This blog is about the restoration of a 1963 Fletcher Cates Moth boat. The boat was made in Haddenfield NJ. By Blair Fletcher. Blair Owed Fletcher Marine and made many boats for the Moth fleets of Southern NJ. I sailed against these boats with a Cates design by Carl Patterson. I built my Cates at Pattersons' shop around the same time this boat was under construction. This picture was taken September 1965. It's me in my Patterson Cates.
The Cates is for sale. I sailed the boat at Pattersons Chestertown YC regatta last weekend and the boat sailed great. (skipper needed work). I took some water but after racing I checked the rudder gudgons and all of the bolts were loose. I put a wrench on them. The boat comes with sail #2322 Sail 92 is from Tweezer. Send me a note and we can talk. I'd like $1500.