Construction

Katie Ford is a classic Bermudan carvel planked pilot house cutter having a curved stem profile
running into a full keel with  rudder hung on a raked stock at aft end of   keel  and propeller in
aperture and a curved counter stern.

Material

  • Planking is 1- 1/4” Alaska cedar fastened with bronze screws.
  • Deck is ¾” laid teak over ¾”marine plywood.
  • Yellow cedar floors 2-3/8” and Oak floors.
  • Steel O.A. floors and steel plate floors.
  • Backbone wolmanized fir.
  • Steel plate bulkhead at aft end of galley.
  • Chainplates are bronze external on hull and bronze bolted.
  • Main cabin is finished in knotty pine (stained & varnished) with Honduras mahogany trim.
  • Cabin sides cedar and rail, teak cabin caps and trim are teak.
  • Cabin sole is teak.
  • Ballast is iron (8450 cast) with iron keel bolts. Trim ballast is lead.
  • Additional ballast of 1200 lbs is distributed inside bilges.
  • Mast and booms are Sitka spruce. The mast is 59’ to the butt.
  • Through hulls are Maralon except for the head discharge which is bronze and isolated from the wood.
  • All hoses are recent.
  • Standing rigging all stainless wire.

Tankage

Fuel tanks are Everdure 2 @ 45 US gals each.
Stove oil tank & day gravity tanks are 25 gal & 5 gal respectively. Main tank is Everdure.
3 Water tanks all copper, 50, 30 and 10 gallons (all US).

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