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.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Another Fletcher Cates!
This is Pegasus the 1963 International Moth Championship boat owned and sailed by Bill Schill.
Bill passed a few years ago and his widow gave the boat to George A. We're going to bring her back to life. This is the boat as it sat in Georges driveway.
In my boat shop. I cut the tanks and transom off in one section. I released the keel from the transom and it just slid off.