Recent content by CharlieRN

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    Adding midship cleats - to pot or not?

    My Com Pac Sun Cat came with three cleats (a single bow and two stern) - I'd like to add two midship cleats to make tying up with springlines easier. I've done some searching on the web and the overwhelming consensus is to use backing plates rather than washers. I've been in touch with Com Pac...
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    Sun Cat centerboard zincs

    I'm the new owner of a lightly used and well-cared for 2013 Sun Cat. While I was able to go over the boat pretty thoroughly, because she is on her trailer, I was not able to see the CB. Given the great shape of the rest of the boat, I'm not really concerned about the condition of the CB but I am...
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    Sun Cat mast modification question

    On further investigation (aka discussions with some of my more technically oriented friends), the consensus view is that the stress on the lower mast is much more in the vertical plane. This means that the collar at the "garage package" cut serves mostly to keep the mast in place and does not...
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    Sun Cat mast modification question

    Thanks for the reply. I'd already sent a note to Com Pac and just heard back from them. The mod is done at the factory if requested by the customer and is known as their "garage package." The reply also stated that they've "never had a problem with it." I guess it's really nothing to worry...
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    Sun Cat mast modification question

    Greetings all. I’m a new sailor in the process of getting a first boat. I looked at a late model Sun Cat this weekend that seems very well cared for and appears to be in outstanding shape. I’d like to make an offer for the boat but there is one wrinkle that worries me. The owner had the mast...
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    Sun Cat vs WWP19

    Thanks to all for the information. With respect to the West Wight Potter, I as under the impression that International Marine had simply sold the rights to make the WWP19/15 and that production would continue in some form. After seeing Brian S's remarks about the builder, I went to the West...
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    Sun Cat vs WWP19

    Greetings all. I started a thread a while back asking for advice on trailerable cruisers and got some great advice and suggestions. I actually put a deposit down on an R22 but for a variety of reasons, was not able to go through with the sale. That sent me back to the drawing board and I...
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    Looking for a practical trailer sailer.

    Since you're interested in the WWP 19, have you checked the PotterYatchers web site? There are a number that still being offered that have been for sale for some time. While none are in Canada, there is one in NH, so only a days drive from Toronto. There is also one in DE, still only a day from...
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    Trailerable cruiser advice sought

    I think you are being a bit harsh Gene - only a couple of posts since I acquired the boat last week! Anyway, here's a shot of her waiting patiently to be trailered to her new home. . .
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    Trailerable cruiser advice sought

    Update: After viewing various boats, and after much thought and consideration of the suggestions from this thread, I settled on the Rhodes 22. I looked a few R22's, that pretty much spanned the range from project boat to like new. Though it required expanding my target budget very considerably...
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    Trailerable cruiser advice sought

    Thanks to all for the advice and suggestions. The feedback from this forum, combined with discussions with other experienced owners and some dialog directly with folks from Catalina, Compac, GB and Precision, makes me pretty confident that I’d find the Cat 22, ComPac 23, P23 and the R22 more...
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    Trailerable cruiser advice sought

    Thanks for the advice Judy. I'm not really "worried" about the minute details, it's just that the the engineer in me likes to look at data . . . I will see the R-22 later this week in Annapolis and with any luck, get out on a demo sail. I've also located a ComPac 23 and Precision 23 not too...
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    Trailerable cruiser advice sought

    As you note, the Rhodes has quite a number of features that make it a very good - and probably the better - choice compared to the others on my short list (ComPac 23 and Precision 23.) I hope to demo sail the R-22 at Annapolis later this week and will ask about the rep about displacement, which...
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    Looking for a practical trailer sailer.

    I started a thread asking for advice about trailerable cruisers (Trailerable cruiser advice sought) but with a higher towing capacity (5,000 lbs) in mind. Still, some of the boats I've gotten comments on are light enough to tow with vehcile with a 3,500 lb towing capacity. You already mentioned...
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    Trailerable cruiser advice sought

    Some more information for comment/criticism. I've put together a preliminary short list of boats in matrix format (below). Of those in the matrix, the only one I've seen in person is the Rhodes but plan on looking at a ComPac and Precision in the near future (both are located nearby). I'm also...