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After almost 3 years of design and building, I launched my 12' catboat last weekend. I drew the lines after studying Chapelle's "Yacht Designing and Planning," Fenwick Williams' design article in "The Catboat Book," and careful looking at Beetle Cats and other similar boats. I bought a used Beetle Cat rig and sail, and on launch day everything seemed to work--didn't even need trim ballast! The wind was light, so we'll see how things go in heavier weather. Anyway I wanted to share the good news and some photos.
Peter Malcolm Jardine
09-23-2006, 11:36 PM
09-23-2006, 11:51 PM
Lovely boat -- congrats!
09-23-2006, 11:55 PM
09-24-2006, 03:01 AM
Very nice ! Looked like a day to remember too!!!
09-24-2006, 04:58 AM
Designed it yourself and built it yourself - double congratulations!
09-24-2006, 07:40 AM
Lovely job Jer. Looks like a great sailing spot too.
09-24-2006, 07:52 AM
She is a beauty, thanks for sharing and have fun because there is no better sense of acomplishment.
Thanks to all! Hope to see you sailing out there-
09-25-2006, 09:57 PM
Nice job, congrats!
09-27-2006, 10:51 PM
Joe ( Cold Spring on Hudson )
09-27-2006, 11:09 PM
Droooool Catboat ;)
Post it up in the Catboat thread. ;)
More pics! We need to see more of her!
09-28-2006, 01:28 AM
Great job and congrats on the launch.Nice boat.
10-02-2006, 10:36 PM
Well done, always good to be in the company of other fine boats on the water.:)
10-04-2006, 01:59 PM
Just in time for the prime sailing season! Where do you sail?
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