Author Topic: Is CatNip still around?  (Read 293 times)

Offline alsantini

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Is CatNip still around?
« on: October 29, 2017, 10:14:52 AM »
Hello everyone.  A few years ago I sailed on Butch Erny's Suncat CatNip in Florida.  I am wondering if the boat is around and if the owner is on this site?  I had a great time sailing CatNip for 3 years during the winters of Florida.  It made me more aware of Com Pac since I was a Precision sailor (P-18 3 years and P-21 13 years).  When I went looking for a replacement for the P-21 that was "trailer friendly", it came down to Horizon Cat, SunCat, Eclipse, or Legacy.  Love that mast ender system!  Settled on the Eclipse.
Sail On everyone....  Al

Offline Mike Howell

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I still have it.
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 10:05:19 PM »
I have had it since 12-13. It was nice to meet Butch.

Last year, I moved from St Marys, GA, to Rock Hill, SC. Most of my sailing is in Lake Wylie.

Hoping to make it to BEER in June. Also had a P21 for 8 years.

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Re: Is CatNip still around?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 08:45:11 AM »
Cool Mike.  Always seemed like a great boat and I was just curious  if it was active and on line here.  I was sorting through some Pics and found a few of Butch and me out sailing.  I was close to buying one 4 years ago when I settled in on my Eclipse.  I think I remember your name around the P-21 sites.
You probably know that Butch traded in his sailing gloves for a motorcycle helmet.  He heads North during the summer and takes it with him.  He still sails with me in the Eclipse during the winter when I head South.  We have spent many great sailing hours on Charlotte harbor going back to his P-18, through his Crab Claw (a really strange boat), and finally with Cat Nip.  I figure we have sailed together for 16 winters, mostly on Charlotte Harbor.  I think he only sails with me now in Off the Wind, my Eclipse.  Sail On, Al

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Re: Is CatNip still around?
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017, 04:03:44 AM »
The Precision/Com-Pac crossover is interesting. Makes me wonder: if Mr Precision Tom Scott were to buy another trailer sailer one day, would it have the Mastender system?

And yeah, I'm back. Hoping that tending the jib on a Sunday Cat is in my not-too-distant future. With any luck I'll find a blue one. As we all know, blue ones are the fastest.

It's not too early to start training for the 2018 Sun Cat Nationals...

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Re: Is CatNip still around?
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2017, 12:07:55 PM »
Hi Tom,

Although we have never met in person, I feel like I know you just from on this board and from other sailors I've met around here on the board that are in Punta Gorda.  I've learned a lot just reading your web site.  Thanks for all the great information.

I am in the ilses, Tropicana Dr. and Palm Tree Dr, and you are invited anytime for a sail on my Eclipse.  We should get together sometime for a drink. 

Happy Holidays all,

See you soon Al, safe travels.

Bryan aka
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