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post #9 of Old 05-12-2008
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Hartley18,

below are the main details from The Observers Book of Sailing Craft (1979 edition) on the Compass 28:

LOA 8.58m (28ft 2")
Beam 2.48m (8ft 2")
Draft 1.29m (4ft 3")

The Compass 28 is a proven, all purpose design - large enough for comfortable ocean cruising and small enough for family day sailing, easy to handle.... Nearly 400 of these yachts can be found throughout Australia and the South Pacific....Produced by Compass yachts.


Reading the H28 writeup it sounds like a totally different yacht
LOA 8.8m (29ft)
Beam 2.79m (9ft 2")
Draft 1.2m (4ft)


Just to confuse the issue there is also a Compass 29 which is a stretched version of the Compass 28.
LOA 8.77m (28ft 10")
Beam 2.77m (9ft 2")
Draft 1.29m (4ft 3")


From memory the (Australian) Cruising Helmsmen had a few articles of a couple that sailed from SA to WA then to South Africa in either a Compass 28 or 29. I'll have a dig around & see if I can find the article.

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