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Cat Yawl Sailboat by Shell, 2010, Kingston, New York, $4,000, SOLD 7/27/14

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Cat Yawl Sailboat, 2010

  • with oars and Trailer Designed by Shell of Vt. 13' 'Lucky'
  • Kingston, NY

    Proceeds of this sale benefit Hudson River Maritime Museum

  • LENGTH: 13'-0"
  • BEAM: 4'-7"
  • WEIGHT: 105 lbs.
  • SAIL AREA: 68 sq. ft

    Designed by Fred Shell of Vt. as a kit and hand built locally.

  • The distinctive feature of Lucky is its cat yawl rig.
  • The inspiration for this design comes from the canoe yawls that were so popular at the beginning of the twentieth century.
  • Unlike the canoe yawls, Lucky is very stable and forgiving, due to its modest size rig and generous beam.
  • The split rig makes for easy sail handling and the ability to self steer to windward.
  • Bronze oarlock sockets are standard.
  • The sweeping sheer line makes for a dry and comfortable ride when the going gets rough.
  • Row or sail, she's nimble, easy to maneuver, and adorable and will surely charm.
  • Glued lapstrake construction. good initial and ultimate stability.
  • Planking and deck wood is marine grade meranti plywood.
  • All spars are spruce.
  • The fastenings and hardware fittings are stainless steel or bronze.
  • Masts are unstayed and folding, using a sleeve and hinge system.
  • The rigs are very simple to set up
  • Price includes boat, sails, trailer, oars and all rigging.


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