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Offline john day

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy/Flicka
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2014, 07:42:34 PM »
All of my last post being said , the 2 Flickas I sailed were lightly equipped and had outboards.They were sailed in the Pamlico sound with the exception of Cape Lookout. I really understand why they are listed among the worlds best. I have wanted to try a micro cabin boat= the Legacy fit the bill. Com Pac had to stop somewhere with what they offered,so far I think they got it right,I love the way it sails......Does anyone know why Small Craft Advisor selected a com-pac that has been out of production w/o centerboard for years in their recent comparison??


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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2014, 06:11:46 PM »
Took delivery of my 2014 Legacy in April. We are in northeast Florida and do mostly inland water sailing. This is a much smaller boat than we've owned before ( 22 and 28, both Catalina's) and the first sailboat I've trailered. After sorting out what we were looking for, and a lot of research, my wife and I settled on the Legacy. So far, we love it. It has done everything we wanted. Fits in the garage, easy to trailer and set up, very stable for a boat it's size.  Performance is good; I really haven't checked actual speeds but we move along quite well in moderate wind. Anyway, we're not looking for lots of speed. We just want to get out on the lake, cruise around, and have some fun. This is the perfect sailboat for that. We get compliments on the boat just about every time we visit the local boat ramp to launch. Cockpit is a bit wet from time to time with water seeping up from the centerboard (first time we've had a centerboard, also). Cabins is perfect for what we need, don't think I would spend too many nights aboard. So we're relearning sailing with a smaller boat and having a blast so far. Great little boat.

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2014, 08:30:11 PM »
Rick 73,
Congratulations! Where are you in NE Florida? I have a Legacy in Melbourne. We're hoping to get her out more since the weather has turned for the better and we have a gas engine-that hopefully will soon be out of the shop!
Uncle Mike

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2014, 08:49:15 PM »
Near Jacksonville/Orange Park. Yes, the better weather has us on the water more now. The fall and spring offer much better sailing weather.
Enjoy your Legacy.

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2014, 11:25:44 PM »
I was up at Orange Park a few months back visiting "Moose Haven", a nice retirement community for retired Mooses on the river. If you ever get down around the cape or Melbourne, give me a shout. 321-704-3720
Michael (unclemike)
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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2016, 04:02:54 PM »
Does anyone have any interior photos of a Legacy?  Harder to come by than a unicorn's tooth.

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Sal

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2016, 09:36:53 PM »
'07 Legacy "Amphibian"

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2016, 02:45:58 PM »
How much headroom is in a Legacy?  Friend Tom is looking for a boat with more headroom than his SunCat, and her likes the ease of rigging on ComPac boats.

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2016, 04:50:32 PM »
    eric---where in the midwest?
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 #24 on: March 06, 2016, 10:00:56 AM »
While I can't measure the headroom in my Legacy right now (it's about 1000 miles away from the house), I would guess that the headroom is about the same as a Sun Cat?  There's really not much room in the Legacy.  I'm 5'10, and can barely sit up straight without the top of my head scraping the ceiling.  I have to sit slouched over, against the pad on the side wall to fit.  That's while sitting on the quarterberth without any cushions. 

If you add some provisions, the room in the cabin gets completely claustrophobic.  Also, if sleeping on the Legacy, there's very tight room for your legs when you slide them under the cockpit seats.  If you do add cushions, their thickness takes up even more room.  Remember, there's no V-Berth on the Legacy with the bulkhead and anchor rode locker arrangement.  You have to sleep in the quarterberths.

If you're looking for a good amount of room on a CP sloop with the Mastender system (easy rigging), I'd seriously look at the Eclipse, or if that's too expensive, maybe an older CP19?  I've never slept on the Eclipse, but did sail on one, and it was comparable to my fairly roomy Precision 21.

Mike

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2016, 12:32:21 PM »
Th"e 19 is hard to beat for sleeping comfort.  I am 5'9" and very comfortable in the quarter berth.  Mast stepping is a little more effort than the mastender system I would think but a raising system makes it ok.  From my experience (6 boats), it is a good performer as trailer sailors go.

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2016, 07:00:51 PM »
Thanks Mike and Mike.

I guess he'll have to look elsewhere for sitting headroom. 

Maybe the Eclipse.  But I don't remember it having a lot either.

Ron

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2016, 09:48:06 PM »
This is from the Small Craft Advisor review...

"In terms of cabin sitting room, the Legacy is one of the best in its class—
which in minicruisers doesn't mean comfort, just the absence of discomfort. Two
persons could conceivably sit across from each other so long as they were adequately
reclined. There's 42" from the sole to the highest spot inside the cabin,
and carpeted back rests are affixed to the hull sides. The settee bunks are only 5"
above the sole, so one sits with knees pulled up a bit."
« Last Edit: March 07, 2016, 10:35:02 PM by kahp ho »
'07 Legacy "Amphibian"

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Re: Owner comments on Legacy
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2016, 07:34:23 PM »
Hi Guys,

I just went down to my shed and measured the sitting head room in my 2012 Legacy. The boat is fitted with a full set of factory cushions and these headroom measurements are from the top surface of the uncompressed cushions to the cabin ceiling.

The side berth headroom is 30 inches.

We have the two infills and cushions to cover the foot well  to extend the sleeping area, and using one of these as a backrest, the other as a seat and sitting amidships, legs stretched out toiwards the companionway is the most comfortable sitting position on the boat. The headroom here is 34 inches and I can sit here very comfortably with full sitting headroom.

From the floor to the cabin top, in the centre of the boat, is 40 inches.

Sitting on the side berths I have to lounge back a bit, I use the infill cushions as back rests and that setup is pretty comfortable and two people can sit around in the cabin at the same time.

It was mentioned above that the berths are a bit tight for leg room, they are, but most of your body remains out in the cabin, only the lower legs have to go up tunnels. The bunk infills are in my opinion a must have, they turn the entire cabin floor into a sleeping platform the full width of the hull. Using them, if you are cruising alone, it is possible to sleep diagonally across the cabin and not have to put your legs up the quarterberth tunnels at all.

Look, the Legacy cabin is small but cosy. I regularly sleep on mine, sometimes my wife accompanies me, and there is ample room for two to sleep comfortably and room for two to lounge around and read or listen to music and eat chocolate etc.
The Legacy cabin is big enough for me, I am six feet tall and weigh about 200 pounds, anyone smaller will have no trouble. Anyone much over six feet will probably find it all a bit of a squeeze.

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Pete H
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