It has been 5 years since the last post about the Blackwatch 18. I presently own the last one, the only gaff cat that was built and I'm entranced. She sails
beautifully and is very easy to balance and handle.
In my short lifetime of 82 years, I've owned 6 boats. Not counting all the various dinghies, I have opinions about, 1. A 35' teak Cheoy Lee
Lion 2. A 50' 23 ton cutter
rigged yawl, the Daedalus which I designed and built myself. 3. A 1939 18' Chris-Craft barrel Back, I restored 4. A Southern cross 28. 5. A Rob Roy 23. 6. An 18' Blackwatch gaff cat.
This Gaff cat is really a kick to sail and maneuver in tight areas. Goes to weather
very well and flies down wind
. Mine weighs 2500# with a ballast at 1000#. she is almost half as wide as her length and is not very tender. I add another 200+ #.
I tend to ramble...