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Re: Trailerable 16-20' for 2' of water

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Some folks with the O'day over 19 feet long are putting the Com-Pac Mastender System on them and appear to be quite happy with the results.

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Curious where you saw this. I have a O'day Mariner 19 and would love that hinged mast.
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I can't imagine driving all the way to FL to buy an 18' boat. Then turning around and dragging it all the way back up I-95 (in the spring with all the other snow birds no less).

I do the drive from FL to New England every year and by the time I get up north I'm ready to shoot myself. That's a long, long drive - especially pulling a boat.
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I can't imagine driving all the way to FL to buy an 18' boat. Then turning around and dragging it all the way back up I-95 (in the spring with all the other snow birds no less).

I do the drive from FL to New England every year and by the time I get up north I'm ready to shoot myself. That's a long, long drive - especially pulling a boat.
You can order one and have it delivered and there are a number of dealers who stock them all over the country and then some.

I am finding lately the 27 to 30 hour straight through drive a bit much too. The worst part if you do it too early in the spring is the Edgar Allen Poe feel to things with the left over road salt and barren landscape devoid of leaves, blossoms and color.

One of the nice things about Com-Pac is that you can see both of the brothers sailing their own companies boats locally as they are regular sailors and do more than knock off designs on paper but get out there personally and live with them. Richard Hutchins' actually lives aboard a Com-Pac 35 while Gerry is the one that you will see more often taking their small boats out on trials and just for fun. That is one reason you see them now putting a centerboard even in some of the shoal keel Cat boats and that they went to the extreme of designing a stainless steel centerboard in a stainless steel trunk for that purpose. You may be able to talk with them directly about putting it in one of their other boats where they do not offer it and they may surprise you with an "OK, we can do that!". The stainless steel trunk should resolve some of the more common trunk failure issues others have to deal with and it would be nice to see others buying the trunk from them to incorporate in other brand boats or as an owner retrofit for replacing failing trunks.
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Some folks with the O'day over 19 feet long are putting the Com-Pac Mastender System on them and appear to be quite happy with the results.

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Curious where you saw this. I have a O'day Mariner 19 and would love that hinged mast.
I was looking for videos showing the Mastendr System in use on the water and saw some blurbs about it being used on O'day's.

Here is one of them 2011:
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I can't imagine driving all the way to FL to buy an 18' boat. Then turning around and dragging it all the way back up I-95 (in the spring with all the other snow birds no less).

I do the drive from FL to New England every year and by the time I get up north I'm ready to shoot myself. That's a long, long drive - especially pulling a boat.
At this point in my life with work, wife and 2-year old 2 days on 95 would be a break. So I'm pretty neutral on that.


Any chance anyone wants to look at the Precision in Florida on my behalf? Or know anyone in the area? If I could arrange that I'd probably opt to ship it. I posted in that sticky thread as well.


I think I'm going to pass on the compac and I think I need to close the book on that. I'll enjoy a sloop and a boat for under ~8k the most right now I think (subject to change the next time I see a picture of a catboat).
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How about a free RK21/Ensinada?

At least this one is honest about condition and shows a fairly current photo of the boat:


Kidding aside where is the Precision? I won't try to buy it out from under you as they aren't my cup of tea since I am looking for a boat that has some chance of being beach launch-able.

I see that there is an 1989 Precision 18 for sale at Lake Fairview Marina in Orlando which would be a little far out for me to check:
Used 1989 Precision 18, Orlando, Fl - 32804 - BoatTrader.com
Looks pretty nice inside and out with stern and bow pulpits along with a bimini with an asking of $5,150.


Plenty of nice boats under 8K used here in Florida.
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How about a free RK21/Ensinada?

At least this one is honest about condition and shows a fairly current photo of the boat:


Kidding aside where is the Precision? I won't try to buy it out from under you as they aren't my cup of tea since I am looking for a boat that has some chance of being beach launch-able.

I see that there is an 1989 Precision 18 for sale at Lake Fairview Marina in Orlando which would be a little far out for me to check:
Used 1989 Precision 18, Orlando, Fl - 32804 - BoatTrader.com
Looks pretty nice inside and out with stern and bow pulpits along with a bimini with an asking of $5,150.


Plenty of nice boats under 8K used here in Florida.
Hey that's a pretty Precision 18! - I just put a deposit on it! Contingent on survey. So I'll just arrange a survey in lieu of asking anyone here for an inspection.

If this works out I'm pretty happy. This is the ideal way to buy a boat in my mind - older but well cared for is the best value its in the middle of my budget which leaves room for customization and upgrades. It's a boat that's high on my list with my two top accessories - bimini and canvas cover.

Though I still need the survey and need to arrange a pretty long trip for it....wish me luck with that.
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That's a nice looking boat.
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Wishing you luck and glad I could point you to a winner!

No takers though on the RC21? It should buff right out.
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