57816Re: Leeboard Catboat
- Jun 3, 2008Thank you Peter for the response and information
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> > I have been perusing BWAOM and came across the Leeboard Catboat
> > (Chapter 67, page 358) and was quite taken with the design.
> I'm not sure if you got an answer on this. At least one boat was built
> to the Leeboard Catboat design. It was from the west coast of the US,
> and very nicely done. Pictures were printed in Messing About in Boats,
> but I can't give you the date of publication. I don't remember if
> there was a report on the sailing performance, but anyone interested
> in a traditional cruiser shouldn't expect to keep up with the modern
> race boats.
> If you know about catboats at all, you know that 1) the centerboard
> dominates the cabin of the usual Cape Cod Cat designs, and 2) many are
> very low inside. The boat is high-sided and doesn't have a
> centerboard, so I'm sure the cabin would be a revelation to the
> traditional catboater.
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