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Thread: Pascagoula Diamond Bottom Catboat 1950s

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    Default Pascagoula Diamond Bottom Catboat 1950s

    Hi
    We are trying to locate information on diamond bottom catboats that were built and raced in Pascagoula in the 1950s. Mr Olson (sp?) was one builder who worked at Mike Flecha's shipyard. We know of several that were built, ROSE, REBEL, DRIFTWOOD, MOONLIGHT, TROUBLE and BLACK CAT. By description the bottom was cross planked and the sheer lengthwise, with only 6 inches or so of sheer. Built from cypress. Longleaf keel and spars. Centerboard with a barn door rudder. ROSE was last seen in Biloxi, painted yellow.

    From another thread I saw lines from Chapelle of a Newport Diamond Bottom from the 1880s, curious if the Pascagoula boats were derivatives?

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    Default Re: Pascagoula Diamond Bottom Catboat 1950s

    Copy of Chapelle's lines arrived today from the Smithsonian.


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    Default Re: Pascagoula Diamond Bottom Catboat 1950s

    Probably had a big rig and sailed Fast.

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    Default Re: Pascagoula Diamond Bottom Catboat 1950s

    Wondered what the Newport diamond bottom would look like. The Pascagoula boat is 16 feet. Probably have to build one.


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    Default Re: Pascagoula Diamond Bottom Catboat 1950s

    I'll bet it was tender.
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Default Re: Pascagoula Diamond Bottom Catboat 1950s

    A new project? You know I love it.
    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

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