Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Duncan, OK
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Re: Cortez 16
Good luck on finding a manual. You are correct it is a good stable boat to learn on. Its a great fair weather boat. My boat is hard to run a course greater then 15 knots. But my sails are stretched out like pregnant pants. It has an weight swing keel that making small adgustements to can be difficult single hand.
As for sinking it. Was out lake sailing and came in for lunch, tied it to a tree by the beach I parked on. While eating one of those great Oklahoma storms developed on us. Well my quick lunch knot didnt hold up in the +70 wind gust, it started to float away and 4-5' waves over took it.
But it back on top of the water , so its all good.