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Offline Captain John

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Looking to upgrade from 23 to 25
« on: September 21, 2017, 01:35:36 PM »
I have a Compac 23, 1989 with 9hp honda.  I'm thinking of upgrading to a 2001 25 which has an inboard diesel, stand up headroom and has been lake sailed.  I'm in Toms River and Banegat Bay NJ.  The 25 is about 1,800 pounds more than the 23.  I would think this will add more stability.  Has anyone upgraded and if so what are your thoughts?

John

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Re: Looking to upgrade from 23 to 25
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2017, 05:22:02 PM »
Hi captain john,

I can't provide personal insight, but the theory makes sense.

I am curious, do you find your 23 to be tender, to lack stability?  I am trying to push my CP-19, but she is stable, but that could be my centerboard heritage.

Give me a shout if you are sailing north of the the Seaside Bridge.

Regards,
Brian, Finbar Beagle's Dad

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Re: Looking to upgrade from 23 to 25
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 06:43:31 PM »
Hi captain john,

I can't provide personal insight, but the theory makes sense.

I am curious, do you find your 23 to be tender, to lack stability?  I am trying to push my CP-19, but she is stable, but that could be my centerboard heritage.

Give me a shout if you are sailing north of the the Seaside Bridge.

Regards,


It is my understanding that by design the 19 has a higher initial stability than the 23.  Different designers, softer round chines on the 23.  The 23 does have very high ultimate stability, in other words she locks up at a certain point and will go no further.

It is also my understanding that the Compac 25 is made from the molds of the Watkins 25, so any reviews and tech data from the Watkins should be relevant when making that choice.


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Re: Looking to upgrade from 23 to 25
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017, 08:28:48 PM »
Hey Capt John:
Having gone in three years from a C-16, C-23, Jaguar 23, C-27.  At the time we had 3 young daughters and it worked out well in both size and sailing pleasure.  We sold the 27 in 1990.  Bought another C-16 sailed it in Eastern MT and brought it to NC 5 years ago, sold it and am back in a C-27 (looking at a C-33/35's lustfully).

Go for a C-27.

Smooth Sailing.

regards charlie

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Re: Looking to upgrade from 23 to 25
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 08:29:22 PM »
Thanks for the responses.  I'm leaning to the CP27 but haven't sailed on one.  Is it an easy boat to single hand?  I'm on the Jersey Shore and would welcome being crew for an afternoon if anyone needs a hand.

John