Author Topic: Buying a 1986 Com-Pac 27  (Read 179 times)

Offline SailingShadow

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Buying a 1986 Com-Pac 27
« on: March 17, 2017, 04:25:08 PM »
The boat is in excellent condition and has been well maintained.
In reading up on it a Boat Us review cautions about a significant number of rudder delamination failures on the Com-Pac 27's.

Article states most all boats over 10 years old will need a new rudder, available from com-pac for about $1000.00

http://www.boatus.com/boatreviews/sail/ComPac27.asp


Has anyone had any experience  with this?

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Re: Buying a 1986 Com-Pac 27
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 05:14:32 PM »
$740 plus shipping as of Apr 2016. Mine looked ok until it was soda blasted. Then you could see large bubbled areas on both sides of the rudder. If you take a screwdriver handle and tap around you can find those areas as they sound different than good areas. Same procedure as looking for blisters in the hull. Good luck

Robert

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Re: Buying a 1986 Com-Pac 27
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 09:08:36 PM »
My 1989 had a bubble about the size of my hand. It was an easy fix with West Epoxy. Drilled several holes  and pumped epoxy in using a syringe, starting at the bottom and going up taping holes as the cavity filled. Placed a strap over a piece of 2x6 lumber and around the rudder.  Tightened it down snug careful not to deform the rudder. It seems to have maintained its shape and integrity.

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Re: Buying a 1986 Com-Pac 27
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 09:43:08 PM »
Only a surveyor run amuck would say we all have to buy new rudders for our older CP 27s. Rudder delamination is not a difficult repair if you have basic epoxy skills. Sheesh, this is the least of your worries.

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Re: Buying a 1986 Com-Pac 27
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 01:20:25 PM »
I'm going to call them blisters as I did repair mine just as you would  a blister. My rudder was replaced because I backed into something below the water while in the Florida Keys and it bent the rudder shaft.