Re: Phil Bolgers Martha Jane
Just out of curiosity, out of my own ignorance perhaps, why on earth would anyone build a boat like these ones, which are essentially just heavy sharpies with extra freeboard, instead of building an actual sharpie, like one of reuel parker's designs?
The first, a traditional new haven sharpie, would be blazingly fast, though prob has limited seaworthiness and cabin space. The second, an egret, would be very seaworthy as well and probably has similar cabin space to the MJ.
Both of these designs are easy to build and would be prob just as cheap as bolger's box boats, but they are soooooooo much prettier, and the 27'new haven sharpie supposedly can plane at 15 knots in the right conditions. MJ doesn't do that...
However, there must be a reason, or else nobody would be building these boats, right? ahem, right?
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