Strip planked Fenwick Williams Catboat at Port Vincent Boat show

First Launch of Catboat – Bob “Rocky” O’Callaghan of Rockford’s Winery fame.

Sometimes it is best that the first launch is less public than a boat show. But it went fine!

Fenwick Williams Catboat built in strip planking at Port Vincent Boat Show

Article on the building process and modification of the Fenwick Williams Catboat is here. Many simplifications were possible.

Fenwick Williams Catboat built in strip planking at Port Vincent Boat Show

Biggest single advantage is it becomes a reliable trailer boat without springing any leaks.

Fenwick Williams Catboat built in strip planking at Port Vincent Boat Show Fenwick Williams Catboat built in strip planking at Port Vincent Boat Show Fenwick Williams Catboat built in strip planking at Port Vincent Boat Show Fenwick Williams Catboat built in strip planking at Port Vincent Boat Show

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