For Sale by Builder/Owner: 22’ Sharpy Day Cruiser


Launched in 2000, “STRAIGHTAWAY” is an adaptation of a 20′ Howard Chapelle sharpy day-sailor design published in Sept/Oct 1988 WoodenBoat magazine. A cuddy was added as well as a round counter stern that increased the length by about 2′. With the boomkin and the bowsprit, she requires 28′ on a dockside. Her draft is barely 1′ with the 7′ oak centerboard up. The rudder can also be swung up to tuck behind the skeg. She has a cedar double-layer crossplanked bottom, the inner being splined; decks and cuddy top are Dynel laid in epoxy over pine. Planking is northern white cedar, keel and chines are white oak; masts and sprits are spruce with a Cetol coating. All fastenings are silicon bronze; there are a number of custom fabricated fittings—tabernacle, anchor lead, rudder blade and post, spar fittings, outboard mount, etc.— either of brass or stainless steel. The yawl rig is as drawn by Chapelle: a Bahamian style with horizontal sprits on opposing sides of main and mizzen. There is a short sliding gunter on the main, allowing the mast to swing down with the tabernacle and not extend beyond the stern. With practice, this can be done from within the boat while at anchor. Dacron sails new in 2000 by Nat Wilson. Very well-balanced sailor; will track without touching the rudder with mizzen adjusted just so. Used every season 2000-2016 to good effect in the shallow bays of the Sheepscot, Sasanoa, and Kennebec Rivers. Stored inside barn. Load-Rite single axle bunk-type trailer was new with boat - included in price. 5-hp Honda four-stroke that I used on her available as a separate negotiation. $8,000.

Contact Information

Chris Hall
Woolwich, ME 04579
United States