This was posted before the first site crashed but the information may have become stale and lost.
Many of the sailor know this, some don't care, and others may give her a look~see. skip wrote on the USPS SailAngle Blog this intro. Then cut and pasted it here on CPYOA.
"Welcome to the Com-Pac Yacht Owners Association Group.
Those who sail Com-Pac Yachts, world wide: Ever wounder about the Com-Pac hull numbers??
Lets start here.
Hutchins Boat Company builds the Com-Pac Yacht Boats.
Say the Boat Registration reads--> HUTC [make].
This particular boat has it's number molded in the upper starboard area of the transom and is...ABV00588B696.
ABV=Hutchins [Boat Manufacture code]
00588=the 588th hull built.
B=*September. The month boat was built.
6=Day in the month this boat hull was molded.
96=The year the hull was molded.
*A=Aug, B=Sept, C=Oct, D=Nov, E=Dec, F=Jan, G=Feb, H=March, I=April, J=May, k=June, L=July.
So HutchThe compac 19 XL is 20'-1" long with bow sprit included.
The XL means that a white fiberglass surround insert is fitted into the cabin and replaces the dark teak wood of the earlier hulls. No big deal. It does however make the cabin lighter and brighter inside. I like that.
Additional info on my Com-Pac 19 XL having 800 lb of cement ballast.
Race handycap: PHRF 275.
Standing rigging s.s. 5/32"
Jib sheet: 5/16" sta-set x 35 foot. [made new sheet 10 foot longer].
Jib halyard 5/16" sta-set x 56 foot.
Main sheet 5/16" sta-set x 51 foot.
Main halyard 5/16 sta-set x 56 foot.
Mast 4 3/4" x 2 1/4" oval.
Boom 2 3/4" x 1 3/4" oval.
Sail slots 1/4" x 3/4" deep. Need info for sail stops.
One sail stop for sail and one for boom.
[Drop the sail want the boom to stay, right?]
Safety line standshions 1" dia.
Bow and Stern pulpits 1" dia.
Jibs/Lappers 110% or 155% says on foot of Johnson sails.
So she was molded: my Com-Pac 19 XL sail boat on September 6th of 1996 on a Friday. It was the 588th C-P19 hull molded.
The last Com-Pac 19 made was hull #624 in 2002.
How cool is that!!"