Re: Modified Bolger Sharpie
Not entirely certain whether it is a sailboat you are seeking to modify or a powerboat but her are a couple of Bolger power sharpies for you. I like them for the open, airy, interiors, unlike most sailboats which have relatively tiny portlights/portholes.
The first one is the CHAMPLAIN, a very home-buildable boat, well proven and ideal for river cruising with very economical power(9.9 four stroke). Standing head room inside where you need it most and comfortable vistas to avoid feeling too closed in.
This photo is of the prototype,I believe, and shows her moving along smartly.
This here is an interior view of another CHAMPLAIN called MUDLARK, built up near the Ottawa region by Van Pelt. As you can see a comfy open interior. Not too shabby for a 22 foot "plywood box"
Next is this owner modified TENNESSEE with standing headroom throughout her modified cabin. This boat was for sale last summer(may still be available) and was built by Seth Macinko. Photos from Bruce Hallman
As you can make out, the well proven TENNESSEE hull but with a dramatic cabin modification.The back end of the cabin is enclosed with canvas/Mica flaps and only the forward part of the cabin has rigid sides. Lots of old time character and skinny water capable on such a shallow draft.
Same boat, but from astern.Again a fuel miser 9.9 outboard and only your imagination to limit your cruising itinerary. A very afforable,build-able boat with an excellent bucks to pleasure ratio.
Keeping in the same vein of long, slim, slab-sided Bolger power designs, there is also a 31 foot version of the Champlain available to the dedicated dreamer/builder. The design name for this one is called WINDERMERE.
Here is a picture of the prototype launched late last summer.Nice and comfy inside her too.
Best of luck in finding what you are seeking.
Do it,do it,do it,do it,do it,do it,do it,now!
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