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DesignerPhilip Rhodes
ConstructionWood; Fiberglass
Hull weight430 lb (200 kg)
LOA13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)
Beam6 ft (1.8 m)
Rig typeCatboat
Mast length23 ft 5 in (7.14 m)
Total sail area130 sq ft (12 m2)

The WoodPussy is a 13½’ catboat designed by Philip Rhodes. The first boats were constructed in 1945 by Palmer Scott Boat Works. These boats were wood with wooden masts. The class switched to fiberglass hulls in the early 1960s. It is estimated that 800-850 hulls were constructed by Palmer Scott, MarScott and O'Day.

Today there are four fleets of WoodPussys: Monmouth Boat Club and Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club, both in New Jersey. Crystal Lake Yacht Club, Frankfort, MI and NorthEast WoodPussy Association, Long Island, NY. The WoodPussy is used for both daysailing and racing.

The Weeks Yacht Yard in New York is now building new fiberglass WoodPussys.

Specifications Under Current Rules[edit]

  • Number of crew 1-2
  • LOA 13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)
  • Beam 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
  • Hull weight 430 lb (200 kg)
  • Mast Height 23.5 ft (7.2 m)
  • Sail Area 130 sq ft (12 m2)

Further reading[edit]

  • Henderson, Richard (1981). Philip L. Rhodes and His Yacht Designs. Camden, ME: International Marine Pub. Co. ISBN 0-87742-128-5. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  • Spurr, Daniel (2000). Heart of Glass: Fiberglass Boats and the Men Who Made Them. Camden, Me.: International Marine/McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0071579834.

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