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NormD

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Owner comments on Legacy
« on: January 12, 2008, 02:25:28 PM »
It would be nice to see some Legacy owners post their comments now that the boat has been around for more than a year.

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008, 07:28:12 PM »
Norm -

Good question. 

I have just completed a long search for a small boat and set my sights on a Legacy after a great deal of research.  Not much luck finding owner reviews (less than two years since the prototype production, June '06, their hull numbers are only into the 30's), but I gathered as much data as I could elsewhere.  I had a 30-year-old Cape Dory until I lost it in Katrina, and now I've relocated to the Midwest so I'm looking for something smaller and portable.  Having crunched numbers and crawled through many of the small production boats (16 - 22 ft) I've decided to get a Legacy.

So I plan to post the results of some of my research, and then as I pick up the boat (by the end of May if all goes well) I'll provide a bit more first-hand experience.  Stay tuned... 

In the meantime, here is a review from Tropical Boating (written by a dealer who also handles Precision and Catalina - not disinterested, but at least someone with a basis for comparison):

http://www.tropicalboating.com/sailing/sailboat-reviews/compac-legacy.html

And here is the Company's description:

http://www.com-pacyachts.com/news.php

All the best,

Eric

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008, 09:25:28 PM »
Eric I can't say much about the Legacy, however I have sat in one at the sailboat shows and just have a good feeling about this boat.
In my Frappr on the bottom of the home page here are the specs on this boat.
Generally if Com-Pac put together the boat it is correct. skip.

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2008, 12:11:00 PM »
Thanks, Skip -

I crawled all over a Legacy and looked at the competition before deciding to buy.  I agree with you - it looks and feels very well made.  I've ordered one, and expect to be sailing it by the end of May.  I'll post photos and initial feedback then. 

In the meantime, I saw the Small Craft Advisor review in their latest edition which arrived in the mail last Friday.  It's very positive and leaves me reassured that I made the right choice.

Take care

Eric


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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2014, 09:01:02 PM »
I just bought a 2007 Legacy. I'm finding a few areas that seem like they cut corners on, like the popcorn sprayed on the interior rather than doing a smoother/less abrasive finish; painting the hatch door because the wood was unsightly-rather than using a nice piece of wood to begin with; not putting together a decent owner's manual to find out how stuff works and how to maintain it; using more permanent line holders-like the little rubber do-flotchie that holds the ladder line-which is already split its whole length; and not having a drain for the anchor rode compartment.  Adding a storage compartment at the stern and more cleats would have been nice!I'm sure there will be a few other minor things, but overall it is a great looking boat and seems to be well made.
Uncle Mike

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy oh yea....
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 09:14:39 PM »
I forgot something (besides, I had to get up and get another beer). The mainsheet traveler drives me mad sliding back and forth and the boom is dangerous having that much play. I think it should have been made with adjustable stops-like jib sheet adjustments on larger boats. I made an inexpensive fix, using the same clear plastic tubing that we put on the bottom of the companionway so you don't slice your shins when you climb in and out. Just cut a couple short lengths (after you split it) and put one piece on either side of the sliding do-hickie. It seems to hold it in place  firmly-just don't wax the stainless steel bar!
U.M.
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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2014, 04:52:55 PM »
Thanks for the slit tubing idea UncleMike.  This is much welcome idea for both the hatch opening and to try to get the traveler  to stay in the middle to point higher (I hope)  I will try it soon.
Mike.  '13 Legacy "Santosha".

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2014, 05:14:19 PM »
Deckhand,
I found out in a strong wind that the tubing on the traveler will bunch up. We found small metal clamps that will work even better that have a small wing nut for tightening and loosening that may work better. I can't remember off hand what they are called, but if you can't find something I'll go back to Ace Hardware and try to find what they call these gizmos. Also, I found through trial and error that "Super glue" or something similar works well on the tubing at the foot of the hatchway and DON'T step on it or it'll probably break lose.
Peace,
UncleMike
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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2014, 06:43:59 PM »
Hj Norm,

                About 2 years ago I purchased a 2007 legacy. My plan was to end up with a small sailboat after 34 years with larger boat in the water.{eastern NC Pamlico sound}. Three weeks ago my boat in the water sold, so have spent the last 3 weekends sleeping aboard the Legacy...What a change! I'm 72 and feel like I am getting away with something. I am in sailing club with a club house a small kitchen and bath house. The trailer sailor can leave the mast up, and launch at the club ramp.

  In order to equip the boat I use the Kelty bag system of 4 bags within a larger bag system. The smaller bags have windows for contents on top[ very important] So far they have worked well, items are divided by use galley, bedding, safety, ect. The system fits in the bow forward  of the compression post in  the space left after removal of the cover for the recessed storage. Of course, a lot of backpacking gear is used.  Mountain Smith has a similar system.

Com Pac has done a good update job with the boat .

John Day s/v iota 

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2014, 07:34:00 PM »
where in the midwest e sail?
oday 14 daysailor, chrysler musketeer cat, chrysler mutineer, com-pac 16-1 "kicknbug" renamed "audrey j", catalina capri 18 "audrey j"

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2014, 07:42:10 PM »
Hey John - good to hear from you. Haven't seen you since Keith Scott's event at New Bern a couple of years ago. Do I recall that your larger boat was a Flicka?

Wes
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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2014, 12:53:11 PM »
Wes,

Yes the Flicka is gone,along with her slip in Oriental. I'm full time@ Blackbeard Sailing Club now, and for the time being, interested in smaller sailboats.


John

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2014, 09:40:26 AM »
@John Day

I'd be interested in what your impressions were of the Flicka.  The good the bad and the in between. 

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2014, 09:49:28 AM »
John, looks like I need to see your Kelty bag system. I also need to figure out where to store the stuff I have, and how to find it again, har har. No help for me, I expect.

Looking forward to seeing you at the club sometime soon.
Bruce Woods
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legacy owner comments/Flicka
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2014, 03:28:34 PM »
  My wife commented that she had never been afraid on the boat .The boat is an exceptional sailor and behaves like a true yacht. Storage is plentiful, the galley workable,the berths comfortable,and no matter where I was, there were comments of admiration. My take in general is, while  sailing  and moving , that almost any boat is big enough. The Flicka is comfortable after the destination is reached.My last Flicka was due for a