Big (but not HUGE) Sharpie - ANTISPRAY 48
- Pertinent to 'Big Sharpies': File ANTISPRAY48.jpg has been posted
in the "Files" section. ANTISPRAY is a custom PB&F design (#642)
which we are currently building.
PB&F said this, and more, about the 48' x 12'6" x 28" hullform,
"We have developed the traditional Long Island Sound sharpie into a
shape which offers decent up-wind capability,is fast reaching and
running, safe for off-shore work, and offers adequate cruising
interior-volume." (Coastal Cruising, Jan/Feb 1997).
There are at least two sister sharpie designs that followed ANTISPRAY
which are considerably larger.... WALRUS and PROVIDENCE....both in
the 60' region. At half again ANTISPRAY's 41,000 lb. displacement,
we consider WALRUS and PROVIDENCE to be HUGE!
Like any true Bolger maniac, we'd be glad to discuss any aspect "our"
design. It's Bolger, it's Big (but not huge), and it's under
John & Susan
- Pleasssse describe your Antispray in details that challenge the fine
drawing by PCB+F. It looks like a dream come coasting in but ready
to move out on the tide's change. As the vernacular in Australia
goes: Good on You! Construction is plywood or? Layout below is of x
bunks and whatever with headroom of? Cruising potential is coastal
but not transocean? Draft (CB up/down) is? Estimated cost (or
number of sheets of ply or BDF of timber) is? Most nice. Best luck
in time to get it done and to the water, Dick
Glad you find PB&F's ANTISPRAY 48 interesting. Here are a few
comments on her design per your request:
- she's set up with a single full-sized double berth. The dining
table converts to a makeshift double berth for a second couple on
those (rare) occasions when guests overnight. The dining table is at
the aft end with seating such that those large rectangular ports are
at head height when seated.
- headroom is approximately 6'3" (1.9m) throughout....less in the
aforementioned aft "dining table" area.
- here are Phil/Susanne's words regarding suitable waters, "She
should serve you well whether 'narrow water'-cruising up some canal
system, 'broad water'-cruising across the Atlantic, or roaming
coastal marshes between inshore stretches."
-ANTISPRAY 48 (the design name, not our boat name)measures thusly:
LOD: 48'5" (14.8m)
Beam over Deck: 12'6"
Draft (bilgeboard up): 2'4"
Draft (bilgeboard down): 8'2"
Sail area: 1297 ft2
- hull is steel with interior plywood bulkheads providing framing.
She is NOT constructed using multiple steel transverse ribs
and "normal" flat bar longitudinals. Rather, she is essentially a
scaled up steel version of stitch-'n'-glue/tack-'n'-tape. Hull
panels are welded up full size and cut to final shape while flat on
the boatshed floor. Once all hull panels have been assembled, final
assembly proceeds as with stitch-'n'-glue except it's tack weld and
(ultimately) final weld.
- estimated cost? Hmmmmm, more than you originally planned, but a
heck of a lot less than virtually any other craft her size. You can
get some idea of hull cost by knowing that there is 20,000+ lbs of
steel in her....add a bunch for scrap, etc. We purchased just under
30,000 lbs of steel. For us, the aluminun for various spars cost
about the same as the steel. After that, you're on your own....how
fancy do you want to get? How much do you farm out? How good are
you at scrounging?
We sewed our own sails and cut "store-bought" quotes by 1/3.....but
1300 ft2 of quality tanbark 13oz and 9oz dacron (plus other necessary
sailmaking supplies) still hovered around $5000. When you sew a sail
in which just the cloth weighs 150 lbs, you've sewn something!
- masts are tabernacled. No marina visits required for
stepping/unstepping masts. With masts lowered, ANTISPRAY is well
within the French canal limits.
- rig is PB&F proprietary "Chinese Gaffer", essentially a full-
battened gaff main with Chinese Junk type sheeting. Gravity
assisted mainsail handling.
- tankage is fuel: 400 gallons
freshwater: 230 gallons
holding tank: 185 gallons
- battery storage capacity: 2400 ampere-hours, charged by over-
driven dual front PTO driven 290A (hot rating) brushless alternators.
Typical time between required recharges (based on 85%-50%
charge/discharge cycle): 5-10 days
- thru-hulls: none (apart from propeller gland)
- insulation: full four-season insulation using ply/foam/ply
insulating panels. Every square inch of the hull interior sees free-
circulating external air to minimize condensation and to remove any
moisture that does accumulate. All insulating panels are removeable
(without damage to interior joinerwork) should you wish/need to
inspect/repair the hull.
Whoaaa! I've waxed poetic for too long. More is available if you
can stand it. Thanks for the questions, Dick. Kiss a kangaroo for me!
> Pleasssse describe your Antispray in details that challenge thefine
> drawing by PCB+F.
> Like any true Bolger maniac, we'd be glad to discuss anyaspect "our"
> design. It's Bolger, it's Big (but not huge), and it's underJohn & Susan,
Any plans to build a web site around your ANTISPRAY 48?
Oh, wow, we can hardly find time to work on the boat, let alone find
time to learn how to setup/update a website. On second thought, at
our current pace, updating such a site wouldn't take much....there
would be little to report!
I suppose having a website might be one way to keep pressure on us to
John & Susan
> Any plans to build a web site around your ANTISPRAY 48?