Re: John'sharpie plans

Posted by John Short on Dec 28, 2005

"No frames or strongbacks are required; the hull is of 9mm okoume bent around permanent bulkheads, then stitched and glued like a big kayak. The tapered masts are solid spruce."

Thats straight from the Sharpie page, so its difficulty level doesn't seem that much greater than that of a kayak, just a larger scale. As far as configuring her with only one mast, you building from plans should be able to modify front area to have a smallish cabin with mast basically between where the 2 are now, maybe add a jib up front and you'd be hooked up. Just a beginners view of the deal! Good luck with your project!

In Response to: John'sharpie plans by �ric on Dec 28, 2005