The Wikipedia on sharpies:
A little something on Iain Oughtred’s splendid Egret-derived sharpie Haiku:
Reuel Parker also has a version:
But my favourite is probably Phil Bolger’s famous modern sharpie, the Black Skimmer. I’ve often thought this boat with its flat bottom and leeboards would make a good choice for the Thames Estuary, if you don’t mind a boat with spartan accommodation, and that it has a tenuous kind of connection with the old barge yachts.
More on the Black Skimmer:
And still more – here are some photos of one being built:
Black Skimmer plans cost just $40 from Harold H Payson & Co:
Click on the picture below for a slightly larger image.
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