Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 27-11-2010, 14:17   #1
cruiser

Join Date: May 2010
Location: SF Bay Area; Former Annapolis and MA Liveaboard.
Boat: Looking and saving for my next...mid-atlantic coast
Posts: 6,197
Cat Ketch Rigs: Why the Hell Not?

To counter-argue a recent post and fascination with junk rigs which can be found here:

Junk Rigs: Why the Hell Not ?

What about a cat ketch rig w/ herring bone boom for solo?

Quote:
No really, why the hell not?????
Anyone with experience?
__________________

__________________
SaltyMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2010, 17:38   #2
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Whangaparaoa,NZ
Boat: 63 ft John Spencer Schooner
Posts: 956
I guess that's what I have, but possibly not the type of boat you had in mind?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Squid4.jpg
Views:	210
Size:	184.1 KB
ID:	21510   Click image for larger version

Name:	Squid 1.jpg
Views:	189
Size:	137.9 KB
ID:	21511  

__________________

__________________

dana-tenacity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2010, 17:40   #3
cruiser

Join Date: May 2010
Location: SF Bay Area; Former Annapolis and MA Liveaboard.
Boat: Looking and saving for my next...mid-atlantic coast
Posts: 6,197
omg gorgeous gorgeous!!! thanks!

check out the other junk thread. we are on to talking about wharram cats
__________________
SaltyMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2010, 18:17   #4
CF Adviser
 
Bash's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: sausalito
Boat: 14 meter sloop
Posts: 7,260
I've buddy boated with two different Freedom ketches, a 44 and a 39. One of the easiest rigs in the world to singlehand, and they are wicked fun DDW because they are so easy to wing-on-wing. Both boats had a mizzen staysail that could be rigged on a broad reach, but those sails never seemed to be worth the effort.

Tend not to point as high as a conventional ketch. And not anywhere close to a sloop.

Another pro is that instead of reefing, cat ketches will do just fine under the main alone.
__________________
cruising is entirely about showing up--in boat shoes.
Bash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2010, 18:25   #5
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,203
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate

Something like this Freedom schooner would be better...
1985 Freedom 39 Cat Schooner sailboat for sale in Washington
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2010, 18:31   #6
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,203
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate

Or how about this...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Kriter%20Lady%20II.jpg
Views:	531
Size:	26.4 KB
ID:	21512  
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2010, 18:57   #7
cruiser

Join Date: May 2010
Location: SF Bay Area; Former Annapolis and MA Liveaboard.
Boat: Looking and saving for my next...mid-atlantic coast
Posts: 6,197
Bash - yeha...my thoughts exactly. i love the simplicity of them - no chainplates or shrouds. Easy tacking. Ease of maintenance. I keep checking the market. It's my focus boat at the moment. I know there's a Herreshoff 4sale near.

Boatman. Definately very cool the skooner - rare to find one on market too. The freedom also has a centerboard - 35? 38? Cant remember. I'd take it across an ocean.

Oh that last is a heart beater. What is that exactly? Love the leeboards!

Take that back no leeboards...just a stripe haha
__________________
SaltyMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2010, 19:05   #8
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,203
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate

Salty... thats 'Kriter Lady'... a 70ft Freedom Schooner.... aint she sweet....
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2010, 19:18   #9
cruiser

Join Date: May 2010
Location: SF Bay Area; Former Annapolis and MA Liveaboard.
Boat: Looking and saving for my next...mid-atlantic coast
Posts: 6,197
god YES boatman! Maybe I could afford a 1:3 model version!
__________________
SaltyMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2010, 19:32   #10
Moderator Emeritus
 
Pblais's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Hayes, VA
Boat: Gozzard 36
Posts: 8,700
Images: 15
Send a message via Skype™ to Pblais
We have a club member with 45 cat ketch carbon fiber rig. The boat is deadly on a any reach (13 knots). Very easy to handle. Does not point that well but she sure looks good. Cockpit is small but you could put a bowling alley in the saloon.
__________________
Paul Blais
s/v Bright Eyes Gozzard 36
37 15.7 N 76 28.9 W
Pblais is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2010, 19:52   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: southcoast ontario ca
Boat: Georgian 23 Whiskeyjack
Posts: 296
Images: 1
I like the Herreschoff Cat ketches, from an accomodation standpoint-- they seem to make exceptionally good use of the space. The shallow draft is also a plus if you sail in skinny water.
__________________

__________________
bljones is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Junk Rigs: Why the Hell Not ? ty.gregory Construction, Maintenance & Refit 57 06-12-2010 16:41
Cat Ketch? Ahnlaashock Monohull Sailboats 1 25-08-2009 19:34
Cat ketch slow leak General Sailing Forum 1 24-07-2009 08:05
Cruising Cat Rigs Keegan Multihull Sailboats 4 02-01-2008 13:50



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:01.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.