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Old 27-06-2007, 11:45   #1
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Com Pac 27, opinions please

I've posted this on a few other sites without any luck, maybe you fine folks have some knowledge of these boats. There is a 27 on a trailer near here. How do they sail, handle heavy weather, quality of build, headroom, would you buy one? Only 6000 lbs and 3'6" draft, do they get tossed around much? Thanks, Bill
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Old 27-06-2007, 14:05   #2
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It's a large roomy trailer sailer. The key to wanting a boat like this is you need / want to trailer around to different places and or access shallow waters.

You just are not going to want this boat for an ocean passage. You could easily sail this boat on short hops where you pick the day and the weather. In heavy weather it's not going to handle as well as a traditional keel boat would. It's not built to that level of construction because it's primary purpose would not include that type of use plus it has to be trailered around.

As a trailer sailor they come with a nice setup for staying aboard overnight and you may have trouble finding a more spacious trailer-able boat. It is clearly optimized for space aboard and ease of trailering.

If you just want to keep a boat in one place and sail it from there then maybe this isn't a good choice.
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Old 28-06-2007, 06:08   #3
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Com-Pacs are generally nice, well built, boats of the type & purpose.
More than just a trailor-sailer, I've seen several happily cruising The Bahamas.

Some interesting Com-Pac links:

Hutchins Company (Com-Pac) Profile ~ By Dennis Boese
Com-Pac Yachts - Sturdy, Seaworthy, and Honest Value

Com-Pac Yacht Owners Association
The Com-Pac Yacht Owners Association

Com-Pac 27/2 Brochure (dated 10/99): Central Texas Sailor - Com-Pac 27/2 Sales Brochure (10/99)
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Old 28-06-2007, 07:19   #4
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Thanks for the information. Our intention is to trailer to a locale for a week or so. Coastal cruising only. Before we bite off on a big boat we want to visit a few cruising areas. A trailerable seems like the way to go.
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Sounds like a good choice. If you are going to the Gulf coast the shallow draft will be a nice feature. I'ld love to sail Grand Lake.
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Old 28-06-2007, 08:48   #6
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One of my friends on the SailFar.net web site is currently cruising the Bahamas on her Compac 27. She is very happy with it,

Here is a link to the thread where she posts her updates;

Connie's thread of her travels on Pixie Dust
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Old 28-06-2007, 13:40   #7
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Bill,
You may want ot check the state trailer width limits. The Compac is 9'6" and many states limit trailers to 8'6". I looked into a trailer sailor and decided that the cost of a trailer plus a tow vehicle didn't make sense for me. But they are nice boats.
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:48   #8
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We bought it!!! Placed a deposit and will pick her up on the 6th. Having an exhaust brake installed on my truck first to help slow down coming off the Eisenhour tunnel aproach. That is one long steep grade. She will spend the rest of the summer on Dillon res while planning our next trip.

Thnaks for all the advice and information.
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