17' Clark Mills Designed and Built Suncat with good tandem axle trailer near Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Completely disassembled, restored/rebuilt, and repainted in 2011 with backing plates, everything reinforced using fiberglass, epoxy where needed for strength to better than new (see pics)
Offered at a fraction of a new Com-pac Suncat which sells for about $16,000
Very stable and seaworthy boat for lake or near shore
Draft: 12" boards up, 4' boards down.
Displacement 1100 lbs.
12' self bailing cockpit- Comfortably seats six as large as a 35-40 ft. cruising sailboat.( I built a new high capacity self-bailer similar to the current Suncats)
Sail in Good stiff condition with roller reefing- I think original owner used in mostly under power for fishing
Rigs and launches in 20 minutes- mast can be raised using two people or boom and trailer winch.
3hp Evinrude motor that runs very well or 7.5 Mercury that needs carb work.
New Cedar Cockpit grate
25lb. anchor and rode
Great boat for sailing the small or big water, very seaworthy design (similar to lifeboat) It can sail in worse conditions than most people would try, yet sail right up to the beach.
It is a modern version of the New England Catboats used by commercial fisherman on the Atlantic coast.
READY TO SAIL
Clark Mills, designer of many of the Com-pac sailboat models had these boats built before selling the molds to Com-pac. His version has two weighted bilge boards rather than the center keel- makes for a faster better sailing boat.