Traditional catboat with a difference

Catboat Designs

20' 0" 21' 4" 17' 9" 1' 10"/4' 3" 29' 6"

outboard or inboard 4 to 8 hp 20%

Peter J. Legnos Legnos Boatbldg. Co. 1974-1986 258 sq. ft. portable or 20 gal. portable

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

20' 0" 21' 4" 17' 9" 1' 10"/4' 3" 29' 6"

outboard or inboard 4 to 8 hp 20%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Peter J. Legnos Legnos Boatbldg. Co. 1974-1986 258 sq. ft. portable or 20 gal. portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 3,450 lbs.

Unlike most of her comps, the Mystic Catboat 20 was designed to resemble a 19th century gentleman's cruising cat rather than a traditional working cat. To a large extent this sealed her fate as a catboat judged to be less seakindly—and therefore less popular—than the "working" cat designs. She was offered with either gasoline or diesel inboard as options, and also was offered as a sloop (see illustration) which may have lessened some of her worst features under sail as enumerated below. Best features: With her raked, wineglass transom, she is as a pretty as a picture. Worst features: She lacks many of the salutary features of a typical working cat, such as a big beam-to-length ratio, D/L of at least 200, outboard "barn door" rudder hung on a vertical (not raked) transom, larger rudder and centerboard areas for better control, and big "shoulders" aft to minimize broaching in heavy air and choppy seas.

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Mystic Catboat 20

20' 0"

8' 0"

1' 10"

2,300

700

23.1

184

315

5.6

11.8

270

2

3' 11"

Herreshoff America 18

18' 2"

8' 0"

1' 10"

2,500

500

22.4

200

324

5.6

13.5

257

2

4' 0"

Com-Pac Horizon Cat 18

18' 2"

8' 4"

2' 2"

2,500

600

17.8

200

NA

5.6

12.4

284

2

4' 6"

Herreshoff Eagle 21

18' 2"

8' 2"

1' 10"

2,700

700

26.4

207

NA

5.7

12.4

264

2

4' 0"

Menger Cat 19

19' 0"

8' 0"

1' 10"

2,900

600

21.2

207

NA

5.8

15.0

267

2

4' 10"

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  • birikti
    What is the weight of legnos mystic 20 catboat?
    2 months ago

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