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Rendezvous Advice 2 T. Caro Thank you!
by T. Caro
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Mystic 20 question..another 1 P. Willetts Try can search by boat brand or sail dimensions.Good Luck!Doug
by D. McQuilken
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Mystic 20 question 0 P. Willetts I have heard that the 1 GM 10 engine is in fact a bit too heave you the boat and that with 3 or more people water comes in the cockpit drain...any comments on this...
by P. Willetts
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Advice on options for outdoor winter storage 3 A. MacDuffie Seattle rains have come knocking on my Sanderling 18'..and I need a cover that is easily removable for wintertime sailing opportunities.  In the past, I've used a 8x10' plastic tarp.  It's worked fine, but takes more time than I like to remove and stow.  I'm seeking one like the tan custom made tarp in the bow-oriented photo which just drapes over the boom & sail. Other pic is for comparison...and when cash pours from sky;) If one has dimensions/ideas, please share ...but I'll also like to read ideas on snaps, lacing hooks or other hold-down mechanisms; please post your ideas....and closeup photos.
by A. Loggers
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2020 Annual Meeting 0 T. Caro Have the dates for the 2020 Annual Meeting been set? Thanks
by T. Caro
Friday, September 6, 2019
Looking for opinions on 14'-16' catboats 2 R. Laird I do like the Sandpipers. But just a littele bit deep, a little bit heavy, and a touch more expensive.
by R. Laird
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Marshall 22 sloop vs gaff only rigging 3 J. Craig-Muller I sailed a sloop rigged version of the 22 this summer. I grew up sailing sloops of various sizes and also Sanderlings, and would say that what Geoff Marshall told me about the sloop rig 22 was spot on- "it doesn't sail like a typical sloop". The performance was about the same as my 22 (cat rig).The jib was another tool for balancing the helm which was nice. As mentioned before there is a little foredeck, which was nice as well. The sloop rig is beautiful.I didn't notice any better pointing ability in the sloop rig. It added more sheets and another halyard. There is another sail to watch, put away, maintain/replace, and more hardware to deal with.I like a catboat because it has a cat rig and is simple; that however is important to me as I like my catboat for a relaxing sail with friends and children of all sailing abilities. I love the huge single sail. Personally I feel the sloop rig detracts from some of the most attractive aspects of a catboat.But whichever boat makes you look back at the mooring one last time after a sail and smile with pride, thats the boat for you (also the market is smaller for the sloop so I think you could get a better deal).
by M. Poor
Monday, July 8, 2019
Looking for a westerbeke w7 for parts 0 B. Welsh I have a Sanderling with a Westerbeke W7. The engine has been discontinued for some time. I'm looking for a spare engine I can use for parts. Anyone in the group that knows of or hears of an available W7 I'd be interested.  I'm going to post it in the public 'Cats for Sale'. Thought I'd float it here as well. 
by B. Welsh
Friday, July 5, 2019
How does one figure out a fair offer on a older wooden Catboat? 1 C. Hudacko This reply is very late. Curious where you ended up. My suggestion would be to have it surveyed by someone w experience. Something I didn't do when I bought sanderling and learned quickly after I took on more than I expected for the price paid.
by B. Welsh
Friday, July 5, 2019
Sanderling inboard cockpit 2 J. Hoey I have a new-to-me 2009 Sanderling with an inboard. So far I've found that the engine cover makes a great footrest and occasional seating area. No complaints at all.
by P. Jordan
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Sanderling Autopilot 0 P. Jordan Has anyone out there installed an autopilot on a Marshal Sanderling?  If so, do you have any advice and/or photos of your work? Thanks! Paul
by P. Jordan
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Catboat Manual 4 Free 0 D. McQuilken Fellow catboaters, you may find this - Catboat Guide and Sailing Manual by Edward Steinfeld - useful and/or informative: Doug
by D. McQuilken
Friday, May 31, 2019
Sail Maintenance Question 1 J. Perry Hi Jnot sure where you are but I use Canvas Connection in Deale MD.
by R. Roddewig
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Jiffy Reefing Set Up For HA18 1 B. Pyle Does require quite a few fittings and holes. I went from conventional two line system, with cleats on the boom, to a single line system that I like, similar to those in some recent bulletins . That may be your first major choice . A lot of personal preference involved .You may get better feedback from the catboat association lounge on Facebook. A number of active members, and some working on an HA-18 group.My goal with my Marshall 18, which I single-hand , is to not have to leave the cockpit/companionway once I drop the mooring.Good luck.
by P. Knowlton
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Com-Pacs on moorings? 0 J. Hoey     Does anyone have any experience with a Com-Pac Horizon or Sun Cat kept on a tidal mooring subject to wave action? Concerned not so much about the ability of the hull to sit in mud, but for mud to get compressed into the centerboard trunk given its fin keel. Also wonder about the durability of the mast and rigging while on a mooring even with the stays?  The mast doesn't look near as hefty as traditional New England catboats.  Any experiences?
by J. Hoey
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Does anyone have info on a Com-pac Horizon? 7 R. Schless Does anyone have any experience with a Com-Pac Horizon or Sun Cat kept on a tidal mooring subject to wave action? Concerned not so much about the ability of the hull to sit in mud, but for mud to get compressed into the centerboard trunk since it's not a full fin keel. Also wonder about the durability of the mast rigging while on the mooring when seas pick up as they can do in New England anchorages!  
by J. Hoey
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Lost Rudder for Handy Cat! 3 J. Wick thanks J. and P. I tried Stroudwater, no longer in service. I'll give Arey's Pond a try.John
by J. Wick
Monday, April 8, 2019
Sandpiper- moving Harken mainsheet block 0 R. White Not sure if this post is in the right spot- I would like to move the Harken mainsheet block on my Marshall Sandpiper (1985) from the base of the centerboard case to the top as is an option on new boats. Has anyone done this? I plan on contacting Marshall Marine but would appreciate some DIY input.
by R. White
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Catboat donation for youth adventure program 0 M. Welcome My sailing club (Saratoga Lake Sailing Club ) is in search of a free or very close to free catboat for use in our youth sailing programs.   Our "Adventure Sailing"  program is designed to expose kids to all the types of sailing that does not involve Optis/420s/FJs and nothing but racing racing drills.   We try to give them access all summer to play with keelboats, multihulls, day sailors and whatever we can get our hands on so they can just go out and learn and enjoy sailing for the pure fun of it.  They do sail my own Beetle Swan, but it is too small for a bunch of them to pile in and go out for a while which is what they really enjoy.  We had access for 1 season to a Handy Cat which they loved, but that was a loaner and went away.  We would love something in the 18-22' range which would let them go out as a big group.    Ideally we would also like to give them experience with a gaff rig which is non-existent at our club.   We do have a Foundation which is a 501c3 (Saratoga Lake Sailing Foundation) and thus can give a donation letter for tax purposes.    We are an all volunteer club so any assistance is greatly appreciated.  ADMIN: If this type of post/request is not allowed in the forums, my apologies and please remove or let me know and I will remove. Mark Welcome Director, Sailing School   
by M. Welcome
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Mooring Sea Anchor? 2 R. Schless Hi Beau Best Bet.Get the harbormaster to move you to a more protected location AND dont forget to bash the wedges periodically..Does ur boat gave a forestay?? Is it equipped with a wire : "hold down" (not certain of the correct nautical term) below decks at the mast step?.No real solution but maybe a rubber snubber will reduce the motion a bit but I wouldnt bet on it! MAMIE😎...
by J. Jodice
Saturday, March 2, 2019
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