2019 Catspaw Dinghy - Small Boats Magazine

2019 Catspaw Dinghy

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Delightful Herreshoff/Joel White design modified by owner/builder as follows:

  • for strength, lightness and reduced maintenance, boat is lapstrake planked w/ ¼” Okoume marine plywood and epoxy
  • for improved sailing performance over the 67 sq. ft. sprit sail design, it utilizes a larger 83 sq. ft. main gaff/ boom rig sail taken from the Herreshoff Coquina cat-ketch design. Easily reefed when desired.
  • for the larger sail plan balance, moved the centerboard trunk aft 11”
  • for easier rigging, the boat utilizes a spring-loaded toggle mast stepping partner also from the Coquina design
  • for improved strength, comfort and safety, decking was added all around

Mahogany rubrails, transom, rudder, breasthook, and trim

Ash sheer strakes. frames, thwarts, tiller and decking

Hollow birdsmouth Doug Fir mast w/ Doug Fir gaff and boom

White cedar floor boards

7’ oars

6 buoyancy bags Holt-Allen rated @ 99# of flotation each fully installed 3 on each side

Sealed CB trunk

New galvanized Loadrite trailer

Travel cover

Boat and trailer always stored inside

2019 Wooden Boat Show Mystic, CT –  Honorable Mention

Owner/builder is running out of covered storage space and is at the age where physical agility is greatly reduced and building them is more fun than sailing them

and is

LOA 12′ 9″

BEAM 4′ 6″


WEIGHT w/ rig 287#

May be seen in Hancock, NH  $11,000

Contact details

10 Depot Road, #266North America,03449 Show Phone Number ***** http://www.hancockboat.com

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