The Sharpie Book traces the development of the sharpie from its earliest days to the latest plywood-and-epoxy designs; gives comprehensive instructions that can be used to build sharpies of all types and sizes; and includes more than a dozen designs and plans for sharpies from 15 to 40 feet from the likes of Chapelle, Kunhardt, Munroe, Boiger, Clapham, Kirby, and the author. A sharpie is a long, narrow, flat-bottom craft that evolved in the 19th century along the Connecticut shore as an oyster fisherman's boat. An 1880 report by the U.S. Census Bureau characterized the sharpie as "so good a fishing boat and so fast a yacht that it has been adopted in a great many other localities throughout the United States." To this add three more superlativeseasy, cheap, and fast to buildand you have the keys to the sharpie's almost cultlike popularity among backyard boatbuilders.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.43(d)|
About the Author
Reuel B. Parker has spent a lifetime building, repairing, restoring, designing, and cruising in sail- and powerboats. Author of The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding (International Marine, 1990) and of numerous articles for WoodenBoat and Boatbuilder magazines, he has been a devotee of sharpies since his childhood on the shores of Long Island Sound. He is currently putting the finishing touches on a 60-foot Virginia pilot schooner; he plans to move his design business aboard and go cruising.
Table of Contents
One History and Evolution
Two Traditional Construction
Three Tools, Materials, Adhesives, Fasteners, and Safety
Four Modern Construction
Five Details and Accoutrements
Six Design, Lofting, and Scantlings
Seven Sailing, Handling, and Maintenance
I Tables of Offsets for Adapted Sharpie Designs
II Three Modern Sharpie Designs
III Materials Suppliers