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Dharmabum 09-15-2013 05:53 PM

Cat Ketch
 
On the way back to RI today I noticed a nice looking Cat Ketch obviously with free standing carbon masts. As I got closer I noticed it was not a Freedom as I suspected. She was a real beauty, any ideas what other builder/designer it could be. She was headed north up the West Passage of Narragansett Bay when I saw her.

mad_machine 09-15-2013 06:25 PM

Re: Cat Ketch
 
I love cats.. catketches especially. I just do not care for the nonsuch and freedoms. I do not think that the Herreshoff's came with CF masts though

Dharmabum 09-15-2013 07:28 PM

Re: Cat Ketch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mad_machine (Post 1088992)
I love cats.. catketches especially. I just do not care for the nonsuch and freedoms. I do not think that the Herreshoff's came with CF masts though

I'm pretty certain it was not a Herreshoff.

Thanks,

zeehag 09-15-2013 07:40 PM

Re: Cat Ketch
 
got pix??

Dharmabum 09-15-2013 09:15 PM

Cat Ketch
 
No pix sorry

CrazyRu 09-15-2013 11:20 PM

Cat Ketch
 
Size? There are "Offshore cat ketches" at ~30 ft, looks similar to Hereshoff / Freedom line, Tanton Cat Ketches, - larger boats ~ 40 ft, smaller boats from Laser designer
http://brucekirbymarine.org/sharpie.html
And from
Bandbyachtsdesign.com,
There is new Presto 30
http://solarwindboats.com/
Able yachts made custom cat ketches.
And i probably miss a few.
If you tell me a size and describe how it looked i may identify it.

Dharmabum 09-16-2013 10:45 AM

Re: Cat Ketch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CrazyRu (Post 1089078)
Size? There are "Offshore cat ketches" at ~30 ft, looks similar to Hereshoff / Freedom line, Tanton Cat Ketches, - larger boats ~ 40 ft, smaller boats from Laser designer
Norwalk Island Sharpie Sail Boats by Bruce Kirby Marine | Sailboat and Yacht Designer of Laser, Sonar, Ideal 18, San Juan 24, Canada 1 and others
And from
Bandbyachtsdesign.com,
There is new Presto 30
Solar Wind Boats ? Presto 30 | Solar Wind Boats ? Presto 30
Able yachts made custom cat ketches.
And i probably miss a few.
If you tell me a size and describe how it looked i may identify it.

It looked to be 40-42 foot. Had wishbone rigs, I have to say it looked exactly like the Freedom 39 except it had more wood.
I wish I had taken longer to look, but I was ready to get back to the mooring, and put a foot on land.

CrazyRu 09-16-2013 10:55 AM

Re: Cat Ketch
 
Could be on of the Chuck Paine designs. I found the reference to his 32-footer, but I know he designed bigger Cat Ketches too.
http://www.chuckpaine.com/pdf/32whistler32.pdf

endoit 09-16-2013 03:38 PM

Re: Cat Ketch
 
At 31-33 feet it could be an Able Whistler. Beautiful lines and workmanship.

FarCry 09-16-2013 03:56 PM

Re: Cat Ketch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dharmabum (Post 1089192)
It looked to be 40-42 foot. Had wishbone rigs, I have to say it looked exactly like the Freedom 39 except it had more wood.
I wish I had taken longer to look, but I was ready to get back to the mooring, and put a foot on land.

Did it look anything like this?
1981 Tanton Ketch Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com


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