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FixinGit

What is it?...and why!?

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33 minutes ago, FixinGit said:

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It looks like a Norfolk Island sharpy.

 

They are a American design by Bruce Kirby and are built out of plywood normally by a home builder. There is about 5 or 6 different models from about 18’ to 32’. 

 

In Australia the design was made popular by Duck Flat wooden boats that were based in the Adelaide hills. Robert Ayliffe is the Australian agent for the design. 

 

As for the why !!!’ They are designed as a very simple Boat to build, rig and sail. These boats are fast down hill and not to bad up hill. Rob Ayliffe sailed a 23 foot Norfolk Island sharpy across Bass strait so they are a sea worthy design.

 

hope that’s helped

 

pulpit 

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Norwalk, not Norfolk. 

http://www.nisboats.com

Good looking boats that go fast and don't need deep water to explore places. 

The Norwalk Islands are just off the coast of Norwalk, Connecticut, near where Bruce Kirby lives. 

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as to why? if you're racing sure you want a stayed rig, but an unstayed rig has a lot of things to recommend it. That looks like a pretty nice boat.

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I think its a deadly looking thing, the photo makes it look as though the companionway and hatch are offset and angled. Is that right or is it my wonky eye? 
also google picture search!? I had no idea there was such a thing. 
do you just paste an image into the search area? 
 

cheers for the reply and info. Very interesting.

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2 minutes ago, FixinGit said:

also google picture search!? I had no idea there was such a thing. 

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36 minutes ago, FixinGit said:

I think its a deadly looking thing, the photo makes it look as though the companionway and hatch are offset and angled. Is that right or is it my wonky eye? 

Ime am thickeng it mabey a wonkey eiye conditione;

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Had NI 18’. Only hard chine boat I ever had besides a pram as a kid 

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12 hours ago, pulpit said:

Rob Ayliffe sailed a 23 foot Norfolk Island sharpy across Bass strait so they are a sea worthy design.

 

Mate, I paddled a "sit on top" surfski across Bass Strait (yes, I have issues!)...so not sure a crossing is any proof of sea worthiness (or sanity!!) ;-)

 

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1 minute ago, Couta said:

Mate, I paddled a "sit on top" surfski across Bass Strait (yes, I have issues!)...so not sure a crossing is any proof of sea worthiness (or sanity!!) ;-)

 

Couta, 

We all do strand things in our life, points for doing it. Lol 

pulpit 

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Reminds me of Jerry Milgram and Cascade-  Weird- looking ketch but a rule-beater in certain conditions.

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10 hours ago, FixinGit said:

the photo makes it look as though the companionway and hatch are offset and angled

oh yeah, I forgot about the offset companionway. Run away, fast. As JimBowie would say, "Deathtrap."

yes, that's all in purple font.

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newer version of a beachcomber 25  https://sailboat.guide/beachcomber-25

a boat inspired by Commodore Munroe's   presto c/b boats of the 1890's

I have one that was a zombie/free hurricane boat I am slowly restoring

my boat was surge flooded and beached trashing the interior but sails rig ect in very good shape

in my opinion a good fla bay's / keys boat for an older sailor and worth fixing

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Always liked the look and concept of the Presto 30.  Especially this aspect... 1' draft.  It is a rather heavy 30'er though.

Boats We Love: The Presto 30 - boats.com

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I think the displacement on the Presto is fine - it's the price that always got me.

Apparently they tried to re-launch the brand in 2019, but the website is essentially dead and no prices were ever given. If there's any change except to squaretop sails, I couldn't tell.

 

https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/80305

 

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1 hour ago, ryley said:

I think the displacement on the Presto is fine

Your right its not that bad. Had it in my head closer to 3,000 lbs would be better for trailering (especially after you load all of your crap).  But getting it lighter would probably have made it even more expensive.  

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