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Now Available: Generic Sharpie Plans

March 15, 2018 1:49 PM | David Eddy


The plans and monograph are now available to build a late 19th century, Generic East Coast Oyster Sharpie.  Visit the NRG store to see more or purchase today!

The eleven sheets of CAD plans and the 277-page, step-by-step monograph are designed as an introduction to scratch building a small work boat in a miniature version of a full-size board for board build. This project was created primarily for modelers of intermediate level of skill or experience with special instructions for those with limited access to power tools. This project will also appeal to all work boat fans and those wanting a change from long-term projects.

The project was designed and written for the NRG by William "Bill" Strachan with the plans were done by Al Saubermann, both members of the NRG and the CT Marine Model Society.

Bill Strachan is a retired Enrolled Agent and an avid miniaturist. Early in the 1980's he was the Comptroller for an architectural firm and had the opportunity to build all their architectural models. In the 1990's he joined the SW FL Shipmodeler's Guild. He served the Guild as Bosun and Newsletter Editor. Retirement meant moving to CT, and he became Secretary and Newsletter editor for the CT Marine Model Society he also served as Vice President of CMMS until last fall. Bill and his wife Sue live in Wolcott, CT.

Al Saubermann is a retired physician whose career in academic medicine spanned 45 years. He's been building model ships for over 35 years including scratch building for the last 10. He recently completed a board model of the USS Peacock (1813) built from the original plans conserved in the National Archives. He currently serves as Secretary for the Connecticut Marine Model Society. Al and his wife Olga live in Deep River Connecticut.

Plans from Mystic Seaport and the Mariners' Museum and books by Howard Chapelle and others are the reference sources for this 3/4" = 1'0" scale model, and presents three options to choose from to complete your model.

The 277 page, monograph contains 441 color photographs and diagrams to guide the builder. Referenced and quoted sources are footnoted for the modeler and a bibliography is provided. The monograph is provided as a free PDF download from the NRG web site. They are also available on a flash drive for an additional charge.

The plans are shipped rolled in a sturdy box.

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