View Full Version : Sharpie/Cat Ketch Sailboat (Oxford Pa.) (FREE)
11-29-2011, 08:21 AM
Norwalk island sharpie or Cat Ketch not sure sailboat/sloop 18' hand built nearing completion, detailed plans included, quality woods used.. This would make a great project boat. The boat has to be picked up, I will not ship.. no emails call Bill, (610)348 4327 for pictures open this link https://picasaweb.google.com/BrooksBridges03/FreeBoat?authkey=Gv1sRgCOm36quU1vn7fQ
11-29-2011, 10:45 AM
Doesn't look like a Norwalk Islands Sharpie to me. It almost looks like a B&B design, possibly a Belhaven 19.
If I were a) closer and b) less realistic about what projects I should be taking on, I'd be all over this one.
11-29-2011, 11:26 AM
Well the price is right. If I had some good storage space, I'd be picking up the phone. As it is, it's a good thing it's not closer. If it were, I probably would be picking up the phone anyhow.
11-29-2011, 11:53 AM
Y'all don't get your hopes up. I just talked to the OP Bill. THe boat left this morning. It sounded like it was in a house he purchased and was an abandoned project started some 30 years ago. The boat is apparently a sloop "TRIVIA" designed by William Crosby, the former editor of Rudder Magazine best known for drawing the venerable and still actively raced Snipe class.
Looking at the photos, it was apparent that it was pretty old. No epoxy was apparent, just resorcinol. And you don't see DF plywood like that any more!
11-29-2011, 12:21 PM
John you know you should be building a Coquina. I even know where to get molds and plank patterns for one! :)
3 Coquinas on lake Allatoona! That's practically a fleet.
11-29-2011, 12:40 PM
Hold that thought, Mark. Maybe when the kids are in college I'll have the spare time to invest in such a project. Only five more years!
Just to set the record straight, I didn't call the OP to try to get the boat! I was just curious about it's story and wanted to find out more. From our brief conversation, I got the impression it went to a good home.
11-29-2011, 03:11 PM
Reynard is right! There's no question that you'd want a Coquina over that thingie if you had a chance to pick, even though they are very different sorts of boats. That "sharpie" whatsit was not a beautiful boat from any angle to my eye.
11-29-2011, 03:15 PM
No argument there. I've seen Reynard's boat in person, and she's a stunner. I've got a Core Sound 17 cat ketch to play with in the meantime. There are plenty of projects to do on it as I get ready for another Everglades Challenge attempt in March.
11-29-2011, 04:45 PM
Sure it's not as lovely as a Coquina, but it sure looks to me like it could be finished up into a cute and fun little camp cruiser/daysailer. I wouldn't kick her outta bed, as they say...
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