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Offline romei

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Compac 16 Giveaway - Free
« on: August 13, 2017, 08:54:00 PM »
I have too many boats.  I need to lighten my load.  I loved this boat, hell, I got married on it.  But the thing is, I have too many toys and I don't have time to enjoy them all anymore.  I am not rich but I live well within my means and I've gotten my money's worth out of this boat and she's still a great boat.  My wife prefers a pontoon boat.  And so, I am going to find her a new home.  (The boat, not my wife)

Some of you remember me because I'm the guy who made this CP-16 into a gaff rig boat.  I'm not giving away my gaff sail because I use it on another boat but I will give you the mast that I carved and a lower boom and a worthless canvas sail that you can use as a template if you want to make your own.  You'll have to craft your own upper boom of you choose to fly a gaff rig. 

Here's the deal.    I don't want this boat to go to someone who can afford to buy it and is just looking for something free or someone who is just going to leap on an opportunity to make some fast cash and sell it.  I'd like this boat to go to a sailor who is either down on his or her luck, or a young person who is just getting on in life and a nice sailboat just isn't in the cards yet.  You pay the transaction fees and take it home.  I humbly ask you to make a donation of your choice to either the wounded warriors project or any ASPCA charity that you see fit.  You don't need to tell me the amount.  All I want to know is that your heart is in the right place. 

Here's what you get:
A CP-16  (I think it's an '88 but I'll have to dig up the title to be sure)
The original mast and boom
Standing rigging is good
Running rigging will  need replaced
The original main sail
A Genoa (I do not have the original jib)
I'll try to find the tabernacle to mount the mast (I sailed it as a gaff rig so I didn't need that but I think I still have it)
The mast and pullys that I made to run the gaff rig
a boom for a gaff rig
a canvas gaff sail that is pretty mush worthless
and the trailer that it is sitting on.  I don't know if I have a title for the trailer.  I'll have to look.  The trailer is bigger than what the boat needs but when I bought the boat, it didn't come with a trailer.  This trailer is a dual axle and could easily handle a bigger boat.  As far as the road worthiness of the trailer, it's on you.  I was going to tow it to the Barnegat bash in 2016 but then didn't make it.  trailers are a personal risk.  People like me who grew up on a farm would tow anything.  Some people are more careful in what they tow.  I've towed this up and back to my campsite 50 miles each direction for many years.  Bring a spare, check the bearings.... it's on you. 

It's ugly as I type this but I'm going to wash it and clean it up a bit.  I'm in central PA.  If you're interested, you are more than welcome to come and look at it.  Here are the pictures from my wedding in 2012.  There are many pages of pictures.

Bottom line, If I can find the tabernacle for the mast, you can buy some running rigging and sail it today.  If you want to fly a gaff rig like I did, you'll need a top boom and a gaff sail. 

« Last Edit: August 13, 2017, 09:05:51 PM by romei »
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Offline Dove16

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Re: Compac 16 Giveaway - Free
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 09:19:53 PM »
What an amazing and generous offer! Hope you are able to find someone who loves the boat as much as you have.

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Re: Compac 16 Giveaway - Free
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2017, 10:59:24 AM »

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Offline bob lamb

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Re: Compac 16 Giveaway - Free
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 09:29:15 AM »
You are a very generous man!  I am currently boatless in North Alabama near the Tennessee River.  I'm currently looking for a 16 and wonder if yours is still available?