View Full Version : Does anybody know...
04-10-2005, 07:58 PM
...the type of sharpie that graces the front of Parker's "Sharpie Book"? I want to say it is a New Haven Sharpie, but the stem profile doesn't seem to match. On the other hand, it looks like a Cedar Keys Sharpie (stern profile), but the stem profile doesn't match. So, who here knows?
04-10-2005, 08:42 PM
That sharpie was featured in an article in WoodenBoat. I looked in the index, it's in #67.
It was built by Bill Schwicker, and I think it's his own design based on New Haven sharpies.
04-11-2005, 08:11 AM
04-11-2005, 08:29 AM
Norwalk Islands perhaps...?
04-11-2005, 11:31 AM
The boat on front of Reul Parker's book is his Gato Negra I believe which is the Ohio Sharpie (18' long). This is all base on memory so take it with two grains of salt.
04-11-2005, 06:18 PM
The boat on the front cover is definitely not the Small Ohio Sharpie. The stem and sheer profile are different. It is Schwicker's sharpie, to be sure.
MIke, Thanks for the post!
04-11-2005, 09:10 PM
MIke, I've tried contacting Parker via email, but his address did not work about a month ago when I tried.
Anyway, I pulled the trigger on the checkbook about a month ago and purchased the Small Ohio Sharpie plans. I've been eyeing that boat for a few years. Most of the books on my boat shelf deal with sharpies and Chesapeake crabbing skiffs and such. If I ever desired to build a boat with a cabin, his 24ft Hampton Flattie would be top on my list. The boat looks very good. Most days, however, I'd think a New Haven in the 20 ft range with a single sail, like the one man tonging sharpies, would be ideal. For now, the Small Ohio comes closest to that in my mind.
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