|Catboats are una-rigged boats with a large gaff sail carried on a mast mounted well forward in the prow of the boat.
They need a lot of weather helm which is provided by an unusually large rudder. They are popular in North America, but they are also found in parts of Europe. The version described is 12 ft overall with a 6 ft beam which provides a lot of room inboard, part of their working boat heritage. The design is by Phil Bolger, and Payson devised the stitch and glue (tack and tape in US) construction details.
Full building instructions and plans are included.
Softcover book, 41 pages, illus and plans.