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Re: John'sharpie plans
Posted by John Short on Dec 28, 2005
"No frames or strongbacks are required; the hull is of 9mm okoume bent around permanent bulkheads, then stitched and glued like a big kayak. The tapered masts are solid spruce."
Thats straight from the Sharpie page, so its difficulty level doesn't seem that much greater than that of a kayak, just a larger scale. As far as configuring her with only one mast, you building from plans should be able to modify front area to have a smallish cabin with mast basically between where the 2 are now, maybe add a jib up front and you'd be hooked up. Just a beginners view of the deal! Good luck with your project!
In Response to: John'sharpie plans by Éric on Dec 28, 2005