The previous header photo is of Gary Gowan's home-built, modified, Cates-design Moth. If memory serves, I think he has won two Gen I National titles with this Moth (note the wooden mast as well!). The Cates design was the most popular of the Classic American Moths of the 1960's, and examples keep popping up to this day, all over the U.S.. I've learned from conversations with old-timers that raced them as juniors that this design was much modifed; some having fuller bows, different chine configurations and so on. Gary's Cates has a wider transom.
- The section on the Cates design over at the Moth plans post.
- A short discussion over at Woodenboat forum featuring the Cates (among others).
For some reason, when I do a Google Search on Earwigoagin Header Photo, I get a good compilation of images from this blog.
Plans de dériveur classique Moth, Plans de voiliers classiques Moth