Thom Cat 15 Daysailer
Thom Cat Daysailer is designed in the tradition of the
racing cats of the 1890's. At that time cats were raced
extensively, using sandbags for ballast and shifting
it on different tacks. These "Sandbaggers,"
as they were called, were know for their speed and excitement.
We have captured the feeling
of those times yet produced a strong, safe boat with
graceful lines and an attractive gaff rig. This design,
combined with modern fiberglass construction, results
in an ideal boat for sailors of discriminating taste
- and no sandbags needed!
She makes a comfortable family
daysailer that is easy to sail and maintain. She is
trailerable and her rig can be removed or replaced in
a matter of minutes. Her fine lines are a mark of an
easily driven hull, while her hard bilges and great
beam give her ample stability to carry her large, efficient
sail. This combination produces a fast, responsive boat
that is handy to sail. Her pleasing appearance and sound
construction give her owners a certain pride not instilled
by most of the modern daysailers on the market today.
The Thom Cat Daysailer is a boat for the traditionalist
and the practical sailor alike.
Fiberglass: All hand laid up with Isophthalic Gelcoat. White hull;
Tan deck, Centerboard. O.B. Bracket Molded into deck.
Teak: All exterior trim is solid
teak; Toerail, CB trunk cap, Boom Crotch.
Bronze: Three Mooring cleats, Two
Haylard cleats, Two Chocks, CB cleat and Forstay Chain
Spars: Aluminum painted with polyurethane
Buff, (white mast top). Tapered mast, Gaff and Boom
slotted Alum. Extrusions
Rigging: Forstay 3/16" Stainless
Steel, Running rigging; three strand spun polyester,
Lazy Jacks, Harken ball bearing blocks
Rudder: Varnished Mahogany Tiller,
Sail: White Dacron with one set of
reef points. Made in the USA.
Storage: O.B. tank stores in the
aft deck hatch. Locker under forward deck.
|Tanbark or Egyptian Cotton
colored Dacron sail in lieu of white
Egyptian Cotton Sail
|Sail sover, cut-outs for
|Combined sail and cockpit cover
made of Cordura (nylon)
|Bottom primed and painted
|Trailer, galvanized, with
rollers, jack stand, Bearing Buddies
|Mast tabernacle (enables
lowering of mast by one person, with boom, sail
and running rigging in place)
on all teak