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    2004 Com-Pac Horizon Cat ABV20029E304 LOA - 20' Beam - 8'4" Draft Board Up - 2'2" Draft Board Down - 5' Displacement - 2,500 lbs Ballast - 600 lbs Sail Area - 205 Sq Ft Teak & Holly Floor Manual Bilge Pump Storage Under Steps 1 Burner Butane Stove Built in Cooler 12v Sockets 2 Batteries with Battery Switch 4 Opening Ports Enclosed Head with Porti-Potty - has privacy curtain Lines Lead Aft - Teak Cockpit Floor - Cockpit Cushions - Bimini Top (can be used while sailing) 2011 Tohatsu MFS9.8A3EPTL - Electric, Remote, Power Tilt (Serviced Annually - last service 06/30/2018) Wheel Steering - Motor Remote Control, Bow Sprit - Anchor, Chain and Rope Rode  New sheets 2017 Custom Mast Down Road & Storage Cove New Bottom Paint - July 2015 Galvanized Trailer with Surge Brakes and Spare Tire Mounted   REVIEW: By ROBERT H. PERRY Pocket Cruiser “Carrying on the catboat tradition in a smart new design I was surveying the assembled fleet at this year's Perry rendezvous and feeling pretty good when I noticed a smallish catboat setting sail and heading out of the harbor. I've always liked Cape Cod catboats. The have character to burn. They are simple and have a distinct personality that, although quirky at times, is on the whole, endearing. Surrounded by 48 somewhat plush and over-equipped Perry designs, it occurred to me that a 20-foot catboat would be close to my ideal for an "old man's" boat. That could easily be translated into a "smart man's" boat. The Horizon cat started life as the Herreshoff America, designed by Halsey Herreshoff and built by Nowak and Williams. The Hutchins brothers of Com-Pac yachts bought the tooling and redesigned the boat to fit it into their family of shoal-draft cruising yachts. The hull form remained the same, but they added a shallow keel and centerboard, and modified the deck and rig. This handsome hull is made even better-looking on paper by Bruce Bingham's skillful and playful drafting. We don't hear much from Bruce these days, so it's good to see him being published once again. Cape Cod cats were the original fatsos and you can see this in the drawings and the L/B of 2.4. These boats were keelless centerboarders, and it was this beam that gave them stability and carrying capacity. The 8-foot, 4-inch beam and lack of overhangs coupled with a displacement of 2,500 pounds and a D/L of 200 make this a big 20-footer. This boat is no rocket, but it won't be a pig either. It will go to weather about as well as you would expect a gaff-rigged boat to point, and it will offer a stiff ride for those of you who like to sail on the flat side. I think many of you would be surprised at just how well this cat will sail. Board-up draft is 26 inches. Note the rudder is a kick-up type. Catboat's traditionally are gaff rigged. This keeps the center of pressure low to help stability and minimizes the complexity of the standing rigging. Some cats even fly a small, high-aspect-ratio jib (a jiblet?) from the forestay. Gaff rigs are fun. The old-timers would just ease off on the peak halyard and let the gaff sag to about 90 degrees when the wind increased in what was called a "fisherman's reef." It sounds awful to me, and you can see here that this 20-footer is rigged with normal reef cringles for a single, traditional reef. One quirk of catboats is that the weather helm can be a bit sporty from time to time. But the aft location of this centerboard should help keep this cat well balanced. Also, I'd feel a bit shortchanged if my catboat didn't have a manly helm on a reach. It's just part of the fun of sailing a catboat. Below you have two berths and a forward compartment for a porta potti.”    

    Seller joseph rogucki

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