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Hutchins Com-Pac 16, 1983, Nassau Bay, Texas, $6,400, Price reduced 7/4/17 to $5,400, SOLD 7/25/17

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Hutchins Com-Pac 16, 1983

Com-Pac 16 with Outboard & Trailer! Cruise Ready!

This is probably the most customized, upgraded Com-Pac 16 you will ever see! For day sailing, you can take out a large crew! A tremendous amount of customized work has been done to make her cruise ready! The current design would be for 1 (2 people if you're really friendly and of medium size or less.)! Fixed long, shoal-draft keel provides stability and shallow draft! Kick-up rudder helps with beaching. The trailer is a well-galvanized Magic Tilt trailer!


  • Current Texas registration in my name for boat and trailer (note: in Texas, trailer is not required to be titled.)
  • Clear Texas boat title and outboard motor title in my name.


  • You want pictures? I have a link to my Google Photos of over 220 pictures of the boat! Contact me and I'll send you the link.


  • Mercury 4 HP 2-stroke. Runs great. Texas Title for motor in my name! Has interior tank of about a half gallon and a 3 gallon external plastic tank with fuel line. All in great shape! If you want 4-stroke, I have a newer 5 HP 4-stroke, that's newer, but to swap that out, I'd want an extra 450 dollars. It's a bit heavier, which is why I never used it on this boat.

    Here's what's NEW on the boat! (Note: the boat has maybe been out sailing less than 6 times with the new gear on her!)

  • New running lights
  • New steaming lights
  • New anchor light
  • New standing rigging
  • New running rigging
  • New main sail with reefing lines and telltales
  • New downhaul for jib
  • ALL LINES to cockpit
  • New topping lift
  • New working jib with telltales
  • New cruising genoa with telltales
  • New chrome Sampson post
  • New bow roller
  • New Bruce anchor with new chain and rode
  • New chain stopper on the foredeck
  • New boom vang
  • New mainsheet and tackle
  • New outboard motor mount
  • New bungee line mainsail gathering system
  • Relative wind indicator atop the mast
  • Recent fire extinguisher
  • New Port-a-potti
  • Solar shower

    New Electronics

  • Newer floating water-tite VHF with charging system
  • New GPS, Chartplotter, Depth Sounder in portable battery and mount system with separate battery pack to make it easy to carry on the dinghy or kayak, too. Only used once to check it out. Has anchor alarm. Great resolution for a small screen.
  • New Solar charging panel with portability built in (use it when you want and stow it when not needed!)
  • New Solar charger controller
  • New Battery system with battery status indicator panel
  • New Local area waterproof charts

  • New Custom Woodwork, Hand Hewn from logs just for this boat:
  • New white ash tiller, with blue canvas tiller cover
  • New oarlocks in cockpit white ash blocks professionally mounted
  • New deluxe wooden oars (who needs a motor!) showing some aging now, as the varnish up by the handles needs some refreshing. Note the custom marlinspike amenities on the oars and the soft rubber handholds.
  • New hatch boards made from cedar
  • New bowsprit made from white ash
  • New white ash wooden bench at the stern end of the cockpit. Covers the external fuel tank and provides extra seating at anchor! Also prevents lines from tangling with fuel tank.
  • New cedar cockpit boards to make up a HUGE cockpit bed at anchor
  • New Galley and forepeak table for cooking, general table use, and cleaning dishes
  • New white ash and plywood mast crutch and gallows for amazing mast stability while trailering (with all stainless hardware!)
  • New plywood and Plexiglas laptop chart holder

    Also Includes:

  • Main sail cover (Blue. Works, but needs replacing, but rather than picking a color you wouldn't want, I've discounted the price by $300 to account for it.)
  • Forestay jib bag, blue (OK condition. However, again, you may want a different color, so I've dropped the price by $150 to account for it.)
  • Needs new trailer-sailer bottom paint. You could trailer-sail her forever and not really need bottom paint, because it doesn't stay in the water long enough to get fouled. However, it is currently blue to match the sail covers.
  • My guess is you'll want the bottom paint to match whatever canvas colors, stripe colors, and accent colors you choose for your new vessel!
  • Bulkhead-mounted compass
  • Tiller lash system for steering
  • Deep Stainless Swim Ladder!
  • New, 2 cook stoves
  • Dish pan and scrubbers
  • Tea pot with hanging hook
  • Drinking water bottle
  • New 12 volt fan
  • Heat Pail for cooler nights
  • New Stern anchor with chain and rode in 5 gallon bucket in stern locker
  • New hip boots for putting the boat on and off the trailer
  • Wooden holster for VHF next to companionway
  • New forward bulkhead, plywood
  • One berth for sleeping with cushions
  • Second berth has plastic containers for gear, clothing, and other storage for cruising which will need to be re-stowed if 2 are going for the cruise
  • Fenders and docklines
  • Bow rail
  • Stern Pulpits
  • There is also a boom awning, vinyl, with poles that covers the cockpit pretty well at anchor. Lines tie down to cleats. So far, that's the only thing that I don't have a picture of, yet. Reason for no pic is that I keep it rolled up in my garage, so it's never around when I am taking pics of the boat.
  • There are 2 base mounts for a cockpit bimini. No bimini included. I left them on thinking I'd probably make a dodger and bimini some day.
  • Also includes a cooler.

    Here's what's been Re-Done on the trailer:

  • New wheels
  • New tires
  • New Spare tire and wheel
  • New bearings
  • New outboard motor mount on the bow of the trailer for transport!
  • New line on the winch
  • New Texas plates and registration (Well, six months old.)
  • New forward crank up roller, with fold-away feature

    What's NOT been done!

  • You can see how much has been done to the boat and trailer when you see the very few things that are original.
  • Trailer winch has rust on it.
  • Trailer ball latch has rust on it
  • Aluminum rudder mechanism shows oxidation. Needs sanded and painted.

    Why I'm selling her

  • I bought this boat to scale down in size as I just retired. However, grand kids are multiplying and need bigger boat!


  • $5,400! Will entertain your offer!
  • Here's the breakdown: Current value is $6950, less ($450) for new canvas and ($100) for new bottom paint of your color choice! Sure, there are plenty cheaper Com-Pac 16s out there but none are cruise ready like this one is. You don't need to do anything but go sailing and if you decide to not come back, you might want to add some fishing tackle, snorkeling gear, and a swimsuit.

    Location of boat, only nearest town, state: Nassau Bay, Texas

  • I have over 220 photos for my boat.


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