30' Dragonfly Sharpie

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For working the East Coast, exploring shallow estuaries and for the occasional hop across to the continent, maybe through the French canals to the Med, this 30' sharpie combines very easy and cheap construction with a simple and efficient rig and room for 4/6 in comfort.

LOA 30’; Beam 7’; Draft (min) 1’4’’; Headroom 5’ (6’2’’ under hatch); Sail Area 375 sq.ft.; Displ. 7000 lbs.; Ballast 2000 lbs. May be built with centreboard.

The plans give details for an alternative junk rig (below)....

...and a deeper hull with transom stern and double pivoted boards (below).

30' Dragonfly Particulars

LOD 30' 9.15m
Beam 7' 2.13m
Draft 1'4" 0.4m
Sail Area 375 sq.ft 34.9 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 3.13 tons 3.17 tonnes
Ballast 0.89 tons 0.91 tonnes
Maximum Headroom 5' (6'2" under lift hatch) 1.52m (1.88m)
Accommodation 4 berths plus wc and galley
Engine 20 hp outboard  
Hull Shape Sharpie - flat bottom with single chine
Construction Methods Ply over frame
Major plywood requirements 40 x 12mm sheets
Guidance Use Coastal/offshore
Drawing/Design Package 8 x A1 drawings + 4 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Outboard well
Hollow spars
Double Chinese junk rig
Hull with greater depth, transom and double pivoted boards (working in bunk fronts)
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