Mike Wick's

or Melonseed Cat
Beam 5 1/2 feet
Draft 1' or 3' Board Down
120 sq ft gaff mainsail

Photo: Barry Long
Photo: Andy Slavinskas

Designed by John Brady of Independence Seaport Museum

Built by Carl Weissinger in 2005. The hull is cove and bead strip plank  Cedar with glass and epoxy matrix on both sides. The deck is Brazilian Rosewood veneer planks over plywood underlayment.

Read Mike's article Jury Rig to see how Pepita does with a different rig.

Cruised or raced at:
Mystic Seaport
FGCTSCA Messabout, Cortex Florida
Cedar Key, Florida
TSCA Regatta, Union Lake, Millville, New Jersey
Small Reach Regatta, Brooklin Maine
Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival, St. Michael's Maryland.
Assateague Island Federal Seashore
Chesapeake Float
Barnegat Bay