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P-15 versus Com-Pac 16

I am considering the purchase of our first boat and am looking at something small. There is both a West Wight Potter 15 and a Com-Pac 16 available. If anyone has thoughts or opinions on which would be the preferred boat I would love to hear them.

The boat would be used mostly for inland lake sailing (lots of light air), though I could see us sailing the sounds and rivers of the Inner Banks of NC. Crew would typically consist of the Wife and I but would likely include our two soon-to-be 3-year olds from time to time. My tow vehicle is rated for just 2,000 pounds so the 22 will just have to wait.

Thoughts?
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Would love to hear how your choice went....I am also looking at the Compac 16 and the West Wight Potter 15.

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Red face Neither

I ended up going with a Flying Scot. My concern about the other two boats was that they were too small for the four (wife and 2 kids) of us to take a comfortable daysail. So I gave up the small cabin/overnight capability for a big comfortable cockpit better suited for what we would probably be doing most of the time.

Another benefit to the Scot for me was that there are 20+ other Scots at my home lake so there are plenty of folks around that are willing to give me a hand or answer my questions. Also, there is a strong local re-sale market in case my sailing dreams don't work out as I have planned!!

Good luck with your search.
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Would love to hear how your choice went....I am also looking at the Compac 16 and the West Wight Potter 15.

Jason
I would go with the compac if everything else is the same. They are both slow boats but the compac is the better built slow boat. Potter's are nice boat's don't get me wrong, but if i had to choose one or the other I would buy the compac.
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