William Garden Family Cat

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Douglas Young, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. cnodnarb
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    BTW, it is hull #2, June '79.
     
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    If the electric motor works when needed, you're gonna have fun!
     

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    Lotus, the family cat

    Very good looking boat Doug. It looks very similar to the legnos mystic 20. I would love to come down and see it sometime. Jeff
     
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    New sail

    This year I splurged and had a new 6.5oz cream sail made by Leitch and McBride in Sidney BC. No roach or battens, the sail is big enough without the extra complications. Much better performance to windward now....
     

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    Here's a photo of the James W Hart sailing in Desolation Sound last week. Still the original rig and sail at 40 years of age. JWH-aug20.17.jpg
     
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    I recently photo'd a cat boat called the James W Hart at Squirrel Cove on Cortes Island BC
     

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    In his book on boat designs, Bill Garden wrote in reference to cat eye ports that " a little cat like this is a one-portlight-per-side size; two would be an affectation...", but they have nearly all been built with two eyes per side. Bill must have adjusted his thinking once he was inside one looking out in all directions, since a later revision to his drawings, now in the Mystic Seaport collection, clearly shows two eyes, and old Carrot Nose at the helm... mystic print detail.jpg
     
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