The "Beagle is a 1982 Compac 19.She was in a neighbor's yard, unused from before 1999 until I purchased her in April 2008. At the time of purchase, she was quite dry inside, showing no signs of water intrusion. The sails consisted of the original main and a working jib on a CDI furler. The hull and topsides are in great condition with only some small hairline cracks in the topside gelcoat, and faded anti-skid. It has all responded nicely to a good cleaning and waxing. The tires on the 3500# Load Rite trailer were beat, so they were replaced immediately with new rims and tires. The bearings were repacked, and a permanent three foot extension was added to the tongue, making launch and retrieval more convenient. New lights and wiring were added. A few improvements were made to the vessel after a trial sail. The first order of business was to replace the aged Suzuki with a new 4HP Yamaha Four Stroke, which is mounted on a very beefy, hydraulically assisted motor mount. Next, a new mainsail with one reef point was purchased. Lazy jacks were installed to easily drop the sail into a new green Sunbrella zippered lazy bag sail cover. (see Mack Pack or Doyle Stack Pack) A proper topping lift was installed for the boom. I am not a big fan of end boom sheeting on the Compac 19, as you end up getting tangled in mainsheet during maneuvers, so I installed mid boom sheeting and a boom vang and achieve excellent mainsail shape on all points of sail. You can also motor or sail in a standing position from behind the boom, and there is no mainsheet in the way of motor control. The main and spinnaker halyards are led aft to a dual rope clutch. A Standard Horizon MD100 digital instrument and properly installed thru-hull transducers keep track of depth, speed, log, and water temp. There is also a cockpit bulkhead compass. The transom carries a new three step telescoping stainless ladder. A new battery was installed and is serviced by a solar panel with charge controller and an on- board TrueCharge 10Amp three stage smart charger, with shore power inlet in the cockpit. There is a digital voltmeter to keep track of the charge level. All bronze ports were taken apart and the glass re-sealed, and new silicone foam gaskets replaced the black neoprene. No leaks. A teak and holly sole was installed, as well as teak bulkheads at the front of the two side berths. There is a sink with underneath storage, teak shelving, and the sink drain is routed out of a bronze thru-hull above the water line. Draining the sink into the bilge was not an acceptable option. The bilge remains dry, though it contains a new 800GPH Rule pump and float switch with manual over-ride. The cushions are clean and dry, showing no rips or stains, and very little wear. Overall, the interior is very clean and dry, with no nasty odors or mildew. Since the early Compac 19s were not factory equipped with a bowsprit, and consequently exhibited a bit (lot) too much weather helm, Hutchins started kicking the forestay out about 16" in 1984, with the added bowsprit and the introduction of the MKII series. Over the winter of 2008, an oak sprit was correctly fabricated and installed, with bobstay, whisker stays, Sampson posts, bronze front cap, teak platform,SS anchor roller,and 10 KG plow anchor. This modification moved the forestay forward 24" and provided a near neutral helm in light winds and a very acceptable amount of weather helm in 20 knots. Naturally, the bow pulpit was extended to go forward of the furler. The new red/green Perko bow light is mounted on the bronze end of the sprit. The four-tabbed cranse iron is stainless steel. The whole deal not only works like a dream, but looks tremendous. I replaced the working jib in 2009 with a brand new furling genoa. I chose to not weight it down with a sewn on Sunbrella UV protection strip, and instead, have a zippered sleeve that is pulled up the furled sail with the spinnaker halyard. With both new sails, the Beagle consistently sails fast and points as high as her hull and keel design permits. There are green Sunbrella covers for the topside grab rails, tiller, outboard, and the teak veneered companionway board. The companionway cover has a built in screen for additional ventilation at anchor. I have probably forgotten to list a few other things I've done. The Beagle is currently out of the water, on her trailer, covered, and in my driveway in Forked River, NJ, and is for sale for a very fair price of $5000.00. Anyone interested can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I am selling her because Beagle II (Compac 27) will be arriving at my dock shortly, and I don't want to have a dogfight on my hands!!