Built May 1978 in El Paso by Recreational Products to a design by WIB "Bill" Crealock. He designed the famous Westsail 42 & 43 around the same year, the Pacific Seacrafts came later This is his smallest design and similarly robust.
Right after this he went on to the Clipper Marine series.
Has five sails Original jib and main renovated 2005 by Sailcare. Main, jib and a Genoa by Duckworks. (tcboats dot com)
Pop up top. You can stand in the companionway and raise sail. The centerboard is pullup - easy to raise and drop. The 300 lbs of ballast is in the shoal keel.
LOA 16' - LWL 13'7", Beam 6'9", SA 140 sq. ft.(standard )
Mast 22 ft., fractional rig - easy up by one with pulley from trailer.
Draft - 4' down - 9" up
Displacement 850 lbs, Ballast 300 lbs
Trailer and loaded boat total 2000 lbs, tows easy, with a similar wheelbase to the car you can mange fine without extended mirrors, and you won't misjudge how close to get to the gas pumps.
Dilly tilt with two spare tires mounted on the trailer. Just changed out the springs. New hubs 2012. LED lights. Guides with LEDs - one guide strut needs repair. Trailer is Galvanized - no rust at all.
Built in flotation in the double hull structure, and one way bilge drain plug.
Has masthead antennae and Standard Horizon GX1000S with speaker, and Uniden hand held radio as well.
Internal and external lights, use a landscape solar as anchor light.
Garmin 76 GPS with mounts.
Depth finder with alarm (NorCross).
Beautiful Idasailor type flip up rudder by John Owens (wood not plastic). jowoodworks dot com
Life jackets , fenders, dock lines , 2 Danforth, 1 CQR anchors.
5hp 2 stroke Mercury in good condition. 3 gallon tank - ethanol treatment.
Also a Prowler 55 trolling motor to use at the lake. Ready to go.
Bimini, whisker pole, cockpit cushions, bunk and fore peak cushions. Spare parts for everything, lines etc..
It's a comfortable boat for a 16 footer and yet fits in one side of a regular garage with room for the lawn mower and trash cans.
I'm 6'5" and 240 lbs and fit under the bimini and in the berths with room to spare, for more average heights it is a great fit.
This boat has run the Texas 200 many times and always finished, I'm not that good a sailor but it has taken great care of me.
Full disclosure the mast bent in 2006 in a pre-Texas200 run. Straightened it has managed even a 35 knot gust since then. This year, over canvassed (reef early, reef often) in a supposed 30 knot gust it was bent again. Again straightened - it takes a close look to see it, shows to be in decent shape.
Evidently care should be taken, but it is a very strong boat.
Had this since 2000 and at 38 years old it has more than a few scars. The boat could use some TLC, be a project or just as safely sail it as is.
People are always surprised I have had the same boat for 16 years, but the wife (and common sense) says there can only be one,
This has a bunch of goodies (and I'll throw in the Pyle marine stereo I have not installed).