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 Good old catboat

"Unfortunately, we knew of no such boat. But we had recollections of encounters with a couple of little catboats - Marshall 18 catboats, called Sanderlings - that impressed us with their abilities and possibilities. We saw one in the Gulf Stream, in reefing weather, making no more fuss than our deep-water ketch. We knew one in the Bahamas that could explore wherever we could take our sailing dinghy. In magazines, we found photos of Sanderlings and defaced them with sketches and doodles. Encouraged by the ease with which a pencil transformed the little daysailer/overnighter into our idea of a comfortable, handy pocket cruiser, we decided we could work the same transmogrification on a real Sanderling, substituting a Sawsall, epoxy, and plywood for the pencil."

 (Submitted by Noel Thu Aug 5, 2004 )
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