Sharpies Rule!

peterivanac

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Nothing beats a lightweight long boat.

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Couta

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Sailing as it should be...just hanging out with the young guns at the Sharpie Nats a few years ago. So. So. So... much fun was had.
Winners are grinners! We won the handicap on race 1 and handicapped ourselves with the beer offered as the prize 🤣😜😳.
Also learned the almost unlimited extent to which Duct tape can repair the damage of a "close" port & starboard (near)cross....Real Skillz...the boat didn't miss a race!
Good times

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WCB

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Sailing as it should be...just hanging out with the young guns at the Sharpie Nats a few years ago. So. So. So... much fun was had.
Winners are grinners! We won the handicap on race 1 and handicapped ourselves with the beer offered as the prize 🤣😜😳.
Also learned the almost unlimited extent to which Duct tape can repair the damage of a "close" port & starboard (near)cross....Real Skillz...the boat didn't miss a race!
Good times

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The inspection port is a nice touch.

Steve Clark designed a sharpie for me to use an I14 rig that I have. Someday soon I need to pay for the full design so that I can build it.
 

peterivanac

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Another bow to transom incident. One disadvantage of long boats.

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skslr

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The inspection port is a nice touch.

Steve Clark designed a sharpie for me to use an I14 rig that I have. Someday soon I need to pay for the full design so that I can build it.
We got an clapped out Penultimate I14 and capsized backwards 2 times when trying to move the stuck daggerboard. A longer hull under the rigg would be great :D
 
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Jethrow

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Another bow to transom incident. One disadvantage of long boats.


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Great name for the second boat, which was inconsiderately mounted from astern! :LOL:
 

Xeon

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Sailing as it should be...just hanging out with the young guns at the Sharpie Nats a few years ago. So. So. So... much fun was had.
Winners are grinners! We won the handicap on race 1 and handicapped ourselves with the beer offered as the prize 🤣😜😳.
Also learned the almost unlimited extent to which Duct tape can repair the damage of a "close" port & starboard (near)cross....Real Skillz...the boat didn't miss a race!
Good times

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This could run and run .
Maybe someone should start a ‘ Dinghys repaired with Duct tape ‘ thread . 😂😀😀
 

skslr

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The documentary shows that people put a lot of time, effort and money into keeping the class moving.

Did they consider a false floor / self draining cockpit during the development of the "new" boat?
 

Couta

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The documentary shows that people put a lot of time, effort and money into keeping the class moving.

Did they consider a false floor / self draining cockpit during the development of the "new" boat?
Check the photo of the duct tape repair...and notice the transom's twin drain tubes? Maybe that's a clue......
 

Couta

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If you ever get the chance to "Fly a Sharpie" ...take it! They are ludicrously fun to sail and the camaraderie amongst the fleet is unequalled...they have, as an association, worked bloody hard to make the experience accessible, with free boats, free training, free advice and...free beer! There's a huge mix of age, gender and experience...and the social connection is the glue that holds it all together. I got my first Sharpie at 18 (V135 Oblivion...built by Bruce Keir) grabbed a couple of mates and just hooted with exuberance the whole time...and it's improved even more since then. I've sailed pretty much everything at every level since...but still jump back into them when I get the chance (Ta Rob!) Hats off to the Sharpie team...they are truly the SOUL of dinghy sailing here in Oz!
 

peterivanac

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What's the sail area on an Australian Sharpie? Pure curiosity only.
Good question. No idea, it isn't in the measurement rules (only max girths etc). The Sharpie Mainsail Luff is about a foot longer than a 505. I'd guess 20m2 upwind and 46m2 downwind. The boat would struggle with more sail area. We are full hiking at 12 knots.
 

peterivanac

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Good question. No idea, it isn't in the measurement rules (only max girths etc). The Sharpie Mainsail Luff is about a foot longer than a 505. I'd guess 20m2 upwind and 46m2 downwind. The boat would struggle with more sail area. We are full hiking at 12 knots.
Its a sweet boat as it is. If you even began the process of increasing performance, there would be no point stopping until it effectively became a 16' skiff which is double the price to build new.
 
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WCB

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Good question. No idea, it isn't in the measurement rules (only max girths etc). The Sharpie Mainsail Luff is about a foot longer than a 505. I'd guess 20m2 upwind and 46m2 downwind. The boat would struggle with more sail area. We are full hiking at 12 knots.
Thanks! Like I said, just curious. Steve Clark designed a sharpie hull for me with an I14 rig that would go into it and I can see how big that rig would be about the same size. I need to clear my plate of a few other boat projects and then pursue building that sharpie hull.
 

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