky. so the prototype was built by Wermlandia Bå idea for a very simple. those Englishmen . Hang the rudder in a slot to allow for a central mizzen and centre the board and this little lug-rigged cat yawl complete with two-berth cabin. .-) But by then I had discovered that kayaks were an even more efficient way of spending time at sea. Allowing for my personal prejudices. Some twenty plans have been shipped (winter 2011) but I am still waiting to start building my own – there has been many kayaks in between. At a personal level. if I hade put the centerbord in the middle (compromising the liveable room in the cabin) and centered the mizzen mast (complicating the construction with a nonlifting rudder in a slot. and exhibited at the Stockholm Boat Fair. hassle-free. would be just right fo a drying mooring. I am not entirely comfortable with the assymetry of the off-center board and mizzen. So let´s see. certainly suits the little booat.