SparHawk

SparHawk

SparHawk, Katherine M., Beaver Pond

SparHawk is perhaps my favorite.

To paraphrase L. Francis Herreshoff,

Our enjoyment of a boat is

inversely proportional to their size.

A sailing canoe is the ultimate example.

One thing unlocks their potential;

we need to be limber enough to get up on the rail.

They can be sailed sitting down, but if you can sit up

on the rail, it’s a whole other experience!

SparHawk between my personal boat Harry and Harry’s half-decked sister, Katrina, Saint Michael’s

Enjoying a long weekend together at the St. Michael’s Maritime Museum with two fine early clients of mine and their boats.

SparHawk‘s design was influenced by the only boat

I ever built I hadn’t designed,

Ian Oughtred’s MacGregor.

SparHawk shares the rig

and leeboard attached to a lanyard

Oughtred uses on his boats.

SparHawk, Sail Plan And Deck Plan
SparHawk Lines Plan & Offsets

SparHawk has a glued lapstrake hull with a plywood deck.

Dimensions:

  • LBP 15′ – 11″
  • LWL 15′ – 0″
  • Beam 2′ – 9″
  • Draft 0′ – 6″

Sail Area:

  • Main 60 sq. ft.
  • Mizzen 17 sq. ft.
  • Total 77 sq. ft.
SparHawk in the snow

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Published by Antonio Dias

My work is centered on attending to the intersection of perception and creativity. Complexity cannot be reduced to any given certainty. Learning is Central: Sharing our gifts, Working together, Teaching and learning in reciprocity. Entering into shared Inquiry, Maintaining these practices as a way of life. Let’s work together to build practices, strengthen dialogue, and discover and develop community. Let me know how we might work together.

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