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Beetle Cat, 1974, 12' 4", Houston, Texas, $3,900, Price reduced 10/21/12 to $3,520, Ad expired

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Beetle Cat, 1974, 12' 4" with 6' beam

Boat is in Houston, TX.

The first Beetle Cat was built in 1921.

  • Over 4,000 boats have been built all wooden with oak frames and cedar planking.
  • New boats are $17K exclusive of sail and trailer.
  • Seen in many photographs of New England.
  • Fun and easy to sail for children and adults with large cockpit.
  • Very stable and can be sailed up onto the beach.
  • My boat was purchased from the Beetle Boat Shop in Mass.
  • It had a new centerboard trunk and skeg and new trailer.
  • I brought the boat to Houston where she was wooded, recaulked and painted all with original Beetle materials with classic colors.
  • The canvas deck is new.
  • Varnish is long lasting two part Bristol Bright with 7 coats.
  • I was not trying to win a concours show, but rather have a pretty boat that was fun to sail.
  • She is best kept in the water.
  • The bottom could be fiberglassed for dry sailing.
  • John Kolius from Houston who skippered for The America's Cup trained in a Beetle Cat at the Houston YC.

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