I gave the sharpies a hard look and they moved off and left us alone.
The worst boats to take ground are flat-bottomed craft like sharpies; when they go on they generally make a perfect job of it.
In most sharpies the sails were hoisted to a single-sheave block at the mast heads and were fitted with wood or metal mast hoops.
Kunhardt remarks that sharpies lay quiet when anchored by the stern, making the ground tackle easier to handle.
When sharpies had skegs, as they did in some localities, they were not so sensitive as the New Haven boats.
This was particularly true of sharpies built as yachts with large cabins and heavy rigs.
Kunhardt mentions the extraordinary sailing speed of some sharpies, as does certain correspondence in Forest and Stream.