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Offline Reighnman

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New to me CP 19
« on: November 03, 2016, 07:21:05 PM »
After wanting a CP from the very beginning of my short sailing career I've finally landed my White Whale. She's in a bit of a dirty state at the moment but that's the way I like them. I started on a Siren 17 and quickly realized it wasn't suited for bay chop in NJ so my next boat was a O'Day 222 which is actually a great boat but I felt like I was sailing in a spaceship. So now I'm the proud owner of hull #487, a mildew covered 1989 CP 19/3. The current name is "Jolly Roger" which will be coming off in the coming months as I also convert the brown coving and boot stripe to a blue and run all new rigging on her. I've been stalking the site for several weeks as I researched various projects needed to be done. Such an incredible resource! I'll try and search the forum before asking questions that I'm sure have been asked 200 times already.
Siren 17, O'Day 222, CP 19

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Re: New to me CP 19
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2016, 07:54:39 PM »
Welcome Salt Wife! I too am one of the fortunate few here who reside in the Great State of New Jersey!! I'm in Ocean County and sail Barnegat Bay in my 1985 23 "Koinonia". Where do you hail from? Welcome aboard!
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Re: New to me CP 19
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2016, 09:52:29 PM »
Don't believe a word he says.  That's your new mantra. Repeat that thought everytime you see a PBR.
WELCOME!
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Re: New to me CP 19
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2016, 10:43:52 PM »
Welcome, from the Pacific NW!
And thanks for posting pics of your progress along the way!
Chuck
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Re: New to me CP 19
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2016, 02:05:51 AM »
Howdy Salt Wife,

Congrats!  I am also on Barnegat Bay, up north in Brick.  I just passed my 1st anniversary with my CP 19-Mk II, 1987.  She is doing all I asked for on the Bay.  I did not change anything the first season, except tiller clutch which I strongly recommend.  And I found a great replacement main and storm jib for n this site ( thanks Phil with the junk rig).

My winter projects are leading halyards to cockpit, replacing companion way drop boards, and making a drink-throttle-phone command module on the fuel tank hatch.  I use a Torqeedo 1003 electric, so this is storage area for me.  I also have the galley unit installed and need to decide if it is in, or out for next year.  It is kinda handy, but v-birth is only good for storage if it is in.

Welcome aboard
Brian, Finbar Beagle's Dad

Siren 17, Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2, Bauer 12
CP 19 MkII- Galway Terrapin
Kettle Creek, Barnegat Bay, NJ

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Re: New to me CP 19
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2016, 06:22:58 AM »
I think my days of having any credibility are numbered since I sat of her last night in the driveway drinking a PRB pounder. In my defense I'd rather drink Rainer but it's not available on our coast. Bob, I've actually seen you and Koinonia in videos posted on youtube by Kevin. I was interested in his boat but needed her to be launchable from the trailer and his trailer wasn't ramp friendly.

 Anyway, I sail from Mystic Island(Little Egg Harbor Twp. as it's called now) onto Great Bay. Not many sailboats on a given day but my slip is free(I installed a finger dock off of my parents dock in the lagoon).

The boat came with a few upgrades that pushed me to buy her including the full cockpit cushions, the teak deck insert, and an aftermarket rudder. I have a sail loft literally 5 minutes from my house, Linthicum Sails, so I'm gonna drop them off there to see if the main has any life and adding sunbrella to the headsail.

An outboard is on the list of needed items and those Torqeedos peak my interest but the current, wind and wave action here makes me skeptical. I'm hopping to find a leftover at the Boat Show in AC, or on Craigslist.
Siren 17, O'Day 222, CP 19

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Re: New to me CP 19
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2016, 07:07:01 PM »
MY KIND OF GIRL!! You are only a few miles from me. Is your 19 still in? I hope to meet up with you sometime to help dispel all the negative rumors that are spread here.  I'm keeping my 23 in until at least the SuperMoon on the 14th.
Cheers!!
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Re: New to me CP 19
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2016, 03:11:10 PM »
welcome salt wife
After four months of refitting, I took my Lady in Red out for our first sail this week. She is hull #3 and I've brought lines back to cockpit, put on CCDI furler, resealed ports, equipped solar power and DC panel, installed depth sounder and put on new life lines. She is my fifth Com Pac and I love her size, look and handling. Know you will be happy too.
Fair Winds
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Re: New to me CP 19
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2016, 01:17:11 AM »
Salt Wife, welcome aboard.

Any 'O question will do.
Ask away.

Arby's may have the beef but we have the answers.

Why new rigging? You mean the standing rigging of stainless steel cables?  As long as they are not kinked or missing strands what can be wrong?

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Re: New to me CP 19
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2016, 06:23:19 AM »
So I have to clarify, I was planning on naming the boat "Salt Wife" as she'll be mistress of the sea. My land wife told me that people will be confused and think I'm a lady, she was right. I've changed my username to Reighn Man, the name of my first boat. Reighn is my last name and is pronounced the like rain.

I meant to say running rigging, the standing seems in great shape. Some of the lines actually pulled apart in my hands as I was taking them apart. Super excited to get her in the water next spring and I have someone coming to look at my O'Day 222 today so hopefully the boat slush fund will be replenished!
Siren 17, O'Day 222, CP 19

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Re: New to me CP 19
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2016, 07:08:24 AM »
For the record, only Bob thought you were a woman.  Bob is sometimes confused by genitalia identification.  It is best to take care when you meet him in person.
Brian, Finbar Beagle's Dad

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Re: New to me CP 19
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2016, 08:50:20 AM »
Running Rigging from time to time has to be replaced as the no stretch Sta-Set line aka, [halyards and sheets, boom vang] can become dirty and rough on the hands and as Reighn Man says "actually pulled apart in my hands ".

Me thinks the lines that Reighn Man is writing about 'pulling apart' is not the factory original Sta-Set.

Every other year I pull 100% of this line off the boat and place them in separate mesh bags [What are those called? Women use them for their undies] and take them to a laundry mat for the maximum washing and rinsing in fabricate softener.

The first time I did this years ago I placed the washed lines in the bath tub at home for a couple of days with a whole bottle of stinky stuff fabricate softener ... boy did I catch holey you know what. [The neighbors believed I was married to a screamer running for office].

The mesh bags prevent the lines from becoming one big knot. [Don't ask me how I know this.] Then these washed and softened lines are flaked in the garage to dry for a couple of days.

Additionally the masthead pulley unit is unscrewed from the top-O-mast and pulled apart and axles and bores are checked for wear, greased and reassembled with new rust-less cotter pins. [Fastenal] sells these.
 
This is the aluminium casting that my Shakespeare Antenna mount, Davis anchor light and Windex are fastened with self tapping sheet metal screws [use drilled pilot holes ... don't break off any screws, or drill and tap for stainless steel screws]. MAKE SURE that the length of the screws will not contact the lines rolling around the pulleys. 

HINT: One proper sized drilled hole in the mast under this casting is the exit for the coaxial and anchor light wires that run down inside the mast and to be a good neighbor at the harbor use zip~ties on six inch centers and DO NOT cut off the tails as these prevent the wires from banging on the inside of the mast. No ding-a-lings. And tie up the halyards at the dock. No slapping when rocking dockside. 
The ties are inside the mast, so no UV worries.

UV ... Oh you'll probably have to purchase new smallest made spreader boots and double zip tie all three openings on each boot.

Questions? Ask many.

Craig Weis 


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Re: New to me CP 19
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2017, 02:30:32 PM »
Craig, appreciate that post. You mentioned some good pre-sailing season chores that I haven't thought of. Which brings me to my question as a relatively new Compac 19 owner. Has anyone ever compiled a list of due diligence items to complete on an annual basis? 

I would love to avoid the "I wish I did that before the season started" agony.

Thanks,
Jeff