Com-Pac 16

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Com-Pac 16
Com-pac 16 Sailboat on Lake Superior.JPG
Development
DesignerClark Mills
LocationUnited States
Year1972
No. builtover 2,800
Builder(s)Com-Pac Yachts
Boat
Crewtwo
Boat weight1,100 lb (499 kg)
Draft1.50 ft (0.46 m)
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionFiberglass
LOA16.00 ft (4.88 m)
LWL14.00 ft (4.27 m)
Beam6.00 ft (1.83 m)
Engine typeOutboard motor
Hull appendages
Keel/board typefin keel
Ballast450 lb (204 kg)
Rudder(s)transom-mounted rudder
Rig
Rig typeBermuda rig
I foretriangle height12.75 ft (3.89 m)
J foretriangle base4.50 ft (1.37 m)
P mainsail luff16.25 ft (4.95 m)
E mainsail foot8.00 ft (2.44 m)
Sails
Sailplan7/8 Fractional rigged sloop
Mainsail area65 sq ft (6.0 m2)
Jib/genoa area55 sq ft (5.1 m2)
Spinnaker area117 sq ft (10.9 m2)
Total sail area120 sq ft (11 m2)
Racing
PHRF326

The Com-Pac 16 is an American trailerable sailboat that was designed by Clark Mills as a small cruiser and first built in 1972.[1][2][3]

The design was superseded in production by the Com-Pac Legacy in 2006.[4]

Production[edit]

The design was built by Com-Pac Yachts in the United States, starting in 1972. Over 2,800 boats were completed, but it is now out of production.[1][3][5]

Design[edit]

The Com-Pac 16 is a recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with teak wood trim. It has a 7/8 fractional sloop rig with anodized aluminum spars and a bowsprit. The hull has a spooned plumb stem, a vertical transom, a transom-hung rudder controlled by a tiller and a fixed fin, shoal-draft keel.[1][3]

The boat has a draft of 18 in (46 cm) with the standard keel and is normally fitted with a small outboard motor for docking and maneuvering.[1]

The design has sleeping accommodation for two people in two 96 in (240 cm) berths. The head is a portable type. Ventilation is provided by a single foredeck hatch. Stowage space includes a lazarette.[3]

For sailing the design may be equipped with either a working jib or a genoa. It has jiffy reefing, navigation lights, a stainless steel pulpit, a boarding ladder and a self-bailing cockpit.[3]

The design has a PHRF racing average handicap of 326. It is normally raced with a crew of two sailors.[3]

Variants[edit]

Com-Pac 16
This model was introduced in 1971. It has a length overall of 16.00 ft (4.9 m), a waterline length of 14.00 ft (4.3 m), displaces 1,100 lb (499 kg) and carries 450 lb (204 kg) of ballast.[1]
Com-Pac 16 Mark II
This model was introduced in 1975. It has a length overall of 16.92 ft (5.2 m), a waterline length of 14.00 ft (4.3 m), displaces 1,100 lb (499 kg) and carries 450 lb (204 kg) of ballast.[6]

Operational history[edit]

In a 1994 review Richard Sherwood described the design as, "a small, trailerable cruiser with a fixed, shoal draft keel."[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Com-Pac 16 sailboat". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 25 September 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  2. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Clark Mills". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 20 August 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Sherwood, Richard M.: A Field Guide to Sailboats of North America, Second Edition, pages 80-81. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994. ISBN 0-395-65239-1
  4. ^ Henkel, Steve: The Sailor's Book of Small Cruising Sailboats, page 69. International Marine/McGraw-Hill, 2010. ISBN 978-0-07-163652-0
  5. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Com-Pac Yachts/ Hutchins Co". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 25 September 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  6. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Com-Pac 16 Mk 2 sailboat". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 25 September 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2020.

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