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Old 20-01-2021, 10:47   #1
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Compac 23 & 27

I've possibly read every online info about these two. Now, I'm looking for some real life word on them.
My understanding is they are slow but well balanced. I think a tiller rudder outboard Compac 23 could make a good first sailboat, and Compac 27 seems to be a nice Bahama cruiser...
Okay, now, go easy on me!?
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Old 20-01-2021, 13:35   #2
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Re: Compac 23 & 27

Still, a Catalina 22 is very hard to beat as a first sailboat.
Compac 27 is a good looker but...
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Old 20-01-2021, 14:05   #3
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This is a sail ready Catalina 22 if you are considering it (no relation to seller)

https://m.sailboatlistings.com/view/89633

There’s also a YT channel from a couple in FL who sail a C22 and have done various upgrades, lemme see if I can find it.
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Here you go:

https://youtu.be/qS7OIso7bSQ
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This is a sail ready Catalina 22 if you are considering it (no relation to seller)
https://m.sailboatlistings.com/view/89633
Great boat with a great price, although I'd prefer it without the trailer and with a fixed wing keel... Ty for sharing.
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Old 21-01-2021, 11:57   #6
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Re: Compac 23 & 27

Re the Compac 23.

Own a 23. Don't know anything first hand about the 27.

Am a serial boat owner from J-27's. to J80's to Sharks and all manor of dinghies, and I love my Compac.

Great solid (I mean SOLID) little boat with roomy cockpit and a surprisingly roomy cabin.

You take this out in anything. If the wind get up to 20knots just furl the jib and plod along.

It is shallow draft so you can take it anywhere, but you do pay a price in pointing.

People learning to sail usually have family who are skittish when they get on a tippy boat. They will feel comfortable on the 23.
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Own a 23... It is shallow draft so you can take it anywhere, but you do pay a price in pointing.
This was a helpful response, TY!
How bad its pointing compared to the other boats you've owned?
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You can choose to buy or invest.

Catalina— buy

Com-PAC — INVEST👌
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You can choose to buy or invest.

Catalina— buy

Com-PAC — INVEST👌
Compac quality is that good, huh?
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It is shallow draft so you can take it anywhere, but you do pay a price in pointing.
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IMO Pointing is over rated on a small trailer sailer unless you are a competitive racer.
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The Compac shallow draft is convenient especially here in Tampa Bay. They don't point well but motor sailing takes care of that if we need to hurry in.
We have a Compac 25 which has a similar beam to the 23 (can be trailered) and cabin size closer to the 27. They stopped making those, so I guess it didn't hit the sweet spot of compromise. We like it. Would consider selling it as I need to find a new place to keep it and don't currently have a trailer.
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IMO Pointing is over rated on a small trailer sailer unless you are a competitive racer.
What? I don't know any sailor who enjoys struggling upwind or sliding sideways. (except for owners of certain trailerable powersailors ).
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Check out the com-pac 27. it's a small cruiser .. well built in Florida with decent hardware. if you run aground .. hop out and push. they stand behind their product. what's not to like?
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Old 21-01-2021, 15:41   #14
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My mind seems to be pretty much set. If I end up being by shallow waters, Com-pac 23 to 27. If I end up around deep seas, then I'll go with Catalina 22 to 315 - both with fin keels... I just have to move soonest possible...
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Took a Compac 23 to Bahamas for 6 weeks. Two onboard generally. Some pretty bad weather on occasion and never scared us except when going backwards with sails and outboard going between Marsh and Hope Town. Once on the other side of cut we once again made good progress. My godson made the mistake of telling his mother the story. You can imagine the phone call I got.
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