Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pascagoula Diamond Bottom Catboat

We are looking for any information on Diamond Bottom catboats built and raced in Pascagoula in the 1950s. Mr Olson (sp?) was one builder who worked at Mike Fletcher's shipyard. We know of several that were built ROSE, REBEL, DRIFTWOOD, MOONLIGHT, TROUBLE and BLACK CAT. By description the bottom was planked athawrtships and the sheer lengthwise, with only 6 inches or so of sheer. Built from cypress. Centerboard with a barn door rudder.

Possible that this is a similar design, lines by Chapelle.

Please post a note here if you have info or send us a private message on facebook Small Boat Restoration.


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