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Model Specific Forums => CP-33/35's => Topic started by: spsexton on August 19, 2017, 10:23:46 PM

Title: CP 33 / CP 35
Post by: spsexton on August 19, 2017, 10:23:46 PM
Does anybody know how many CP 33 hulls were made before the switch to CP 35 with the swim platform? 

I'm also curious if there are any CP 33 owners out there? 1991 CP 33 hull #2 is for sale up on Madeline Island (Lake Superior) and I spent some time looking at it last week.  This boat apparently was bought in Door County WI back in 2004. 

Title: Re: CP 33 / CP 35
Post by: deisher6 on August 20, 2017, 09:31:48 PM
Hey Sean:
Can't answer your question but Hutchins could.  I checked out a C-35 listed on the Chesapeake earlier this summer.  A very nice boat.  Do you have any specifics on the listing of hull #2 or a website?  I hope to be in Bayfield Wednesday for a couple of days of Superior sailing.
regards charlie
Title: Re: CP 33 / CP 35
Post by: Jeff S on August 21, 2017, 11:29:20 PM
According to, the C35 first build was in 1990 and the C33 in 1999.  This does not seem correct.  I was always under the impression that the scoop transom was added to the C33 and became the C35.  Their dates may be backwards.  There is a listing for 1991 C33 which is 8 years earlier than the sailboat data claim.  If the C33 dated 1991 is hull number 2 than the first build could very well have been in 1990.  It was only recently that Com-Pac ended the C35.  I read somewhere, maybe even in this forum, that Com-Pac has said they will build the C35 if they get 3 orders.
Title: Re: CP 33 / CP 35
Post by: deisher6 on August 22, 2017, 09:34:36 AM
Hey Shawn:  I spoke with one of the Hutchins brothers when picking up a storm hood for our C-27 a couple about three years ago.  Recall that a C-35 was around $196,000 and a C-27 $130,000.  I may be off on my recall if so please correct me.  The hulls are now fabricated by Island Packet just down the road as needed.

If you seriously want to know the history of any ComPac stop buy Hutchins or give them a call.  One of the brothers, Jerry I think, spent several years on a C-35 in the Caribbean.

Here is the url for the Annapolis listing, I have looked at this boat:

I found the one near Bayfield:

Smooth Sailing'.
regards charlie
Title: Re: CP 33 / CP 35
Post by: spsexton on August 22, 2017, 11:48:36 AM
Yup, that's the CP33 that I looked at last week. Nice boat. V-berth door wouldn't close, though. Seemed more than just a little swelling. I sort of wonder if the rig is too tight. Would be interesting to loosen up the turnbuckles on the shrouds and see if you can close it then.

Don't buy it before I get a chance to! ;o) 

Deisher, are you chartering, or bringing your own boat?  I've chartered a couple of times now in Bayfield and heading up again on 1-Sep.  Have sailed C&C 29, Pearson 31-2, and a C&C 32.  Have also crewed on a friend's Mason 33 (Ta Shing).

Jeff, you're right about the mixup on sailboatdata. CP33 was likely 1990, though I don't believe that CP35s weren't built until '99. Seems like it may have been earlier. I'm curious, so may drop a note to Hutchins.  But you're right, that the swim platform was added later. I believe that the hull and interior is otherwise nearly identical.

After experiencing the tiny head on the C&C 32, the CP33'd head was cavernous.
Title: Re: CP 33 / CP 35
Post by: deisher6 on August 22, 2017, 10:20:49 PM
Hey Sean (I apologise for the improper name):
Our daughter lives and works in Rochester, MN.  She started crewing / racing on Lake Pepin.  From those crews there she started crewing on an Island Packet 27.  The skipper has invited me up twice to sail around the Apostles.  The first time it was just our daughter and I, this time it is with an older crew.  I think that I maybe the youngest! 

The IP-27 is a pig beating, especially if tacking a bunch.  It is cutter rigged and in tacking the jib has to be furled to get around the inner stay.  However the IP-27 is a very very comfortable pig.  Am looking forward to the next week.

I watched a Cape Dory 36 out point and pass us in 15-25 kts of wind last time.  I think that may be the ideal sailboat for the area.

regards charlie
Title: Re: CP 33 / CP 35
Post by: spsexton on August 23, 2017, 02:19:29 PM
I did a little digging into the USCG vessel database for CP33s and CP35s. Here's what I came up with:

Com-Pac 33
- 10 hulls built, from 1990-1993 (model year of boat)
- Hull #1: built Aug, 1989
- Hull #10: built Jul, 1992

Com-Pac 35
- 23 hulls, built, 1993-2006 (model year)
- Hull #1: built Aug, 1992
- Hull #23: built Jan, 2006

This is all based on HINs found in the USCG database.
Title: Re: CP 33 / CP 35
Post by: gleo on October 24, 2017, 06:14:54 PM
Hello Gents, read your posts and thought you might want to know the CP-35 from Annapolis is now mine. Settled on it last week and sailed it home Saturday. Be happy to answer questions although I'm still learning myself. So far very pleased.
Title: Re: CP 33 / CP 35
Post by: deisher6 on October 24, 2017, 07:19:11 PM
Hey Gleo:
Congratulations on your new boat.  It (Jester) is a great looking boat. 

It probably still has some of my drool on its deck.

I will cross it off my watch list.

Smooth Sailing.

regards charlie