TENACITY

I built this Catspaw Dinghy starting in 1981 in Los Angeles, California and completed it in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1995. I recently refurbished it in 2013, by recaulking and repainting the hull and repairing a broken plank with a butt block. I had to sister a couple of oak frames and now she’s as good as new. Living in the high desert with low humidity, I installed an electric bilge pump which pumps the water into the centerboard trunk and out the bottom. It saves bailing every time I take her out on the local lakes.

Design Specs

LOA:
12′ 
8″
Beam:
4′ 
5″
LWL:
0′ 
0″
Draft:
0′ 
4″
Design or Class: 
Catspaw Dinghy
Home Port: 
Santa Fe, NM
Designer: 
N.G. Herreshoff/Joel White
Boat Type: 
Rowing and Sailing Dinghy
Rig: 
Sprit
Gross Displacement: 
250lbs.
Sail Area: 
165'
Builder Name: 
George B. Stephenson
Location Built: 
Santa Fe, NM
Year Built: 
1995
Hull or Design No.: 
12
Documentation or State Reg. No.: 
NM7887EA
Owner Name: 
George B. Stephenson
Owner Country: 
USA
Posted on:
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 5:04pm
Last modified on:
Mon, 11/25/2013 - 3:42pm