Well with all of the buzz about the CBMWG 2.0 and work on our PSC now that she is on the hard, 'Mas' our CP16, has been sitting up here on our little farm, far from the bay, under a tarp, wondering what happened to all of the water and warm weather. I am still looking for our first CP16 (hull #1270) just cuz but did track down the original and mostly only owner since she was new of our new to us this past September 87' MkII CP16 (a second owner had her for 5 months before we got her). It seems she was sailed some on weekends on Smith Mountain Lake and Lake MooMaw for about 10 years and garage kept in-between those trips. The owner and his wife then stopped sailing (his first mate got a little scared in a storm) and she sat unused in his garage for almost 20 years till this past spring when he decided the space could be best used by something else. That explains the almost new condition of everything. I had asked him what kind of polish he had used cuz you could see your face in the gelcoat shine, he said none. This boat has been in a time capsule it appears. It now is incumbent upon us to keep her looking like she was just hatched.
She really needs nothing but we are gunna get a mainsail cover for her (if anyone knows of one for sale reach out) and she still has the original flat plate rudder we have been used to. Am considering a foiled rudder but am not sure what kind of a difference it would make on a CP16 MkII. Any thoughts there would be appreciated from other CP16 owners. Also still wondering what happened that first boat of ours that started all of this.