1982 Kat Ketch Corporation Herreshoff Cat Ketch 31 located in Florida for sale

31' Kat Ketch Corporation Herreshoff Cat Ketch 31


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1982 Herreshoff Cat-Ketch 31 - "Doris"

I really took the effort of making a description which is as accurate as possible and giving all the information I am thinking of.

Please contact me after having carefully read this description and you will be welcome ta ask any remaining question about the boat and the deal. Thank you!

The boat is in the Ft. Myers area and I am in Austria (I am Austrian). I plan to come over to Florida for the deal in Feb. But I also have good friends (sailors) in Ft. Myers who can show you the boat make the deal for me.

For the meanwhile I would like to ask you to drop me an eamil and we can make an VOIP (skype, gmail. etc.) phone call any time.

The boat is a US Coast Guard documented Vessel.

I sailed Doris for about 7 months within the last 2 years. In and across Florida as well as in the Golf and Caribbean. She proved to be a good and reliable boat and sailing her was a joy.

A cat-ketch is a boat with 2 masts. The main mast is in the very front of the boat, like a cat boat, and the mizzen is in the middle and almost as tall as the main. This splits the sail area into two highly manageable sails

This might come in handy if you are single-handing.

The masts are made of carbon fiber � strong enough not to need stays and flexible enough to spill wind to increase stability in heavy winds. Semi-wishbone booms allow those booms to be higher on the masts, keeping the mizzen boom well above the cockpit. The triangle of sail below the boom functions as the vang, and further de-stresses the rig. Together, the un-stayed masts and semi-wishbone booms make tacking, even a jibe, a piece of cake. Just put the tiller over and the sail follows suit. No frantic pulling of lines is required. It�s the easiest boat to sail I�ve ever been on.

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Equipment: Electrics & Electronics:

Forward looking sonar: Echopilot Silver (Transducer and Display Unit newly installed in 2011)

Autohelm 2000 for tiller steering: works great and allows to adjust the helm at a 2 degrees exactness

VHF antenna (on mizzen mast top) has just got a new cable in 2012 (RG 213 standard) the VHF device itself was given away to a friend: I recommend a new model with integrated AIS Receiver/Display

Knot meter: Signet Marine (wheel replaced in 2011)

wind direction: Signet Marine (vane replaced in 2011)

Wind speed: Signet Marine (cups replaced in 2011 but needs new display)

navigation lights/running lights (combined on main mast forward)

anchor light (Main mast top)

2 automatic/manual bilge pumps

voltage system: 12 Volt Panel with Volt meter

2 house batteries (2010 still serviceable but should be exchanged)

1 starter battery (2011 serviceable)

switch for using either the house batteries, the starter battery or the 2 sets of batteries together, or none

battery charger (external 110V)


Danforth Constellation bulkhead mount compass (with red light)


3 anchors: one 15lb plough anchor , one 12 lb danforth, one lightweight fortress (for mud)

30 ft of chain and 200 ft of rope plus 2 extra ropes


New Life Belts with 2 safety release tethers (all new in 2011)

4-Person Zodiac dinghy (PVC version) with Yamaha 4 HP 4-stroke OB (currently not properly working, needs carb. replacement but is like new)

Several Life Jackets (PFDs)

1 Horseshoe throw able buoy for MOB recovery

1 SPOT GPS Personal Tracker

Transom mounted boarding ladder (folded)

Water storage:

2 separate aluminum tanks in good condition under each port and starboard berth, all plumbing in good health, filler necks on port and starboard deck


Pressure Water (diaphragm pump replaced in 2011) foot pump

Origo 3000 Propane Stove, semi gimbaled, good working order

deep sink

basic pots & pans, dishes


manual sea toilet in good working condition

holding tank

wash basin

hot water exchanger (currently not connected)

1 12 Volt LED lamp


2 double berths and 1 single berth

fold-able table

4 12 Volt LED Lamps

3 semi gimbaled oil lamps

in Galley area: white & red lamp

Berths & Cushions:

generous berths (2 double one single) for 5 pers.

new cushions in 2010, very clean

Cockpit Cushions still original in excellent condition


set of basic tools, metric and US keys

Paint left for one entire paint job of Hull and Deck (2 different hues of white/gray) (paint from Jan. 2011)

Location: Ft Myers Area Moore Haven on the Okeechobee River, Florida


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