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Com-Pac FAQ's / Re: Tohatsu outboard
« Last post by Adagio19 on Today at 06:39:44 AM »
Thanks again for the feedback. The problem has been perhaps temporarily fixed  by a local shop who used air pressure to back flush the tell tale. The previous owner had used the motor in salt water and maybe not flushed it. As noted by you folks the water appears from the Tell tale very quickly with a good flow.     Doug com-pac19 "Adagio" Guntersville AL                                                                           
Com-Pac Sailors Lounge / Re: CP23 vs. CP27 cockpits
« Last post by Reighnman on Today at 06:16:00 AM »
How long are the vberths on both boats?
Com-Pac Sailors Lounge / Re: CP23 vs. CP27 cockpits
« Last post by Razor on Yesterday at 07:31:22 PM »
Attached is a picture of my CP-23 "Cool Change" rafted with Charlie Deisher's "Windrunner", a CP-27. From our observations, the cockpits are about the same size. If I remember correctly, Charlie gave the cockpit cushions from "Windrunner" to someone with a Com-pac 23 and they said the cushions fit well.
The "How to DIY" Forum / Re: Jib Downhaul
« Last post by Bertchamberlain on Yesterday at 06:22:07 PM »
Could you send a photo or drawing of what you did? Thank you, y
Com-Pac Sailors Lounge / Re: CP23 vs. CP27 cockpits
« Last post by slode on Yesterday at 04:50:22 PM »
If you scale both renderings and compare side by side it's pretty clear the cockpits, and foredeck, are at least very close to the same length.
Com-Pac Sailors Lounge / Re: CP23 vs. CP27 cockpits
« Last post by Yamaha33410 on Yesterday at 04:26:58 PM »
I've never been on a 27, but I've always thought the 23 has a MASSIVE cockpit for its size, the entire boat feels rather large for its size
Com-Pac Sailors Lounge / CP23 vs. CP27 cockpits
« Last post by HJ51 on Yesterday at 12:45:11 PM »
Is it my imagination or is the cockpit in the 23 just as big, maybe even bigger, than on the 27?   And for that matter, the foredeck on both appear to be about the same size.   Is 100% of the extra length in the cabin of the 27?
CP-27's / C-27 Shower Drain cont'd
« Last post by deisher6 on Yesterday at 09:46:50 AM »
Fabricated a gasket from a bicycle tube, doubled and glued together.

A PO had installed some type of one way valve in the through hull.  It was plugged up with wasp nest so I removed it.  If the system works will install a seacock on the fitting.

After two trial runs,  the bilge and locker are still dry.  I am going to anchor out tonight to give the system its first shower.

The total cost was about $200.  I did shop around used parts stores but could not find a satisfactory pump.  Most of the hard stuff had already been installed so it took me about two hours to hook everything together and test.

Smooth Sailing and warm showers.

regards charlie

CP-27's / C-27 Shower Drain continued
« Last post by deisher6 on Yesterday at 09:33:36 AM »
Lastly there was a piece of plywood glassed in the bottom of the locker.  The pump was missing.   The drain lines were plugged off.  A strainer was left on the drain hose.  I removed the strainer and connected the two hoses that attached to the pump together with a plug.  (This in retrospect was a lucky move.  When I removed the plug the discharge hose was full of water that had had come through the through hull.)

Installed a new Wale Gulper 220, designed to handle shower debris.  Fortunately the wiring was still in place and worked, unfortunately I have used that circuit to power the auto pilot.  I doubt that I will ever take a shower while on auto pilot.  However I could see someone inadvertently turning the pump on and running the pump unnoticed particularly with the engine running.

Filled up the shower pan with antifreeze solution and pumped it dry.  You can see some residual left in the pan.  It was easy enough to sponge up.

CP-27's / C-27 Shower Drain
« Last post by deisher6 on Yesterday at 09:18:45 AM »
Windrunner was a charter boat at one time.  I understand that to be approved as a charter the shower could not drain into the bilge.  I am not sure about charter regulations, but the boat at one time was set up to discharge the shower drain over the side.  To this end there is a through hull about a foot above the starboard  waterline in the aft part of the seat back storage space.

There was a switch in the head to control the discharge pump.

There was a through hull fitting in the corner of the head extending into the starboard settee locker.

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