Comparison of the Power Sharpies?
- Hi. I've been out of the loop for a while and, after browsing the
Bolger groups, realize there are more power sharpies than I can keep
track of. Tennessee, Idaho, Wyoming, Dakota, Minnesota, etc.
I was wondering if there is some sort of comparison of these boats,
maybe a chart of some kind with info such as ease of building, size,
recommended power, cabin size, etc.? If not, I would like to try to
put something together with the help and input of some other Bolger
group members. Please let me know if interested.
One question I do have is: Which sharpie would you consider the
easiest and quickest to build for use as a part-time live-aboard? I
tend to lean towards Wyoming. It's sneakeasy simplicity just can't
be much easier to build. The only downside is size and slip fees,
but that's not a real big deal in the northeast winters when slip
fees are pretty low anyway. I already have a mooring for the summer,
so the size is not an issue there. Economy of operation is a
definite factor! Wyoming seems to meet most of my requirements but I
don't know enough yet about the other designs in that range.