After years of reading this forum in my RSS
feed, having grown up spending summers at the beach, sailing sunfish and surfing, doing neither very well, I took the plunge and purchased a 1987 Com-Pac 16/2 with trailer
, no motor
We've had her out twice on the different lakes, with the plan being to trailer
to near by lakes and the Outer Banks/Pamlico Sound for sailing adventures.
A 3.5 hp Tohatsu is on order, with delivery
expected end of October..
is in decent shape, and there's some wind forecast
for this weekend, so we'll be on the water
again, but I hesitant to venture into big water
until I have a motor
to use around the boat
launch and getting back if needed.
This forum has been invaluable as I plan this new chapter in my life. The Com-Pac 16 is a sailboat that is easy to sail for my family
and I to learn seamanship and working together, as well as enjoying time together. I look forward to moving up in the sailing world, and intend to cruise
the coast and Bahamas
We looked at the Com-Pac 23, 19, and the 16 was just right. Met some great boat owners happy to let us tour their boat and facilities.
The gel coat could use a good polish and the bottom needs painting within the next year or so. I'm to figure out how to get it off the trailer and onto a stand using a hydraulic jack, but that's a project
for another time. I'm even considering removing the deck
and redoing everything. Why not?
That's enough for now, just wanted to announce the new boat
, and looking forward to spending some quality time on the water.
Of course, it didn't happen if you don't have any pictures, so here's the end of a fun day on the water with my novice
sailing daughter and another one from the sound at Wrightsville Beach.