Sharpie 31.5′ EGRET
L.O.A.: 31′ 6 ½″
SPARRED LENGTH: 35′ 6″
L.W.L.: 26′ 3″
BEAM: 8′ 6″
DRAFT: 1′ 2 ¼″ /4′ 8″
SAIL AREA : (Depends on rig)
DISP.: 5,000# (approximate, for cruising)
BALLAST: 1,500 lbs. lead, inside; additional to trim as needed. Water
TYPE: Sharpie Lifeboat based on Commodore Ralph Munroe’s EGRET. This vessel is intended for coastal and island-hopping cruises, and represents the most sea-worthy sharpie type. This version has 5′ of headroom—unusual for a sharpie of this size. The interior arrangement shown is for single-handing or a couple. Children or small adults can sleep on the settees. There are two versions included with full plans.
RIG: Gaff-rigged, bald-headed schooner or ketch (four options). The Chinese Junk rig can be drawn for this hull as custom design work.
CONSTRUCTION: Cold-molded plywood/epoxy covered with epoxy-impregnated Xynole- polyester cloth. The hull can also be built in aluminum. Deck and house for all construction methods to be cold-molded plywood/epoxy/ fabric with foam-core option. Spars to be Douglas fir, hollow bird’s mouth construction.
snailmail: PO Box 651429, Vero Beach, FL 32965