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CP-16's / Re: Would I be happy with a Com Pac 16 Mark II??
« Last post by HenryC on Today at 09:42:32 AM »
Finbar Beagle is right.   Speed is relative.

I used to be crazy about sports car racing, until I learned how to sail.  That was almost 50 years ago, and I never went back. 

With a small cabin boat, you can actually go somewhere, spend some time there, and then come back.  You can travel day or night, in almost any kind of weather, in company with others or in blissful solitude.  You are self-contained and independent, not just for a few hours, but for days--even longer if you have a bigger boat. And all in relative comfort, with a roof over your head, dry clothes and food below, and a warm bunk to crawl into at night while you rock gently at anchor.  And you can travel into wildernesses no RV can take you to.

As for me, it allowed me to immerse myself into the art, science and history of navigation, one of the most satisfying and prideful things I've ever done.

Go for it, dude.  And good luck.
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CP-16's / Re: Would I be happy with a Com Pac 16 Mark II??
« Last post by Finbar Beagle on Today at 07:45:08 AM »
Kaiser,

Are you located near Barnegat bay, New Jersey?


We have a few racing fleets of flying scots here.  Iwould offer you a sail on my 19 if interested.

Remember speed is relative.
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CP-16's / Re: Would I be happy with a Com Pac 16 Mark II??
« Last post by carry-on on Today at 12:04:24 AM »
Suggest a trip, about 300 miles, to The Sailboat Company in Richlands,NC. The owner, Keith Scott, is a ComPac dealer. He generally has a 16 or two for sale. You will be able to talk to a very knowledgeable sailor and perhaps sail a sweet 16. 
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CP-16's / Would I be happy with a Com Pac 16 Mark II??
« Last post by kaiser715 on Yesterday at 10:58:04 PM »
I joined a while back, was thinking about getting an Eclipse then a 23, then a.....but ended up buying a motorhome.  So now I am looking for something cheaper to ease back into sailing.  The problem is, I used to run a Flying Scot.  I'd get another, but need are different now, with a wife and a dog as crew.  Would I be happy with a 16, or would I feel like I was sailing an anvil?  Of course, I am asking the choir.....

Thanks for any opinions!

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CP-27's / Re: Anchor light and nav lights
« Last post by DsquareD on Yesterday at 09:46:53 PM »
Hey DsquareD:
Wes is right on in regards to the lights.

I am not sure which switch controls the light at the top of the mast.  I do not have an "anchor" switch on my panel either.  I used a battery powered anchor light, that I just replaced with one that plugs into the cigar lighter receptacle.

At 253 lbs I have been up the mast twice without any problem.  Now at 209 my assistants are somewhat relieved. I use a two part pulley run up on the best halyard, the mainsail winch, and a climbing seat.  Thinking about it it is yet another reason to have the main halyard winch at the foot of the mast rather than the cockpit.

I have not hesitated to sail at night as long as my bow and stern running lights are working.  When steaming I use them in conjunction with my anchor light.  I also have spreader lights which can be used in tense crossing problems at night to draw attention to yourbouat.

Just pulled the boat yesterday and dropped the mast.  Intend on getting the lights on the mast up and running again.

Thanks for the post.

regards charlie

I checked the mast with binoculars and there is no light up there. Two breaker switches are not labeled. I found that one of them powers a cigarette lighter outlet in the cockpit by the transom. I could plug a 360 light in there.

I searched everywhere from stem to stern on the boat for a light and didn't find one.  Looks like I'm going to have to buy one.
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Horizon Cats / Re: Frequent towing?
« Last post by BruceW on Yesterday at 08:10:12 AM »
Cool weight info, Ron!

I learned to weigh the actual load back when I had some issues with a Precision trailer. It weighed considerably more (boat, stuff, trailer) than I expected.

Tom,

Thanks for explaining the tabernacle. I am guessing the height of the tabernacle is an important detail in how easy the mast is to raise.

I use a similar method to raise the mast of my WindRider. I can raise it from the cockpit, but have to lower and twist my back to do so, and that has ramifications.

I might look at the Menger or my friend's Herreshoff some time just to get it in my mind. However, the HC is probably my gold standard goal boat for now.

Bruce
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CP-27's / Re: Anchor light and nav lights
« Last post by deisher6 on Yesterday at 07:57:34 AM »
Hey DsquareD:
Wes is right on in regards to the lights.

I am not sure which switch controls the light at the top of the mast.  I do not have an "anchor" switch on my panel either.  I used a battery powered anchor light, that I just replaced with one that plugs into the cigar lighter receptacle.

At 253 lbs I have been up the mast twice without any problem.  Now at 209 my assistants are somewhat relieved. I use a two part pulley run up on the best halyard, the mainsail winch, and a climbing seat.  Thinking about it it is yet another reason to have the main halyard winch at the foot of the mast rather than the cockpit.

I have not hesitated to sail at night as long as my bow and stern running lights are working.  When steaming I use them in conjunction with my anchor light.  I also have spreader lights which can be used in tense crossing problems at night to draw attention to yourbouat.

Just pulled the boat yesterday and dropped the mast.  Intend on getting the lights on the mast up and running again.

Thanks for the post.

regards charlie
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Horizon Cats / Re: Frequent towing?
« Last post by Tom L. on Yesterday at 12:37:21 AM »
Bruce the tabernacle for the Menger is simply a pivot point. The mast is either pivoted up by hand and a second pin about 12" lower than the pivot is inserted. These pins are 1/2" ss bolts. The tabernacle is very beefy and passes through the deck and is secured to the hull. The boat is only fitted with a forestay. there are no shrouds so that might give you some idea how strong this tabernacle is. I am too old and unstable to lift the mast hand over hand to its raised position so I added an extension to the trailer winch stand with a turning block. The winch cable is passed through the block to the forestay and the trailer winch very easily raises and lowers the mast.

Tom L.
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CP-27's / Re: Anchor light and nav lights
« Last post by DsquareD on July 21, 2017, 10:10:24 PM »
The light you see halfway up is the mast is the steaming light. You turn it on (along with the nav lights) when you're motoring (not sailing) after sunset. If moving under sail alone, you use only the nav lights. On your switch panel it's labeled "Bow."

You should also have a masthead light, operated by a switch labeled "Anchor." Use it only when you are anchored or moored after sunset. You use it alone, not with the nav lights. Yours may have a burned out lamp. The fixture is hard to see in daylight unless you climb the mast. It may require a bayonet style lamp, not the double ended festoon lamps that the nav lights use.

Others will have to comment on mast climbing. I replaced and rewired all my mast lights while the mast was off the boat in the yard.

Wes

Thanks Wes. I don't have an anchor switch on my panel. I did find a wire, while changing the starter last weekend, that is tagged with a "?". Perhaps that might be it and the previous owner didn't know what it was for.

Maybe I'll store the boat inside this winter and redo all the wiring.
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