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    Default Listed online at WB for sale.

    So I understand itís ok to mention it here.

    https://www.woodenboat.com/boats-for...ms-16í-catboat
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    Default Re: Listed online at WB for sale.

    Where's Joe?
    I'll keep it up here for him, quick access to the Sacto Delta 500 sq. miles of waterways...

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    Default Re: Listed online at WB for sale.

    Hope she goes to a good owner.
    I had thought the boat was a lot older then 1995.

    Have your eye on anything else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Hope she goes to a good owner.
    I had thought the boat was a lot older then 1995.

    Have your eye on anything else?
    Looking at a few things. Leaning towards power rather than sail. Outboard.
    At our dock it was just impractical. The mooring was a PITA with the conditions here. Last time I had her out it was blowing about 15-17 when I got back to the mooring. with a reef in no biggy, but the current was full ebb, about 3 knots. Wind opposing the current. Approaching the mooring upwind, grabbing the pennant and BAM, the boat immediately turns sideways to 2-3’ waves. Boom is out over the water. Sail doesn’t want to come down.
    A real PITA.
    Get her put away and it’s time to get into the Whitehall for the row back to the dock. Felt like Wallenda.
    Wasn’t any fun. Why am I doing this?
    I think I’m sticking with power. Lot more practical here.

    I’ve got the glass go-fast boat. It’s gets used. A lot. On a lift it’s a simple matter to take it to coffee, a haircut, dinner or just for a ride. 5 minutes to get under way, 10 to put her away including flushing the motor.

    When it’s easy you use it.

    I’m thinking I got Catnapper more out of romantic appeal than usefulness.

    So the next project? Might be a small outboard skiff to fish the creeks by the house. Something stable enough to throw a cast net from. I’m going to keep the little Johnson OB I’ve got for Catnapper. It’s such a sweet little motor. Smooth, quiet and only 35 pounds. Would push a 12’ skiff well enough. Keep it on a trailer in the shop and launch it with the golf cart from the ramp 900’ from the house.

    The Tango Skiff looks like a possible candidate. I can get Okume ply up in Charleston.
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    Beautiful cat boat. I am not buying wood moving forward, but for someone she will be a dream come true.

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    Too bad, she’s beautiful, but I can see your reasoning. Good luck with the sale.
    Tom

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    Looks like two things got missing when Maynard built CATNAPPER. He learned catboat building from Joe Liener who had an 18 footer named Buxom Lass of Salem down there. Joe put massive cleats at the outside of the coaming at the deck house. When you made or cast off your mooring you hooked on there and went off or made broad side. The sail had a full set of lazy jacks that allowed you to lower it if it was streaming at 90 degrees which you have and a downhaul rigged to the gaff throat which you my not. On my copy of Joe's boat you could jog along on a reach, hook the mooring up onto the cleat, drop the sail then go forward.

    But where you are, with that current I can see the real problem. An outboard skiff would be just the ticket for you. Might want to have a bottom as heavy as a traditional cross planker if you want to stand and cast. 1/2 inch ply at least.

    Am sure you have a note in the Catboat Association bulletin.
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    Default Re: Listed online at WB for sale.

    Wow she's tempting. Best of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    Wow she's tempting. Best of luck.
    Forum special!
    And I’ll deliver part of the way for beer. It’s not like I’m flying much lately.
    Last edited by Reynard38; 08-03-2020 at 07:35 PM.
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    Decided as I’m not sailing her very often, and with storm season upon us I’m going to keep her out. Pulling the mast today. I’ll make her ready for a road trip to her new home and put her in storage.
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    Mast down and she’s back on the trailer and road ready. That was a LOT of work on a very warm day.
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