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Sep 23, 2017, 11:39 AM
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Plan for a begginer sharpie


Hi there,
can anyone recommend a plan for a biggish sharpie as my first attempt at sailboat? Preferably something vintage .

thanks
Simon
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Sep 23, 2017, 11:48 AM
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How big?

Cheers,

Earl
Sep 24, 2017, 06:05 PM
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Hi Snorks,

have a look at 'Emma' by Gary Webb.

http://www.bearospaceindustries.com/boats2.html

There are about 40 pages about 'Irene' (Emma's big sister) and 'Emma' in the 'Bearospace Schooner Irene' blog. 'Emma' is a simpler build. The blog gives heaps of advice on the building of Gary's two girls.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...schooner-Irene

In the video in the first blog entry, 'Emma' appears at the 1:55 mark.

Cheers,

Terry
Sep 28, 2017, 04:11 PM
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Great Thanks a lot. About 1m is what I had in mind.

thanks
Simon
Sep 28, 2017, 05:43 PM
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OK, here's John Black's "Starlet" from the 1940s. Hundreds of these have been built and they sail very well. Patterns are full size if you print on US size paper. (8.5 x 11 inches)

You'll have to work out the radio installation on your own but it's basically a copy of the Soling 1 Meter arrangement and you can find instructions for that on the net: simple double-arm setup.

Cheers,

Earl
Oct 01, 2017, 10:43 PM
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Sharpie


I think you all have missed the point. A Sharpie is different from what you are linking to.

see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpie_(boat)

Alan
Oct 02, 2017, 11:06 AM
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Well, yes, it's a class name, but it it is also used by many people as a generic term for a hard-chine boat. It's probably worth asking the OP which he meant.

Cheers,

Earl
Oct 02, 2017, 05:20 PM
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Hi all,

The American interpretation of a 'sharpie'.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpie_(boat))

The Australian interpretation of a 'sharpie'.

http://www.sharpies.com.au/AboutSharpies.html

I really think, as Earl does, that Snorks is aiming at the American interpretation. I'd love to see a r/c Lightweight Sharpie but it would be a massive job to engineer.

Cheers,

Terry
Oct 02, 2017, 06:59 PM
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Sharpies in RC Schooner Race Video


See
R/C Schooner Race 2009 (9 min 44 sec)


This is an RC race at Solomons in Maryland with several boats that look like Sharpies.

Alan
Last edited by alan_k; Oct 02, 2017 at 07:09 PM.
Oct 03, 2017, 12:03 AM
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The "sharpies" looking ones looks like a (Chesapeake bay)Skipjacks hull, ...... although with a strange schooner rig.
Oct 10, 2017, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert
OK, here's John Black's "Starlet" from the 1940s. Hundreds of these have been built and they sail very well. Patterns are full size if you print on US size paper. (8.5 x 11 inches)

You'll have to work out the radio installation on your own but it's basically a copy of the Soling 1 Meter arrangement and you can find instructions for that on the net: simple double-arm setup.

Cheers,

Earl
Apologies for the late reply. This looks beautiful.

Thanks again

Simon
Oct 11, 2017, 11:22 AM
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Happy to help. Always glad to introduce someone to the joys of classic wooden boatbuilding.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Cheers,

Earl


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