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03-15-2014 07:04 AM
Re: Cortez 16

Well I finally got a few pictures to upload and they are in my gallery. I will try to post but if not you can find them in my profile. Anyway the picture is of the keel at the forward end of the trunk. The crack is on both sides suggesting to me the swing keel dropped violently or ran aground traveling backwards. The white area is where the previous owner (PO) could not paint due to the roller on the trailer. It looks as though the PO tried a quick patch with epoxy or something like that. Anyway the keel goes up and down with the winch but it is sticky. At some point I will remove everything and cut out the cracks and re glass the area correctly. I will also replace all the hardware and clean up the keel to make it function normally.
03-14-2014 08:21 AM
Re: Cortez 16

Well I discovered my first issue. The hull has a crack in it where the swing keel drops through. When I learn to post pics I will show you. Should be a basic repair however since this is such a high stress area is there a better than original way to reinforce it. I would guess the damage was caused from the swing keel dropping violently or side loading a deployed keel in heavy sailing or running aground. I will take a better look this weekend. The good news is no leaks inside the boat.
03-12-2014 08:16 AM
Re: Cortez 16

Hopefully this works.
03-12-2014 08:14 AM
Re: Cortez 16

Here she is. Oops. Gotta have 10 posts to get pics
03-11-2014 12:46 AM
Re: Cortez 16

well I picked her up yesterday morning and took her out yesterday afternoon and she motors fine under power there was a wonderful wind yesterday of sustained 15 knots even a little bit much for me I am certain. so I motored up wind and anchored into the wind and set the sail. as soon as I was done rigging the sails the wind died completely. My first sail in 20 years and I moved about 60' in 15 min. at the end of the day my kids and I motored to the boat launch where the wind kicked up to about 20 knots making a routine trailering a 45 min ordeal. My 8 yo daughter lost her hat. +30 min. The motor won't idle so I had to use a line to draw her onto the trailer+30 min. The kids made an awesome crew even though we didn't arrive home until 30 minutes after bedtime with homework still to do. It was a great day. I am already hooked there is no saving me now.
03-10-2014 01:29 AM
Re: Cortez 16

Well I got her. Hull 26 I think and boy is my wife pi$$ed. I might as well have brought home a 26 year old girl. Anyway. here we go. Pics and fun to follow. Goodnight
03-07-2014 07:34 PM
Re: Cortez 16

wow that is awesome information. what year was the hull 102 into built in? what were some of the concerns he had about these boats back then?
03-07-2014 09:59 AM
Re: Cortez 16

Another partner owns Lynn's sailboat in Houston. I took mine by there when I first bought it. He told me about the production, building, some concerns he had back then etc..... He also told me he thought 106 was the last one. I have 102.
03-07-2014 09:15 AM
Re: Cortez 16

Originally Posted by bswinhart View Post
They only made like 106. Post up pictures would love to see it.
Just curious..
Was wondering how you got that number (106).

I spoke to one of the original partners in the company a while back and he couldn't remember.


03-07-2014 07:46 AM
Re: Cortez 16

Thanks Socal. I was able to find that and the nice little pdf downloadable brochure which is great but that's it. Who knows if they even came with an owners manual. If they did though there must be one in somebody's garage or office some where. It's not like you need one but I would love to have one.
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