Gypsy Meltdown, commonly known as Gypsy M, is a gaff-rigged, modified New Haven Sharpie.
Hand built by Captain Hugh Covert of 25 types of wood and epoxy, she was completed in 1998.
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Welcome aboard Gypsy M
Flag: United States
Rig: Gaff rigged
Model: Modified New Haven Sharpie
Homeport: Drummond Island, MI
Waters: Great Lakes
Season: June - September
Built: 1998; Otisco, Indiana
Designer: Hugh Covert
Length: 36 ft on deck, 40 ft overall
Beam: 8 ft
Draft: 3 ft
Rig Height: 38 ft
Displacement: 5800 lbs
Spar Material: Wood and aluminum
Hull: Wood, epoxy and fiberglass cloth
Power: Atomic 4, gas
Top Speed: 14.5 knots when planing; 8.1 knots hull speed
Passengers: 6 passengers plus crew; sleeps 2 comfortably
Crew: Sails with one or two crew
Ownership: Captain Hugh Covert
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Where We Sail
Gypsy Meltdown can be seen sailing the waters around Drummond Island on Lake Huron or trailered to other locations by special request.
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Now is the time to book your sailing trip aboard one of Drummond Island Tall Ship Company's sailboat. Don't delay as there's only a limited number of sailing days in the calendar.