The Compac Picnic Cat with its single gaff rigged cat boat sail, quick rigging Mastender system and wide open cockpit is a favorite of families and single-handers. Lots of storage space under the cockpit benches and in the bow. Beachable with centerboard up.
I purchased the boat from the previous owner an elderly man in Florida 4 years ago who lightly used it. The boat has only been sailed 3 times in fresh water since then and has been garage stored the entire time under my ownership. A very clean and well kept boat throughout.
Additional features over a stock Picnic Cat:
Stainless steel folding stern ladder
Stainless steel adjustable motor mount
Hunter Green hull color
Ida foil rudder (aka RudderCraft).
A desirable upgrade to the flat plate stock rudder.
Lazy-Jacks for effortless lowering and hoisting of main sail
Includes anchor and full main sail cover
Recent maintenance and upgrades:
Trailer: New galvanized rims and tires (Carlise tires: made in USA), new bearings (Timken), hubs, springs, wiring, lights, winch and swing-away hitch (for fitting into garage easier).
All cockpit hatch latches were replaced with quality stainless steel lock down latches
Wood has been sanded and refinished with 5 coats of Capitan Zspar varnish
Hull buffed, polished and waxed (2015)
Sail was professionally cleaned and inspected by SailCare (sailed once since cleaning)
Minn Kota 45 Riptide electric trolling motor in excellent condition and deep cell battery available for $300 if you don't already have backup power.