View Full Version : Norwalk Island Sharpies
01-15-2001, 11:50 AM
Very curious about these craft and possible use in Pamlico Sound are for gunkholing where my big boat can't go. Looking for a nice overnighter with lady and two 10/8 year old sailors. I've seen them advertised but never sailed one.
01-18-2001, 01:51 PM
I'm building the 18 ft. version. Take a look at it at my website at
I think it would be a perfect boat for the Pamlico Sound area, and beyond. Given your specs, I'd lean more toward the 23 or 26 ft. model. I've heard a rumor that there is a 29 in Vandemeer, NC, and there are several of varying sizes near Sarasota, FL. I last saw a 26 advertised in Wooden Boat last summer.
Check out this website: http://pages.slic.com/wempsall/home.htm
You can talk to current NIS owners and get a sense of each model.
01-18-2001, 04:56 PM
Nice boat, and a very well layed out WebPage
I've always liked eggcrate contruction, very light, very strong.
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