Drake 18' Sharpie Plans

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A very simple 18’x 5’2’’ ply sharpie drawn with a simple unstayed sprit boom rig and a ply centreboard. Ideal for estuary cruising and an excellent ‘big’ boat for first time construction. In it’s basic form 10 sheets of 3/8’’ ply and 1 sheet of 1/2’’ ply are used.

Drake 18' Sharpie Particulars

LOA 18' 5.49m
Beam 5'2" 1.58m
Hull Mid Depth 1'6" 0.46m
Draft 5"/2'2" 0.13/0.66m
Sail Area 143 sq.ft 13.3 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 441 lbs 200 kg
Hull Shape Sharpie - flat bottom single chine
Construction Method Ply on frame and stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 10 sheets of 9mm + 1 sheet of 12mm Exterior or marine plywood
Guidance Use 5 + adults
Drawing/Design Package 2 x A1 drawings + 3 x A4 instruction sheets

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