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Catbird 16


Length: 16'-0"
Beam: 5'-4"
Draft: 1'-0" bd up
   2'- 0" bd dn
Weight: 350 lbs
Sail Area: 110 sq ft

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  • The CATBIRD 16 is a cruising sharpie of easily trailerable size. She is ideal for day sailing, beach cruising or camping aboard. Her rig is easy to set up and easy to handle underway. She can be built with a cuddy or as an open boat. Construction is stitch and glue plywood and epoxy over plywood frames and bulkheads. This construction uses a healthy amount of fiberglass and epoxy to seal her up. The hull goes together quickly. Outfit and trim will take the most time depending on the level of finish desired by the owner. She is ideal for solo or family adventures.

    How To Order
    Purchase and Download Study Plans for the CATBIRD 16 for $5.00 in PDF format (zipped file).
    Purchase Construction Plans for the CATBIRD 16 for $80.00 for delivery by US Postal Service.
    Purchase Full Size Frame Lofting for the CATBIRD 16 for $80.00 for delivery by US Postal Service.
    We offer a 30-day from date of purchase no questions asked return refund policy for on-line plan sales. For more ordering information and alternate ordering methods, terms of sale, privacy policy and copyright state.

    *New* Electronic pdf plans.
    Send an e-mail to karl@cmdboats.com with your order to receive an electronic set of construction plans to read on your computer or have printed locally (i.e. at a UPS Store, Office Depot, Staples, etc, that has a wide format printer) instead of USPS mailed hard copy.

    Not ready to buy? e-mail us why at karl@cmdboats.com
    We are interested to know how we can to help you get underway!

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    Chesapeake Marine Design,LLC
    794 Creek View Rd.
    Severna Park, MD 21146
    Tel: (410) 544-9553
    Email: karl@cmdboats.com