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Old 26-05-2012, 07:35   #1
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Name this boat or designer?

An interesting picture I came across. Would you call this a ketch or??

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Old 26-05-2012, 07:43   #2
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Re: Name this boat or designer?

I'd call it a cat ketch! I love the look of boats like that.
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Re: Name this boat or designer?

is a beautiful catboat... where is it??? yes is ketch, but cat rigged.
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Old 26-05-2012, 07:58   #4
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Re: Name this boat or designer?

It's a "Sharpie" such as a North Carolina Cat Ketch similar to the illustration in: Welcome to Feeble Crew - Large Sailing Vessel, Feeble Crew - transitioning as fun.
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Old 26-05-2012, 08:16   #5
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Re: Name this boat or designer?

Still a very popular boat with a small but dedicated following. Google Commodore Ralph Monroe (sp) and Egret.
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Old 26-05-2012, 08:22   #6
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Re: Name this boat or designer?

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is a beautiful catboat... where is it??? yes is ketch, but cat rigged.
It is part of a photo exhibit in "The Atlantic". It, and the others, are all 150 years old!

If you open the page, it is picture #24 as you scroll down. The caption reads:

  • "The "Nettie", an expedition boat on the Truckee River, western Nevada, in 1867. (Timothy O'Sullivan/National Archives and Records Administration) "


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It's a "Sharpie" such as a North Carolina Cat Ketch similar to the illustration in: Welcome to Feeble Crew - Large Sailing Vessel, Feeble Crew - transitioning as fun.
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Still a very popular boat with a small but dedicated following. Google Commodore Ralph Monroe (sp) and Egret.
Wow... what a forum! One can ask the most obscure question, and someone has an answer in a very short period of time.

Very cool.
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Graham at B&B boat works makes a current version of this boat http://www.bandbyachtdesigns.com/ec22.htm. The design is wickedly fast as a coastal cruiser
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Re: Name this boat or designer?

yep , looks like a sharpie, cat ketch. Often built with the bottom planks short running atwhartships! Wouldnt that be fun in the Bahamas!
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