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Boat Designs from the 1940's: Treasures from the Past

COOT - A 22' CHESAPEAKE BAY SHARPIE (Plans Updated)

I much admire the sharpie for its simplicity of construction and stability under sail. After reading Reuel Parker's The Sharpie Book, It wasn't a week before I set out to build my own version of a sharpie skiff. (Click here to see pictures of Foolhardy.) Coot is a throwback to the days when sharpies dominated the Chesapeake Bay. With her raking masts and "clipper" bowsprit, she also suggests the lines of the larger Skipjacks and Pungies that once plied the Bay. Built today, I imagine Coot would get her share of attention wherever she went. Worth a look is Bonnie Lassie, a lovely open hulled Coot, sailed for many years in the Cape Cod area by Jeremy Masterson and his family.

 





 

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 main and side keelsons forward, or aft as required.

The cabin itself has a long, wide berth either side the centerboard trunk and a stove shelf with   locker beneath for food to port, hooks for hanging things the other side. Spar dimensions, sail shapes, and important rigging details are all shown. (end of text)

 

 

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This page last updated 03/27/2009