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To throw more curve into the sail at a particular height, we simply tighten the line that secures a batten's after end to the leech (thereby forcing more of the batten into its pocket). For more precise and permanent control of shape, we can thin down the batten stock selectively along its length, or replace a batten with one of different flexibility. When sailing beach catamarans during the 1970s, I habitually kept the battens slightly too long — for no particular reason. Now, it seems there might be sound logic in letting battens extend an inch, or two, beyond .

This boat won't get up on top as quickly as an International 14, but no doubt she'll plane, given the right conditions. Her skipper likely won't be hauling pots or tending trot lines, so her strong flare won't be cause for a sore back. The sharply angled sides provide reserve buoyancy, a wide base for the shrouds, and room for substantial washboards (side decks) — all combined with a relatively narrow bottom. Most observers will appreciate the resulting appearance. Sharpie sailors learn early not to sheet in too hard or too soon after coming about.

The cuddy offers uncluttered space for stowage or sleeping. Large cockpit benches can serve as berths on pleasant evenings. The cold-molded hull (left) weighs less than the stripplanked alternative, but the latter will prove simpler to build and easier to clean.

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