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Old 18-09-2020, 04:26   #1
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Com-Pac 16 - took the plunge

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..

The boat 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.

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Old 18-09-2020, 05:26   #2
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Re: Com-Pac 16 - took the plunge

That’s great! Enjoy your new ride,

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Old 18-09-2020, 05:35   #3
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Re: Com-Pac 16 - took the plunge

Congratulations. There are several Pamlico Sound sailors on the forum who may be able to steer you to new adventures.
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