Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Near the Pamlico River, North Carolina
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My first boat was a Moth built from plans which I ordered from Science and Mechanics around 1962. (I was 13 or 14) It was a plywood scow type hull, 11 ft long, with a 72 sq ft cat rig. I believe the class rules at that time were: cat rig, not over 72 sq ft, and not over 11 ft long.
It was quite fast, and would plane easily. The deck was decked over far enough inboard that if you capsized the cockpit would stay dry. You just jumped out and stood on the daggerbord, grabbed a shroud and up she came.
My sister got talked out of "Puff" by a Moonie (remember Moonies?) while I was away at college and I never saw her again.
I still have most of the original plans and patterns.
Pearson 323 "Dragonfly"