Chappelle’s 14ft sharpie skiff has a distinctive clubbed
leg of mutton sailing rig
Talking of sharpies, I’ve just noticed this article at Duckworks. Edited by the excellent Craig O’Donnell, it provides all the drawings and information needed to build a traditional skiff of 14ft.
Chappelle called it a ‘sharpie skiff‘, and thought that the boat should be built heavily for easy maintenance. He also gave it a sizeable leg of mutton rig on its 18ft mast – though you may feel that the club at the end of the boom-sprit is aptly named, it does allow a good sized sail on relatively short spars.
Download article from Duckworksmagazine.com .